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Karine Hannah on a demo recording

Max von Essen and Mandy Gonzalez in Dance of the Vampires

The Dream Engine at Live at Mohegan Sun

The Dream Engine live at Joe's Pub, as "Always It's the War" with alternate lyrics

Karine Hannah at Paradise Found: The Lost Songs of Jim Steinman

Meat Loaf, Ellen Foley, and Karla DeVito on Braver Than We Are, as "Going All the Way Is Just the Start"

Similar SongsEdit

The melody first appeared as "Sail On Haym" in the early 1970s play Little Friend from Front Street.

This song shares musical elements with "Draußen ist Freiheit" in Tanz der Vampire"

LyricsEdit

Sometimes it's the night and the way it seems to cry
And whisper terrifying secrets in your ear
Sometimes it's the day and the sun has got no mercy
Lighting up and burning everything that's in its way

There are times I've gotta run
Times I've gotta hide
Things I've left undone
Things I cast aside
So many things to try
So many things denied

If I ever tell you the truth I'm scared you would leave me
Show me the proof that you would believe me

You think I fly like an angel without any tears
Higher and higher, above the world and all its fears

Everybody's ready to fly
But the storms are never so very far
And you think my life is shining like a star
But the fears are never very far

And we always seem so much braver than we ever are
We always dream we'd be braver but we never are
Let's run away
Let's go so far....

There are secrets I never can tell
There are shadows of darkness and heaven
There are so many suburbs of hell
And their hours are 24/7

There are so many wounds you can't heal
So many nightmares are turning to real
So much of paradise lost
And you add up the cost
But there's nothing to be sorry for
Now we can feel so much more
Now we can be loving you
Nothing that we're scared to do

You see me smile and you swear that I could walk on air
You see me dancing, the moonlight glancing at my hair

You see me as powerfully strong
But the nightmare's never so very far
And you think my life is shining like a star
But the tears are never very far
The fears are never very far and

We always seem so much braver than we ever are
We always seem to be braver but we never are
Let's fly away
Let's go too far

Sometimes it's the flesh and the way it seems to yearn
For all the magic of a single perfect touch
Sometimes it's the soul and it's waiting for salvation
You'll know when you get it there can never be too much

There are times I've gotta run
Times I've gotta hide
Things I've left undone
Things I've cast aside
So many things to try
So many things denied

If I ever tell you the truth, would you ever believe me?
Show me the proof, I'm so scared that you'd leave me

You think I fly like an angel without any cares
Higher and higher as if I'm breathing sacred air

Everybody's ready to fly
But the storms are never so very far
And you think my life is shining like a star
But the fears are never very far
The nightmare's never very far

And we always seem so much braver than we ever are
We always dream we'd be braver but we never are
Let's run away
Let's go too far

Say a prayer for those who crawl
Say a prayer for those who run
Say a prayer so all in all
There's a better life to come

Say a prayer for those alone
Say a prayer for those apart
All the golden boys and girls
The crusaders of the heart

Say a prayer for all the lost
Say a prayer for the unborn
Say a prayer for all the young
It takes a fire to keep them warm

Say a prayer for those obsessed
Say a prayer for those enslaved
Say a prayer to beat the drums
From the cradle to the grave

Say a prayer for all the saints
Say a prayer for all the sins
Let the dancing never end
Let the future now begin

Say a prayer to all the gods
Some are near and some are far
Say a prayer to all the gods
To make us braver than we are

How far is too far baby?
Come on and take me, take me
We're crusaders of the heart
And going all the way is just a start

How far is too far?
How far is too far, baby?
Take me deep inside your heart
And going all the way is just a start

How far is too far baby?
Come on and take me, take me
We're crusaders of the heart
And going all the way is just a start

Say a prayer
Say a prayer
Going all the way is just a start
Make us braver than we are

There's no such thing as too far
I've got to be where you are
Going all the way is just a start
The crusaders of the heart

How far is too far?
I've got to be where you are
Going all the way is just a start
Make us braver than we are

How far is too far baby?
Come on and take me, take me
We're crusaders of the heart
And going all the way is just a start

(repeat)

War LyricsEdit

Always it's the war
And all of us who sang this song
Have long since died
And now are only bloodied ghosts

The war is always here
And it's always this damnnation
Its such a raging bore
And the whole world is open fire

Always it's the war
And it robs us of our youth
Raping all our dreams
And stealing children far away

You and I are lost
Guarding us, we've all gone AWOL
Now the future is abandoned
And the present slips away

There are times I want to got run
Times I want to hide
Things I haven't done
Things I cast aside
So many things to try
So many things denied
There is no denying
Sooner or later
I knew I could run now
Sooner or later
Has finally come now

How can we fly
Like the angels in the sacred air?
Higher and higher
Above the world and all it's cares

Everybody's ready to fly
But the bombs are never so very far
And I wish my life was shining like a star
But the fears are never very far, and…

We always seem
So much braver than we ever are
We always dream
We'd be braver but we never are

I need so much
I need your touch

There are secrets I never can tell
They're all minefields of darkness and heaven
There are so many suburbs of hell
And their hours are 24/7

There are so many wounds
We can't heal
So many nightmares
Are turning too real
So much of paradise lost
And you added the cost
But there's nothing to be sorry for
Now we can have so much more
Now I can be close to you
Nothing that we're scared to do

We always seem
So much braver than we ever are
We always dream
We'd be braver but we never are

Let's run away
Go too far…

War is always here, and the way it seems to cry
And howl terrifying secrets in your ears
Always it's the war, and we're waiting for salvation
You know when you get it it's the thing we need right here

There are times I gotta run
Times I gotta hide
Things I've left undone
Things I cast aside

So many things to try
So many things denied

If I ever tell you the truth
Would you ever believe me?
Show me the proof
I'm so scared that you'd leave me

We always seem
So much braver than we ever are
We always dream
We'd be braver but we never are

Let's run away
Let's go too far....

Say a prayer for those who crawl
Say a prayer for those who run
Say a prayer so all and all
There's a better life to come

Say a prayer for those alone
Say a prayer for those apart
All those golden boys and girls
The crusaders of the heart

Say a prayer for all the lost
Say a prayer for the unborn
Say a prayer for all the young
It takes a fire to keep them warm

(why should we cry if we can't be what we might have been?)

Say a prayer for all the dead
Sacrifices grow each day
Dead is dead and that is that
The inferno lights the way

(no questions why, we should let the future now begin)

Say a prayer for those obsessed
Say a prayer for those enslaved
Say a prayer to beat the drums
From the cradle to the grave

(we always seem so much braver than we ever are)

Say a prayer to all the gods
Some are near and some are far
Say a prayer to all the gods
Make us braver than we are

(we always dream we'd be braver but we never are)

Say a prayer for all the fools
Who unleash the dogs of war
They'll be damned and turn to dust And we're braver than they are

Say a prayer for all the fools
Who unleash the dogs of war
This damnation is their death
And we're braver than they —

The war is always here
And all of us who sang this song
Have long since died
And now are only bloodied ghosts

Make us braver than we are....

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