When the Crowds Are Gone

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Savatage(sævetʌʒ) is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida. more »

I don't know where the years have gone
 Memories can only last so long
Like faded photographs, forgotten songs
And the things I never knew
When the skin is thin, the heart shows through  Please believe me what I tell you is true

Where's the light, turn then on again 
One more night to believe and then
 Another note for my requiem 
A memory to carry on
The story's over when the crowds are gone

All my friends have been crucified 
They made life a long suicide true
 Guess we never figured out the rules 
But I'm still alive and my fingers feel
I'm gonna play on till the final reel's through 
And read the credits from a different view

Where's the lights, turn them on again 
One more night to believe and then
 Another note for my requiem 
A memory to carry on
The story's over when the crowds are gone

When the crowds are gone
And I'm all alone  Playing a final song
Now that the lights are gone
Turn them on again 
One more time for me my friend 
Turn them on again 
I never wanted to know
 Never wanted to see
I wasted my time till time wasted me
 Never wanted to go
 Always wanted to stay
 Cause the person I am are the parts that I play
So I play and I plan
And hope and I scheme 
To the lure of a night  Filled with unfinished dreams
And I'm holding on tight 
To a world gone astray 

As they charge me for years 
I can no longer pay

And the lights 
Turn them off my friend 
And the ghosts 
Well just let them in
 Cause in the dark
It's easier to see

Written by: CHRISTOPHER M OLIVA, JON OLIVA, PAUL O'NEILL

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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