Yes, I wasn’t always nice to you
I know I wasn’t always mean
You were not the only one surprised
When things were not what they seemed

For most of you I was a mystery
and sometimes even for myself
You say that winners are writing history
I say who wins and loses is hard to tell

Take the journey as the reward
Listen what they say
When it appears you are slipping out
You are just reading the trail

There are so many chances
unused, ain’t that a shame
And I hope that all these dances
They were not in vain

I was drifting like a float in the tempest
A rotting piece of timber in the storm
Always searching for Atlantis
until I got flushed ashore

We make so many wrong decisions
Sometimes our whole life seems to fail
But we are what we do, my conviction
Whether we act or meditate

Take the journey as the reward
Listen what they claim
When it appears you are slipping out
You are just playing another game

There are so many chances
unused, ain’t that a shame
And I hope that all these dances
They were not in vain

Are you still looking for something meaningful
A reason to live here on earth
Just something you would be proud of
Now and after death

Your past tells you it's all over
Your present feels like a cage
Your future, a burden on your shoulder
What keeps you living is your breath

Take the journey as the reward
Listen what they pray
When it appears you are slipping out
You are just entering another stage

There are so many chances
unused, ain’t that a shame
And I hope that all these dances
They were not in vain