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Here (1979)

 

The World Has Changed

(Leo Sayer/Billy Livsey/Sergio Cuevas)

 

Though the world has changed

We’re still the same

You know that I love you – yeah

Though the world has changed

We’re still the same

You know that I love you – yeah, yeah

 

Counting the months and the years

When I lived alone

The days were so bleak

And the nights were so black and cold

Walkin’ around in the street

In the pouring rain

Hanging ‘round waitin’ for love

But it never came

 

Suddenly you were there

Though I never thought about you

Now that the world has changed

It’s so strange how I found you

 

Sharing a secret that no one

Could understand

Feeling brave in my heart

Yet too scared to let go of your hand

Runnin’ wild in the streets

Just the way all the young lovers do

You only livin’ for me

And me only for you

 

Suddenly life had changed

When you said I love you

And though the words were plain

It’s so strange

You said I love you

And oh how my life has changed

After searchin’ in vain

I found you

 

(Solo)

 

Though the world has changed

We’re still the same – I still love you

Though the world has changed

Aah, we’re still the same, y’know I love you

 

One night I thought that you were gone

What could I do?

Runnin’ around in the pouring rain

Lookin’ for you

Wondering if I’d ever see you again

Then through the darkness

I heard you calling my name

 

Loving you when you’re not there

I’m never lonely anywhere

Outside the world has changed

We’re the same

I still love you

And though the world has changed

The words are the same

You know I love you

 

 

 

 

 

When The Money Runs Out

(Leo Sayer/Ray Parker Jr.)

 

When the money runs out

What will we do

Turn around and start anew

Takes all your lovin’ babe

To see me through

Without your love

What would I do

 

‘Cos I’d put you and me babe

Up against the world

There ain’t nobody else

Like you and me girl

Who wants the money and the luxury

When love and happiness

Is all you need

 

Can’t you see that all you’re living for

Is dollars and cents

Don’t make no sense

And all you think about in the final end

Is spend spend, spend

 

So when the money runs out

We’ll fly away

And quit the city life and find a hideaway

Live in the country babe

Off the fat of the land

Nothing to worry about

No money in the bank

 

Who needs the money – what does it mean

Another roll of paper babe – in a sea of green

To live life for money – you’ve got to be mad

When I watch you burn it up you know I feel so sad

 

(Solo)

 

So when the money runs out

What will you do

Turn to me babe and I’ll pull you through

We’ll give back the diamonds

And we’ll sell the car

We’ll live the simple life

And make a brand new start

 

‘Cos I put you and me babe

Up against the world

There ain’t nobody else

Like you and me girl

Who wants the money and the luxury

When love and happiness

Is all you need

 

Yeah when the money runs out

I still got you

Yeah when the money runs out

When the money runs out

 

 

 

 

The End

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)

 

He says he doesn’t care

To the girl with the painted hair

And staggers through the angry crowd

Like it isn’t there

 

Feels like a wall of sound

As he crashes down

No-one stops to look

When he hits the ground

 

We’re the nouveaux rich

On a one way tip

Living out on a razor’s edge

Just to get our kicks

 

We’re gonna take a stand

‘Til the world is in our hands

And if we win or lose

We don’t give a damn

 

Hollow people living empty lives

Looking vacant in the neon lights

Who need the truth when you can live a lie

Can’t stop now it’s too late

Cos we’re running blind

 

‘Til the end – comes like a thunder

Yeah, and we all fall under

No-one gives a damn

Come on now – let’s meet the end

 

(Solo)

 

He tries to make it home

Head like a block of stone

His eyes so closed up now

His arm so full of dope

 

There’s nowhere left to run

He cries out but no-one comes

In the back of some dark alley

He dies alone

 

Hollow people living empty lives

Hearts feel nothing in the neon lights

Feelings here are so cheap these days

No-one really cares

If we lose of if we win

 

Yeah, were the angry youth

Yeah, don’t wanna be like you

Yeah, we do what we want

‘Til we wanna die

 

Yeah, we’re the nouveaux rich

Yeah, we gotcha in our grip

There’s no escape for you

‘Cos we’re running blind

 

We’re so angry

We’re just so angry

Angry

We’re all so angry

In the end

 

 

 

 

Lost Control

(Al Kooper)

 

You were out there

And I thought that you were for the asking

I’ve never been unfair

But I was looking for a love

That would be everlasting

Yes I was

 

Three years of taking

Anything that I could find

A one-night stand, you understand

Wasn’t what I had in mind

 

Believe me that I lost control

I wanted you and that was

All that really mattered

Oh yeah, oh I lost control

I couldn’t tell this whole world had shattered

Lover, all I could see

Was what you whipped on me

And I lost my control

 

Now he was your man

He had his faults

But you done your best to stick by him

But then one day

Bam! Bam!

