© 2005-2010 Julien Gregg
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SKYLER THOMAS LIVE!
The Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida
The Thomas Brothers World Tour


"All right, Miami," cried Chad as the audience screamed. "Get ready! We're going to do something different now."

The lights changed, and the band began to play again. The audience screamed as Chad began to dance. He made his way to the front of the stage and smiled at the front row, making them scream louder. He threw his head back and began to sing.

"I need love, love to ease my mind. I need to find, find someone to call mine, but my brother said," he sang as Skyler made his way onto the stage, making the crowd scream again.

"You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. I said love don't come easy. It's a game of give and take. You can't hurry love. No, you just have to wait. You got to trust, give it time no matter how long it takes," sang Skyler, falling in step with his brother.

"But how many heartaches must I stand before I find a love to let me live again. Right now the only thing that keeps me hangin’ on when I feel my strength, yeah it’s almost gone I remember my brother said," sang Chad, turning to face Skyler.

"You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. I said love don’t come easy. It’s a game of give and take," sang Skyler, dancing with his brother.

"How long must I wait? How much more can I take before loneliness will cause my heart, heart to break?

"No I can’t bear to live my life alone. I grow impatient for a love to call my own, but when I feel that I, I can’t go on these precious words keeps me hangin’ on. I remember my brother said," sang Chad.

"You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. I said love don't come easy. It's a game of give and take. You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. I said trust, give it time no matter how long it takes," sang Skyler.

They danced together as the music played, making the crowd scream as they separated to move to opposite ends of the stage. Skyler called out to the audience, getting them to respond to him while Chad did the same thing on the other end of the stage.

"No, love, love, don’t come easy, but I keep on waiting, anticipating for that soft voice to talk to me at night, for some tender arms to hold me tight. I keep waiting. I keep on waiting, but it ain’t easy. No, it ain’t easy, but my brother said," sang Chad as he and Skyler made their way back to dance beside each other in the center of the stage.

"You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. I said to trust, give it time no matter how long it takes. You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. I said love don’t come easy. It’s a game of give and take," sang Skyler, and then they came to stand side by side at the edge of the stage.

"I can't hurry love. No, I just have to wait. I gotta trust, give it time no matter how long it takes. I can't hurry love. No, I just have to wait. I know love don't come easy. It's a game of give and take. I can't hurry love," they sang together and the music stopped, making the audience scream.

"Unfortunately Miami, it's time for me to say goodnight," said Chad, bowing beside his brother. He turned to Skyler. "Sky, they're all yours. Give 'um what they need, Bro."

The audience screamed as Chad left the stage. Skyler stepped to the front of the stage and smiled at the crowd, making them scream. He held up a hand and tapped his microphone to silence them.

"Hello, Miami!" he cried, and they screamed louder. "Miami, there's a special friend of mine here tonight, and I want everyone to make her feel loved. Miami, scream for Lissa Mealiff and her family!"

The crowd screamed and stomped their feet. Skyler looked up at the skybox and smiled. He couldn't see them, but he waived anyway. He really hoped that Lissa loved the show.

The band began to play a slow striptease number while Skyler slowly peeled off his shirt and danced around at the front of the stage. The audience screamed at him, and he put his hands on his head and rolled his pelvis, making them roar. The music changed, and Skyler stood still, looking out at the audience.

"I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I’d love you to love me. I’m beggin’ you to beg me. I want you to want me. I need you to need me. Oh I’d love you to love me. I’ll shine up the old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt. I’ll get home early from work if you say that you love me," he sang, making the crowd scream again.

"Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Feelin’ all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin’. Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?

"I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I’d love you to love me. I’m beggin’ you to beg me. I’ll shine up the old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt. I’ll get home early from work if you say that you love me.

"Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Feelin’ all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin’. Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Feelin' all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin'. Didn't I, I didn't I see you cryin'?" he sang and then danced around as the music played on. He unbuckled his belt, making the crowd scream again as he swung it over his head.

"Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’? Feelin’ all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin’. Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?

"I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I’d love you to love me. I’m beggin’ you to beg me. I want you to want me. I want you to want me. I want you to want me. I want you to want me," he sang and the music stopped.

