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Savatage - Poets And Madmen

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Savatage'2001

Poets And MadmenRelease by: Steamhammer

(+ 'Handful of Rain' video as European bonus.)


Savatage - Poets And Madmen
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Stay with Me Awhile

(05:05)

2. There in the Silence

(04:55)

3. Commissar

(05:35)

4. I Seek Power

(06:01)

5. Drive

(03:15)

6. Morphine Child

(10:09)

7. The Rumor

(05:13)

8. Man in the Mirror

(05:54)

9. Surrender

(06:38)

10. Awaken

(03:22)

11. Back to a Reason

(06:05)

Bonus(es):
12. Jesus Saves
    (live)

(04:28)

12. Jesus Saves

(05:15)

13. Shotgun Innocence

(04:53)

12. Jesus Saves
    (live)

(04:28)

13. Handful of Rain
    (Live in Neu Isenberg, Germany, (29.10.97). Japanese bonus.)

(05:27)



 
Stay with Me Awhile
Somewhere in this universe of lost forgotten dreams
The silence weaves a tapestry of once enchanted themes
The shadows listen carefully and question what it means

For stories have lives of their own
But what good's a story whose end is unknown

Stay with me
For the little night that's left to be
For a moment in a memory
That time cannot defile
Stay with me
Where the night still offers amnesty
And the ending is tomorrow's unborn child
And stay with me awhile

The darkness covers everything and carefully watches all
It hides behind the storm's lightning and cushions every fall
And everything it witnesses it always can recall

Like things that the heart can regret
Bury in time and then try to forget

Stay with me
For the little night that's left to be
For a moment in a memory
That time cannot defile
Stay with me
While the night still offers amnesty
And the ending is still yet to be tomorrow's unborn child
And stay with me awhile
 
 
There in the Silence
Here on this night
Behind walls made of stone
Where no one can enter and
The dark dreams alone

But now someone's entered
The walls are defied
The shadows they watched
While the dark sympathized

But there in the silence
There in the silence
There in the silence

Something hides
Something lies
Something dies

Something breathes

The mind can imagine
The dark can deceive
And here on this night
Together they weave

A shadow's repentance
A forgotten life
All brought together
In the mercy of night

But there in the silence
There in the silence
There in the silence

Something hides
Something lies
Something dies

Something breathes
 
 
Commissar
Do you see commissar
The night is darker
Do you think commissar
Their dreams are starker
Do you hear commissar
The night is breathing
Could it be commissar
We should be leaving
Now before the curtain
Does comes crashing down

Do you hear commissar
The night is silent
Do you think commissar
It is defiance
Do you see commissar
The mob has faces
Could it be commissar
The dark embraces
All as darkness will
And in that dark we'll drown

Cities, towns
We've torn them down
And all we've found
Are relics in a cemetery

But never fear
I will stay near
And to the dark
I will be your emissary

Knights on horseback
Bishops pacing
All are losing ground

The pawn is now a queen
He's moved across the board unseen
The move is down

I believe
That we've intrigued for far too long
But now I think the plot has ended

A quick retreat
Into the street
Admit defeat
And hope our moves will be defended

Across their throats
The blade does wander
They die without a sound

Who'd have thought we'd meet
As bones beneath the dragons feet
The wall is down
 
 
I Seek Power
As the steam from the street starts to rise
The gutter whispers
That the moon like a child has arrived
The dark has missed her

And the light that she lends is a guide
Among her shadows
Like the ghost from the past that survive

And you ask me now
What is my intent
Here among the ruins
Cloaked in false pretence
And how do I belong

I seek power
Where the power remains
I seek power
In the back of your brain

How will you see me
If you don't know where I hide
How will you bleed me
If I am somewhere inside

In the ashes of empires lost
A distant warning
On the danger of ignoring cost
and children mourning
As the memories cloud in our mind
The past can glitter
And so it has been designed

I know every lie
That the mind invents
Though they're well disguised
And cloaked in innocence
And how do I belong

I seek power
Where the power remains
I seek power
Like the kiss of cocaine
I seek power
As the darkness descends
I seek power
And i'll have it again

I seek power
Where the power remains
I seek power
Like the kiss of cocaine
I seek power
When it's not always wise
I seek power
For the power survives
 
 
Drive
Wheels keep turning
Blind desires
Core ambition
Never tires

Got an engine
Got intentions
No dissensions
Nothing to hide

Gotta' mission
Street munitions

Any road block
I believe
And I believe
And I believe
And I believe
I'll run it

You'll know i'll run it

Road side tyrants
Revolution
Speed is silent
Absolution

Got reactions
Got attractions
Each infraction
We're gonna' die

Got redemption
Fools intentions

Any road block
I believe
And I believe
And I believe
And I believe
I'll run it
 
 
Morphine Child
There's a thief on a summer's night
Across an ocean
Who sees another's life fading away

