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Voice in my Head (2003)

Everyone

(Leo Sayer)


Unless you’ve been asleep or dead

Lying safely in your bed

You can’t have missed

The global sense of fear


We have the right to disagree

Still we abuse this liberty

We gamble ‘til the end is getting near

Well me I wanna dissapear ‘cos


I love everyone – I love you all

I just wish that there was peace on earth

One God to save us all


We harvest every inch of space

Accelerate the human race

Create so much

And yet we say we’re bored


We beg and steal, re-populate

With urban dreams that nurture hate

And celebrate each juicy little war

If more is less – then less if less is more


I love everyone – I love you all

I just wish that there was peace on earth

One God to serve us all


A heart will simply break

When it has to steal

When it has to beg

For every single meal


(solo)


And now I stand and view my life

I’ve done some things, that were not right

I’ve caused more hurt, than I can ever heal

For me it’s simple, here’s the deal…


I love everyone – I love you all

I just wish that there was peace on earth

One God to save us all


We’ll never have to fall

Never have to fall

One God to save us all….





Pop Life

(Leo Sayer)


I used to play the clown

Making headlines in this town

I was living – the pop life


Everybody stared

At the make up that I weared

I was living – the pop life


Everything I did was new

And I didn’t really have a clue

I made some people rich

Got treated like a bitch – pop life


It was 1981

When I finally had some fun

Really livin’ – the pop life


Travelling round the world

With a dozen crazy girls

We were living – the pop life


They taught me a trick or two

Like how to never never get the blues

It’s easy when you know

How to let your spirit go – pop life

It’s alright – all night – pop life

You get it right – it’s outa site – pop life


Now I’m getting old

I’m just doing what I’m told

I ‘ain’t livin’ – the pop life


I made a little bread

Got a forty acre spread

Thanks to living the pop life


It’s alright – my life – the pop life

It’s outa site -all night – the pop life

Yeah the high light – of my life – was the pop life





Saturday Girl

(Leo Sayer)


She takes the bus ride down Kinsella Street

Past The Queens Head and The Barrel Of Wheat

Rides the top deck ‘til she’ll reach the parade

And the penny arcade


Puts on an apron at the foot of the stairs

And a band of gold that ties back her hair

She bought a magazine about the stars on TV

She’s gonna read with her tea


And she might share some spare conversation

About the weather and the world far outside

As she lays out the place mats

And brushes the doormat

And swings the sign around to open the cafe


And Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays’ a drag

Thursdays and Friday’s so sad, so sad

But come Saturday girl, I’m on top of the world

The moment she steps through that door


She’s got a smile like a rainbow in the grey

And a laugh that’d make a misery’s day

And all the customers they think she’s a hoot

Yeah and the boys think she’s cute


And when we close up


She sings along to the jukebox


“I just need somebody, I need someone to love”

And then she climbs on the table top

Swinging her dishmop

And I wish I had the courage and I could say


Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays’ a drag

Thursdays and Friday’s so sad, so sad

She’s my Saturday girl, I’m on top of the world

Yeah it’s the one day I feel like a king


It’s Saturday, it’s Saturday

Saturday, it’s Saturday, it’s Saturday

The moment she steps through that door…..





You Thrill Me

(Leo Sayer/Albert Hammond)


You were born to be free

You were born to be wild

You were born from the wind

Like a motherless child

When you fell from a star

You fell just in time

You fell just for me

I knew you’d be mine


You thrill me

You make me feel life is worth living for

You thrill me the most

Nobody – nobody – nobody

Loves me like you


There’s a place in my heart

There’s a place just for you

There’s a place where I go

Where my dreams all come true

And I don’t need the dark

And I don’t need the light

And I don’t need nobody else

With you I’m alive


You thrill me

You make me feel life is worth living for

You thrill me the most

Nobody – nobody – nobody

Loves me like you

Loves me like you

Loves me like you


I never had a lonely day

Since I held you in my arms

I’ll never ever let you go away

With you I’m in heaven


‘cos You thrill me

You make me feel life is worth living for

You thrill me the most

Nobody – nobody – nobody

Loves me like you

Loves me like you

Loves me like you

Loves me like you





We Got Away With It

(Leo Sayer)