"Miami!" he cried, making them scream at him again. "Are you ready to have a good time tonight? Are you ready? Well come on!"

The crowd screamed as Cassie, Keleb, Niki and Jason made their way onto the stage to fall in step with Skyler as the music began to play again. They danced back and forth until the music's tempo changed, and Skyler broke formation to dance in front of them.

"Come on let's go people, GET UP! and move your feet to the music in your soul. How far will you go?" they sang together, and the crowd roared. "Come on let's go people, GET UP! and move your feet to the music in your soul. GET UP! and let go," they sang.

"In the clubs the beat gets under your skin. Dancers shake there bodies, letting the music in. Let's GET UP! and do this. Show me where your soul is. I know that I can make you move. I know just what I have to do," sang Skyler.

"Come on let's go people. GET UP! and move your feet to the music in your soul. Feel the beat and just let go," they sang together, feeling the power fo the audience as they sang along.

"When the music gets inside you your feet know just what to do. Let the rhythm move your body. GET UP! and start this party. Rock your body, move your feet. Let your body feel the beat," sang Skyler with the audience.

"Come on let's go people GET UP! and move your feet to the music in your soul. How far will you go?" they sang, and then Skyler held his microphone out in front of him as they continued to dance. They stopped singing and let the crowd take over.

"Come on let's go people GET UP! you know what to do. Let the music fill your soul. GET UP! and lets go!" sang the crowd.

"I know you hear this music. GET UP! and just prove it. Move your body to the beat, and soon you'll feel the heat. Just move your feet with me. Don't worry soon you'll see," sang Skyler.

"Come on let's go people GET UP! and move your feet to the music in your soul. Feel the beet and just let go! Come on let's go people GET UP! you know what to do. Let the music fill your soul. GET UP! and let's go," they sang together.

"GET UP!" screamed the crowd.

"Come on let's go people GET UP! and move your feet to the music in your soul. How far will you go?" sang Skyler and the music stopped.

He turned and hugged Cassie and Niki then they all waved at the audience before they ran off the stage. The lazer light show began as Skyler and his dancers changed costumes behind the stage. Skyler was engulfed in JC's arms as soon as he stepped off the stange and behind the cutain.

"You're amazing, Sky," JC said in his ear as he held him tight.

"And you're crushing me," laughed Skyler. "I have to get changed, Josh."

The rest of the dancers made their way past him in their soldier outfits, and Skyler heard the audience scream as they did their march to the center of the stage to line up. He knew he had to hurry. The song would start soon. He disentangled himself from JC's arms and ran to his dressing room with JC right on his tail.

"Come on, Sky," said Luke, grabbing his hand and dragging him inside the dressing room. "There's no time for that stuff. You've got to get changed."

"I know!" laughed Skyler. "Hand me my jacket."

He was already stripping the pants off as Luke handed him another pair. He'd just got them on when JC handed him the tattered jean-jacket. Skyler slid his arms into it, let Luke put the ball cap on his head and then ran back out of the dressing room. He made it back on stage just as the last queue sounded from the keyboards. He made his way to stand in front of the dancers just in time.

"Step by step, heart to heart, left right left, we all fall down like toy soldiers," they all sang together as the dancers fell to the stage, one after another.

"It wasn't my intention to mislead you, it never chould have been this way. What can I say? It's true, I did extend the invitation, I never knew how long you'd stay.

"When you hear temptation call, it's your heart that takes, takes a fall. Won't you come out and play with me?" he sang as the dancers stood back up and got into formation.

"Step by step, heart to heart, left right left, we all fall down like toy soldiers. Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win, but the battle wages on for toy soldiers," they all sang together.

"It's getting hard to wake up in the morning. My head is spinning constantly. How can it be? How could I be so blind to this addiction? If I don't stop, the next one's gonna be me.

"Only emptiness remains, it replaces all, all the pain. Won't you come out and play with me?" he sang to the audience.

"Step by step, heart to heart, left right left, we all fall down like toy soldiers. Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win, but the battle wages on for toy soldiers," they sang together.

