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Silverbird (1973)


Innocent Bystander

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Standing by the railway station

Waiting for your train

But the train never comes

No, the train never comes

And I think I’m going out of my head

Yes I think I’m going out of my head


Running down the track

Trying to reach the end

But the end never comes

No, the end never comes

And I think I’m going out of my head

Yes I think I’m going out of my head


I’ve been waiting for the sun

But it always hides behind the sky

And time rolls by before my eyes

That’s the story of my life

And I think I’m going out of my head

Yes, I think I’m going out of my head


Aaah – aaah

Aaah

Aaah


I’ve been waiting for the sun

But it always hides behind the sky

And time goes by before my eyes

That’s the story of my life

And I think I’m going out of my head

Yes, I think I’m going out of my head


Well I Think I’m going out of my

I think I’m going out of my

I think I’m going out of my

I think I’m going out of my

I think I’m going out of my head




Goodnight Old Friend

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Farewell old friend

Leave me now be gone

My soul is weak

My mind is never strong


Watch my hands at night

And see the way they’re shaking

See the endless road

See the way it’s taking


And it’s still the same old night

And it still just don’t seem right

And this darkness blinds my eyes


Writing down my life

On endless scraps of paper

Years of hanging round

A life of wasted labour


And it’s still the same old night

And somehow it don’t feel right

And this darkness blinds my eyes


Goodnight old friend

I’ll see you once again

The dawn will come

And haunt me once again


Watch my life unfold

And see the shape it’s taking

Watch my fingers write

And see the way they’re shaking


And it’s still the same old night

And somehow it don’t feel right

And this darkness blinds my eyes


Goodnight old friend

I’ll see you once again

The dawn will come

And haunt us once again


And it’s still the same old night

And it’s still the same old night

And it’s still the same old night

Ah, it’s still the same old night





Drop Back

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


You hold my life in your hands

You build me as if I were a king

Your heart does not understand

I give you my everything


Oh the night that started with wine

Is ending just like it was a dream

I held her glove in my hand

I gave her my everything


Drop back

She said to me go back

Drop back

I fail to see why I

Should drop back


I held the cards in my hand

They fooled me just a pack of lies

It seems they wrecked all my plans

God knows how I really tried


Oh that night that started with wine

It’s ending just like it was a dream

I hold her glove in my hand

I gave her my everything


Drop back

She said to me go back

Drop back

I fail to see why I

Should drop back


(Solo)


Drop back

She said to me go back

Drop back

I fail to see why I

Should drop back





The Show Must Go On

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Baby, although I chose this lonely life

It seems it’s strangling me now

All the wild men, big cigars, gigantic cars

They’re all laughing at me now

Oh I’ve been used

I’ve been taken for a fool, oh what a fool

I broke all the rules

But I won’t let the show go on


Baby look there’s an enormous crowd of people

And they’re all after my blood

I wish maybe they’d tear down the walls

Of this theatre and let me out, let me out

Oh I’ve been so blind

I’ve wasted time

Wasted, wasted, oh so much time

Walking on the wire, high wire

But I won’t let the show go on


(Scat verse)


Oh I’ve been so blind

I’ve wasted time

Wasted, wasted, oh so much time

Walking on the wire, high wire

But I won’t let the show go on


Baby I wish you’d help me escape

And help me get away

Leave me outside my address

Far away from this masquerade

I’ve been so used I’ve been so abused

I’ve been a fool I broke all the rules

I’ve been so used oh and abused

But I won’t let the show go

I said I won’t let the show oh

Won’t let the show go on





The Dancer

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Jeanette was a dancer

I suppose I knew her well

Her feet danced miracles

I was lost within her spell

Jeanette knew a singer

Was the leader of some band

Looked just like a boy

And stood just like a man


And it rains all down the avenue

Yes it rains all down the avenue

Just for you

Just for you

Just for you boy

Just for you


The kids in the back street cry

You hear their voices in your brain

The world is full of hungry souls

Behind the window panes

Little Jenny on the high wire

Slow motion as she fell

Sometimes I think the wire is me

The tragedy as well


And it rains all down the avenue

Oh yes it rains all down the avenue

It rains all down the avenue

Just for you

Just for you

Just for you boy

Just for you

Just for you boy

Just for you


(Solo)


