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Endless Flight (1976)

 

Hold on to my Love

(Leo Sayer/Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)

 

Hello Western Union

Won’t you listen to me ma’am?

I had no time to say good-bye

So take this telegram

 

While I’m gone

She’s gotta hold on to my love

While I’m gone

She’s gotta hold on to my love

 

It breaks my heart to leave her

But I’m working with this band

I’ve got one chance to make it now

Please make her understand

That while I’m gone

 

She’s gotta hold on to my love

While I’m gone

She’s gotta hold on to my love

Don’t give it away

 

(Solo)

 

So come on operator

And get my message through

She don’t need to write me every day

All she’s gotta do is

 

Hold on

Hold on to my love

While I’m gone

She’s gotta hold on to my love

Don’t let it slip away

 

Hold on

Hold on to my love

Hold on

Hold on to my love

 

 

 

You make me feel like Dancing

(Leo Sayer/Vini Poncia)

 

You’ve got a cute way of talkin’

You got the better of me

Just snap your fingers and I’m walkin’

Like a dog hanging on your lead

I’m in a spin you know

Shakin’ on string you know

 

You make me feel like dancing

I’m gonna dance the night away

You make me feel like dancing

I’m gonna dance the night away

You make me feel like dancing

I feel like dancing dancing dance the night away

I feel like dancing dancing – aah

 

Quarter to four in the morning

I ain’t feeling tired no no no no no

Just hold me tight and leave on the light

Cause I don’t want to go home

You put a spell on me

I’m right where you want me to be

 

You make me feel like dancing

I want to dance the night away

You make me feel like dancing

I’m gonna dance the night away

You make me feel like dancing

I feel like dancing dancing dance the night away

I feel like dancing, dancing – aah

 

Doo doo doo doo – woo woop

Doo doo doo doo – oh yeah

Doo doo doo doo – woo woop

Doo doo doo doo – ah ha

You take me higher

I’m gonna catch on fire ‘cos

 

You make me feel like dancing

I wanna dance the night away

You make me feel like dancing

I’m gonna dance my life away

I feel like dancing dancing dance the night away

I feel like dancing dancing dance the night away

I feel like dancing dancing dance the night away

I feel like dancing dancing – aah

 

You really slipped me a potion

I can’t get offa the floor

All this perpetual motion

You gotta give me some more

You gotta give me some more

And if you’ll let me stay we’ll dance our lives away

 

You make me feel like dancing I wanna dance my life away

You make me feel like dancing I wanna dance my life away

You make me feel like dancing I wanna dance my life away

I feel

You make me feel like dancing

 

 

 

 

Reflections

(Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland)

 

Through the hollow of my tears

I see a dream that’s lost

From the hurt, ooh, that you have caused

Through the mirror of my mind

Time after time

I see reflections of you and me

 

Reflections of

The way life used to be

Reflections of

The love you took from me

 

I’m all alone now

No love to shield me

Lost in a world of distorted reality

 

Oh that happiness

Ah you took from me

And you left me with only memories

Through the mirror of my mind

Through all these tears I’m cryin’

Reflects a hurt I can’t control

 

‘Cos though you’re gone

I keep holdin’ on

Through the happy times

When you were mine

 

As I peer through the window

Of lost time

Thinkin’ over my yesterdays

All the love I had in vain

 

All the love I have wasted

All the tears I have tasted, oh-ho

 

Through the hollow of my tears

I see a dream that’s lost

From the hurt, ooh, you have caused

Everywhere I turn

Everything I see

Reflects the love that used to be

 

In you I put all my love

All of my faith and trust

And right before my eyes

My world has turned to dust

After all those nights

I sat alone and wept

Just a handful of promises’

All that’s left of lovin’ you

 

You’re just a reflection – just a reflection

Just a reflection – the way life used to be

 

 

 

 

When I Need You

(Albert Hammond/Carole Bayer Sager)

 

When I need you

I just close my eyes

And I’m with you

And all that I so wanna give you

It’s only a heartbeat away

 

When I need love

I hold out my hands

And I touch love

I never knew there was so much love

Keeping me warm night and day

 

Miles and miles of empty space in between us

A telephone can’t take the place of you smile

But you know I won’t be travelling forever

It’s cold out

But hold out

And do like I do

 

When I need you

I just close my eyes

And I’m with you

And all that I so wanna give you babe

It’s only a heartbeat away

 

