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The Key Full Album Lyrics

Operation: Mindcrime - The Key cover art
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The Key

(2015)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Album rating :  –
Votes :  0
Lyrics > O > Operation: Mindcrime Lyrics (26) > The Key Lyrics (10)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2017-10-03)
1. Choices (3:38)
(Kelly Gray)

Alone we will face the future, our end, our sins and ourselves.
Alone we will face our dreams, the future, the past.
Alone we will face our hate and the years and all of our fears.
Alone we will face the joy and the tears.
Alone we will face our youth, our future, the past the present and the pain,
all of our feelings and all of our shame.
Our choices are - truth or lies.
We will face our choices alone.
2. Burn (3:48)
If I changed the world,
would it turn out the same?
What if I could choose a different point of view?

Is it real, these moments we steal?
A snapshot in a frame, time lost in decay.
Give me gasoline. I'll burn everything.
I'll make it rain like fire in hell.

What if you changed your mind
and opened your eyes?
Would you breakdown?
Would you tear down?
Would you loose the disguise?

Yes it's real. It's something we feel.
Some how we've lost our way.
Time out. Time out, replay.
It's "The Reckoning".
Give me gasoline.
I'll burn everything.
I'll burn it all down.

What if we started over
with a brand new plan?
Take the fish out of water,
re-create a better version of man.

Yes it's real. It's what we feel.
It's time to find a better way.
Time out. Time out, replay.

It's "The Reckoning".
Give me gasoline.
I'll burn everything.
I'll burn.
3. Re-Inventing the Future (4:38)
I dreamed about it,
all the pieces came together in a tight fit.
I saw the future in a moment, like a neon sign...

Wouldn't take a long time,
if I could just keep my hands from shaking
if I could keep my head from breaking.
Don't know how. Don't know why I was given this key that unlocks
every door that there is in the world.

And now the sequence begins...

Re-inventing the future
with just a move of the cursor, almost there.

Would you make a difference?
You're almost there, would you dare?
Do you dare to dream the dream?

I really feel that the right thing to do would be...
give the code away.
Can you imagine what we'll see when our eyes are finally open?
We're on the edge of a new world!

Re-inventing the future
with just a move of the cursor, almost there.

Would you make a difference?
You're almost there, would you dare?
Do you dare to dream?
4. Ready to Fly (3:45)
It said, "When you open your eyes, there's a chance you might see a shining example,
of what your life might be.
And then you must decide if it's worth fighting for.
With victory comes confidence.
When we dream the change, there's so much more.

Are you ready to fly?
Are you ready to fly past the point of no return?
Can you recognize it's time to fly?

The shattering mirror represents this age.
Our collective identity is broken into blades.
Shards, with sharp edges await release.
Scanned and cemented into a new life, a digital life.

Are you ready to fly past the point of no return?
Can you recognize it's time to try and fly?
5. Discussions in a Smoke Filled Room (1:45)
6. Life or Death? (4:56)
(Peter Slankster / Kelly Gray / Mark Daly / Geoff Tate)

I don't think I agree.
How can we do this to another person?
At what point do we draw the line?
You painted such a vivid picture of sweet temptation/
But what if I get caught running?
The fallen at your feet, they keep asking for more.
You planted an evil seed inside my head.

I don't think it's worth all that,
to risk my life for you?
I don't want a price on my head. It would ruin my life.
No matter what you said.
I don't think it's worth all that. To risk my life, these things I don't like.
I don't want a price on my head. It would ruin my life.
This is life or death.

Nothing's free, if you wait, you'll see that my plan is perfect.
There's no escaping this race of time.
My conscious talks to me, telling me to run.
Don't want another seed inside my head.

I don't think it's worth all that, to risk my life for you?
I don't want a price on my head. It would ruin my life.
No matter what you said.
I don't think it's worth all that, to risk my life for things like that.
I don't want a price on my head, ruin my life
This is life or death.

I'm sorry. I don't know what's come over me
I'm sorry, I'm sorry to say ...What if he turns back time?
Why this sudden change of heart?
Stick to your guns. Wait.
Don't just go messing with my mind.
I said I don't agree,
why did I not concede and just go away?
When did I cross the line, the line?

