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Patches/Daltrey (1972)


Living In America

(David Courtney)


I think the folks in America

They’ve got it good in America

Living their lives from day to day


I met a man on the central line

He said to me babe we’re gonna make you fine

He told me ah he’d give me peace of mind


Ah the world it’s gonna get well

No war, no tears, no hell


I just don’t know what I’m doing here

Maybe I’ll split and yes well I’ll disappear

But the man said, get this into your head


Well I took off from platform ten

I missed the train when I get well again

God knows the shape I’m in


This world is gonna, is gonna get well

No war, no tears, no hell

Yes the world is gonna, it’s gonna get well

No war, No tears, no hell


Ah living in America

Ah living, living in America

Living in America

Living in America

Living in America

Living in America

Living in America

 

 

 

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 police come 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

I can play you any song you like

To cheer up the life you lead…


Oh 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


Nobody hears the minstrel boy

As he sings his tale of woe

Nobody sees him disappear, nobody sees him go

So hey there mister don’t you look so sad

Don’t look so ill at ease

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 me a hand

To my one man band


I’m a one man band

Nobody cares nor understands

Is there anybody out there wanna lend me a hand

To my one man band


I’m a one man band

I’m a one man band

Ooh I’m a one man band

Oh I’m a one man band

Ooh one man band





You Are Yourself

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Do you wish you had the power

To be just who you wish to be

Oh you could be, a most important person,

Don’t you agree


Oh can’t you were just like strangers

I don’t know you, you don’t know me

Oh let say maybe, I’m a movie star,

And you’re the queen


You are yourself

Like everybody else

And when you realise you’re just the same,

Then you’ll be free


So do you wish to have the answer

To what I’m trying to say

Just close your eyes, and maybe you can see yourself,

And you’re OK


The world is full of lonely people

And lonely people often dream

Day by day, they dream of being someone else

Like you and me


But you are yourself

Like everybody else

And when you realise you’re just the same,

Then you’ll be free


You are yourself

Like everybody else

And when you realise you’re just the same

Then you will be free


You… you are yourself

You are yourself

You are yourself

You are yourself

You are yourself

You

You are yourself


 

 

Thinking

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


(Spoken)

Break his legs and give him thirty years in jail


I was just

Thinking about a girl

She meant to me the world, she meant the earth


I was just

Thinking about old times

Some are left behind, some things are gone


Thinking about your face behind my door

Thinking about the love we made on the floor

Thinking I’d like to get back to before

Get back to before


I was just

Thinking about the rain

The way the seasons change, you just can’t stop ‘em


Ooh I was just

Thinking about the sun

And you and me on the run, well we had some fun


Thinking about the world that it gets no better

Thinking about my love, I should have given more

Thinking I’d like to get back to before

Get back to before


(Solo)


Thinking about the world that it gets no better

Thinking about my love I should have given more

Thinking I’d like too get back to before

Get back to before


I was just

Thinking about a girl

She meant to me the world, she meant the earth


Oooh I was just

Thinking about the sun

And you and me on the run, we had some fun


Thinking about your face behind the door

Thinking about the love we made on the floor

Thinking about I’d like to get back to before

Thinking about the world that gets no better

Thinking about my love I should have given more





It’s A Hard Life

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


It’s a hard life

When you feel down

And nobody understands you

They leave you hanging around

You waste all your days

Miss all your nights

Sit round just dreaming

You can’t do nothin’ right


It’s a hard life

When you’re alone

Cramped in your lonely little room

Hungry dressed just like a bone

You walk in the streets

And people are so blind

Won’t give you their pennies

No they just don’t have the time


Ooh it’s a hard life

Up on the road

You better check it out well first

Before you meet all the blows

For you won’t like the walkin’

You’ll get caught in the rain

Have to sleep out on the highway

Lord you wish you never came





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

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

Oh, I was just a boy

Giving it all away


I’ve done all I can

Now it’s out of my hands

Stand on my head and say

I was just a boy

Giving it all away


Sail away, yeah, sail away


Oh, well I know better now,

I know better now

Giving it all away


Oh oh, yeah, I now better now,

I know better now

Giving it all away


Ooh, I know better now

I know better now

I’ve given it all away


Just a boy

Giving it all away

Just a boy

Giving it all away

I was just a boy

Giving it all away

Just a boy

 

 

 

The Story So Far

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


You’d better

Give him up

Oh give him up

Explain it to him naturally

So he don’t get hurt

We’ve got so much left to do

And he’ll step right inside my shoes

I will leave it up to you, to you


You’d better

Give him up

Oh give him up

Explain it to him naturally

So he don’t get hurt

We’ve got so much left to do

And he’ll step right inside my shoes

I will leave it up to you


So you don’t think it’s gonna work

Don’t think it’s gonna work

Well I ask you from experience

Do you want it enough

Am I right, do I suit

Does he mean that much to you

Take him up, you know you won’t lose


(Solo)


Then I’d better give you up

Oh I’d better give you up

Go back to the lonely streets

Well I wish you both luck

Why do things always go wrong

Perhaps I lectured you too long

But then you saw through me all along, all along


So you don’t think it’s gonna work

You don’t think it’s gonna work

Well I ask you from experience

You don’t want it enough

Am I right do I suit

Does he mean that much to you

You know now that you won’t lose, you can’t lose

Ooh


(Solo)



When The Music Stops

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


It’s been a long hard lonely winter

I’ve been so cold and all alone

Now I don’t know what made you drop by here

But I’m so glad you came along


So when the music stops, think it over

I’ll ask the band to play your song

And when the music stops

Think it over

And maybe I can take you home

Take you home


Just in case your mind way back to last summer

Oh when the sun shone all day long

Just think of the days we spent together

Just like the music soon they’ll be gone


So when the music stops

Think it over

Before you take your things and you’re gone

And when the music stops

Think it over

And maybe I can take you home

Take you home

I’ll take you home

Take you home

Oh I’ll take you home

Take you home

Take you home

Take you home

I’ll take you home




Reasons

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Reason

Oh there’s gotta be a reason

Behind the things that you do


Treasons

Find me guilty of treasons

Making evil out of good


Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Pick up my life and live for everyday

Pick up my feet and I turn and walk away


Stop

You better stop and listen

See what tomorrow may bring

Oh well it may just bring you sunshine

And it may just bring you rain


Oh well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Oh well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Oh well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Pick up my life and I live for everyday

Oh well I pick up my feet and I turn and walk away


(Solo)


Pick up my feet and I turn and walk away


Help

You got to help yourself

To live together with your friends

Oh well we’re all using somebody

To make it in the end


Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away

Well I pick up my life and live for everyday

Pick up my feet and I turn and walk away

Pick up my life and live for everyday