Skyler marched with the dancers as the music played on. He could see Madonna standing just off stage smiling at him, and he nearly lost his step as he smiled back at her. Luckily Kaleb compensated for his mistake, and the crowd thought it was supposed to happen. They screamed at them as Kaleb put his hand on Skyler's back and coaxed him to the front of the line again.

"Only emptiness remains, it replaces all, all the pain. Won't you come out and Play with me?" he sang right on queue.

"Step by step, heart to heart, left right left, we all fall down like toy soldiers. Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win, but the battle wages on for toy soldiers," they sang together.

"Step by step, heart to heart, left right left, we all fall down like toy soldiers," sang Skyler as the dancers fell one by one in a heap on the stage floor around him. "Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win, but the battle wages on for toy soldiers," he sang, and the lights went out as the music stopped.

They made their way off the stage to change again as the music began again. The tempo was fast, and the lazer lights came to life again as Skyler joined Madonna off stage. He hugged her quickly and then slipped off the jacket and hat. After he slipped on the shirt, Madonna began to run her fingers through his sweat-soaked hair.

"Get 'um, Toy," she said, patting him on the ass as he ran back out to the darkened stage and took his place on the stool that was now sitting in the center of the stage. The lazer lights had moved away from the center of the stage to allow Skyler to get there without the crowd seeing him. They went out all together as the music changed and slowed down. The crowd screamed when then lights came back up and they could see Skyler sitting there on his stool with his microphone in his hand.

"Out of my sight, but the vision is still the same. Out of my mind, but the memory remains unchanged. Stones thrown in anger hold twice the hurt. Return to sender could only make things worse,

"You’ve got to break these chains around my heart, 'cause I’ve been lonely too long. You’ve got to break these chains around my heart, so I can finally get on with my life," he sang, making the crowd scream as thousands of lighters suddenly lit up all over the audience as they held them over their heads.

"Don’t ask me why, why I’ve lived with this all alone, locked up inside, and it’s cutting me to the bone. Love is a stranger avoiding me. Beware of danger’s the only sign I see,

"You’ve got to break these chains around my heart, 'cause I’ve been lonely too long. You’ve got to break these chains around my heart, so I can finally get on with my life," he sang and then stood and walked to the edge of the stage as the music changed again.

"Are you listening? Is there something that you’d like to say? Am I getting through? Are you just gonna leave me this way?" he sang to the audience, putting as much emotion into his voice as he could. The crowd screamed, and more lighters joined those already waving above the crowd. Skyler knelt on the stage and leaned out toward the crowd.

"You’ve got to break these chains around my heart before it tears me in two. You've got to break these chains around my heart. That's all I'm asking of you. You've got to break these chains around my heart, 'cause I've been lonely too long. You've got to break these chains around my heart, so I can finally get on with my life," he sang as the crowd swayed back and forth and sang along.

"So I can finally get on with my life," he sang and put his head down as the music stopped and the lights went down again.

The dancers returned to the stage dressed almost exactly like him. They lined up and got ready for the next song as Skyler stood and dried his eyes. The end of the song had been very emotional for him for some reason. He smiled at Niki as he came to stand beside her. The stool was gone, and the dancers were all in line.

"Dizzy!" he cried as the lights came back on. He sang the beginning of the song wihout music as the dancers all got ready for the dance moves.

"I'm so Dizzy My head is spinning. Like a whorl pool it never ends. And its you, girl, making it spin. You're making me Dizzy," he sang, and the music started as the dancers all began to dance. Niki came to dance beside him as the dancers moved off to form two groups.

"First time that I saw you girl, I knew that I just had to make you mine. But its so hard to talk to you with fellas hanging round you all the time," he sang to Niki, smiling at her.

"I want you for my sweet pet, but you keep playin hard to get. Goin' round in circles all the time," he sang as the dancers all lined up around them.

"Dizzy!" screamed the crowd, and Skyler almost laughed out lout.

"I'm so Dizzy My head is spinning. Like a whorl pool it never ends. And its you, girl, making it spin. You're making me Dizzy," he sang with the crowd.

