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Fates Warning - Parallels

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Fates Warning'1991

ParallelsRelease by: Metal Blade Records

Fates Warning - Parallels
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Leave the Past Behind

(06:13)

2. Life in Still Water

(05:44)

3. Eye to Eye

(04:06)

4. The Eleventh Hour

(08:11)

5. Point of View

(05:07)

6. We Only Say Goodbye

(04:55)

7. Don't Follow Me

(04:42)

8. The Road Goes on Forever

(06:28)



 
Leave the Past Behind
And here we are again the door is closed behind us
And the long road lies ahead
Where do we go from here

It's time to make a change
Let's trace the problem to its source
No more riding the waves
On a river that's run its course

I stood at the door to a new beginning
Two choices before me and I was afraid

Leave the past behind
The long road lies ahead
Bury your pride and say goodbye
Leave the past behind

Tied to a fading memory
Of something lost in time
Afraid to make the change
Scared to leave the past behind

I stood at the door to a new beginning
The future called and frightened I turned away

Leave the past behind
The long road lies ahead
Close your eyes, forget the fear
Leave the past behind

We stand at the door to a new beginning
Two choices before us don't be afraid

Leave the past behind
The long road lies ahead
Close your eyes, forget the fear
Leave the past behind

Leave the past behind
The long road lies ahead
Close your eyes, forget the fear
Leave the past behind
 
 
Life in Still Water
Feeling the weight of unseen chains
This routine is growing thin
It's a narrow path that we walk
And the walls are closing in
Caving in
Is there room still for us to grow
Within the bounds we've come to know

Beneath the dust of our days
Hides the key to our emotions
And it's been a while since we've been moved
Without going through the motions
No emotions
Is there time still for us to show
Feelings we forgot long ago

Living life in still water
Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone

I think its time now for YOU to know
Holding on is easier than letting go

Living life in still water
Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone

Living life in still water
Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone
 
 
Eye to Eye
I saw YOU once again last night
Through a sea of sullen faces
Admiring eyes following
The path that the spotlight traces

Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
Eye to eye

What was it YOU saw last night
When YOU gave yourself to me
Was it the thread of a common bond
Or the touch of cold reality

Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
We can move each other to tears
But we can't see
Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
Each of us alone in silence
When we meet
Eye to eye

All we can really share
Is the coldness we feel
And the silent memory
Of the moment we met

Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
We can move each other to tears
But we can't see
Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
Each of us alone in silence
When we meet
Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
We can move each other to tears
But we can't see
Eye to eye
 
 
The Eleventh Hour
I know it's getting late
But I feel I need to explain
All the laughter and the lies
Can't stay the fear or hide the pain

Somewhere along the way
We exchanged our dreams for selfish pride
There was a common goal
But somehow that vision has died

Is it so hard to understand
The facts that YOU ignore
We've grown so tired of trying
Wasting our time criticizing
And nothing's easy anymore
Nothing's easy anymore

Is it too late to understand
The writing that's on the walls
While we watch time slip through our hands
We're deaf to our own demands
When the eleventh hour calls
The eleventh hour calls

And nothing's easy anymore
When the eleventh hour calls
The eleventh hour calls

I know it's getting late
But I feel I need to explain
 
 
Point of View
Looking out on a familiar scene
There's no agreement in what we see
Your perception lacks clarify
And my perspective is blinding me

Side by side
Divided they stand

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Caught up in our convictions we forget
How our senses distort things we see
We can't accept our differences
But we can always disagree

Side by side
Divided they stand

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Where I stand is not so far from YOU
A different opinion is just another point of view

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU
To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side
 
 
We Only Say Goodbye
Today was the end of a dream
As I watched your shadow disappear
Another moment for the memory
As we lose another year

Thought I heard You call my name
But YOU only said goodbye

Always somewhere we only say goodbye
Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say
When it's too late
We can only say goodbye

Tonight I felt your presence again
As we shared the sorrow we've always known
But I heard the distance in your voice
And I knew I was alone

Tried to tell YOU my deepest thoughts
But I only said goodbye

Always somewhere we only say goodbye
Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say
When it's too late
We can only say goodbye

Across the miles
Both of us reaching we try
But it's so hard to touch
When we only say goodbye

Always somewhere
We only say goodbye
Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say
When it's too late
We can only say goodbye

Always somewhere
We only say goodbye
Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say...
 
 
Don't Follow Me
Through another late night confession
Told to a captive audience
And YOU listen with your ear to the door
Waiting for pearls of wisdom to fall
Like open secrets overheard
Through the cracks in the wall

With calculated candor YOU play the part
Of a trusted confidant
Moving closer for a better view
Looking for more than eyes can see
On the tattered pages
Of an open diary

If YOU want to know
Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't ask me
And if YOU want to know
Where we're going
Keep your distance
And don't follow me

Like an old friend with nothing left to say
You'll find I'm not who YOU thought I'd be
As YOU contemplate the silence
Waiting for pearls of wisdom to fall
From the still uncertain heart
That beats behind the wall

If YOU want to know
Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't ask me
And if YOU want to know
Where we're going
Keep your distance
And don't follow me

If YOU want to know
Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't ask me
And if YOU want to know
Where we're going
Keep your distance
And don't follow me

If YOU want to know
Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't follow me
 
 
The Road Goes on Forever
It's so cold in the shadow of distant lights
And the chilling wind slows our pace and tests our will
Still a voice whispers it will be over soon
And there we find the courage to climb the hill

Sometimes I lose sight of where I'm going
Fanned by a flame I can't remember
But distant lights still burn bright
And the road goes on forever

Year after year with renewed ambition
We scale the walls to find there's nothing there
Still idle hands clutch the empty page
With the passion of a desperate prayer

Sometimes I lose sight of where I'm going
Fanned by a flame I can't remember
But distant lights still burn bright
And the road goes on forever

And here we are again
The doors close behind us
And the road goes on and on and on and on...

Sometimes I lose sight of where I'm going
Fanned by a flame I can't remember
But distant lights still burn bright
And the road goes on forever
Forever...
 
Lineup:
Ray Balderrama (Ray Alder) - vocal
Jim Matheos - guitar
Frank Aresti - guitar
Joe diBiase - bass guitar
Mark S. Zonder (Thunder Child) - drums

Guests:
Kevin James laBrie - vocal
 
Produced by Terry Brown.



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