"Mysteries And Mayhem" as written by Steve Walsh and Kerry / Livgren....
Well I'm trying 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 just 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' right down my back
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 is coming 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 and 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's no question
The mark of Cain bears hard on me

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"Mysteries and Mayhem" as written by Kerry A Livgren Kerry Livgren

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    General Commentthe "demon's" say on the pinnacle. Almost the same exact song, but this time it's about the evil one's say. They have the mark of cain, just as it says in the pinnacle.
    Mindbreaker4228on August 08, 2008   Link
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    MemoryIt was a while back when i first heard of the band Kansas, 5 years ago actually. And as far as i knew they were just another band to me so i ignored the band for a while. Then as far as i knew i was in a mental hospital for 2 months over attempted suicide and seeing a dark shadowed figure and hearing a voice in my head tell me to "Run away, be happy". not to mention the being an atheist, but After all the things i witnessed i started to hear a couple of songs on a playlist on youtube and one the songs were "Mysteries and Mayhem" by of course Kansas so listened. It told me what i was already experiencing and it made me feel like i wasn't alone, like i wasn't the only one dealing with this. So i start listening to more and more songs by Kansas and each album they sing about a different topic and honestly I think God knew what he was doing when i started listening to Kansas. Because before i listened to Kansas i didn't listen to much of any music. So each song represented to me a part of my life i have already had been and are currently experiencing. I think God when he made me he made my life based off the lyrics of Kansas cause i feel thats what my life is based on. I feel like i was meant to listen to Kansas to know what my purpose is in this world. Now i know some aren't Christian but i believe thats what it was. anyway thats a great memory, And all (Kansas kept me from suicide and told me my life story) THE END
    westmenstudioson July 12, 2015   Link

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