(ęDierk Neldner and Scott Balaban 1999)

Once upon a time, a child of '69
had a vision while in a different state-of-mind
A place of global peace, a brotherhood of man
of a new age of thought, with the angels hand in hand
A world stripped of fear, greed and jealousy
from the ashes of the old would rise a new society
The pure strength and stark clarity of all
his dream infused he had harkened to its call
Being a man who had the gift of words
his magical speeches came to be heard

They knew that the place in his dreams
wouldn't need men of power
In the safety of the night,
the shadows came alive
and stole the man from his wife and child

The years had come and gone
and the boy from back then had grown
and listened to the stories he'd been told
His mother had never had
the courage to tell her son
the truth of the life and the dream
of the father he'd never known

Till one day she came and hugged him tight
and she said she thought that the time was right
for him to read a letter meant for him alone

"Son, here is a map for you to find the promised land"
He took the paper out, to find it was blank

"He says the truth is clear and there for all to see
Says 'You are here and now', confusing me"

"I know, I think, I comprehend
He wants me to bring his life's work to an end"
"Why search for truth elsewhere, You are here and now
But to change this world alone, I fear I don't know how"

"Now that I need your strength, where have you gone?
I'm not enough"

"Now that I need your strength, where have you gone?
I'm not enough"

"Father, Father"

"Now that I need your strength"

"Where have you gone?

"I know why and I'll try
We can't be wrong, Illu-vata, show me the way"

"I know why and I'll try
We can't be wrong, Illu-vata, show me the way"

Imagine if man were free to be
unfettered from doubt and hate and greed
Inspired by love, compassion and harmony
No more blind leading the blind
They'd find their way to see the light
Shine the way, see the light

Once upon a time, a child of '69
had a vision while in a different state-of-mind
A place of global peace, a brotherhood of man
a new age of thought, with the angels, with the angels

Sent to be now, sent to be the way

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