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    Tracks


    Down And Out


    Undertow


    Ballad Of Big


    Snowbound


    Burning Rope


    Deep In The Motherlode


    Many Too Many


    Scenes From A Night's Dream


    Say It's Alright Joe


    The Lady Lies


    Follow You Follow Me


    Down And Out (Collins/Banks/Rutherford)

    
    It's good to be here! How've you been?
    Check my bags, boy! Where's my room?
    I sit on the phone, that's my game,
    Keep up the pressure all the way!
    
    I don't want to beat about the bush
    but none of us are getting any younger.
    There's people out there who could take your place.
    A more commercial view! A fresher face!
    
    I need a shower, take a nap
    I'll meet you in the bar, we must have a rap.
    There's a lot on the line, a lot to say.
    There's something I must tell you today.
    
    You and I both know the score,
    you can't go on like this forever.
    So it's with regret that I tell you now
    that from this moment on,
    you're on your own!
    
    I don't talk round corners, it's right between the eyes
    If you're slow they'll run past you,
    Stand tall, see them falling over.
    I walk a straight line, it's right between the eyes.
    Well show me the door, show me someone who'll do it better.
    
    The drinks are on me, be my guest.
    Smoke a cigar? Take the best.
    Don't hedge your bets, we can make a deal,
    you got it in your pocket, how do you feel?
    
    So glad that's over, now you know,
    but I'm only acting under orders.
    And looking down on you from way up here.
    You've got to sink or swim, get off the floor!
    
    I don't talk round corners, it's right between the eyes
    If you're slow they'll run past you,
    Stand tall, see them falling over,
    I walk a straight line, right between the eyes.
    Well show me the door, show me someone who'll do it better.
    
    

    Undertow (Banks)

     
    The curtains are drawn
    Now the fire warms the room.
    Meanwhile outside
    Wind from the north-east chills the air,
    It will soon be snowing out there.
    
    And some there are
    Cold, they prepare for a sleepless night.
    Maybe this will be their last fight.
    
    But we're safe in each other's embrace,
    All fears go out as I look on your face -
    
    Better think awhile
    Or I may never think again.
    If this were the last day of your life, my friend,
    Tell me, what do you think you would do then?
    
    Stand up to the blow that fate has struck upon you,
    Make the most of all you still have coming to you, [or]
    Lay down on the ground and let the tears run from you,
    Crying to the grass and trees and heaven finally on your knees
    
    Let me live again, let life come find me wanting.
    Spring must strike again against the shield of winter.
    Let me feel once more the arms of love surround me,
    Telling me the danger's past, I need not fear the icy blast again.
    
    Laughter, music and perfume linger here
    And there, and there,
    Wine flows from flask to glass and mouth,
    As it soothes, confusing our doubts.
    
    And soon we feel,
    Why do a single thing to-day,
    There's tomorrow sure as I'm here.
    
    So the days they turn into years
    And still no tomorrow appears.
    
    Better think awhile
    Or I may never think again.
    If this were the last day of your life, my friend,
    Tell me, what do you think you would do then?
    
    Stand up to the blow that fate has struck upon you,
    Make the most of all you still have coming to you, [or]
    Lay down on the ground and let the tears run from you,
    Crying to the grass and trees and heaven finally on your knees
    
    Let me live again, let life come find me wanting.
    Spring must strike again against the shield of winter.
    Let me feel once more the arms of love surround me,
    Telling me the danger's past, I need not fear the icy blast again.
    
    

    Ballad Of Big (Collins/Banks/Rutherford)

     
    Big Jim Cooley commanded respect, whatever he wanted he could get.
    The badge on his waistcoat shone in the sun.
    It ain't no lie that Big Jim was feared by everyone.
    
    In the saloon one evening Big took a bet
    with a rancher whose name I forget.
    He wanted a herd taken over the plain,
    and he called Jim `yellow', he'll never do that again.
    
    He got mad!
    He threw his badge on the floor and walked out,
    he's gonna give it a try, he left no doubt.
    
    "Must be mad, he must be mad"!
    The people wished him well, and good luck.
    "Well I don't need it"! He laughed,
    got on his horse and rode away.
    
    Out on the trail, Jim 'n' his crew of five
    were trying their best to keep the cattle alive.
    The weather was hard, but so were the men,
    Though I don't think even Big will try this trip again.
    
    His horses were edgy, sensing trouble ahead,
    but the trouble didn't start until the men were in bed
    A-whooping and a-hollering, flashing their knives,
    Big and his men were jumped by an all-star Indian tribe.
    
    He was scared, Big Jim was scared
    Alive, they called him lucky, but not today.
    Cos he died like all good cowboys with his boots on next to his men.
    