They're They're falling at your feet and I swear there's something here that no one can see.
You planted that seed inside my head and now I can't stop thinking about the things you said.

I don't think it's worth all that, to risk my life for you?
I don't want a price on my head, ruin my life
This is what you said.
I don't think it's worth all that, to risk my life
7. The Stranger (3:50)
I'll make the hit. One hit and I'll be ready.
This ain't nothing this ain't even a chore.
I'll put you down in the dirt like an animal.
One hit, that's it and I beat the score.

I'll burn your flag, take your ground,
make you cry, make you want your mother.
I'm a walking genocide.
I'm the best. Fuck the rest.

Can't stop me.
You can't stop me.
You can't stop The Stranger.
You can't run ... from The Stranger.

I got the word from the cat in the hot seat, he dreams of worldwide fame.
I'll make your brain shake with my backbeat.
Like a slave, watch you beg for more.
I got nothing against you, nothing personal but...
Hey man ...It's just my business...
You get to meet my 45 pal,
Are you ready for a ride from Hell?

Can't stop me.
You can't stop me.
You can't stop The Stranger.
You can't hide ... from The Stranger.
8. Hearing Voices (5:38)
You got the best of me,
took what you could, dropped out.
When fortune smiled, you couldn't see it.
You couldn't trust, had to make it seem like luck now
Everybody's watching you!

When you face the firing squad,
better make your peace, better find your god.
You wear the tight-lipped smile of a guilty man.
Tell me how many lives would it take,
to make you feel better, make you feel alive?

Do you hear voices?
It's my voice, my voice. It's my voice.
When you hear voices,
It's my voice, my voice. It's my voice screaming.
Everybody's watching you!

I won't forgive.
I won't forget.
So, better put me in the ground.
When I find out names,
I'm going to get to the bottom of the barrel.

Do you hear voices?
It's my voice, my voice. It's my voice.
When you hear voices, it's my voice, my voice in your head.

Now we're past that stage,
I've given you rope. It's out of my hands.
This won't ever die!
Do you hear voices?
It's my voice, my voice. It's my voice.
When you hear voices,
It's my voice, my voice in your head.
We've reached critical mass and we're picking up speed. It's out of my hands.
This won't ever die!
9. On Queue (4:51)
Tell me. Remind me.
Say that you'll do it,
Don't be mistaken. Everything depends on you.
With you, everything's on queue.

Listen to reason, you'll find there's a key.
Take it to a safe place. Make a break for the horizon.
Everything depends on you.
With you, everything's on queue.
On queue, everything's on queue.
Everything's on you.

There's something that's coming, a plan that's concealed.
Please memorize this sequence,
everything depends on you.
With you, everything's on queue.
With you, everything's on queue.
Everything's on you.
10. An Ambush of Sadness (1:42)
11. Kicking in the Door (3:04)
I found the words, you left behind, written with a hasty scrawl on the back of a photograph.
What's the right thing to do?
What's the right thing to say?

When they come kicking in the door,
drag me screaming across the floor,
well, what's the right thing to do?

The code and the key are safe with me.
I know.
I don't know the right thing to do.
Tell me what's the right thing to say.
12. The Fall (6:24)
(Scott Moughton / Kelly Gray / Geoff Tate)

I saw it ... far away.
I almost tasted tomorrow.
So empty, watching the fall ...

Time to stop.
Rewind to when the serpent cried.
The fall.
Can't stop regretting
What we could have become, before the fall.

Hold on. Have faith.
Cheers to their favorite son, dead to me.
What have you done?

Hold on. Have faith.
Was it ever real?
You lied to me.
You lied to everyone.

Held it in my hand.
I was sure that the sky would open.
The fall.
But time after time we still see, the same repeat of history.
The fall.

Hold on. Have faith.
When you fly too near the sun it's far to fall.
Hold on. Have faith.
What is finally clear?
You lied to me.
You lied to everyone.

I almost tasted tomorrow ...
13. Kicking in the Door (Alternate Version)
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