"I finally got to talk to you, and I told you just exactly how I felt," he sang, taking Niki in his arms. "Then I held you close to me and kissed you, and my heart began to melt/

"Girl you got control of me, 'cause I'm so dizzy I can't see. I need to call a doctor for some help," he sang and then let go of Niki.

"Dizzy!

"I'm so Dizzy My head is spinning. Like a whorl pool it never ends. And its you, girl, making it spin. You're making me Dizzy. My head is spinning. And it's you girl makin' it spin. Like a whorl pool it never ends. You're makin' me Dizzy! You're makin' me Dizzy! My head is spinnin'. Dizzy! Like a whorl pool it never ends. Dizzy! And it's you girl makin' it spin. You're makin' me Dizzy!" he sang, and the music stopped.

The dancers divided into two groups and sat on the ledges in front of the band as Skyler stood in the center of the stage. The music started, and Skyler put his head down, making the crowd scream again. He walked further out toward the edge of the stage as he began to sing.

"When I woke up this mornin' I wiped the sleep from my eyes. I found a new day dawnin', and suddenly I realize you're gone,

"Tell me I was dreamin', that you didn't leave me here to cry. You didn't say you don't love me anymore. It was just my imagination tellin' lies. Tell me that you didn't say goodbye," he sang as the dancers rocked back and forth and the crowd lit their lighters again.

"I'm in a state of confusion. I hope things aren't what they seem. If this is really happenin' just let me go back to dream you're home. Oh, please tell me you didn't say goodbye," he sang, and the music changed. The lighters waved above the crowd, and the dancers continued to rock.

" So now I'm writing you this letter, and it's killing me tonight that I agreed when you believed it wasn't right. And I couldn't sleep up on the bed, so I'm down here on the floor. And I'm not supposed to love you anymore.

"Oh I shouldn't care and wonder where and how you are, but I can hide this hurt inside my broken heart. I'm fighting back emotions that I've never fought before, 'cause I'm not supposed to love you anymore. I'm fighting back emotions that I've never fought before, 'cause I'm not supposed to love you anymore. No I'm not supposed to love you anymore," he sang, and the music changed again. He stepped closer to the edge of the stage and began to sing again.

"How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace? When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh. You're the only one who really knew me at all. How can you just walk away from me when all I can do is watch you leave, 'cause we shared the laughter and the pain. We even shared the tears. You're the only one who really knew me at all.

"So take a look at me now. There's just an empty space. There's nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face. Well take a look at me now. There's just an empty space. And you coming back to me is against the odds, and that's what I've got to face.

"I with I could just make you turn around, turn around and see me cry. There's so much I need to say to you, so many reasons why. You're the only one who really knew me at all," he sang and let the music play as he swayed back and forth in front of the audience.

"So take a look at me now. There's just an empty space. There's nothing left to remind me, just the memory of your face. Well take a look at me now, 'cause there's just an empty space. But to wait for you is all I can do, and that's what I've got to face. Take a good look at me now, 'cause I'll still be standing here. And you coming back to me is agasint all odss. It's the chance I've got to take. Take a look at me now. Take a good look at me now," he sang and the music stopped.

The lights went down, and the dancers left the stage. A spotlight blinked on to cover Skyler as he sat down on the edge of the stage, making the crowd scream. The band began to play again, and Skyler smiled at the audience. He picked up his microphone and began to sing.

"No one knows what it’s like to be the bad man, to be the sad man behind blue eyes.

"No one knows what it’s like to be hated, to be fated to telling only lies.

"But my dreams they aren’t as empty as my conscience seems to be. I have hours, only lonely. My love is vengeance that’s never free," he sang, watching the crowd sway with their lighters alight above their heads.

"No one knows what it’s like to feel these feelings like I do. And I blame you!

"No one bites back as hard on their anger. None of my pain and woe can show through. But my dreams they aren’t as empty as my conscience seems to be. I have hours, only lonely. My love is vengeance That's never free. And no one knows what it’s like to feel these feelings like I do, and I blame you," he sang and let the music play while he waited for his queue to sing again.