And of this life he writes
Without emotion
Then pushes it from sight
Somewhere faraway
To a distant land
Every tear betrayed
And never makes
And never makes
And never makes
And never makes a stand
Makes a stand
Lord there's something wrong
Makes a stand

Could a star's forgotten light
A child's devotion
Embrace eternal night
In shallow graves

As we watch from distant heights
No breath or motion
Still every ghost must haunt in its own way
Sleep beneath my dreams
Safe within my hands
Where I never under
Never under
Never understand

Lord there's something wrong

No one remembers
No one denies
No one asks questions
No one replies

Here nothing enters
Nothing departs
Here nothing's ended
If nothing starts

In your life could you carry on
Could you never think about it
Till in time you start to doubt it

Then you close your eyes
Is it really gone
How in truth can you defend her
If you're really not remembering

No regrets
If you just forget
If a memory is lenient
You can find it most convenient
So you let it fade
Till it's very vague
Just a silhouette of shadows
But the shadows are still lingering

Still I hold you there
With your endless stare

I'm too old to be living this
Lived to long to be given this
Can our god be forgiving this

I had a light that shined
Across my mind
Rarely see it any more

Now it is mostly dark
Accept for sparks
Can't remember what they're for

I am the morphine child
The dream defiled
The never ending metaphor
I am the wizard oz
Result and cause
Never look behind that door

Cantations
Cantations
Cantations
Cantations

Never listen to the crowd before me
Never listen to the self ordained
Never really wanted to believe it any way

Time is fading
Night is calling
I am on my way

Turn around turn around
Turn around turn around

Time is fading
Night is calling
I am on my...
 
 
The Rumor
Jesus
What's the reason
For these scars that will never heal
Hearts that no longer feel
Eyes that can no longer see

Jesus
What's the reason
For this child that will not survive
With all her dreams inside
Could she mean nothing to thee

And jesus please tell me if you can recall
Just where you were when this sparrow did fall

Jesus
What's the reason
Every tear isn't weighed the same
Could you have died in vain
If we have short memories

And jesus would you then come down from your cross
Return every nail and say we are lost

And in the dark we seek your silent company
For each hope that arrives and fades from memory
Still after all this time our loss you won't concede
For in the dead of night the rumor is
Your hands they still bleed
Still bleed
Still bleed
Still bleed

Jesus
It would seem then
That somehow you still trust
You have more faith than us
Perhaps that is how it should be
 
 
Man in the Mirror
There's a man that I used to know
And sometimes he still visits with me
When it's late and the alcohol's glow
Is nearly gone
And it's time to awaken

And he looks and he laughs at the sight
And he asks what has happened to me
And I blame it all on the lights
But he smiles and says i'm mistaken
And there is no use in disguising
What the eye can so clearly see
That i've spent my whole life denying
That the man in the mirror is me

Give me one second chance
Give me one final dance
Give me one magic line
Take a minute off my time

Give me one final bow
If the moment allows
While he stares at the scars
Saying just who you are
Just who you are
Just who you are

In a child like illusion of life
He imagined the things yet to be
But they all disappeared on this night
Carry on among the forsaken

For there is no use in denying
What the eye can so clearly see
That one day I too will be dying
And the man in the mirror agrees

Give me one second chance
Give me one final dance
Give me one magic line
Take a minute off my time

Give me one final bow
If the moment allows
While he stares at the scars
Saying just who you are
Just who you are
Just who you are
Just who you...
 
 
Surrender
When in your life did you surrender
Late in the night do you remember

What were the dreams that you betrayed then
Would you go back if you could save them now

Did you believe there was something more
Waiting behind some forgotten door
Or was that all long before

You felt the pressure grow inside your brain
Where every nerve is on fire
You start to wonder if you're going insane
It's not a fate you desired

Time is running down

Moments of reason that we hope to find
Are we a thought somewhere in god's mind
A work of art that he has never signed

No

Children and mirrors have no memory
They reflect us for that is all they see
They are the us that is still yet to be
And so we carry on

The clock is ticking and your growing afraid
That the end will be violent
You walk the edges all around your own grave
And the gods they are silent
Or can not be found
Searching your mind for correspondence from
Joseph and mary and their only son
Is their silence something you have done

No

And in the end what have you defied
To end up so nearly crucified
Just let me know when you decide
That all hope is gone

Come and see him dying
For it's really quite a show
Walking on a wire
Though he never seems to know
Even when he's falling
You can see a little smile
Figures that he's flying
Only for a little while

