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A Change of Seasons

(1995)
TypeEP
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsEastWest
Album rating :  86.9 / 100
Votes :  43
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A Change of Seasons Lyrics

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1. A Change of Seasons (23:09)
I. The Crimson Sunrise [00:00]
(Instrumental)

II. Innocence [03:50]

I remember a time
My frail, virgin mind
watched the crimson sunrise
Imagined what it might find
Life was filled with wonder
I felt the warm wind blow
I must explore the boundaries
Transcend the depth of winter's snow

Innocence caressing me
I never felt so young before
There was so much life in me
Still I longed to search for more

But those days are gone now
Changed like a leaf on a tree
Blown away forever
into the cool autumn breeze
The snow has now fallen
and my sun's not so bright
I struggle to hold on
with the last of my might

In my den of inequity
viciousness and subtlety
struggle to ease the pain
struggle to find the sane

Ignorance surrounding me
I've never been so filled with fear
All my life's been drained from me
The end is drawing near....


III. Carpe Diem [06:54]

'Carpe diem, seize the day'

I'll always remember
The chill of November
The news of the fall
The sounds in the hall
The clock on the wall ticking away

"Seize the Day,"
I heard him say
Life will not always be this way
Look around
Hear the sounds
Cherish your life while you're still around


'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.'


We can learn from the past
But those days are gone
We can hope for the future
But there may not be one

The words stuck in my mind
alive from what I've learned
I have to seize the day
To home I returned

Preparing for her flight
I held with all my might
Fearing my deepest fright
She walked into the night
She turned for one last look
She looked me in the eye
I said, "I Love You...Good-bye"


"It's the most awful thing you'll
ever hear."
"If you're lying to me..."
"Oh, you dearly love her."
"...just have to leave... all our lives."
"Seize the day!"
"Something happened."
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may."
"She was killed."


IV. The Darkest of Winters [10:08]
(Instrumental)


V. Another World [13:01]

So far or so it seems
All is lost with nothing fulfilled
Off the pages and the T.V. screen
Another world where nothing's true
Tripping through the life fantastic
Lose a step and never get up
Left alone with a cold blank stare
I feel like giving up

I was blinded by a paradise
Utopia high in the sky
A dream that only drowned me
Deep in sorrow, wondering why

Oh come let us adore him
Abuse and then ignore him
No matter what, don't let him be
Let's feed upon his misery
Then string him up for all the world to see

I'm sick of all you hypocrites
holding me at bay
And I don't need your sympathy
to get me through the day
Seasons change and so can I
Hold on Boy, No time to cry
Untie these strings, I'm climbing down
I won't let them push me away

Oh come let us adore him
Abuse and then ignore him
No matter what, don't let him be
Let's feed upon his misery
Now it's time for them to deal with me


VI. The Inevitable Summer [16:59]
(Instrumental)


VII. The Crimson Sunset [20:12]

I'm much wiser now
A lifetime of memories
run through my head
They taught me how
for better or worse, alive or dead
I realize there's no turning back
Life goes on the offbeaten track

I sit down with my son
Set to see the Crimson Sunset
(Gather ye rosebuds while ye may)

Many years have come and gone
I've lived my life, but now must move on
(Gather ye rosebuds while ye may)

He's my only one
Now that my time has come
Now that my life is done
We look into the sun

"Seize the day and don't you cry,
Now it's time to say good-bye
Even though I'll be gone,
I will live on, live on."
2. Funeral For A Friend, Love Lies Bleeding (Live, Elton John cover) (10:49)
The roses in the window box
Have tilted to one side
Everything about this house
Is gonna grow and die

Well it doesn't seem a year ago
To this very day
You said sorry honey
If I don't change the pace
I can't face another day


And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
When my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band
Love lies bleeding in my hands

I wonder if those changes
Have left a scar on you
All the burning hoops of fire
That you and I passed through

You're a bluebird on a telegraph line
I hope you're happy now
While if the wind of change coming down your way girl
You'll make it back somehow

And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
When my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band

Love lies bleeding in my hands
And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
When my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band
Love lies bleeding in my hands

Love lies bleeding in my hands
3. Perfect Strangers (Live, Deep Purple cover) (5:33)
Can you remember remember my name
As I flow through your life
A thousand oceans I have flown
And cold spirits of ice
All my life
I am the echo of your past

I am returning the echo of a point in time
Distant faces shine
A thousand warriors I have known
And laughing as the spirits appear
All your life
Shadows of another day

And if you hear me talking on the wind
You've got to understand
We must remain
Perfect Strangers

I know I must remain inside this silent
well of sorrow

A strand of silver hanging through the
sky
Touching more than you see
The voice of ages in your mind
Is aching with the dead of the night
Precious life (your tears are lost in
falling rain)

