the pinnacle lyrics – kansas

i’ve so much to say and yet i cannot speak
come and do my bidding now for i have grown too weak
my weary eyes have seen all that life can give
come to me, oh young one, for you i can forgive

i stood where no man goes and conquered demon foes
with glory and p*ssion no longer in fashion
the hero breaks his blade

cast this shadow long that i may hide my face
and in this cloak of darkness, the world i will embrace
in all that i endure, of one thing i am sure
knowledge and reason change like the season, a jester’s promenade

lying at my feet i see the offering you bring
the mark of cane is on our faces, borne of suffering
oh, i long to hear you say it’s not been wrong
i stand before you now, a riddle in my song

the answer is that sweet refrain
unheard it always will remain
beyond our reach, beyond our gain

trapped in life’s parade, a king without a crown
in this joy of madness, my smile might seem a frown
with talons wrought of steel, i tore the heart of doom
and in one gleaming moment i saw beyond the tomb

i stood where no man goes, above the din i rose
life is amusing though we are losing
drowned in tears of awe

/ kansas lyrics