The ground is rushing towards him
But he never sees it there
Lives his life in pieces
Always taking every dare
What will be the ending
Well I'm sure that I don't know
The ground is getting closer
Come and see the show
See the show
See the show
See the show
 
 
Awaken
Can you see the future
Though it's well disguised
Is the end so certain
That you've closed your eyes

Dark as the dark can be
Beckons eternity
Exits exist in life
As they do on this night

Now's not the time to sleep
There are still nights to keep
Chances are there to take
Now it is time to

Awaken
Awaken
Awaken
Awaken

Do you fear the future
Do you fear the night
Do you fear the morning's
Unforgiving light

Agony ecstasy
There is no certainty
Exits exist in life
As they do in this night

Now's not the time to sleep
There are still nights to keep
Chances are there to take
Now it is time to

Awaken
Awaken
Awaken
Awaken

Awaken
Awaken
Awaken
Awaken
 
 
Back to a Reason
Time
Standing all alone
I bled for you
I wanted to
Each drop my own

Slowly they depart
But fall in vain
Like desert rain
And still they fall on and on and on

Got to get back to a reason
Got to get back to a reason I once knew
And this late in the seasons
One by one distractions fade from view

So
Drifting through the dark
The sympathy
Of night's mercy
Inside my heart
Is your life the same
Do ghosts cry tears
Do they feel years
As time just goes on and on and on

Got to get back to a reason
Got to get back to a reason I once knew
And this late in the seasons
One by one distractions fade from view

Years come around
Men can be found
Following orders
Years come around
Planning is sound
Promises made
Years come around
Tears on the ground
Blood stains the borders
Leaders abound
Chances are down
No one's been saved

Give me one reason
For this dark treason
Every chance unsaid
Turn around
All dead
What went wrong

...

Give me one reason
For this dark treason
Every chance unsaid
Turn around
All dead
What went wrong

Drink until you drown
What else can I say
When you're falling down
You seek the ground
It's never far away

Can you live your life
Completely in a fall
Until you're found
Well underground
Your marker very small

As my world it keeps on spinning round

Have to get away
Have to ease the pain
I embrace the morphine child
And pump it in my veins

Burning through my heart
Fills in every hole
Makes my mind so blissful numb
And replaces my soul

Every moment drags me further
Down down down down down down...

Got to get back to a reason
Got to get back to a reason I once knew
And this late in the seasons
One by one distractions fade from view
The only reason I have left...
Is you
 
 
Jesus Saves
(live)
 
 
Jesus Saves
[intro to Jesus saves spoken by the bum
"Hey, man, got a quarter?
You ain't got nothin' that's ok man, that's ok.
God bless you anyway. Here, I hope I didn't scare you or nothing like that. I, I ain't no bum or nothing
like that. Yeah, I I use to live uptown once once before too you know. No, no, I did I did really. Use to
come down here and look at all the characters. Never thought I'd be one of them though. Characters, man a
lot of characters.
He he, you got a minute, you got a minute, let me tell you a story about this friend of mine. D.T. Jesus
use to stand for Down Town Jesus. He use to sell drugs and stuff down there, and they called him - that's
why we use to call him DeTox. He was one character, one character that made it outa here.
Let me tell you about him."]

Jesus was a talker
Just an out-of-place New Yorker
He hung out on the boulevard
He was sellin' nickel candies
He was saving up all his quarters
Bought himself a cheap guitar
Started playin' bars
Kids came in their cars
Hear them shouting at the stage

Jesus saves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves

You know
Jesus he started changin'
Things got really strange
He saw his tee shirts everywhere
He started missing shows
The band came down to blows
But Jesus he just didn't care

Things got out of hand
And so he quit the band
Still the critics they would rave

Jesus saves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves

So the dice were cast
Today become the past
Jesus just disappeared
He was headed for New York
Or so his little label thought
And there he gave away the years

Last seen drinking wine
Beneath a flashing sign
Promising salvation to strays

Jesus saves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves
Hear him cut through the night
On those late night radio waves
Jesus saves
Yes he does
Jesus saves
 
 
Shotgun Innocence
 
 
Jesus Saves
(live)
 
 
Handful of Rain
(Live in Neu Isenberg, Germany, (29.10.97). Japanese bonus.)
 
Lineup:
Jon Oliva - vocal, keys
Chris Caffery - guitar
Johnny Lee Middleton - bass guitar
Jeff Plate - drums

Guests:
Robert Kinkel - keys, vocal
John West - vocal
Al Pitrelli - guitar
 
Produced by Paul o'Neill.



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