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Just a Boy (1974)

 

Telepath

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

I’m leaving the smog below me now

I’m leaving my troubles on the ground

I’m watching those smokestacks just blaze away

The sky will be blue never grey

 

The future is filled with wasted time

I can’t see the road

I’m going blind

I’m laughing at all of my future plans

Shining like gold in my hand

 

Isn’t it funny how you reach me

You know exactly what I’m thinking

You’re always helping me from sinking

It’s your way

 

Hello, this is London calling

Is my flight due

Hello, Is there someway I can reach you

 

Isn’t it funny when you call me

You call me up while I’m sleeping

You’re always helping me from sinking

It’s your way

 

Now this is the end of all my dreams

The drumming has stopped behind my ears

There’s no looking back

‘Cos I’m too far away

I’m shaking like mad in a daze

 

Then out of the night you join me here

The people around me, they disappear

And I hear your voice and you speak to my eyes

And every thing comes alive

 

Isn’t it funny how you read me

You know exactly what I’m thinking

You’re always helping me from sinking

It’s your own way, it’s your way, it’s your way

 

Hello, this is London calling

Is my flight due

Hello, Is there someway I can reach you

 

I said Hello, Hello, this is London calling

Is my flight due

Hello, Hello, Is there someway I can reach you

 

Isn’t it funny how you reach me

You call me up when I am sleeping

You’re always helping me from sinking

It’s your way

It’s your way

It’s your way

Train

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

Running through my life

Like a river, like a song

The train keeps pushing me

Right back to the place where I belong…

 

Back along the tracks

Fly a million years

Right across my path

The train moves on, ringing in my ears…

 

Come on board

Come on board

 

Train, oh train, take me back, again

I remember, I remember, I remember

Train, Oh train, the journey ends and starts again

I remember, I remember, take me back

 

I’ve been up all night trying to get this down

Now I’m hallucinating

Staring at the wall, look what I’m creating

 

Look at the clock I’m twelve hours old

So many more remain

Way up ahead I know I see a train…

 

Get on board

Get on board

 

Train, oh train, all those memories, all over again

I remember, I remember, take me back, take me back

Train, oh train, the journey ends and starts again

I remember, I remember, take me back

 

Waited on the station all day

Just to see a glimpse of the morning train

Just to see the wheels turning round

Blowing up steam,

See what I mean,

You see what I mean…

 

Train, oh train, take me back again

I remember, I remember, I remember

Train, oh train, the journey ends and starts again

I remember, I remember, take me back

Bells of St. Mary’s

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

He used to play mouth-organ in a folk-club

In a pub they call the Lady Jane

Oh the sounds as his friends and he would holler

Songs of love and songs of pain

 

There wasn’t much that he could use his time for

So he used to practice every day

Play the mouth-organ blues and holler

“Someday soon I’m gonna breakaway”

 

He used to listen to the bells of St. Mary’s

As they would echo through those early days

And sometimes even now he thinks he still hears them

Though they’re but a thousand miles away

 

(Solo)

 

And so he came into this crazy business

And do you know the stars all fell his way

And he became another of those rock and roll troubadours

Threw that mouth-organ far away

 

And so he listens to the bells of St. Mary’s

And so their echo haunts him every day

So clear that he could reach out and touch them

Although they’re but a thousand miles away…

 

Though they’re but a thousand miles away…

 

 

 

 

One Man Band

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

Everybody knows down Ladbroke Grove

You have to leap across the street

You can lose your life under a taxi cab

You gotta have eyes in your feet

You find a nice soft corner and you sit right down

Take up your guitar and play

Then the lawman comes and says move along

So you move along all day

 

I’m a one man band

Nobody cares nor understands

Is there anybody out there wanna lend a hand

To my one man band

 

For three days now I haven’t eaten at all

My, my, I must be getting so thin

Soon my cap won’t be large enough

To drop a half-a-crown in

So hey there mister don’t you look so sad

Don’t look so ill at ease

When I can play you any song you like

To cheer up the life you lead

 

I’m a one man band

Nobody cares nor understands

Is there anybody out there wanna lend a hand

To my one man band

 

And oh, oh, oh, look at the rain falling

Oh, oh, oh look at it rain

Oh look at it rain

 

Nobody sees the minstrel boy

As he sings his tale of woe

Nobody sees him coming, nobody sees him go

So hey there mister don’t you look so sad

Don’t look so ill at ease

When I can play you any song you like

To cheer up the life you lead

 

I’m a one man band

Nobody cares nor understands

Is there anybody out there wanna lend a hand

To my one man band

 

 

 

 

In My Life

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

Seen a lot of good times in my life

Times when everything went so right

Seen a lot of things go wrong and I just don’t know why

I’ve seen a lot of good times in my life

 

Had a bit of sadness in my life

Friend of mine went down the other night

Tried to sort it out but now I just don’t know why

I’ve had a bit of sadness in my life

 

You see I am a lonely, lonely, man

And what I got, I got together with my own two hands

And I wonder what am I gonna do to put things right

I’ve seen a lot of good times in my life

 

I’ve taken lots of chances in my life

Now one of them has changed me overnight

I’ve seen a glimpse of the other side

The lights are much too bright

I’ve taken lots of chances in my life

 

You see I am a lonely, lonely, man

And what I got, I got together with my own two hands

And I wonder what am I gonna do to put these things right

I’ve seen a lot of good times in my life

 

I gotta do something with my life

Gotta make a change and put up a fight

Stand on my own two feet and do it right

I gotta do something with my life

 

