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      The Hourglass

      Savatage

      Album: The Wake of Magellan

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      Savatage - The Hourglass Música y Letra

      Standing alone by the edge of a river
      He's traded his life for a glass full of tears
      The bargain was quick for one's life is less dearer
      When the sand's running out and the ending is near
      
      The ending is near
      The ending is near
      The ending is...
      
      The man climbed aboard and set sail for the ocean
      He put on the mast all the canvas she'd take
      Then laid himself down on the deck neath the tiller
      The ship was his coffin this moment his wake
      
      Runaway reasons
      Runaway seasons
      Time is a treason
      
      That I give back to you now
      
      The wind touched the sail and the ship
      Moved the ocean
      The wind from the storm set the course she would take
      From a journey to nowhere towards a soul on the ocean
      
      From the wake of Magellan to Magellan's wake
      
      Runaway reasons
      Runaway seasons
      Everything in it
      Hours and minutes
      You take tomorrow
      
      Because it means nothing
      To me
      To me
      
      To...
      
      In the dark he heard a whisper
      Asking him to understand
      In the desert look for water
      On the ocean look for land
      
      In the dark he heard a whisper
      Asking him to understand
      In the desert look for water
      On the ocean look for land
      
      And there in the waves
      Was a man in his grave
      That he saw in the night
      'Tween the flashes of light
      And he
      
      Could not be there
      
      And all he had prayed
      
      Or had given away
      He now found to be wrong
      In the grip of the storm
      And he
      Could not be there
      
      Could you keep our lives together
      Safely back onto the shore
      Could you grant this last illusion
      Only this and nothing more
      
      Could you keep our lives together
      Safely back onto the shore
      Could you grant this last illusion
      Only this and nothing more
      
      And all at once the heavens bled their fire
      The anchor broke the chains they flew away
      And suddenly the waves were reaching higher
      And in the dark I thought I heard them say
      
      [1.]
      Could you keep our lives together
      Safely back onto the shore
      Could you grant this last illusion
      Only this and nothing more
      
      BUT WHAT THE SAILOR DID NOT KNOW
      AND WOULD NEVER LEARN
      WAS ON THAT BEACH NOW FAR AWAY
      THE YOUNG CHILD HAD RETURNED
      
      AND FINDING THE BROKEN HOURGLASS
      HE RESET IT UPRIGHT
      THEN PLACED SAND FROM THE BEACH INSIDE
      AND PLACED THE LID ON TIGHT
      
      THEN EXAMINING HIS HANDIWORK
      HE LEFT IT IN THE SAND
      AND THEN HE QUICKLY RAN BACK HOME
      THINKING GOD WOULD UNDERSTAND
      
      [simultaneously - add a new stanza each second time]
      
      [2.]
      Everything I ever had for one more tomorrow
      Everything I ever had for just one more night
      And if this is not to be I pray could I borrow
      Just another final hour onto my life
      
      [3.]
      Did you ever really want to
      Did you ever really want to
      
      [4.]
      Lord, tell me how it will be
      Lord, tell me how it will be
      
      [all together]
      Nothing more
      Nothing more
      Nothing...
      
      Standing once more by a boat on a river
      He pushes it off while he stays on the land
      And seeing the hourglass now so much clearer
      
      Which someone had refilled by hand
      
      And somewhere that boat's now adrift on the
      Ocean
      
      The mast at full sail and there's no one on board
      The hourglass no longer sits by the ocean
      Only his footprints all alone on the shore
      And soon they're no more
      No more
      
      No more
      
      NOW OUR STORY'S NEARLY OVER
      AND WE'VE REACHED THE FINAL SCENE
      BUT WE'RE SURE THAT SOME HAVE WONDERED
      WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN-BETWEEN
      
      FROM THE MOMENT WHEN THE BOY WAS SAVED
      AND THEIR BOAT HAD REACHED THE SHORE
      WELL, THEY TALKED ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH
      
      AND PERHAPS A LITTLE MORE
      
      THE BOY SAID HE'D BEEN A STOWAWAY
      ABOARD THE "MAERSK DUBAI"
      WHEN THE CAPTAIN HAD HIM THROWN TO THE SEA
      AND LEFT HIM THERE TO DIE
      
      AT THIS THE OLD SAILOR HAD STOOD UP
      HIS FACE NOW FILLED WITH RAGE
      AND SWORE THAT HE WOULD NEVER REST
      UNTIL THAT CAPTAIN HAD BEEN CAGED
      
      BUT THE BOY IMPLORED THE SAILOR
      THAT HE NOT SAY A WORD
      BECAUSE HE WAS AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
      AND AS OF RECENTLY HE'D HEARD
      
      THAT GOING TO THE AUTHORITIES
      COULD OFTEN BE UNWISE
      WHEN ONE'S PAPER WERE ILLEGAL
      THE POLICE JUST MIGHT NOT SYMPATHIZE
      
      SO WHEN THEY REACHED THE HARBOR
      WITH THEIR JOURNEY AT AN END
      HE LEFT THE BOY ON ANOTHER SHIP
      WHOSE CAPTAIN WAS A FRIEND
      
      AND WHEN HE SAW IT PULL TO SEA
      AND WAS ONCE MORE ALL ALONE
      HE LEANED AGAINST THE TILLER
      AND TURNED HIS SHIP BACK HOME
      
      EVENTUALLY HE REACHED THAT BEACH
      HE'D LEFT THE NIGHT BEFORE
      THEN STEPPED A LAST TIME FROM THE BOAT
      AND WADED TO THE SHORE
      
      THEN THE OLD MAN PICKED THE GLASS UP
      THAT HE HAD LEFT BEHIND
      AND HEADED FOR THE SMALL CAFE
      FOR IT WAS NEARLY TIME
      
      AND THE OCEAN WATCHED HIM LEAVING
      TO FIND HIS LADY FAIR
      AND AS HE LEFT HE HEARD HER LAST WORDS
      DRIFTING IN THE AIR
      
      THAT EVERY MAN
      
      IS BORN YOU SEE
      BENEATH THE SWORD
      
      DAMOCLES
      
      FOR YOUNG AND OLD
      ARE ALL ALIVE
      ON THAT NEXT BEAT
      
      ON WHICH WE RIDE
      
      AND THAT BEAT IS SUCH
      A FRAGILE THING
      IN BOTH OLD MEN
      OR YOUTHFUL KING
      
      AND THAT BEAT
      
      STANDS ALL ALONE YOU SEE
      
      BETWEEN US
      
      AND BLACK ETERNITY
      
      AND UNTIL THAT TIME
      WHEN DEATH WON'T WAIT
      LET EACH MAN RAGE
      
      AGAINST HIS FATE

      Savatage - The Hourglass Música y Letra

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