It was the opening night of a Rock ‘n Roll travelling show

And they all were there, I mean the faces everybody knows

As the long limbed beauty left the long black limousine

The floor was wet as if the devil had prepared the scene

A high heel cracks and over she goes


We got away with it, they’ll never catch us anyway

We had the best of it, kids today well they just don’t know…


Hey you remember him, he was the face of ‘78

He drove a pink sports car straight through his manager’s gate

Yeah the alarms went off, but just a little bit too late

As his tyres dug deeper through the lawns of the great estate

He drove into the pool and he couldn’t escape, no


He got away with it, frogmen and cranes raised his legend high

They made a song of it, feed the fish to close – you die


You gotta go for it, someone will always tell you no

Fly in the face of it, showbiz folks always put on a show…


Living the high life – big time

Living outside the law

Living the bright light – high time – that’s what living’s for…


He was a rock god adonis in the big hotel

Where they partied all night, every night a different girl

Yeah the drugs came in, the money went out, nobody really cared

When the candle fell over and the flames lit his bleach blond hair

The dude slept through it as the fireball flared. yeah


We got away with it, sometimes I stop just to reminisce

Right in the thick of it, lips pursed waiting for stardom’s kiss


We love the smell of it, the fame and fortune is our goal

Selfish and spoilt by it, days lived hard slowly taking their toll


We got away with it, I got some stories I can’t tell

But hey there’s a book in it, human suffering always sells


Always sells…





I Never Knew

(Leo Sayer/Albert Hammond)


I never knew nobody

Who loved me better than the way you do

I never knew no-one like you


I never knew this feeling

I never trusted no-one in my life

But I know with you it’s right


‘Cos baby you’re there

When I need you

Baby you’re there

If I’m blue

And I know that I’m blessed

I can only confess

That there’s so much that I never knew


I never knew how happy

I could be with you here by my side

As I look at you tonight


All day I’m just dreaming

That’s all that I do

Can’t wait for the hours

That I spend with you


I never knew nobody

Who loved me better than the way you do

But there’s so much I never knew

No there’s so much I never knew

There’s so much I never – knew…





Please Don’t Walk Away

(Leo Sayer)


I was driving home late last night

When I heard the phone

It’s my baby callin’ says I need you here

How soon can you make it home


Well I pulled into the drive

Not knowing what to expect

She said I been talking to my girlfriends

They’ve been making a lot of sense


I need a little time alone

I need to take a break

I don’t need no pressure in my life

I think I made a big mistake


I said what’s that baby…..?


Please don’t walk away

Don’t make me say

I’m just no good without you

I got a busted heart

It’s been torn apart

And it won’t work without you


Well we’ve been close for six good years

And she’s the kind of girl

Makes you forget your fears

I was lonely before I met her

Don’t wanna be lonely again

Hangin around some singles bar

Looking for a new best friend


So, please don’t walk away

Don’t make me say

I’m just no good without you

I got a busted heart

It’s been torn apart

And it won’t work without you now…


Not now, not now…





Don’t Look Back

(Leo Sayer)


Some people terrified of spiders and snakes

Ladders and space – oh what a waste

Some people never climb over the wall

Think they’re too small and hide their face


Some people live their life under glass

Stay in their past – sit on their ass

I’m here to tell you that life is a gas

Tomorrow’s a blast so don’t look back


So come on ‘n pick it up

Throw some coffee in that dirty ‘ol cup

Eyes on the prize – re-energise

There’s another party waiting to use your sky


Push your legs into a new pair of shoes

Don’t stop you’ll only get the loser’s blues

Out there somebody’s waiting on you

To reach out and throw ‘em some slack


Behind everyone lies a mistake

A terrible place – a bad break

You can’t remember every bug that you killed

Every bottle you spilled – each swallowed pill


I like to think I got no enemies

yet here comes someone with a knife in his teeth

Telling everyone he’s a looking for me

For something or other I done – oh boy


I get up and I run

Dodge every bullet from the “your guilty” gun

I paid the price – had my fun

Committed my sins – I lied to my mum


I keep my head above this watery grave

Keep my eyes on the prize – pretend I’m brave

One thing I ‘aint is nobody’s slave

I watch my front and my back (Don’t look back)


