Leftoverture Album

Artist(s): Kansas

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Kansas Leftoverture Cover Art

Tracklist

Opus Insert

length: 4:28
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
writer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh

There's a reason for all that rhymes, it's the fact and the way of the times
It's moving emotion, it's high and it's low, no matter where you go
There is something for all who look, there's a story in every book
All of the pages, between all the lines, so much that you can find

But there's too many empty lives my friend
And we just can't let them waste away
For this life is a precious thing my friend
And we just can't wait another day

There's a message in every word, and it's more than the word you heard
It's moving emotion, it comes like the sea, washing all over me

For there's nothing that we can't do my friend, cause the spirit is with us all
And it's here and it's now, it's up and it's down
You can feel it surrounding us all.

After all we're the same, only difference is a name and where we are
In this crazy mixed up deal, there's so much that you can feel
Near and far it's where you are

And there's times when I can't contain all the feelings of love I'll gain
It's there for the asking, it's for all of you if you would take it too

Thanks to Ron Durham for the correction

Miracles out of Nowhere

length: 6:28
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Richard Williams and Kerry Livgren
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
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

Questions of My Childhood

length: 3:39
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
bass guitar: Dave Hope
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
writer: Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren
When the sun is in the mid sky, he wears a golden crown
And he soaks the world with sunshine as he makes another round
It's been a faster year than yesterday, all things that I had planned
And when I think I might be gaining I'm in the sunshine once again

Well I walk the road of life among the strong, among the weak
And I ask them for the shortcut to the answers that I seek
But it seems nobody understands what is and what will be
Oh, the questions of my childhood weave a web of mystery

Can you get me through these changes?
Well I sure don't know about life
But one thng for sure all I need is you babe
We got to get the golden key to unlock the door

I don't need to face a world of disillusion
I've come to one conclusion that I know you know is true
In the game of silent searching the cost of love is rising
And I'm just now realizing I'd be better off with you

It's a game that I've been living, now I need to know what's real
Can you help me find the answers, can you tell the way I feel?
Will you stay with me forever, just stay with me tonight
And we can talk about tomorrow if it all works out alright

Cheyenne Anthem

length: 6:54
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
other vocals: Toye La Rocca and Cheryl Norman
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 stay

Thanks to her for the correction

Magnum Opus: a. Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat; b. Howling at the Moon; c. Man Overboard; d. Industry On Parade; e. Release the Beavers; f. Gnat Attack

length: 8:27
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
writer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Dave Hope, Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, Robby Steinhardt

The Wall (part I)

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

The Wall (conclusion)

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

What’s on My Mind

length: 3:28
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
Well you told me
That I was just not the one
And you left me standing out in the cold
It's been a long time
And I'm so much better now
That I'm looking back and seeing it all

And for the first time
There's no pain in my life
It's been a long hard road that I've gone
We had a good thing
And it made me a man
And I know you got me going
Pardon me, my feelings are showing
I'm only saying
What's on my mind

Well I found you
Or maybe I found myself
And I think we knew it all of the time
We fit together
Just like a lock and a key
And we opened up each other's mind

Yeah I was laughing
'Cause there was no room to cry
There was too much growing to do
We had a good time
And it ain't over yet
'Cause I know you've got me going
Will you pardon me, my feelings are showing
I'm only saying

You came from nowhere
And you just jumped in my life
And I know it never will be the same
You made me love you
Now I'm home once again
No I never want to leave you nomore
'Cause I'm attached to the better half of myself
And there is nowhere else that I'd rather be
You feel same thing
You fixed a bad broken heart
Yes I know you've got me going
Pardon me my feelings are showing
I'm only saying what's on my mind

Carry On Wayward Son

length: 5:23
remixer: Richard Williams, Kerry Livgren and Davy Moire
producer: Kansas and Jeff Glixman
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
Carry on my wayward son,
For there'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreamin', I can hear them say

Carry on my wayward son,
For there'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know
On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about I'm like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say

Carry on my wayward son,
For there'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life's no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you

Carry on my wayward son,
For there'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more