He shot you down

Without anybody around who

Would try him

 

And this is what happened

 

Three years of taking

Anything that he could find

A one night stand he didn’t understand

It wasn’t what you had in mind

And I believe that you

Lost control

You ran to me and it felt

Like a whole new feeling, yeah, yeah

 

Oh you lost control

You had an open wound

That I was so good at healing

 

Hey but all you could see

Was the good side of me

And you lost control

Oh you know that you lost control

 

No consideration

We couldn’t help ourselves inside

It was a sorry situation

And he came to me one night

And he cried

He said you cut me worse – ow!

Than any woman ever hurt a man

I said, my man, I’m real sorry

But that was not my plan

And I just believe

 

You see this is what really happened

 

I, I lost control, that’s what I did

I just lost control

My whole world had changed around

And you were runnin’ free

When you came to me

 

Oh we tried and we tried our best

But you and me babe

And him as well

We’re all losing in the game

Loves like that, ain’t it

You lost, lost, you lost, you lost

All your control, oh baby

 

I believe to my soul

 

 

 

 

An Englishman in The U.S.A

(Leo Sayer/Les Davidson)

 

Rambling around your city streets

I feel no earth below my feet

And I feel my life is crumbling into the sea

 

But I can’t swim three thousand miles

So all I have is lonely nights

I’m an Englishman lost in the U.S. of A.

 

And it’s a long way back home

Such a long way back home

And I’m wondering

Where am I gonna go

 

Lines dead, operators gone

And now the fear is coming on

And I hear my love wondering where have I gone

 

So I’m gambling my bucks for pounds

Yeah, but Lady Luck just won’t come around

For an Englishman who is stuck in the U.S. of A.

 

And it’s a long way back home

Such a long way back home

Oh I’m wondering will I ever get away

 

(Solo)

 

So here I am and there are you

Where wishful thoughts don’t serve no use

And all the worrying in the world won’t pull me through

 

So I think of love that might have been

And an airline ticket that’s like a dream

For an Englishman who is lost in the U.S. of A.

 

Such a long way from home

Such a long way from home

And I’m wondering, I’m wondering

Will I ever get to

 

I’m a long way, a long way

A long way back home

I’ve been wondering

Will I ever get to go, yeah

 

(Solo)

 

Yeah I’m waiting for you to take me home

C’mon baby

And I’m waiting for you to take me home

Yes I’m waiting for you to take me home

Take me home

 

(Solo)

 

Take me home

 

 

 

 

Who Will The Next Fool Be

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)

 

Falling, oh, oh, I’m falling

Falling so deep in love with you

But you say that

Only a fool could fall in love

With a girl like you

If that’s the truth

What have I got to lose

 

And I wonder who, I wonder who

Who will be the next fool be

Will it be me

I wonder who

Can you tell me please

Who will the next fool be

Could it be me

 

Lonely, I’m so lonely

Maybe, maybe you’re lonely too

So don’t spend your time

Just sitting around

Wondering who will he be

Who will the next fool be

Let it me

 

I’m the one you need

Can you tell me please

Who will the next fool be

Let it be me

I don’t mind

 

(Solo)

 

Falling, oh, oh, I’m falling

Falling, what can I do

Thinking a girl like you

Could fall for a fool like me

Who will the next fool be

Could it be me

 

I wonder who

Can you tell me please

Who will the next fool be

Could it be me

 

Can you tell me please

When you make up your mind

Who will the next fool be

Let it be me

 

Oh I need to know

I need to know

Who will the fool be

Will it be me

 

Oh, who will the next fool be

Who will the next fool be

Will you tell me please

I need to know

 

 

 

 

Work

(Leo Sayer/Tom Snow/John Vastano)

 

Five days outa seven

Eight hours of every one

I’m tryin’ to buy a piece of heaven

But I’ll be gone before that heaven comes

 

Work, work, work

Who needs it

It’s all I ever seem to do

I’m killin’ myself for a livin’

Livin’ the working man’s blues

 

Minute to minute

Day after day

Wherever I go it’s always the same

I work a little longer

And make up my pay

But when the cheque comes along

They’ve taken half of it away

 

All this work, work, work, work

Who needs it

All, all I ever seem to do

Y’know I’m killin’ myself for a livin’