    Big Jim, he still won't lie down,
    for him the bet is still on.
    Some say he rides there, cursing still.
    Some say they've seen him.
    
    

    Snowbound (Rutherford)

    
    Lay your body down upon the midnight snow,
    Feel the cold of winter in your hair
    Here in a world of your own,
    In a casing that's grown
    To a children's delight
    That arrived overnight.
    
    And here they come to play their magic games
    Carving names upon your frozen hand.
    Here in a world of your own,
    Like a sleeper whose eyes
    Sees the pain with surprise
    As it smothers your cries
    They'll never never know.
    
    Hey there's a Snowman
    Hey, Hey what a Snowman
    Pray for the Snowman
    Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman
    They say a snow year's a good year
    Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.
    
    Smiling faces tear your body to the ground
    Covered red that only we can see.
    Here in a ball that they made
    From the snow on the ground,
    See it rolling away
    Wild eyes to the sky
    They'll never, never know.
    
    Hey there's a Snowman
    Hey what a Snowman
    Pray for the Snowman
    Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman
    They say a snow year's a good year
    Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.
    
    Hey there goes the Snowman
    Hey there what a Snowman
    Hey there lies the Snowman
    Hey he was a Snowman
    They say a snow year's a good year
    Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.
    
    

    Burning Rope (Banks)

     
    The warming sun, the cooling rain,
    The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze,
    The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
    Yet only eagles seem to pass on through.
    The words of love, the cries of hate,
    And the man in the moon who seduced you
    Then finally loosed you.
    
    You climbed upon a burning rope to escape the mob below,
    But you had put the flaming out so that others could not follow,
    To be out of the bounds and the barks of those who do not wish you well.
    
    You must blaze a trail of your own, unknown, alone,
    But keep in mind
    Don't live today for tomorrow like you were immortal.
    The only survivors on this world of ours are
    The warming sun, the cooling rain,
    The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze,
    The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
    Yet only eagles seem to pass on through.
    The words of love, the cries of hate,
    And the man in the moon who seduced you
    Then finally loosed you.
    
    You're old and disillusioned now as you realise at last,
    That all all you have accomplished here will have soon all turned to
    dust.
    You dream of a future after life, well that's as maybe, I don't know.
    But you can't take what you left behind, you're all alone.
    So keep in mind
    Don't live today for tomorrow like you were immortal.
    The only survivors on this world of ours are
    The warming sun, the cooling rain,
    The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze,
    The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
    Yet only eagles seem to pass on through.
    The words of love, the cries of hate,
    And the man in the moon...
    
    

    Deep In The Motherlode (Rutherford)

     
    Get out of the way fat man. You got something to do
    Go fill up your hands till they're shining up at you.
    You gotta get out while there's gold in the air
    It's falling like water, coming down from the hills.
    
    Go West young man
    Earn a dollar a day just like your family said.
    You're rolling your days right on into the night
    The head of the line's going way out of sight.
    Go West young man like your family said
    
    All along the wagons
    All along the dusty trail.
    Seventeen years not over a day
    Like children in the wild.
    Your mother's milk still wet on your face
    And no one to pray for your safe journey home.
    
    Out beyond the desert
    Across the mountains by the fall.
    Servants who leave their masters house
    Are walking all the way.
    The golden fields that beckoned you
    Are darkened by the years.
    
    Go West Young Man
    If you knew then what you know today
    You'd be back where you started a happier man
    And leave all the glory to those who have remained.
    
    So Go West Young Man
    Go West Young Man, like your family said.
    
    

    Many Too Many (Banks)

     
    Many too many have stood where I stand
    Many more will stand here too,
    I think what I find strange is the way you built me up
    Then knocked me down again.
    
    The part was fun but now it's over,
    Why can't I just leave the stage?
    Maybe that's because you securely locked me up
    Then threw away the key.
    
    Oh mama,
    Please would you find the key.
    Oh pretty mama,
    Please won't you let me go free.
    I thought I was lucky
    I thought that I'd got it made.
    How could I be so blind?
    
    You said good-bye on a corner
    That I thought led to the straight.
    You set me on a firmly laid and simple course
    Then removed the road.
    
    Oh mama,
    Please help me find my way.
    Oh pretty mama,
    Please lead me through the next day.
    I thought I was lucky
    Oh I thought that I'd got it made.
    How could I be so blind? Oh no...
    
    

    Scenes From A Night's Dream (Collins/Banks)

    
    Little Nemo rubbed his eyes and got out of bed,
    trying hard to piece together a broken dream.
    His visions lifelike and full of imagination
    it's strange to think they came from such a tiny head.
    
