The musical group, Mr. Mister was formed in 1982 by bassist/lead vocalist Richard Page and keyboardist/vocalist Steve George. The two men grew up as friends in Phoenix, Arizona and both became sessions musicians.
Page and George played together for many years and sang back-up for many well-known musicians. They were on tour with Andy Gibb when the decided to start their own band.
Guitarist, Steve Farris and drummer Pat Mastelotto joined with the others to create Mr. Mister and the group quickly landed a deal with RCA.
Welcome To The Real World was their 2nd album and was released in 1985. The first single was Broken Wings, followed by Kyrie. Both songs climbed all the way to the top of the pop charts and the album reached platinum sales.
It was in February of 2004 when Clay hit the road with Kelly Clarkson on their Independent Tour! Clay started his part of the concert performing Kyrie!
I will never forget the excitement when Clay Aiken entered from the back of the stadiums, singing Kyrie…it was the entrance of a Star! The entrance and concerts bring back excitement and fond memories.
Did you see Clay sing Kyrie live? Did you see it more than once?
Kyrie eleison, kyrie
The wind blows hard
Against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road
My heart is old
It holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
The soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again
Down the road that I must travel
Through the darkness of the night
Where I’m going, will you follow
On a highway in the light
n. & inter 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning “Lord, have mercy upon us,” used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
I hope you enjoy this fun video of Kyrie!