DISCOGRAPHY

  • Letters From The Labyrinth
  • Dreams of Fireflies
  • Beethoven's Last Night: The Complete Narrated Version
  • Night Castle
  • The Christmas Trilogy Box Set
  • The Lost Christmas Eve
  • The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve DVD
  • Beethoven's Last Night
  • The Christmas Attic
  • Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Letters From The Labyrinth

Release Date: November 13, 2015

Buy: Amazon.com | iTunes | Google Play

Stream: Spotify

Story: The Dash

Story: The Dreams Of Fireflies

Full Credits

Booklet: Download

 

Letters From The Labyrinth is TSO's first full-length album since 2009's Night Castle. Fans who purchase tickets to the 2015 Winter Tour will be among the first to hear it.

The overall concept is based on TSO's "Night Castle" (2009) and a dialogue between the wisdom of the past and the hopes for the future, via a correspondence between a child and an old friend of the child's grandfather.

On "Letters From The Labyrinth" TSO deals with subjects as broad as humanity's journey through the ages ("Time & Distance"), and as specific as bullying ("Not The Same"), the fall of the Berlin Wall ("Prometheus") and the world banking controversies ("Not Dead Yet").
  1. TIME & DISTANCE LYRICS
  2. MADNESS OF MEN LYRICS
  3. PROMETHEUS LYRICS
  4. MOUNTAIN LABYRINTH LYRICS
  5. KING RURIK LYRICS
  6. PRINCE IGOR LYRICS
  7. THE NIGHT CONCEIVES LYRICS
  8. FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME - SUN VERSION LYRICS
  9. NOT DEAD YET LYRICS
  10. PAST TOMORROW LYRICS
  11. STAY LYRICS
  12. NOT THE SAME LYRICS
  13. WHO I AM LYRICS
  14. LULLABY NIGHT LYRICS
  15. FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME - MOON VERSION (Lzzy Hale) LYRICS
TIME & DISTANCE
TIME AND DISTANCE
PLACED BEFORE THEE
HOPE AND BEAUTY
HAVE WE DUTIES
AS TO WHAT EACH MOMENT’S GIVEN FOR

STARS HAVE MADE US WONDER
LIGHTNING WED TO THUNDER
POWER GLORY
FRAGILE STORIES
WOVEN THROUGH ETERNITY

TIME REFINES US
DEATH RESIGNS US
AND IT’S CLEVER
FOR IT NEVER
TELLS US WHEN THAT MOMENT IS TO BE

ALL THESE QUESTIONS OF EXISTENCE
WE PURSUE WITH SUCH PERSISTENCE
WHAT
WHERE
WHY
WHEN
IS THE DAY WE WILL SEE

AND EACH CHILD THAT IS UNBORN YET
MUST REMEMBER
MUST REMEMBER
AND THE COST OF ALL OUR HUMAN PROGRESS
IS A GREAT DEBT
IS A GREAT DEBT
AND THE JOURNEY SO LONG AGO BEGUN

AND THE JOURNEY SO LONG AGO BEGUN
IS NOT OVER TILL WE’RE ALL SAVED
AND OUR LIVES AND GOD ARE ONE

THROUGH THE DISTANCE
LORD PLEASE STAY CLOSE BY OUR SIDE
THROUGH THE DISTANCE
LORD PLEASE STAY CLOSE BY OUR …
MADNESS OF MEN
(Instrumental)
PROMETHEUS
THERE COMES A TIME TO DECIDE
THERE COMES A TIME TO CHOOSE SIDES
FOR IN A WORLD IN THE DARK
A SINGLE THOUGHT IS A SPARK

THAT IGNITES
AND IT BURNS
AS IT SPREAD ACROSS THE NIGHT
IT DETECTS
AND PROTECTS
AS ITS LIGHT IT CALLS FORTH

EINSTEIN AND EDISON
TESLA AND EDDINGTON
PROMETHEUS WAS THE ONE
THAT FIRST SHOWED US

HOW FAR MINDS COULD SEE
CHANGING DESTINIES
NOTHING HAS TO BE
IF WE WISH IT

THERE COMES A TIME TO DECIDE
DO WE UNITE OR DIVIDE
AND IF THE WORLD’S BLIND TO SPARKS
TO BE THE VOICE IN THE
DARK
MOUNTAIN LABYRINTH
(Instrumental)
KING RURIK
(Instrumental)
PRINCE IGOR
(Instrumental)
THE NIGHT CONCEIVES
THE SUN GOES DOWN
THE LIGHT IT LEAVES
THE MIND CAN’T IMAGINE
WHAT THE NIGHT CONCEIVES