    Dragons breathing fire, but friendly.
    Mushrooms tall as houses.
    Giant Nymphs and goblins playing,
    scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo!
    
    Eating all kinds of food so close to bedtime
    they always made him have these nightmares, it seemed.
    
    Helped young Washington in the garden,
    cut the cherry tree down.
    Now we all know that's not history,
    scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo!
    
    "Nemo, get out of bed!"
    "Don't tell me stories, I don't want to know!"
    "Come on you sleepy head, we're waiting to go!"
    
    Once he went to the 'Carnival of Nations'
    dancing with the princess through the night.
    
    Found themselves on a moving platform
    ten ton weights above them,
    seeking audience with King Morpheus.
    Scenes from a night's dream, poor little Nemo!
    
    "Nemo, get out of bed!"
    "Don't tell me stories, I don't want to know!"
    "Come on you sleepy head, we're waiting to go!"
    
    

    Say It's Alright Joe (Rutherford)

     
    Say it's alright Joe,
    I need another drink
    To blow on the glass so I know I'm alive
    
    Play me a song Joe
    To fill the hours till morning
    Then never again will I bother you
    Ooh, Build myself a tower
    No way in no way out.
    Then my friends can visit me
    Once in a while.
    
    Say it's alright Joe,
    I need some reassurance
    You never know what you might find in the night.
    Ooh I'm just a busy bee, still alive in my hive,
    I'm looking for some other world
    To dream out my dreams.
    
    There were Kings who were laughing in the rain
    And they told me I'd come here to lead the parade
    All the colours were changing, The sky was in ruins
    The lights are all shining on me and on you
    Oh, Shine on........
    
    Say it's alright Joe
    The night will soon be over
    And nothing and no one will ever know.
    Open my eyes Joe
    I'd like to see the daylight
    The clock on the wall says it's time to leave.
    Never seen the same face twice
    Never walked the same way
    The little love that I have known
    I keep to myself.
    
    If there's a fire it's asleep in my bed
    I must leave it to burn till it burns itself out
    Catch as you can I'm not staying here long
    I'll be coming back early or never at all
    Shine on........
    
    

    The Lady Lies (Banks)

     
    The man steps out in the moonlight
    At the sound of a scream from below.
    He thinks he is a warrior
    So he picks up his sword and goes.
    
    From the mouth of the monster
    He rescues the maiden fair.
    But we know she's a demon
    Come to lure him to demon's lair.
    
    Through restless foliage and tall trees he leads
    To a house in a clearing, a place in her fear she calls home.
    
    "Come with me, I need you,
    I fear the dark and I live all alone.
    I'll give you wine and food too
    And something special after if you like."
    
    And though his body bids him
    To enter in with her,
    There was something in her manner
    That his mind could not ignore.
    
    Also it is whispered
    In the kingdom far and wide,
    To beware a little cottage
    In the forest in a glade.
    
    For who knows what magic takes place in his world?
    So he just thanks her kindly preparing to go on his way.
    
    "Come with me, I need you,
    I fear the dark and I live all alone.
    I'll give you wine and food too
    And something special after if you like.
    
    Come to my garden,
    Taste the fruits and the spices of love.
    You can't resist me,
    I'm the kind that your dreams tell you of."
    
    "So glad you could make it
    We had everything arranged.
    So glad you saw fit to pay a call."
    
    Some men never listen,
    And others never learn,
    But why this man did as he did
    Only he will ever know.
    
    He knew he was walking
    Into a waiting trap,
    Neatly set up for him
    With a bait so richly wrapped.
    
    So he went inside there to take on what he found
    But he never escaped them, for who can escape what he desires?
    
    "Come with me, I need you,
    I fear the dark and I live all alone.
    I'll give you wine and food too
    And something special after if you like."
    
    

    Follow You Follow Me (Rutherford/Banks/Collins)

    
    Stay with me,
    My love I hope you'll always be
    Right here by my side if ever I need you
    Oh my love
    
    In your arms,
    I feel so safe and so secure
    Everyday is such a perfect day to spend
    Alone with you
    
    I will follow you will you follow me
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you will you stay with me
    Just one single tear in each passing year
    
    With the dark,
    Oh I see so very clearly now
    All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now
    Fading away
    
    I can say
    The night is long but you are here
    Close at hand, oh I'm better for the smile you give
    And while I live
    
    I will follow you will you follow me
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you will you stay with me
    Just one single tear in each passing year there will be
    
    I will follow you will you follow me
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you will you stay with me
    Just one single tear in each passing year...
    
    
    
    
    
    

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