Closet Chronicles (Album Version)



Closet Chronicles - Kansas

Written by:K. LIVGREN/S. Walsh


Once carried through the current and being swept away


The king is in his closet he's hiding from today


And though he owns all fortunes this room is where he'll stay


And his world is filled with darkness turning grey


Gazing out the window of the forty-second floor


He is separate from all others no one knocks upon his door


And it might as well be raining 'cause the sunlight hurts his eyes


And his ears will never hear the children's cries


Once proud and full of passion he fought the cause of man


Many people loved his courage many followed his command


He changed the old into the new and the course of things to come


And then one day they noticed he was gone


At first it didn't matter nobody seemed to care


They all became too busy to find him anywhere


But no one knew not even him the problems he would find


On the day he journeyed deep into his mind


I close my eyes I go far away

Away from this battlefield


In my dreams well


Here I will enjoy it


Where innocence plays with all

The laughing children


The kind who are crying right now


A taste of freedom from the pain

Of everything here I see


Life is sweet but I took it all for granted


And now I don't know if I could even tell you


Just what we permit we allow


Allow me to forget the life I've made my own


I've held this nation in my hand and yet it's not my home


Oh allow me just one answer and one reason why


Why this refugee of the family of man must die


Tell me why


Daydreams filled his nighttimes and night-dreams filled his days


Confusion and uncertainty a puzzled mind of haze


You thought he was so powerful and set upon his ways


Well he left us all to follow through this maze


I heard the king was dying I heard the king was dead


And with him died the chronicles that no one ever read


The closet's fully empty now it's occupied by none


I'll draw the drapes now destiny is done