Always Never the Same Album

Artist(s): Kansas featuring The London Symphony Orchestra

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Kansas featuring The London Symphony Orchestra Always Never the Same Cover Art

Tracklist

Eleanor Rigby

length: 3:23
producer: Trammell Starks, Richard Williams and Phil Ehart
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Billy Greer and Robby Steinhardt
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jim Zumpano and Jeff Glixman
engineer: Jim Zumpano, James Majors, Russ Fowler and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Brian Jobson, Trammell Starks and James Majors
orchestrator: Larry Baird
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from ?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong ?
Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near.

Look at him working.
Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?
Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people
Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name

Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Dust in the Wind

length: 4:01
producer: Richard Williams, Phil Ehart and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jim Zumpano and Jeff Glixman
engineer: Russ Fowler, Jim Zumpano, James Majors and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, Brian Jobson and James Majors
orchestrator: Larry Baird
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
composer: Kerry Livgren
I close my eyes
only for a moment
and the moment's gone

All my dreams
pass before my eyes
a curiosity

Dust in the wind
all we are is dust in the wind.

Same old song
just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind

[Now] Don't hang on
nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
and all your money won't another minute buy.

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind, everything is dust in the wind.

Preamble

length: 3:26
producer: Richard Williams, Phil Ehart and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: James Majors, Peter Cobbin, Russ Fowler and Jim Zumpano
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: James Majors, Brian Jobson and Trammell Starks
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Kerry Livgren


Song for America

length: 9:18
producer: Richard Williams, Phil Ehart and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: Russ Fowler, James Majors, Jim Zumpano and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, Brian Jobson and James Majors
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
Virgin land of forest green, dark and stormy plains, here all life abounds
Sunlit valley, mountain fields, unseen in the rain, here all life abounds
No man rules this land, no human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently, so much to see, so rich in Earth's delights

Painted desert, sequined sky, stars that fill the night, here all life abounds
Rivers flowing to the sea, sunshine pure and bright, here all life abounds
No man rules this land, no human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently, so much to see, so rich in Earth's delights

So the maiden lies in waiting for the sails to reach the shore
Land of beauty and abunance, innocent, you opened wide your door
Wanderers found the waiting treasure, full of gifts beyond their measure
Milk and honey for our pleasure

Across the sea there came a multitude, sailing ships upon the wave
Filled with visions of Utopia and the freedom that they crave
Ravage, plunder, see no wonder, rape and kill and tear asunder
Chop the forest, plow it under

Highways scar the mountainsides, buildings to the sky, people all around
So we rule this land, and her we stand upon our paradise
Dreaming of a place, our weary race is ready to rise

In Your Eyes

length: 4:31
producer: Phil Ehart, Richard Williams and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Billy Greer and Robby Steinhardt
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jim Zumpano and Jeff Glixman
engineer: James Majors, Russ Fowler, Jim Zumpano and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, James Majors and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Steve Walsh
lyricist: Steve Walsh
In Your Eyes

Seal no fate and hold no key
When all goes well spend some time remembering
Know by now that times have changed
But we feel each day can be deeper deeper

It might be raining now
But don't be scared you won't drown
I'll hold you in my arms when the rivers rise
Lay my heart besides your soul
Don't let the tears blur the vision in your eyes

Once my eyes get used to the dark
I look around it's almost like I'm dreaming
Shooting stars how they seem so close
I feel your body it's moving breathing

Kansas Index
The Sky Is Falling

The lottery winner thinks forever
Is something she can buy
All the pictures on the wall
Are hanging high so they won't fall
Until her tear stained floor is dry

The pool shark's life is stranger than fiction
But today's his lucky day
He bets it all on a final game
But then he chokes ain't that a shame
The 8 ball had one last thing to say

Just stop the sky from falling
Falling down on me
Stray cats are creepy calling
Hound dog harmony
Just stop the sky from falling
Dodge the buck shot rain
This tree house free for all
The sky is falling
Who's got a crane

Jazz singer padlocks all his memories
Long nights have left their mark
His lava lamp condition
His black light intuition
How come tomorrow seams so dark?



Miracles out of Nowhere

length: 6:29
producer: Trammell Starks, Richard Williams and Phil Ehart
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jim Zumpano and Jeff Glixman
engineer: Jim Zumpano, James Majors, Russ Fowler and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: James Majors, Trammell Starks and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
On a crystal morning I can see the dewdrops falling
Down from a gleaming heaven, I can hear the voices call
When you comin' home now, son, the world is not for you
Tell me what's your point of view

Hey there Mister Madman, what'cha know that I don't know
Tell me some crazy stories, let me know who runs this show
Glassy-eyed and laughing, he turns and walks away
Tell me what made you that way

Here I am just waiting for a sign
Asking questions, learning all the time
It's always here, it's always there
It's just love, and miracles out of nowhere

Tell me now dear mother, what's it like to be so old
Children grown and leavin', seems the world is growin' cold
And though your body's ailin' you
Your mind is just like new
Tell me where you're goin' to

Here I am just waiting for a sign
Asking questions, learning all the time
It's always here, it's always there
It's just love, and miralces out of nowhere

It's so simple right before your eyes
If you'll look through this disguise
It's always here, it's always there
It's just love and miracles out of nowhere

I sang this song a hundred, maybe a thousand years ago
No one ever listens, I just play and then I go
Off into the sunset like the western heroes do
Tell me what you're gonna do

Here I am, I'm sure to see a sign
All my life I knew that it was mine
It's always here, it's always there
It's just love and miracles out of nowhere

Hold On

length: 4:19
producer: Trammell Starks, Phil Ehart and Richard Williams
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: Peter Cobbin, James Majors, Jim Zumpano and Russ Fowler
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, Brian Jobson and James Majors
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
Look in the mirror and tell me
Just what you see
What have the years of your life
Taught you to be
Innocence dyin' in so many ways
Things that you dream of are lost
Lost in the haze

Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today

Don't you recall what you felt
When you weren't alone
Someone who stood by your side
A face you have known
Where do you run when it's too much to bear
Who do you turn to in need
When nobody's there

Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today

Outside your door he is waiting
Waiting for you
Sooner or later you know
He's got to get through
No hesitation and no holding back
Let it all go and you'll know
You're on the right track

Hold on, baby, hold on (hold on to me baby)
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on (yeah I need you by my side)
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same

Hold on, baby, hold on (I got talk to you baby)
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on (there's something on the corner)
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today
Hold on

The Sky Is Falling

length: 7:52
producer: Phil Ehart, Richard Williams and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Billy Greer and Robby Steinhardt
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: Jim Zumpano, Russ Fowler, Peter Cobbin and James Majors
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, James Majors and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Steve Walsh
lyricist: Steve Walsh
In Your Eyes

Seal no fate and hold no key
When all goes well spend some time remembering
Know by now that times have changed
But we feel each day can be deeper deeper

It might be raining now
But don't be scared you won't drown
I'll hold you in my arms when the rivers rise
Lay my heart besides your soul
Don't let the tears blur the vision in your eyes

Once my eyes get used to the dark
I look around it's almost like I'm dreaming
Shooting stars how they seem so close
I feel your body it's moving breathing



Cheyenne Anthem

length: 7:32
producer: Phil Ehart, Trammell Starks and Richard Williams
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: James Majors, Russ Fowler, Jim Zumpano and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, James Majors and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
From the mountains to the sun, life has only just begun
We wed this land and pledge our souls to meet its end
Life has only just begun
Here my people roam the earth, in the kingdom of our birth
Where the dust of all our horses hides the sun
We are mighty on the earth, on the earth

You have come to move me, take me from my ancient home
Land of my fathers I can't leave you now
We will share it with you, no man owns this earth we're on
Now the wheels are rolling, hear the howling winds of war
It's my destiny to fight and die
Is there no solution, can we find no other way, Lord let me stay
Under the endless sky and the earth below
Here I was born to live and I will never go, oh no

But we cannot endure like the earth and the mountains
Life is not ours to keep, for a new sun is rising

Soon these days shall pass away, for our freedom we must pay
All our words and deeds are carried on the wind
In the ground our bodies lay, here we lay

Prelude & Introduction

length: 4:54
producer: Phil Ehart, Richard Williams and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Billy Greer and Robby Steinhardt
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: Jim Zumpano, Russ Fowler, Peter Cobbin and James Majors
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, James Majors and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Kerry Livgren


The Wall

length: 5:30
producer: Phil Ehart, Richard Williams and Trammell Starks
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Billy Greer and Robby Steinhardt
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: Jim Zumpano, Russ Fowler, Peter Cobbin and James Majors
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, James Majors and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
writer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
I'm woven in a fantasy, I can't believe the things I see
The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall
And with each passing day I feel a little more like something dear was lost
It rises now before me, a dark and silent barrier between
All I am and all that I would ever want to be
It's just a travesty, towering, marking off the boundaries
My spirit would erase

To pass beyond is what I seek, I fear that I may be too weak
And those are few who've seen it through to glimplse the other side
The promised land is waiting like a maiden that is soon to be a bride
The moment is a masterpiece, the weight of indecision's in the air
It's standing there, the symbol and the sum of all that's me
It's just a travesty, towering, blocking out the light and blinding me
I want to see

Gold and diamonds cast a spell, it's not for me to know it well
The treasures that I seek are waiting on the other side
There's more that I can measure in the treasure of the love that I can find
And though it's always been with me
I must tear down the wall let it be
All I am, and all that I was ever meant to be, in harmony
Shining true and smiling back at all who wait to cross
There is no loss

Need to Know

length: 3:59
producer: Phil Ehart, Trammell Starks and Richard Williams
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jeff Glixman and Jim Zumpano
engineer: Russ Fowler, James Majors, Jim Zumpano and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, Brian Jobson and James Majors
orchestrator: Larry Baird
composer: Steve Walsh
lyricist: Steve Walsh
Need To Know

How do I know what you say is real
How do I know if that's the way you feel
You're the only one who's seen me
In the dark hours in the kitchen chair
Are you still there do you still care
That's all I really need to know

Watching the rain come pouring down
Washing the stain off this old town
They say misery loves company
But ain't there something else we can share
Are you still there do you still care
That's all I really need to know

It scares a man
When glory days are gone
But here I stand
I know I'mn not alone
I got pictures in my mind
And the radio takes me back in time
Are you still there you're in my prayer
That's all I really need to know



Nobody’s Home

length: 6:02
producer: Trammell Starks, Richard Williams and Phil Ehart
conductor: Larry Baird
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Billy Greer
orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
mixer: Jim Zumpano and Jeff Glixman
engineer: Russ Fowler, James Majors, Jim Zumpano and Peter Cobbin
violin: Robby Steinhardt
keyboard: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Billy Greer
editor: Trammell Starks, James Majors and Brian Jobson
orchestrator: Larry Baird
writer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
It's empty now, no friendly face
And nothing lives within
I look around and I find no trace
To tell me what has been

So far I've come to find there's no one here
No life & fear
I came for nothing, they have gone
And nobody's home

I came to learn, perhaps to teach
But I can tell somehow
The world that I was sent to reach
Has got no future now

Across the galaxy to spread the word
And no one heard
I came for nothing, I'm alone
And nobody's home

A requiem was never sung, no elegy was read
No monument was carved in stone in memory of the dead
For those who made this place do not remain
They feel no pain
A stranger fate was never known