It’s not easy when the road is your driver

Honey that’s a heavy load that we bear

But you know I won’t be travelling a lifetime

It’s cold out

But hold out

And do like I do

Oh I need you

 

(Solo)

 

When I need love I hold out of my hands

And I touch love

I never knew there was so much love

Keeping me warm night and day

 

When I need you

I just close my eyes

And you’re right here by my side

Keeping me warm night and day

I just hold out my hands

I just hold out my hands

And I’m with you darling

Yes I’m with you darling

And all I wanna give to you

It’s only a heartbeat away

 

Oh I need you darlin’

Oh I want you darlin’

 

 

 

 

No Business like Love Business

(Clarence Reid/Willie Clarke/Brad Shapiro/Steve Alaimo)

 

There’s no business like love business

There’s no business I know

One day you wanna hold on forever

The next you wanna let it go

 

There’s nothin’ shakin’ like love makin’

There’s nothin’ as long as it lasts

One day you can be there forever

The next it’s a just a thing of the past

 

Now listen to this

 

I fell in love with a sweet little girl once

She was everything a woman should be

I did everything to find if she was wrong

But it seemed she loved only me

 

She gave me some pretty good things

Things I couldn’t get from my own dear mother

I had to go away for just a few days

When I returned she’s gone off with my brother

I was driving man and I didn’t see it coming, no

 

There’s no business like love business

There’s no business I know

One day you wanna hold on forever

The next you wanna let it go

 

There’s nothin’ shakin’ like love makin’

There’s nothin’ as long as it lasts

One day you can be there forever

The next it’s a just a thing of the past

 

Once I knew this rich man

He treated his woman like a queen

He gave the woman everything she needed

He kept her lookin’ so fine and clean

 

He had so much faith in her

His love he never had to check out

But he had to go see a man about a dog one day

And when he got back he found she’d shimmied out

I tried to tell you boy, you wouldn’t listen to me

 

There’s no business like love business

There’s no business I know

One day you wanna hold on forever

The next you wanna let it go

 

Listen! There ain’t nothin’ shakin’ like love makin’

There ain’t nothin’ as long as it lasts

One day you wanna hold on forever

The next it’s a thing of the past

 

La, de, da, de, da, da, ooh, whoo

La, de, da, de, da, da, ooh, whoo, whoo, whoo

La, de, da, de, da, da, ooh, whoo

 

There’s no business like love business

There’s no business I know

One day you wanna hold on forever

The next you wanna let it go

 

Listen! There ain’t nothin’ shakin’ like love makin’

There ain’t nothin’ as long as it lasts

One day you wanna hold on forever

The next it’s a thing of the past

 

 

 

 

I Hear the Laughter

(Leo Sayer/Johnny Vastano)

 

Listening to the falling rain

Always seems to bring her back again

I can remember like it was yesterday

The sound of her voice, the look upon her face

 

Like children playing children’s games

We joked and laughed at every passing day

I’m so much older, things have changed

I’ve realized that now it’s just too late

 

I hear the laughter echoing through my brain

I hear the laughter then I’m alone again

 

I tried to forget her heaven knows

Seems there’s no direction left to go

I can remember like it was yesterday

I hear the laughter then I’m alone again

 

I’m alone again, alone again, alone again

 

(Solo)

 

I wish I that I could hold you now

I wish that I could turn this all around

It’s just my foolish fantasy

But that won’t bring your sweet love back to me

 

I hear the laughter, somebody called my name

I hear the laughter and I can feel the pain

I hear the laughter echoing through my brain

I hear the laughter then I’m alone again

I hear the laughter

I hear the laughter

 

 

 

 

Magdalena

(Danny O’ Keefe)

 

Magdalena sits in her chair

Speaking to the mass

She talks in splicing splinters

She laughs like breaking glass

She said that she would have me spirit her away

Stealing all my images

‘Til there’s nothin’ left to say

 

Oh, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

Your love is like a razor

My heart is just a scar

Oh, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

 

She tells me that she wants me

Then she tells me not to bother

She tells me that I couldn’t hold

A candle to her father

She knows that she’s got me when I start to rave about

And she’ll just smile and flash her eyes

And blow the candle out

 

Oh, Magdalena

Oh, ho, ho, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

 

Magdalena lying there

Could make a dancer stumble

Make a preacher bite his tongue

And leave him with the mumbles

And if you think I’m crazy babe

Or that I’m kidding you

Just pay your dues and lose your blues

When she gets her tongue in you

 

Oh, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

Your love is like a razor

My heart is just a scar

Oh, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

 

Well I can’t be forgotten

And I can’t be ignored

You find me with my poems

And my songs

But if upon your journey you’re turning to L.A.