And if you hear me talking on the wind
You've got to understand
We must remain
Perfect Strangers
4. The Rover, Achilles Last Stand, The Song Remains the Same (Live, Led Zeppelin covers) (7:29)
I've been to London, seen seven wonders
I know to trip is just to fall
I used to rock it, sometimes I'd roll it
I always knew what it was for
There can be no denyin'
That the wind 'll shake 'em down
And the flat world's flyin'
There's a new plague on the land
If we could just join hands X2
If we could just join
Traversed the planet when heaven sent me
I saw the kings who rule them all
Still by the firelight and purple moonlight
I hear the 'rested rivers call
And the wind is cryin'
From a love that won't grow cold
My lover, she is lyin'
On the dark side of the globe
If we could just join hands X3
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Do it, aoh
You got me rockin' when I ought to be a-rollin'
Darlin', tell me, darlin', which way to go
You keep me rockin', baby, then you keep me stolen
Won't you tell me, darlin', which way to go... that's right
Oh how I wonder, oh how I worry
And I would dearly like to know
I've all this wonder of earthly plunder
Will 't leave us anything to show
And our time is flyin'
See the candle burnin' low
Is the new world risin'
From the shambles of the old
If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands
If we could just, if we could just, if we could just, if we could just, if we
could just join hands... hands
That's all it takes, that's all it takes
That's all it takes, that's all it takes
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah
Ah... ah... hey
That's right X4

It was an April morning,
When they told us we should go.
As I turned to you,
You smiled at me.
How could we say no?

With all the fun to have,
To live the dreams we always had.
Woa the songs to sing,
When we at last return again.

Sending off a glancing kiss,
To those who claim they know.
To know the streets the seaman hears,
The devil is in his hole.

Oh, to sail away,
To sandy lands and other days.
Oh, to touch the dream,
Hides inside and never seen, yeah!

Into the sun, the south, the north,
Lies the first of hope.
The shackles of commitment fell,
In pieces on the ground.

Oh, to ride the wind,
To tread the air above the din.
Oh, to laugh out loud,
Dancing as we fought the crowd.

To seek the man whose pointing hand,
The giant step unfolds,
With guidance from the curving path,
That churns up into stone.

If one bell should ring,
In celebration for a king,
So fast the heart should beat,
As proud the head with heavy feet, yeah!

Days went by when you and I,
Made an eternal summers glow.
As far away and distant,
Our mutual time to grow
Oh, the sweet refrain,
Soothes the soul and calms the pain.
Oh, Albion remains, sleeping now to rise again.

Wondering and wondering,
What place to rest the search.
The mighty arms of Atlas,
Hold the heavens from the earth.

The mighty arms of Atlas,
Hold the heavens from the earth.

From the earth...
Ooooooooooooooh....

I know the way, know the way, know the way, know the way.
I know the way, know the way, know the way, know the way.

Oooh, aaah, Oooh, aaah...

Well, the mighty arms of Atlas,
Hold the heavens from the earth.
Oooh, aaah, Oooh, aaah...

I had a dream, Oh, yeah, Crazy dream, uh-huh.
Anything I wanted to know, Any place I needed to go
Hear my song
Yeah...People don't you listen now? Sing along!
Oh, You don't know what you're missing now.
Any little song that you know
Everything that's small has to grow.
And it has to grow!, Push push, yeah!
California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain
Honolulu starbright--the song remains the same. ooh! ooh!
Here we go!, Honolulu now...
Sing out Hare Hare, dance the Hoochie Koo.
City lights are oh so bright, as we go sliding
sliding, sliding through., Oh!
5. The Big Medley (Live, cover medley) (10:33)
[I. In The Flesh]

[Originally recorded by Pink Floyd]
[Written by Roger Waters]
[From the album "The Wall" - 1979]

So 'ya
Thought 'ya
Might like to
Go to the show

To feel the warm thrill of confusion
That space cadet glow

Tell me is something eluding you sunshine?
Is this not what you expected to see?
If you wanna find out what's behind this cold eyes?
You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise

Lights...
Roll the sound effects...
Action...
Shout out! (shout out)
Shout out! (shout out)
Shout out! (shout out)

[II. Carry On Wayward Son]

[Originally recorded by Kansas]
[Written by Kerry Livgren]
[From the album "Leftoverture" - 1976]

[Instrumental]

[III. Bohemian Rhapsody]

[Originally recorded by Queen]
[Written by Freddie Mercury]
[From the album "A Night At The Opera" - 1974]

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh, baby
Can't do this to me, baby
Just gotta get out
Just gotta get right outta here

[IV. Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin]

[Originally recorded by Journey]
[Written by Steve Perry]
[From the album "Evolution" - 1980]

You make me weep
And wanna die
Just when
You said we'd try
Lovin', touchin', squeezin'
Each other

When I'm alone
Oh by myself
You're out
With someone else
Lovin', touchin', squeezin'
Each other

You're tearin' me apart
Every day, every day
You're tearin' me apart
Oh what can I say?
You're tearin' me apart

It won't be long, no
Until you're alone
When you're lover
Oh he hasn't come home
'Cause he's lovin', oh he's touchin', he's squeezin'
Another

He's tearin' you apart
Every day, every day
He's tearin' you apart
Oh girl what can you say?
'Cause he's lovin', touchin', another
Now it's your turn, girl, to cry

[V. Cruise Control]

[Originally recorded by Dixie Dregs]
[Written by Steve Morse - 1977]

[Instrumental]

[VI. Turn It On Again]

[Originally performed by Genesis]
[Written by Banks/Collins/Rutherford]
[From the album "Duke" - 1980]

Turn it on
Turn it on, turn it on again
Turn it on
Turn it on, turn it on again
Turn it on
Turn it on, turn it on again
Turn it on
Turn it on, turn it on again
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