ARTIST: Kansas
TITLE: Portrait (He Knew)
Lyrics and Chords

[Capo 3]

He had a thousand ideas
You might have heard his name
He lived alone with his vision
Not looking for fortune and fame
Never said too much to speak of
He was off on another plane
The words that he said were a mystery
Nobody's sure he was sane

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But he knew
He knew more than me or you
No one could see his view
Where was he going to

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He was in search of an answer
The nature of what we are
He was trying to do it a new way
He was bright as a star
But nobody understood him
"His numbers are not the way"
He's lost in the deepest enigma
Which no one's unraveled today


And he tried
But before he could tell us he died
When he left us the people cried
Oh, where was he going to

He had a different idea
A glimpse of the master plan
He could see into the future
A true visionary man
But there's something he never told us
It died when he went away
If only he could have been with us
No telling what he might say


But he knew
You could tell by the picture he drew
It was totally something new
Oh, where was he going to

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