The Count of Tuscany

Album: Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
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  • Several years ago
    In a foreign town
    Far away from home
    I met the Count of Tuscany

    A young eccentric man
    Bred from royal blood
    Took me for a ride
    Across the open countryside

    Get into my car
    Let's go for a drive
    I love the way I feel uptight
    Just step inside

    Maybe you'll recall
    I kind of felt curious
    A character inspired by my brother's life

    Winding through the hills
    Seeing far behind
    On and on we drove
    Down narrow streets and dusty roads

    And last we came upon
    A picturesque estate
    On sprawling emerald hills
    An ancient world of times gone by

    Now let me introduce
    My brother
    A bitter gentleman, historian
    Sucking on his pipe
    Distinguished accent
    Making me uptight, no accident

    I
    Want to stay alive
    Everything about this place just doesn't feel right

    I
    I don't wanna die
    Suddenly I'm frightened for my life

    I
    Want to say goodbye
    This could be the last time you see me alive

    I
    I may not survive
    Knew it from the moment we arrived

    Would you like to see
    Our secret holy place?
    I come here late at night
    To pray to him by candlelight

    Then viewing through the past
    I saw what is believed
    Still dressed in royal clothes
    A saint behind the altar

    History recalls
    During times of war
    Legend has been traced
    Stuck inside these castle walls

    When soldiers came to hide
    With barrels filled with wine
    Never to escape
    These tombs of old, that's where they died

    Down the cellar stairs
    I disappear
    Like the angel's share
    The end is near

    Come and have a taste
    A rare vintage
    All the finest wines
    Improve with age

    I
    Want to stay alive
    Everything about this place just doesn't feel right

    I
    I don't wanna die
    Suddenly I'm frightened for my life

    I
    Want to say goodbye
    This could be the last time you see me alive

    I
    I may not survive
    Knew it from the moment we arrived

    Could this be the end?
    Is this the way I die?
    Sitting here alone
    No one by my side

    I don't understand
    I don't feel that I deserve this
    What did I do wrong?
    I just don't understand

    Give me one more chance
    Let me please explain
    It's all been circumstance
    I'll tell you once again

    It took me for a ride
    Promising a vast adventure
    Next thing that I know
    I'm frightened for my life

    Now wait a minute then
    That's not how it is
    You must be confused
    That isn't who I am

    Please don't be afraid
    I would never try to hurt you
    This is how we live
    Strange although it seems
    Please try to forgive

    The chapel and the Saint
    The soldiers in the wine
    The fables and the tales
    All handed down through time

    Of course you're free to go
    Go and tell the world my story
    Tell about my brother
    Tell them about me
    The Count of Tuscany Writer/s: John Petrucci, John Ro Myung, Jordan Rudess, Michael Portnoy
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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