So come on ‘n pick it up

Throw some coffee in that dirty ‘ol cup

Eyes on the prize – re-energise

There’s another party waiting to use your sky


Push your legs into a new pair of shoes

Don’t stop you’ll only get the loser’s blues

Out there somebody’s waiting on you

Reach out and throw ‘em some slack (Don’t look back)





Voice in my Head

(Leo Sayer)


I‘m stronger than an ox, Iron to the core

Getting bolder every day , now I live outside the law

I don’t even get the blues, not anymore

‘Cos I’ve found the perfect place, we’re all looking for


Ah but each time I try to fly

The voice in my head

Says get back to the drawing board and start again…


And I need you, and I want you

Gotta have you, and I can’t let go, no I can’t let go


I can walk into a room and I know just where to stand

I can talk to anyone like a confidential man

I got all the clever lines, and I know all the moves

I’m a perfect suit of clothes, in the perfect pair of shoes


Ah but each time I try to fly

The voice in my head

Says get down to the bottom boy, and start again…


And I need you, and I want you

Gotta have you, ‘cos I can’t let go, no I can’t let go


I was dyin’ of thirst, and looking my worst when I came in here …mmm

Now I stand alone in the the night, wondering what is right

Why you came in here

I can’t stay in here


I don’t hang around no more, the places that we used to

I guess I’ve learned a little, and I know what I should do

I’ve become a little quieter, a little more contained

You could say I’m waiting – waiting for a change


Ah but each time I try to fly

The voice in my head

Says get back to the drawing board, and try again…


And I need you, and I want you

Gotta have you, and I can’t let go, no I can’t let go

And I feel you, ‘cos I failed you

And I lost you, but I can’t let go, no I can’t let go

And I love you, and I want you

More than ever, but I can’t let go – no I can’t let go….





Candygram

(Leo Sayer)


Candy took a walk

Deep into Manhattan

Sold her soul to the devil there

Now she can’t get it back – no she can’t get it back


She’s waiting in a phone booth

For a man to come save her

But he’s taken every dollar that she made

And she can’t get it back – no she can’t get it back


Jesus is in heaven and Mary’s in the stable

But Candy’s got nowhere to go to sleep

Her poppa’s in the graveyard and her momma’s back in Kansas

Praying to the angels of the weak

For Candy’s soul to keep


Candy was a boy

Who never played no ball games

Missed out on every ride at the fair

Now  she can’t get it back – no she can’t get it back


Candy feels the breeze

And heads out on the highway

No one’s gonna miss her when she’s gone

No they won’t have her back – no they won’t get her back


Jesus is in heaven and Judas’s in jailhouse

Chasing our poor Candy round the cell

Where are all the saints and where are all the angels

Why is every day a living hell – a living hell


Now Candy wants to die but can’t afford the burial

Mama doesn’t want her and won’t pay

No she won’t take her back – no she won’t take her back


So Candy has a plan

She’ll ride out on the beltway

Take the road until she dissapears

And they won’t get her back – no they won’t get her back


She can’t get it back – no she won’t get it back


Can’t get it – don’t get it

Can’t get it – won’t get it





Almost Blue

(Leo Sayer/Albert Hammond)


Drifter

You know why I’m following you

I’ve been finding my way home too

Almost blue


Preacher

You know I’m that I’m listening to you

I’ve been doing some praying too

Almost blue

Almost blue


It took me so long just to figure it out

But I’m blind and I’m slow and I’m proud

Like a stubborn old mule I’ve been climbing a ridge

And I can’t find my way back down


Dreamer

I’m two steps behind you now

And I think I believe somehow

Almost blue


The smile on my face is glowing right now

And I know that I’m not going to fail

If there’s a place in this world where the wounded at heart

Can find peace at the end of the trail


Cowboy

We’ve seen some of the strangest things

Things that turn little boys into men

Turn you blue

Almost blue

Almost blue

….Almost blue





Running Man

(Leo Sayer)


