Metropolis - Part I: "The Miracle And The Sleeper"

Album: Images and Words (1992)
  • The smile of dawn
    Arrived early May
    She carried a gift from her home
    The night shed a tear
    To tell her of fear
    And of sorrow and pain
    She'll never outgrow
    Death is the first dance, eternal

    There's no more freedom
    The both of you will
    Be confined
    To this mind

    I was told there's a miracle for each day that I try
    I was told there's a new love that's born for each one that has died
    I was told there'd be no one to call on when I feel alone and afraid
    I was told if you dream of the next world
    You'll find yourself
    Swimming in a lake of fire

    As a child, I thought I could live without pain
    Without sorrow
    As a man, I've found it's all caught up with me
    I'm asleep yet I'm so afraid

    Somewhere, like a scene from a memory
    (Scene from a memory)
    There's a picture worth a thousand words
    (A thousand words)
    Eluding stares, the faces before me
    (Faces before me)
    It hides away
    And will never be heard of again
    Deceit is the second without end

    The city's cold blood teaches us to survive
    Just keep my heart in your eyes
    And we'll stay alive

    The third arrives

    Before the leaves have fallen
    Before we lock the doors
    There must be the third and last dance
    This one will last forever
    Metropolis watches and thoughtfully smiles
    She's taken you to your home

    It can only take place
    When the struggle between
    Our children has ended
    Now the Miracle and the Sleeper know
    That the third is love
    Love is the Dance of Eternity


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