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The Present

Vydáno 1983, Decca Records, Producent Pip Williams
The Present Seznam skladeb

1. Blue World
2. Meet Me Halfway
3. Sitting At The Wheel
4. Going Nowhere
5. Hole In The World
6. Under My Feet
7. It's Cold Outside Of Your Heart
8. Running Water
9. I Am
10. Sorry


Hudba:
Justin Hayward - 1, 7, 8
Justin Hayward a John Lodge - 2
John Lodge - 3, 5, 6
Graeme Edge - 4
Ray Thomas - 9, 10

Sestava skupiny:

    Graeme Edge - Drums, Vocals
    Justin Hayward - Guitars, Vocals
    John Lodge - Bass, Vocals
    Patrick Moraz - Keyboards, Vocals
    Ray Thomas - Flutes, Harmonica, Vocals


Texty písní:



Blue World
(Justin Hayward)

Heart and soul took control
Took control of me
Paid my dues, spread the news
Hands across the sea
Put me down, turned me round
Turned me round to see
Marble halls, open doors
Someone found the key

And it's only what you do
That keeps coming back on you
And it's only what you say
That can give yourself away

Underground, sight and sound
Human symphony
Heard the voice, had no choice
Needed to be free
Fly me high, touch the sky
Left the earth below
Heard the line, saw the sign
Knew which way to go

'Cause it's easier to try
Than to prove it can't be done
And it's easier to stay
Than to turn around and run

It's a blue world
It takes somebody to help somebody
Oh, it's a blue world
It's a new world
It needs somebody to love somebody
Oh, it's a blue world

Heart and soul took control
Took control of me
Paid my dues, spread the news
Hands across the sea
Put me down, turned me round
Turned me round to see
Marble halls, open doors
Someone found the key

'Cause it's easier to try
Than to prove it can't be done
And it's easier to stay
Than to turn around and run

It's a blue world
It takes somebody to help somebody
Oh it's a blue world
It's a new world
It needs somebody to love somebody
Oh it's a blue world
It's a blue world
It takes somebody to help somebody
Oh it's a blue world
It's a new world
It needs somebody to love somebody
Oh it's a blue world

Meet Me Halfway (Justin Hayward & John Lodge) Never dreamt I would hope While I count the miles Through the wind and the rain I can see your smile There ain't no turning back I can see it in the distance Got it in my sight Like a vision, like a face Coming out of the sky You were there, not a dream You were there in my eyes There ain't no turning back I can see it in the distance Touch it through the night Driving into the light When I'm on my own When I'm all alone Won't you meet me halfway? Won't you meet me halfway? Is it a dream? Is it a dream coming true? Meet me halfway Like a vision like a face Coming out of the sky You were there, not a dream You were there in my eyes There are no words to say I can see you in the distance Hear you through the night Ain't no easy way When you're on your own When you're all alone Won't you meet me halfway? Won't you meet me halfway? Is it a dream? Is it a dream coming true? Meet me halfway
Sitting At The Wheel (John Lodge) I can hear the music playing I can hear the word that you're saying I can see the lovelife in your eyes What's the use in looking for an answer? I might find out It could be a disaster Hold on to your own time Don't let go Don't let go I'm sitting at the wheel Watching the river roll, roll on by, baby Sitting at the wheel Don't let the river run dry I can see your face on a piece of tomorrow I'll hang my dream on a road I can follow I gotta touch the warmth of your love (Keep the warmth of your love) Not gonna chance a change of direction Gonna keep on rolling till I find the connection Hold on to your lifeline Don't let go Don't let go I'm sitting at the wheel Watching the river roll, roll on by, baby Sitting at the wheel Don't let the river run dry I'm sitting at... I'm sitting at the wheel Like a voyeur standing at the edge of time Looking for a reason It's got no rhyme Love took a corner Shot off for a mile I'm sitting at the wheel Rock on, Rocker! I can hear the music playing I can hear the word that you're saying I can see the lovelife in your eyes Ain't no use in looking for an answer I might find out That it could be a disaster Hold on to your own time Don't let go Don't let go I'm sitting at the wheel Watching the river roll Roll on by, baby Sitting at the wheel Don't let the river run dry I sitting at... I'm sitting at the wheel I'm sitting at the wheel Watching the river roll Roll on by, baby Sitting at the wheel Don't let the river run dry I'm sitting at the wheel Watching the river roll Rock and roll on by Sitting at the wheel I'm just sitting I'm sitting at the wheel I'm sitting at the wheel I'm sitting at the wheel Watching the river roll by Rock and Roll on by Sitting at the wheel I'm just sitting Sitting at the wheel If you're sitting at the wheel Watch this rocker roll by
Going Nowhere (Graeme Edge) Once more I've loved, I've laughed and I've lost Now I'm alone left counting the cost Once more sweet child of middling years Basted again in bitter-sweet tears I will survive the solitude But come alive I'll love anew Somebody tell me you love me Somebody tell me you care I've got a heart full of giving Going nowhere Going nowhere Daylight will come and steal the night sights Starlight on black replaced with gray lights Now I must go out and set my best pace Running all day in the human race But now I know the good news Before you win, you have to lose Somebody tell me you love me Somebody tell me you care I've got a heart full of giving Going nowhere Going nowhere How much longer must I travel on? Looking for someone to help me sing my song How much longer will it be? I need to find someone For the love From me (I need someone to help me, help me!!) Somebody tell me you love me Somebody tell me you care I've got a heart full of giving Going nowhere, going nowhere
Hole In The World (John Lodge) - Instrumental -