THE SIREN WAILS
SHE FLIRTS, SHE CALLS
PROMISE NOTHING
BUT SHE OFFERS ALL

SHE’S THE CHAMBERED ROUND
IN THE MAGAZINE
SHE’S THE FIRST ONE OUT
BUT THE EXIT’S CLEAN

WHEN SHE FIRST WALKS BY
YOU FEEL DRAINED AND BLED
WITH THOSE ARCTIC EYES
AS SHE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID

SHE SAID

OH YEAH

WHEN SHE APPEARS
ALWAYS CENTER STAGE
BUT WHEN THE SPOTLIGHT COMES
YOU KNOW SHE’LL DISENGAGE

WITH A FELINE SMILE
AND A WINK THAT’S SIN
CAN’T SAY WHERE SHE GOES
ONLY WHERE SHE’S BEEN

SHE’S THE CHAMBERED ROUND
IN THE MAGAZINE
SHE’S THE FIRST ONE OUT
BUT THE EXITS CLEAN

SHE’S GOT ARCTIC EYES
SHE’S ELECTRA GLIDE
THE NIGHT BETS ON HER
AND YOU JUST LET IT RIDE

THE WHEEL KEEPS TURNIN’
MY MIND KEEPS LEARNIN’
THE NIGHT STILL BURNIN’

LET IT RIDE

THE DAWN IS CLOSE
THE DARK RETREATS
THE WORLD’S STILL HERE
THE HEART STILL BEATS

TIME GOES ON
THE EARTH STILL TURNS
AND WITH THE NIGHT
SHE WILL RETURN

SHE’S THE CHAMBERED ROUND
IN THE MAGAZINE
SHE’S THE FIRST ONE OUT
BUT THE EXIT’S CLEAN

WHEN SHE FIRST WALKS BY
YOU FEEL DRAINED AND BLED
WITH THOSE ARCTIC EYES
AS SHE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID

THE DICE KEEP EARNING
THEY KEEP RETURNING
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME - SUN VERSION
I WASN'T SURE WHAT YOU WERE THINKING
I SAW A DISTANCE IN YOUR EYES
THE PASSION WE ONCE HAD IS FADING
INTO THE WHIRLWIND OF OUR LIVES

BUT YOU SIT RIGHT THERE
LIKE YOU DON'T CARE
IF WE TRY REAL HARD
WE'LL GET SOMEWHERE 'CAUSE

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IF LOVE IS STRONG THEN WE WILL MAKE IT
THE BURNED OUT FLAME WE CAN RELIGHT
THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO
I'M NOW A PART OF YOU AND
I CAN'T TAKE LIVING SEPARATE LIVES

BUT YOU SIT RIGHT THERE
LIKE YOU DON'T CARE
AND YOU TELL ME THAT YOUR LIFE'S NOT FAIR
BUT WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN CROSS TO BEAR

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE
IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE
IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN

OUR TWO HEARTS BEAT THE SAME

FORGET THE BLAME
IT'S ALL FOR LOVE
IT'S NOT FOR PAIN
FORGET THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
JUST TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME
NOT DEAD YET
COLD CASH
QUICK DASH
DON’T HAVE NOTHING ELSE I CAN SAY

COPS COME
CAN’T RUN
LAWYERS JUST GOTTA DELAY

WHAT CRIME?
SUNSHINE
CAN’T BE ANYTHING THAT I DID

I WAS USED
SO CONFUSED
DEBTS WOULD MOUNT
COULDN’T COUNT
BUT I NEVER DID NOTHING I HID

GOTTA JUST LAY LOW
TIME IS ON MY SIDE
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
SAY I CAN’T DECIDE
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
I HAVE NO REGRETS

LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
‘CAUSE I’M NOT DEAD YET

WILD CHILD
NICE STYLE
FASHION IS WHAT EVER YOU WEAR

NO SIN
BEGINS
UNDERSTANDING WHO REALLY CARES

IT’S FREE
WITH A SMALL FEE
WHEN WORDS DON’T MEAN WHAT THEY SAY

CALL THEM OUT
LET ‘EM DOUBT
LET ‘EM SWEAT
WITH REGRET
THAT THEIR GAME, YOU’LL NO LONGER PLAY

GOTTA JUST LAY LOW
TIME IS ON MY SIDE
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
SAY I CAN’T DECIDE
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
I HAVE NO REGRETS

LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
LET THE CLOCKS ROLL ON
‘CAUSE I’M NOT DEAD YET
PAST TOMORROW
LAST NIGHT DREAMT I WAS FALLING
A NEW BORN THROUGH THE YEARS
LONG BEFORE I KNEW SORROW
LONG BEFORE I KNEW FEAR

I TRIED NOT TO AWAKEN
CLUNG TO THIS CHILDHOOD’S SLEEP
AFRAID ALL MIGHT BE TAKEN
BUT SLEEP LIKE CHILDHOODS CEASE

CHILDHOODS CEASE

A STREET OF ALL ILLUSIONS
THAT WERE SO REAL TO ME
BUT ARE THEY TRUE ILLUSIONS
IF THEY ARE ALL YOU SEE

THE STARS KEEP ALL OUR SECRETS
SAFE IN THE NIGHT THEY DWELL
AND AFTER TIME ETERNAL
THEY ALL STILL LISTEN WELL

WHERE OUR HOPES HAD SOMEHOW GROWN
SOMETHING I HAD NEVER KNOWN
SOMEHOW THEY HAD CROSSED THE DARK UNNOTICED

FAR ENOUGH TO WISH UPON
THEN RETURN AND CARRY ON
STARS WILL WHISPER TO THE NIGHT
BEHOLD THIS

LIFE IS REAL
BUT SO OUR GHOST
SIDE BY SIDE
ALONG TIMES COAST
AND TO OTHERS
WE WALK ON UNNOTICED

ETERNITY
ITSELF HAS SHORES
WE WILL MEET
AGAIN ONCE MORE
OF ALL THERE IS
TO LEARN IN LIFE

PLEASE KNOW THIS
I WILL BE THERE
CHILDHOODS SLEEP
CHILDHOOD SLEEPS

I WILL BE
STAY
HEY CHILD
OUT ON YOUR OWN
YOU NEVER LOOKED BACK
NEVER CALLED HOME
YOU NEVER TURNED ‘ROUND
TELL ME THE GAMES THAT YOU PLAYED

NIGHT TIME
WANDER THE STREET
YOU NEVER GIVE GROUND
NEVER RETREAT
YOU’RE ALWAYS OZ BOUND
HAVE ALL THE DREAMS BEEN BETRAYED

STAY
HERE WHERE THE DREAMS TEND TO STRAY
HERE YOU’RE SAFE

WHEN THE NIGHT
FADES AWAY
WHEN THE NIGHT
FADES AWAY

HEY THERE
OZ REFUGEE
YOU TOOK THE WRONG ROAD
HATTERS AND TEA
ARE ALL THAT YOU FOUND
OUT ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY

TIMES CHANGE
YOU NEVER DID
LIFE CAME
YOU OVERBID
JOIN US
VESSELS OF COURVOISIER

STAY
HERE WHERE THE DREAMS TEND TO STRAY
HERE YOU’RE SAFE

WHEN THE NIGHT
FADES AWAY
WHEN THE NIGHT
FADES AWAY
NOT THE SAME
I HEARD A NOTE
IN THE DARK
WHERE IT SLIPPED INTO MY MIND
AND SOMEHOW STILL REMAINS

TIME COMES AND GOES
EBBS AND FLOWS
AND SOMEHOW THAT SINGLE NOTE
STILL RINGS ON AND SUSTAINS

FOR I NEED SOMEONE
NOT JUST ANYONE
FOR WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE
ANYONE
ANYONE
ELSE
IS NOT THE SAME

THERE WAS A SOUL IN THE DARK
AND IT FLIES ACROSS THE NIGHT
TOWARDS A FAR DISTANT FLAME

CROSS FOREST AND STREETS, EVERY BEAT
KEEPS IT MOVING TOWARDS A GOAL
IT MAY NEVER OBTAIN

FOR IT NEEDS SOMEONE
NOT JUST ANYONE
FOR WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE
ANYONE
ANYONE
ELSE
IS NOT THE SAME