You see I am a lonely, lonely, man

And what I got, I got together with my own two hands

And I wonder what am I gonna do to put things right

I’ve seen a lot of good times in my life

 

 

 

When I Came Home This Morning

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

When I came home this morning

I got your letter and what it said

I didn’t understand

You told me it was over, au revoir,

See you again sometime

I didn’t understand

And overleaf you tell me that you love me

 

Meet me on the corner

The usual time, the usual place

I will be there

Meet me on the corner

I’ll see you coming, then I’ll be sure

Sure you’ll be there

Oh and I wanna tell you that I love you

I love you

 

I see your face, I see the night

I love you, yeah I love you

Oh and deep in the night you know I see your eyes

Saying I love you

Honey I love you

I love you, yes I do

 

I stood on the corner

All the cars went sweeping by

Did somebody call me, no there was no-one there

Well, I’ll go on waiting, perhaps tomorrow

Another day, I will be there

Oh and I wanna say that I love you

I just wanna say that I love you

 

I see your face, I see the night

I love you, yeah I love you

Oh and deep in my sleep you know I see your eyes

I love you

I love you

Yeah, I love you, yes I do

 

I love you

I love you

Yeah, I love you, yes I do

 

 

 

 

Long Tall Glasses

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

I was travelling down the road feeling hungry and cold

I saw a sign saying food ‘n drinks for everyone

So naturally I though I would take me a look inside

I saw so much food there was water coming from my eyes

 

Yeah, there was ham, there was turkey, there was caviar

And long tall glasses with wine up to here

Then somebody grabbed me, threw me out of my chair

Said “before you can eat, you gotta dance like Fred Astaire”

 

You know I can’t dance, you know I can’t dance…

You know I can’t dance, you know I can’t dance… I can’t dance

Oh no

 

I am a man of the road, a hobo by name

I don’t seek entertainment, just poultry and game

But if it’s all the same to you, then yes I will try my hand

If you were as hungry as me I’m sure you’d understand.

(Hey, wait a minute)

 

Of course I can dance, I’m sure I can dance

I know I can dance, I know I can dance

I can dance

I really hit the floor

Look at me dancing

 

(Solo)

 

I did a two-step quick-step and a bossa nova

A little Victor Sylvester and a Rudy Valentino

You shoulda seen me moving right across the floor

Hand me down my tuxedo, next week I’m coming back for more

 

I can dance, oh yes, I can dance

Look at me dancing, the floors moving

And I feel good, I feel good

I can dance, I can dance, I can dance, I can dance

I can

Another Time

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

Another time, love

You know I can’t quite recognise your face, love

Although I feel I know you from some place, love

Another time, love

But not now

 

Another face, love

I’m sure I know the voice, but not the face, love

I know you think I know you, but then you’re wrong, love

I don’t know, love

Who I am

 

Y’see I’m lost

I don’t know who I am

 

Another town, love

Tomorrow night I play another town, love

The show keeps rolling on and so it goes, love

I don’t know, love

Where I’m bound

 

I must be going now

I’m sorry I’m unsure

I must be going now

Maybe we’ll meet again

Another time, love

Another town, love

Another place

 

Y’see I’m lost…

And I don’t know who I am

 

(Solo)

 

Oh I’m lost

Y’know I’m lost

I don’t know where I’m bound

I don’t know who I am

I’m lost

 

 

 

Solo

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

Used to see him hanging around everywhere

In a world of his own

See him hanging round street corners where

We would meet

He was a lonely kid

Now they tell us that he’s moved on

Aint been seen for so long

Don’t know here he’s gone

 

It’s been so long, but I’m on the road

And though it ain’t been easy

At least I made it on my own

My tongue’s been tied for far too long

And now your gonna hear me

At least I now where I belong

 

S.O.L.O. I’m on the road

Hello hello, I’m on my own

 

Ah y’see everybody’s got someone

To lay their troubled lives upon

I’m really glad I’ve only got my own

 

Once upon a time, well I had lots of friends

I moved freely through their lives

But two’s a couple and, well three’s a crowd

I was just left out

Hanging around

I’ve had as much now as I can take

There ain’t no need to stay

 

S.O.L.O. I’m on the road

Hello hello, I’m all alone

Ah yes everybody smiles at me

As I go walking by

But I’m really glad I’ve only got my own

 

S.O.L.O. I’m all alone

S.O.L.O. I’m going down the road

 

 

 

 

Giving It All Away

(Leo Sayer / David Courtney)

 

I paid all my dues

So I picked up my shoes

I got up and walked away

Oh, I was just a boy

Giving it all away

I didn’t know how to play

 

I’ve worked hard and failed

Now all I can say is

I threw it all away

Oh, I was just a boy

Giving it all away

 

Sail away, sail away

 

Ooh, well I know better now,

I know better now

Giving it all away

 

Oh oh, I now better now,

I know better now

I’ve given it all away

 

Went out in the world

Too much for my nerves

Well, only myself to blame

See, I was just a boy

And there was nobody else to blame

 

I’ve done all I can

Now it’s out of my hands

Stand on my head and say

Oh, I was just a boy

Giving it all away

 

Sail away, yeah sail away

 

Oh, I know better now,

I know better now

Ain’t gonna give it all away

 

Oh oh, yeah yeah, I now better now,

I know better now

Ain’t gonna give it all away

 

Ooh, I know better now

I know better now

I’ve given it all away

 

See I was just a boy

Giving it all away

I was just a boy

Giving it all away

Oh, I know better now

Giving it all away

I was just a boy