mysteries and mayhem lyrics – kansas

i’ve been tryin’ to tell you
about a thing i thought i saw
it came to me in a dream one night
when a voice began to call

i heard my name being summoned
as i looked around to see
a hooded judge and jury
there was no mercy there for me

well, i can’t make it, i can’t figure it out
this dream is drivin’ me crazy
i gotta know what it’s all about
the mark is upon me and the mark of cain brings fear

a cold wind’s blowin’, ooh, right down my back
i’m runnin, i’m runnin’, i’m runnin’
from a figure that’s dressed in black

i think my legs are made out of lead
’cause i’m runnin’ but i’m going nowhere
the bad dream’s comin’ closer and closer
i got a feelin’ he’ll always be there

forever is a long time to spend in agony
and the demons of confusion
have got a place for me
the mark is upon me and the mark of cain brings fear

i was tired, so tired of runnin’
i had to turn and look around
i saw eyes that looked right through me
and a voice that made no sound

my body froze, i stood and stared
unearthly face before me
from the depths of a hooded nightmare
i saw what could not be

mysteries and mayhem from the pinnacle i see
there’s no answer when there is no question
the mark of cain bears hard on me

/ kansas lyrics