YOU WERE THE HOPE THAT I KEPT
SECRETLY INSIDE AND BY
MY WHOLE LIFE IT WAS FRAMED

SOME NEVER SAW OR SUSPECTED
THAT IT WAS THERE AND I
ALL ALONE KNEW YOUR NAME

FOR WE NEED SOMEONE
NOT JUST ANYONE
FOR WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE
ANYONE
ANYONE
ELSE
IS NOT THE SAME
WHO I AM
ALL THESE DAYS THAT LAY BEFORE ME
ALL THESE DAYS THAT LAY BEHIND
DOES TIME JUST GO ON FOREVER
WHOSE DECISION
WHOSE DESIGN

DEATH LIFE
WRONG RIGHT
PRAY WILL YOU TELL ME
WHO DECIDES

DARK NIGHT
DAYS LIGHT
PRAY WILL YOU TELL ME
WHO DIVIDES

EVERY YEAR CONTAINS ITS SEASONS
SUMMER, WINTER, SPRING AND FALL
SOME PASS FASTER THAN THE OTHERS
SOME FORGOTTEN SOME RECALLED

LONG SHORT
OWNED BOUGHT
GATHERING TRINKETS
FROM TIMES TIDES

RICH THOUGHTS
LOST SOUGHT
STILL THE CLOCK TURNS
AND CAN’T BE BRIBED

I KNOW
I SEE
I HEAR
DO YOU UNDERSTAND

THE COST
IN YEARS
IN TEARS
THE WEIGHT OF THE DAMNED

THAT BUILD
TO LAKES
THEN WAKE
AND FLOOD CROSS THE LAND

WE WATCH
THE WAVES
CARVE OUT
THEIR PRE-ORDAINED PLANS

EACH LIFE
EACH GRAVE
AND THEN
FILL EACH ONE WITH SAND

LISTEN WHAT I SAY
TIME DOES NOT BETRAY
EVERY MOMENT CAST
GUARANTEED TO PASS

EVERY MOMENT CLOSE
SOON TO TURN TO GHOST
SOME TO DISAPPEAR
OTHERS SHADOWS CLEAR

SHADOWS WITHOUT LIGHT
SOON BECOME JUST NIGHT
LEAVING IN OUR MIND
WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I SAY
EVERY LIFE’S NUMBERED DAYS
JOINED WITH HOURGLASS SAND
FEEL IT RUN THROUGH YOUR HANDS

STILL THEN NO ONE KNOWS NOW
THE TRUE WHY WHEN AND HOW
AND WHEN TIME’S OUT OF SAND
WILL THEY KNOW WHO I…
AM
LULLABY NIGHT
(Instrumental)
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME - MOON VERSION (Lzzy Hale)
I WASN'T SURE WHAT YOU WERE THINKING
I SAW A DISTANCE IN YOUR EYES
THE PASSION WE ONCE HAD IS FADING
INTO THE WHIRLWIND OF OUR LIVES

BUT YOU SIT RIGHT THERE
LIKE YOU DON'T CARE
IF WE TRY REAL HARD
WE'LL GET SOMEWHERE 'CAUSE

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IF LOVE IS STRONG THEN WE WILL MAKE IT
THE BURNED OUT FLAME WE CAN RELIGHT
THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO
I'M NOW A PART OF YOU AND
I CAN'T TAKE LIVING SEPARATE LIVES

BUT YOU SIT RIGHT THERE
LIKE YOU DON'T CARE
AND YOU TELL ME THAT YOUR LIFE'S NOT FAIR
BUT WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN CROSS TO BEAR

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE
IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE
IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN

OUR TWO HEARTS BEAT THE SAME

FORGET THE BLAME
IT'S ALL FOR LOVE
IT'S NOT FOR PAIN
FORGET THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
JUST TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOVIN'
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN
TELL ME WHAT YOUR HEART SAYS
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME

FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME
FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME
Producer: Produced by: PAUL O’NEILL
Co-Produced by: DAVE WITTMAN
Recording and Mix Engineer by: DAVE WITTMAN
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