I work on the west side

Jeanette I pulled your strings

I stood upon the pavement

I never owned a thing

And still I am the singer

I know my song so well

The rain falls through my eyes

And lands below the shell


And it rains all down the avenue

Yes it rains all down the avenue

Oh yes it rains all down the avenue

Just for you boy

Just for you

Just for you boy

Just for you




Tomorrow

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


People die laughing upon the ground

They don’t know why they fall

I have got nothing, at least so I say

Got my song and my music that’s all


People look worried crowding around

Messing around with their dreams

Tomorrow they’ll wake up in a new life

And they’ll start all over again


Because tomorrow is the first day

Of the rest of your life

You just remember when you’re worried

Everything is gonna be alright


Ah yes tomorrow is the first day

Of the rest of your life

You just remember when you’re worried

Everything is gonna be alright


Come on you people all over the world

Realise you’re one and the same

Tomorrow you’ll wake up in a new life

And you’ll start all over again, oh yes you will


Oh yes tomorrow is the first day

Of the rest of your life

Look you just remember when you’re worried

Everything is gonna be alright


Oh yes tomorrow is the first day

Of the rest of your life

You just remember when you’re worried

Everything is gonna be alright


Yes everything is gonna be alright

Yes everything has gotta be alright

Everything

Is gonna be alright


 

 

Don’t Say It’s Over

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


They say that we could be in love

They say that we could be

They say we’ll fall

Like others will fall


Don’t tell me that it’s over

You know you’ll break my heart

Don’t tell me that it’s over

You’ll see me fall apart

Don’t tell that it’s over

Or else I, well I might fall apart


Now, when we first met

I was just a poor boy on the street

And you looked at me and took me in

Yeah, and knocked me off my feet


Now you don’t really wanna break things up

The things we’ve been through, boy they’re enough

Don’t tell me that it’s over


Don’t say that it’s over

You know you’ll break my heart

Don’t tell me that it’s over

You’ll see me fall apart

Don’t tell that it’s over

Or else I, well I might fall apart


They say that we could be in love

They say that we could be




Slow Motion

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


Today’s been long

It’s been like slow motion

Walking in circles

Talking to the wall

Now I’m standing on the corner

And looking down at the ocean

Sure is cold

Makes me feel so old


See the couple there in slow motion

Flapping like a flag in the breeze

But why I’m here

I ain’t got no notion

I got people to please

But I’m dying on my knees




Oh Wot A Life

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


…2 – 3 – 4


I wanna get back home

But the bar won’t close

Till ten and thirty tonight

Oh boy, good God, wot a life


Some cat down there

Split his head wide open

And the doctor died of fright

Oh, wot a life


Every woman I see she says to me

“Get back to your wife”

Everyone I know got their little problems

Boy, I wanna see some life


The Fender got busted in the second set

And the pick-up’s up the pike

And the Leslie sound goes round and round

And round and round

Oh boy, good God, wot a life


Get back in my car like a movie star

It’s an Austin Healey Sprite, huh

Oh boy, wot a life


I think I’ll go dig some weeds down at Mrs G’s

Cut the cross-bar off her bike

Oh, wot a life


Every woman I see they say to me

“Now you know what I like”

Every woman I see they fix me up

Saying, “Get back to your wife”


Next number’s called paranoia

It’s the story of my life

And the gigs we do take me down and down

And down and down and down

Good God, wot a life


(Solo)


Now the next number we do is called paranoia

It’s the story of my life

Oh, grrrr, wot a life


(Alright, may as well get out of here now….)





Why Is Everybody Going Home

(Leo Sayer/David Courtney)


And if you say again to me

That we could all be free

I’ll have to leave


Look at the sky

It’s falling down

The world is spinning round

Without a sound


Where has all the lazy sunshine gone

Can anybody tell me

Why is everybody going home

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me


Oh have you stood

Before the wind

And let it blow your blues

So far away


Look at my life

Oh, what’s the use

To everyone I know

Oh I’m a fool


Where have all the smiling faces gone

Can anybody tell me

Why is everybody going home

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me


Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me


Can anybody tell me

Can anybody tell me