"No one knows what it’s like to be hated, to be fated, to telling only lies. No one knows what it’s like to feel these feelings like I do, and I blame you," he sang and the music stopped.

He got up and walked back to the center of the stage as the band began to play again. The music soared across the stadium, and the crowd swayed back and forth. Skyler lifted his microphone and began to sing again.

"Too good together to be so apart these days, and now more than ever we need to talk face to face. We stopped moving forward, and now we're some place else, but the more we fool each other the less we fool ourselves,

"'Cause our hearts never lie they just feel the love. Try so hard to deny there's no reason to act like we don't care when the truth is always there. Oh, hearts never lie. Why should we?

"This whole thing is crazy, building walls to keep out the pain when there's no changing mistakes already made. So let's start all over one emotion at a time, beginning with this feeling that we've never lost inside.

"'Cause our hearts never lie they just feel the love. We try so hard to deny there's no reason to act like we don't care when the truth is always there. Oh, hearts never lie. Why should we?" he sang and let the music play. He walked back over and sat down on the edge of the stage and then began to sing again.

"Does the word love scare you away? Does forever seem too long to stay? Now it's time we end this nowhere charade, and a real good place to start is to listen to your heart.

"'Cause our hearts never lie they just feel the love. You try so hard to deny there's no reason to act like we don't care when the truth is always there. Oh, hearts never lie. Why should we? Why should we?" he sang and the music stopped. The crowd screamed, and Skyler stood up and bowed before he walked off the stage to his dressing room again.

The band played on while the hydraulics came to life and lifted away the current set before lowering the next. The dancers were all filing out onto the stage as Skyler changed into his white tuxedo, and Madonna handed him his top hat while Luke tied his shoes. He made his way over to the hydraulic lift that would take him to the top of the staircase that was now in the center of the stage. It lifted him up to the top right between the two humongous screens on either side of the staircase. The music changed as the lights came on, and the staircase lit up, letting the crowd see Skyler at the top of the stairs.

"Don’t put your head on my shoulder, sink me in a river of tears. This could be the best place yet, but you must overcome your fears," he sang as he made his way down the stairs to join the dancers.

"In time it could have been so much more. The time is precious I know. In time it could have been so much more. The time has nothing to show,

"Because time won’t give me time, and time makes lovers feel like they’ve got something real. But you and me we know they've got nothing but time. And time won't give me time. Won't give me time," he sang as he fell in line with the dancers and began to dance as the music played.

"Don’t make me feel any colder. Time is like a clock in my heart. Touch we touch was the heat too much, I felt I lost you from the start," he sang when he heard his queue.

"In time it could have been so much more. The time is precious I know. Ooh, in time it could have been so much more. The time has nothing to show.

"Because time won't give me time, and time makes lover feel like they've got something real, but you and me we know they've got nothing but time. And time won't give me time. Won't give me time," he sang and danced with the dancers to the front of the stage, making the crowd scream again.

"Because time won't give me time. The time is precious I know. Ooh, in time it could have been so much more, but time has nothing to show. Time won't give me time, and lovers feel they've got something real. But time won't give me time. The time is precious I know. Because in time it could have been so much more, but time is precious I know. Ooh, time won't give me time. Won't give me time," he sang and the music stopped.

Niki, Cassie and Tara made their way off the stage to change while Skyler and the others took off their top hats and tossed them in the air. They caught them and then threw them behind themselves as the mucis started again. They took off their jackets as Skyler began to sing.

"There's a time to dance," he sang as he twirled his jacket around over his head. "There's a time to sing," he sang as he threw his jacket behind him and took off his tie. "There's a time for love," he sang as he unbuttoned his shirt. "There's a time for fun," he sang as Kaleb pulled the shirt off his back. "There's a time for everything if you just believe that you can do anything," he sang. The music picked up, and the girls returned to the stage in their new costumes; white mini skirts and boustias. "Just follow your heart," he sang as they all lined up. "Your intuition," he sang, and the crowd screamed. "It will lead you in the right direction," he sang, and the music changed again as they began to dance back and forth across the stage. He came to a stop in the center of the stage, letting the dancers continue to dance.