I should be stayin’ at home with you

 

City to city

All over the world

Wherever I’ve been to

That’s all I ever heard

You work a little longer

To double up on that pay

Then the tax man comes along

They’ve taken half of it away

 

Work, work, work

Who needs it

It’s all I ever seem to do

I’m killin’, killin’, killin’ time for a livin’

Livin’ the working man’s blues

 

Yeah, work, work, work

Oh, my

That’s all it is

Killin’ myself for a livin’

Like drivin’ a nail straight into my hand

I’ve been working my life away

That’s right

Working my life away

I’m working my life

All this work, work, work,

Working my life away

Working my life away

 

You know sometimes I get home in the evenin’

And lay in bed at night just dreamin’

I had enough a whole pay cheque sittin’ in my hand

So we can split it between the two of us

And buy that big mansion on the hill

Where that rich guy lives

Who says he pays me every week

 

Oh, I don’t want to work no more

I can’t stand it

 

 

 

 

Oh Girl

(Eugene Record)

 

Oh girl

I’d be in trouble if you left me now

‘Cos I don’t know where to look for love

I just don’t know how

 

Oh girl

How I depend on you

To give me love when I need it

Right on time you would always be there

 

All my friends call me a fool

They say to let the woman take care of you

So I, I try to be hip and think like the crowd

But not even the crowd will help me now, oh

 

Oh girl

Tell me what am I gonna do

‘Cos I know I got such a guilty face

Girl, I feel so out of place

 

Oh, yeah, yeah

 

(Solo)

 

All my friends call me a fool

They say the woman should be taking care of you

So I, try to be hip and think like the crowd, yeah

Not even the crowd can help me now

 

Oh, you know

 

Oh girl

I guess I’ll never know

I could save myself

A lot of useless tears

Girl, I’ve gotta get away from here

 

Oh girl

Pain will double if you leave me now

‘Cos I don’t know where to look for love

And I just don’t know how

 

Oh, no, no

 

Don’t know where to look

Don’t know where to run

Don’t know where to go

Oh girl

I’m no good without you, no, no

 

 

 

 

 

Ghosts

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)

 

Ghosts

People that I left behind

Wandering lonely in the night

All in my memories

 

Dreams

Long forgotten flights of time

Flashbacks flooding through my mind

Of all the things you said to me

 

In the shadows where I walk

In the silence the wind talks of you

Just like a ghost haunting the night

So you wander through my life

 

Ghosts

People that I don’t believe

Just what they’ve got to do with me

Oh, I can’t see it, no, no

 

Ghosts

Long forgotten in time

Look at these flashbacks flooding through my mind

Of all the things you’ve said to me

 

In the shadows where I walk

In the silence the wind talks of you

Just like a ghost haunting the night

You know you wander through my life

 

(Solo)

 

 

 

 

Takin’ The Easy Way Out

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)

 

You contend

Oh that you’ll never go back to her again

You’re as free as a night without end

 

So you tell your friends

Just what you had to endure

When you told her never, never again

And as the room about you starts to bend

You pretend

 

That you’ve taken the easy way out

Though you know when you told her last night

You were facing the easy way out

With one hand reachin’ for the door

But your feet weren’t movin’

They were nailed to the floor

As she told you once more

There’s no easy way to get out

 

She’s not like you

She’d rather stay at home and not get the blues

And if you ever do try to intrude

She’s so respectfully rude

 

So it was hard to believe

Last night while you were drunk and threatening to leave

That she walked thorugh the door with such ease

And threw you the key

 

And she’s takin’ the easy way out

And now you’re alone with no number to call

She’s taken the easy way out

With one hand reachin’ for the door

And you so speechless

Marooned on the floor

She walked out of your life

Couldn’t stand it no more

Now you’re all on your own

‘Cos she’s taken the easy way out

 

(Solo)

 

You know she’s taken the easy way out

Oh, but your pride will only admit to a lie

She’s taken the easy way out

But to your friends

You’re the hero of the night

Drowning with beer all the tears in your eyes

Hopin’ it don’t show that you’re dyin’ inside

‘Cos you can’t quite believe

That she’s taken the easy way out

 

No going back now

 

Stuck here on your own

Lookin’ for a home

Drunk and on the streets

Stuck on your feet

 

Say babe we should talk about it

Hey, babe we should talk about it

Maybe we can come to some arrangement

Why can’t we talk about it

Why can’t we

Just like old times sit and talk about it

Y’see there’s no easy way out

Why can’t you come back