When the sand’s too hot to walk on

When the air’s too foul to breathe

Than it’s best to keep on pushin’ on

To a place where you can be free


But who are you running to

And where are you running from

Do you realise in this great big world

That there’s nowhere that you belong


You’re just a running man

Poor little running man

You’re just a running man

A running man


So you sold you soul for silver

So you lost your heart for gold

So you believed everything that was said to you

‘Til what was hot felt warm then cold


So your best friends changed and hurt you

So your lovers were untrue

So your belief in yourself was a shallow lie

And now you’re on the move


But who are you running to

And where are you coming from

Are you all alone in this big big world

Do you know why you don’t belong


You’re just a running man

Poor little running man

You’re just a running man

A running man


Your little shoes will take you

Further along the road

Your little feet will make you

Go where you wanna go


But where are you running to

And who are you running from

When you realise in this big big world





There and Back Again

(Leo Sayer)


My oh my what do we have here

A world of trouble, a world of fear

And no-where safe you can dissapear to

No long and winding road


John-Boy dont wanna work no more

So he sits and stares at the bathroom floor

Where the tiles collide with the lonely walls

That hold his fear inside


Convinced now that all that was wrong is right

His imagination has taken flight

So he turns the key that unlocks his life

And he takes himself within


He goes there and back again, right there – he goes there


Sheila G had known many men

She decided one day she’d go and see ‘em again

She chased down nine from a likely ten

There was one that got away


Well they all lived such bright and happy lives

Said since she left everything had gone right

She thought she would find they were broken men

That only she could mend


Well from that day forward she changed her life

She was a ghostly shadow with a face so white

Said she’d never again try to tempt her fate

‘Cos sometimes you’re just too late


To go there and back again, she went there and back again

She went there – right there


Well you and me well we’ll always be

Considering our place in infinity

As we look back on scenes of eternity, and laugh


‘Cos time does such cruel and wicked things

Makes you change your conceptions and shed your skin

‘Til you dont who you are or where you’ve been


But I know one thing and I know it well

It’s a sorry soul who’s no tale to tell

When evening falls and we reminisce

Saying is that all there is?

We go there and back again, right there – we go there


It’s a case of been there, done that yeah……

It’s all experience along the way – where ya been – things ya seen.

It all comes down – number one – I’d do it all again – I’d do it all again, I been there, done that yeah…..





Becalmed

(Leo Sayer)


Becalmed on a marble sea

Trying to count the clouds hanging over me


I’m watching as the seagulls fly, high across an empty sky

Over me, over me


Adrift, another crazy scheme

But a man that ventures through an unknown ocean

Has the right to dream


I’m dreaming of another world, where the chequered flag unfurls

Just for me, just for me


I’m waiting – on a dream

I’m waiting

For my life to start

A new phase to begin


It’s just before the dawn

The time every ancient curse appears

Every fear is born


Just watching as the moonlight fades

Extinguishing the night parade

Over me, high over me


I’m waiting – on a dream

I’m waiting

For my life to start

Tomorrow to begin, to begin…


B/V’s :

If you move too fast – if you move to soon – you’re never gonna leave this waiting room

So hold on tight ‘til the final scene, and keep real close to your dream

To your dream…..

I looked out on a vast expanse of empty endless ocean

Stretching out before me

Offering no answer or salvation,

Only that I should wait, I should wait, wait for the wind





Maybe

(Leo Sayer/Susie Webb)


Maybe

Although you think that I’m crazy

There’s one thing that is true

I’ll always love you


Someday

You’ll come around

And then one day

You’ll fall in love with me too

It’s long overdue


You’re always taking time

Being careful with your words

As if you really can’t define

My place inside your world


If time

Could only stop

And let this moment be mine

You turn away when I say

We’ll be together one day


Everyday

I think of you

And I miss you

When you’re away from my side

You’re always on my mind


Oh won’t you stay with me tonight

Don’t say you should go home

We’ll make love by candle-light

Let’s make the most of this time

This time together


So maybe

It’s not so pointless and crazy

If I treat you like lovers do

My dream will come true

You’ll fall in love with me too