"I'm just a simple man in a high tech digital land. I really try to understand all the powers that rule this land. They say Mister Man's big butt is boss. A poor man can't find a job. In a world of post moder fad what was good now is bad," he sang and then joined the dancers again.

"It's not hard to understand. Just follow this simple plan,

"Follow your heart, your intuition. It will lead you in the right direction. Let go of your mind, your intuition. It's easy to find. Just follow your heart baby," he sang, coming to a stop in front of the dancers again.

"You look at me, but you're not quite sure. Am I it or could you get more? You learned cool from magazines, you learned love from the wrong scene," he sang and then joined the dancers again.

"If you want me let me know. I promise I won't say no.

"Follow your heart, your intuition. It will lead you in the right direction. Let go of your mind, your intuition. It's easy to find. Just follow your heart baby," he sang, comming to a stop in front of the dancers again and walking to the front of the stage.

"You got something that you want me to sell. Sell your sin. Just cash in. You got something that you want me to tell You'll love me. Wait and see.

"If you want me don't play games. I promise it won't be in vain. Uh-uh-uh," he sang, turning to shake his ass at the crowd. "Just follow your heart, you intiuition!"

The music played on as Skyler left the stage to change once more. All of the dancers left the stage as well. Skyler pulled on his jeans and grabbed his second jeans-jacket and headed back to the stage just as the set changed again. This time it was a desert, and there were two stools sitting in the center of the stage. He began to sing as he and Niki made their way out to those stools.

"A desert road from Vegas to nowhere. Someplace better than where you`ve been. A coffe machine that needs some fixin` in a little cafe just around the bend," he sang and took his seat on his stool.

"I am calling you," sang Niki, making the crowd scream.
"Can`t you hear me?" sang Skyler.
"I am calling you," sang Nikie again.

"A hot dry wind blows right through me. The baby`s crying and I can`t sleep. But we both know that a change is coming, Come in closer, sweet release," he sang in his best haunted voice.

"I am calling you," sang Niki, facing him.
"Can`t you hear me?" he sang, getting up off his stool and making his way to the edge of the stage.
"I am calling you," Niki sang as she got up and followed him.

"Desert road from Vegas to nowhere. Someplace better than where you've been," he sang to the audience.

"I am calling you," sang Niki, never taking her eyes off Skyler.
"Can`t you hear me?" he sang.
"I am calling you," Niki sang, pretending to try to get his attention.

"A hot dry wind blows right through me, but we both know that a change is coming," he sang as he turned his back on her.

"I am calling you," she sang.
"Can`t you hear me?" he sang, turning back to the audience.
"I am calling you," she sang, and leaned her head on his back.
"Why can`t you hear me?" he sang, turning around and taking her in his arms.
"I am calling you," she sang, and the lights went out.

Whent the lights came back up, Skyler was sitting on his stool. The music changed again, and Denny began to play a tune on the keyboards that made the crowd scream. Skyler lifted his microphone and began to sing.

"I’ve had enough of danger and people on the streets. I'm looking out for angels, just trying to find some peace. Now I tink it's time that you let me know. So if you love me, say you love me, but if you don't just let me go.

"’cos teacher there are things that I don’t want to learn, and the last one I had made me cry. So I don’t want to learn to
hold you, touch you, think that you’re mine. Because it ain’t no joy for an uptown boy whose teacher has told him goodbye, goodbye, goodbye," he sang and let Denny play for a bit.

"When you were just a stranger, and I was at your feet I didn't feel the danger. Now I feel the heat. That look in your eyes, telling me no. So you think that you love me, know that you need me. I wrote this song, I know it's wrong. Just let me go.

"And teacher, there are things that I don’t want to learn. Oh the last one I had made me cry. So I don’t want to learn to hold you, touch you, think that you’re mine. Because it ain’t no joy for an uptown boy whose teacher has told him goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

"So when you say that you need me, that you’ll never leave me I know you’re wrong, you’re not that strong. Let me go.