Won’t you take this little red-haired girl along?

 

Oh, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

Your love is like a razor

My heart is just a scar

Oh, Magdalena

Nothing like the saint you are

 

 

 

How much Love

(Leo Sayer/Barry Mann)

 

How much love do you need

Before you give your love to me

How much time before it grows

How much love

I wanna know

 

What can I do

What can I say

The last thing I want is to drive you away

How much love does it take

How much love

For heaven’s sake

 

How much love

How much love

Do I rush right in or do I hesitate

How much love

How much love

How much love

 

Am I trying too hard

Give me some kind of clue

There must be a way to get through to you

Shall I come on strong or do I hesitate

Do I rush right in or do I wait

 

How much love

How much love

Do I rush right in or do I hesitate

How much love

How much love

How much love

 

I got so much love

Don’t know where to begin

I’m pleading with you babe

You gotta let me in

 

(Solo)

 

How much love

How much love

How much love

 

I got so much love

Don’t know where to begin

I’m pleading with you babe

You gotta let me in

 

How much love do you need

Before you give yourself to me

Shall I come on strong or do I hesitate

Do I rush right in or should I wait

 

How much love

How much love

Do I rush right in or do I hesitate

How much love

How much love

How much love

 

Am I trying too hard

Now give me a clue

There’s gotta be a way to get through to you

 

 

 

I Think we fell in Love too Fast

(Leo Sayer/Johnny Vastano/Vini Poncia)

 

We were just two kids in high school

Who’s never been in love before

Just happened to be together

We never really wanted more

 

We had one long crazy summer

Our life was like a honeymoon

But we couldn’t hold back our feelings

I guess you came along too soon

 

Ooh, darlin’

I think we fell in love too fast

Ooh, darlin’

I think we fell in love too fast

 

I was workin’ my way through college

When you wrote and told me the news

Said you were gonna have a baby

Yeah, I knew my college days were through

 

Had to work late to make the money

You saw more of the kid than me

I guess I knew I failed you

When you said that you would rather be free

You wanted to be free

 

Ooh, darlin’

I think we fell in love too fast

Ooh, darlin’

I think we fell in love too fast

 

Well I heard you got away to Florida

Got a husband, took the kid

I bet they think the whole world of you

Just like I always did

 

You were only one I ever wanted

But I know you can’t be replaced

If only we’d met a little later, babe

We wouldn’t have made the same mistakes

 

Oh, no, no, no, ooh

 

Darlin’ yeah

I think we fell in love too fast

I know it now

Ooh, darlin’, darlin’

I know we fell in love too fast, too fast

Ooh, darlin’ yeah

I think we fell in love too fast

I know it now

Ooh, darlin’, darlin’

I know we fell in love too fast, too fast

 

 

 

 

Endless Flight

(Andrew Gold)

 

Keep me steady

Don’t rock me all around

Lord, I don’t wanna fall down

Understand me

I wish this jet was off the ground

 

Look around you

And tell me what you see

Are you afraid or is it me?

I hope we make it

I hope we don’t fall in the sea

 

And it’s gonna be an endless flight

Until we reach the ground tonight

Yes it’s gonna be an endless flight I know

Like a flyin’ bird in the night

The wind is strong but I hope I’m right

And this will be the end of this endless flight

 

Make me happy

Just let me see the light

I hope the runaway path is near

The look the captain gave

Was it confidence or fear

Oh, was it fear

 

And it’s gonna be an endless flight

Until we reach the ground tonight

Yes it’s gonna be an endless flight I know

Like a flyin’ bird in the night

The wind is strong but I hope I’m right

And this will be the end of this endless flight

 

And it’s gonna be an endless flight

Until we reach the ground tonight

Yes it’s gonna be an endless flight I know

Like a flyin’ bird in the night

The wind is strong but I hope I’m right

And this will be the end of this endless flight

 

And it’s gonna be an endless flight

Until we reach the ground tonight

Yes it’s gonna be an endless flight I know

Like a flyin’ bird in the night

The wind is strong but I hope I’m right

And this will be the end of this endless flight