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Back To Reason (Part II), Trans-Siberian Orchestra
From the 2004 album: The Lost Christmas Eve
Words: Paul o'Neill
Music: Paul o'Neill and Jon Oliva
Tempo: Slowly
BPM: 60
Key: Eb (Cm)
Timing: 4/4

[Narration]

[N.C.]
Now that young girl, outside the store
Was trying to capture snow's magic
But each flake melted at her touch
Which her young mind found quite tragic

And while chasing an elusive snowflake
That was determined to reach the ground
She bumped into the businessman passing by
And nearly knocked him down

And thinking she was in trouble
The child quickly apologized
But the man was not accepting it
She could see it in his eyes

She explained she had been looking in the toy shop
That tomorrow would be christmas day
But the man muttered words she could not understand
So she searched for something else she could say

"do you have any children?" the child asked the man
"no," was his instant reply
And though he said it in his firmest voice
In his heart he knew he had lied

The girl was getting on his nerves
Which were already shot
Something about her bothered him
But he could not say quite what

Then he noticed the time was approaching midnight
What was she doing on the street?
When he asked the girl this question
The child seemed to retreat

She said she was staying with her parents
At the hotel, right next door
They were there for just this one night
In room twelve twenty-four

Then he said, "you best get back there
As quick as you can fly! "
And he watched as she ran all the way
Until she was safely back inside

Then he took several steps
In the direction towards his home
But then he hesitated
And took out his mobile phone

And called up the institution
Where he had left his son
To find out if he was still there and alive
Wondering if the past could be undone

The operator who answered, searched the computer
To see if the child had survived
And she was sincerely happy to tell him
"your son is no longer here, but he is still alive!"

Then the lady who was very kind
Said, "if you have a short while
I can give you all the information
That is here inside his file

I see that at the age of twelve
He had finally learned to walk
And could understand most things people said
But has never learned to talk

He's living uptown in the bronx
At a boarding house hotel"
And then the lady gave him the phone number
And hotel's address as well

And for the first time in many years
The man thought about his life
And all the things he had left behind
And, of course, he thought about his wife

And he wondered if she had lived
The things they might have done
But really most of all right now
He thought about his son

[Verse] 1
Cm
Time 
             Ab
Standing all alone
  Cm/Eb
I bled for you
  Ebsus2
I wanted to
                 Cm
Each drop my own
                  Ab
Slowly they depart
    Cm/Eb
But fall in vain
     Ebsus2
Like desert rain
Ab                                  Eb
And still they fall on and on and on

[Chorus]
               Bb/Eb    Ab/Eb  Eb
Got to get back to a reason
           Bb/Eb                         Eb
Got to get back to a reason I once knew
             Bb/Eb      Ab/Eb
And this late in the seasons
Eb                                Bb
One by one distractions fade from view

[Verse] 2
Cm
So
                     Ab
Drifting through the dark
    Cm/Eb
The sympathy
   Bbsus2
Of night's mercy
               Cm
Inside my heart
                 Ab
Is your life the same?
   Cm/Eb
Do ghosts cry tears?
   Bbsus2
Do they feel years?
   Ab                              Eb
As time just goes on and on and on

[Chorus]
               Bb/Eb    Ab/Eb Eb
Got to get back to a reason
               Bb/Eb    Ab/Eb           Eb
Got to get back to a reason I once knew
             Bb/Eb      Ab/Eb
And this late in the seasons
       Ebmaj7                     Bb
One by one distractions fade from view

[Bridge]
Eb                 Gm
I'm looking for you
                 Ab
I'm looking for I don't know what
Fm7               Eb
I can't see there anymore
    Gm                    Ab Bb
And all my time's been taken
Eb                   Gm
Is this what it seems?
                   Ab
The lure of a dream
              Fm7              Eb
And I'm afraid to walk back through that door
   Gm                  Ab  Bb
To find that I've awakened
Eb                 Gm
The night seems to care
                      Ab
The dreams in the air
                      Bm
The snow's coming down
               Eb
It beckons me dare

                     Gm
It whispers, it hopes
                 Ab
It holds and confides
                   Bb
And offers a bridge
               Eb
Across these divides
                Gm
The parts of my life
                 Ab
I've tried to forget
                        Bb
It's gathered each piece
              Eb
And carefully kept
                     Gm
Somewhere in the dark
                Ab
Beyond all the cold
                 Bb
There is a child
                  Eb
That's part of my soul

               Bb/Eb    Ab/Eb Eb
Got to get back to a reason
               Bb/Eb    Ab/Eb           Eb
Got to get back to a reason I once knew
             Bb/Eb      Ab/Eb
And this late in the seasons
Ebmaj7                            Bb
One by one distractions fade from view
    Bb7
The only reason I have left is
N.C.
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