"And teacher, there are things that I still have to learn, but the one thing I have is my pride. Oh so I don’t want to hold you, touch you, think that you’re mine. Because there ain’t no joy for an uptown boy who just isn’t willing to try. I’m so cold inside. Maybe just one more try. Yeah, maybe just one more try," he sang and put his head down as Denny began to play a new tune. He let it play for a few beats before he lifted his head again.

"No I can't forget this evening, or your face as you were leaving. But I guess that's just the way the story goes. You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows. Yes it shows.

"No I can't forget tomorrow when I think of all my sorrow. When I had you there, but then I let you go. And now it's only fair that I should let you know what you should know.

"I can't live if living is without you. I can't live. I can't give anymore. I can't live if living is without you. I can't give. I can't give anymore.

"Well I can't forget this evning, or your face as you were leaving, but I guess that's just the way the story goes. You always smile, but in your eyes you sorrow shows. Yes it shows.

"I can't live if living is without you. I can't live. I can't give anymore. I can't live if living is without you. I can't give. I can't give anymore.

"No I can't forget this evening, or your face as you were leaving. I guess that's just the way the story goes. You always smile, but in your eyes you sorrow shows. Yes it shows. No I can't forget tomorrow," he sang and the music stopped again.

"Are you all having a good time tonight?" he asked the audience, making them roar. "This is our first show in America. How do you all think it's going so far?" They screamed at him again, and he smiled at them. The feeling of power that radiated from the audience made his bones vibrate with excitement. This was what he loved more than anything else in the world. He loved the audience, the screams and the power that it gave him. He waved at them as the music started again.

"Out on the porch swing, like some old painting. I seems like I can't move at all, and somwhere a bell rings, and I'm just remembering the last time you ever called. I pick up the phone and I say to the dial tone it's still life without you, and I still hold on. What it feels like, you can't go by that. It's stil life. Still life without you," he sang, getting up off his stool and walking to the edge of the stage again.

"The chances were given to get on with livin'. The truth is that I never tried. And no one ever sees me, most people don't even remember which one of us died, but I still deny it as I close my eyes and it's still life without you, and I still hold on. What it feels like, you can't go by that. It's still ife. Still life without you. Oh, it's still life without you, and I still hold on. What it feels like, you can't go by that. It's still life. Still life without you," he sang and let the music play on as he stared out at the crowd. He looked at all of the lighters lit above thier heads and smiled. He still couldn't believe that they were all there just to hear and see him. It was the most amazing feeling, and he hoped it would never end.

"Out on the porch swing, like some old painting it seems like I can't move at all. But it's still life without you, and I still hold on. What it feels like, you can't go by that. It's still life. Oh, it's still life. Still life withou you," he sang, and the music stopped again.

Denny waisted no time going right into the next song. When the audience heard the tune he played, they screamed louder than they had all night long. Skyler hadn't even thought it was possible for them to get any louder, but he almost had to cover his ears as they screamed and jumped up and down.

"I'm so tired of being here suppressed by all my childish fears, and if you have to leave I wish that you would just leave. 'Cause your presence still lingers here, and it won't leave me alone," he sang as the crowd sang with him.

"These wounds won't seem to heal. This pain is just too real. There's just too much that time cannot erase. When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears. When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears, and I held your hand through all of these years, but you still have all of me," he sang and let Denny play on for a bit.

"You used to captivate me by your resonating life. Now I'm bound by the life you've left behind. Your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams. Your voice it chased away all the sanity in me.

"These wounds won't seem to heal. This pain is just too real. There's just too much that time cannot erase. When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears. When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears, and I held your hand through all of these years, but you still have all of me.

"I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone, but though you're still with me, I've been alone all along," he sang, and the crowd screamed as Denny played on for a few beats.

"When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears. When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears, and I held your hand through all of these years, but you still have all of me. All of me. All of me," he sang and put his head down as Denny played the final notes of the song. The crowd screamed, and the lights went out again.

Skyler made his way off the stage to get changed for the final time. He got dressed as quickly as possible, and he could hear the crowd chanting his name. He ran to join the dancers on the stage. The lights came back up just as he got into place. He nearly laughed again as Cassie poked him in the side.

"I thought my life was already complete. Maybe I've been to blind to see the truth inside my soul that's waiting for me to show if what they say about me is true. I know what they want me to do, but the eye of the world is on me now expecting things of me and letting me down.

"All I am is hard to see. This is only a part of me What you want me to show, where you want me to go. Just remember I'm more than what you see when you depend on just a part of me," he sang, and the audience roared again.

"Monsters roam the world today. All I want to remember is yesterday. Am I ready for all of the glory now? The man inside can't even show me how. If this is where my destiny lies, with battles waged across the sky, love and loss are now my path, alife once lived so far in the past.

"All I am is hard to see. This is only a part of me. What you want me to show, where you want me to go. Just remember I'm more tjam what you see when you depend on just a part of me," he sang and let the music play on as he watched the dancers slow dance across the floor. He counted off the beats of the drum before lifting the microphone to sing again.

"Will I make it to the final duel, a battle waged at Shayol Ghul. The dark one waits to strike me down. Fear turns the wheel around. Ages come and pass along the wheel. Do I believe that any of this is real? The dragon reborn will seal his plight, blast him back into the blight.

"All I am is hard to see. This is only a part of me. What you want me to show, where you want me to go. Just remember I'm more than what you see when you depend on just a part of me. This is just a part of me," he sang and the music stopped once more. The crowd screamed as he and the dancers stepped to the edge of the stage.

"All right, Miami," he said to the screaming crowd. "The time has come for us to say goodnight. I love you, Mimai!"

One by one the dancers bowed and then left the stage. Leaving Skyler alone as the band began to play another song. Skyler took off the long coat he was wearing and walked over to the ledge in front of the band. He took off most of his costume, leaving his pants and shoes on before he turned around.

"I dream of rain, ah lay, ah lay. I dream of gardens in the desert sand. I wake in pain, ah lay, ah lay. I dream of love as time runs through my hand," he sang and the crowed roared again.

"I dream of fire, ah lay, ah lay. These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire, ah lay, ah lay. And in the flames her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire.

"This desert rose, ah lay, ah lay. Each of her veils, a secret promise. This desert flower, ah lay, ah lay. No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this," he sang and danced across the stage as Niki, Kaleb and Jason joined him again.

"And as she turns, ah lay, ah lay. This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams. This fire burns, ah lay, ah lay. I realize that nothing's as it seems.

"I dream of rain, ah lay, ah lay. I dream of gardens in the desert sand. I wake in vain, ah lay, ah lay. I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

"I dream of rain, ah lay, ah lay. I lift my gaze to empty skies above. I close my eyes, and the rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love.

"I dream of rain, ah lay, ah lay. I dream of gardens in the desert sand. I wake in vain, ah lay, ah lay. I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

"Sweet desert rose, ah lay, ah lay. Each of her veils, a secret promise. This desert flower, ah lay, ah lay. No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this.

"Sweet desert rose, ah lay, ah lay. This memory of Eden haunts us all. This desert flower, this rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall," he sang and danced with his dancers until the music stopped, and the lights went out.


Can't Hurry Love is a song by Dianna Ross with slightly altered lyrics. I Want You To Want Me is a song by Cheap Trick. Get Up was written by Eric Draven. Toy Soldiers is a song by Martika. Chains Around My Heart is a song by Richard Marx. Dizzy is a song by Tommy Roe with slightly altered lyrics. Tell Me I Was Dreaming is a song by Travis Tritt. I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore is a song by Bryan White. Against All Odds is a song by Phil Collins. Behind Blue Eyes is a song by The Who. Hearts Never Lie was written by Alan Roy Scott and Hugh James. Time is a song by Culture Club. Intuition is a song by Jewel. Calling You is a song by Queen. One More Try is a song by George Michael. Without You is a song by Mariah Carey. Still Life is a song by Bryan White. My Immortal is a song by Evanescence. A Part of Me is a song written by Julien Gregg. Desert Rose is a song by Sting.


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