Under My Feet
(John Lodge)

It's a hard life
Never let yourself get down
You may never get back
You may never ever turn it round
You may say it took you by surprise
Never ending
Never changing
I didn't see through your disguise
It took my breath away

Under my feet
The earth shook
Under my feet
The earth just fell away
Under my feet
Gave way

Did you never, ever want to take a chance?
Never thought the time would come round
Quite so fast
Would you walk right through that wall
And keep on walking till you couldn't stand 
On your feet no more
But you came and took me by surprise
When you stole up on me
I didn't see through your disguise
It took my breath away

Under my feet
The earth shook
Under my feet
The earth just fell away
Under my feet gave way

Where were you
When I needed you?
Where were you
When I needed you?
Where were you?
Where were you?
I'm holding on

Under my feet
The earth shook
Under my feet
The earth just fell away
Under my feet gave way

Under my feet
The earth shook
Right under my feet
Gave way


It's Cold Outside Of Your Heart (Justin Hayward) The harder I try Seems the further I fall The deeper my love seems to be And I know that I Never doubted at all That someone was waiting for me Then out of the blue It was over And how did you think I would survive? 'Cause it's cold outside Yes it's cold outside of your heart 'Cause it's cold outside Yes it's cold outside of your heart I never thought it could happen to me Like the one that gets you That you just don't see And now I don't want to be free I thought it was always to be That someone was waiting for me The longer the shadows Become in my life The colder the breeze seems to be The days roll on by Still I can't quite believe That someone's not waiting for me The flame of desire Is still burning The warmth of your body close to mine 'Cause it's cold outside Yes it's cold outside of your heart 'Cause it's cold outside Yes it's cold outside of your heart It's a big world to face all alone And I'm begging you now just to come on home 'Cause I, I don't want to be free I thought it was always to be That someone was waiting for me You know that it's you I need You see I refuse to believe That someone's not waiting for me
Running Water (Justin Hayward) Time hurries on Look and it's gone The changing of the autumn tide The hopes that live The dreams that die If I could have you by my side I'd give it all away You and I We must hold on We must try To reach beyond that far off cloud Along the road we're travelling now If I could only show you how I need you there with me Oh, running water Don't care what people say We live to love another day Oh, running water Don't throw your love away We live to love another day Time hurries on Turn around and it's gone If only we could hold that dream If only life was what it seemed I know my darling what you mean I've seen it slip away Oh, running water Don't care what people say We live to love another day Oh, running water Don't throw your love away We live to love another day W
I Am (Ray Thomas) Salt water never grew roses Seems roses can't grow in the sea A river can fashion a valley From a thousand sweet drinking streams I AM [Built in the image of the Father] I AM [From the outside looking in] I am the son Yes, I am [But inside is a different place] I am the son Yes, I am the son of love! [Due to my earthbound skin, I am!] I AM! Born in the times when eyes could see What's written in the stars Freedom was ever And ever was never far I am! I AM!!
Sorry (Ray Thomas) Just look at me now Because I'm tired of yelling Look at me now It's only me I'm selling I'm not willing to trade My life to make the sale You turn me around You're puttin' me down Look at me now I'm hanging out my heart to dry For the last time I'll tell you the reason why It's for the last time Laid back uptown turnaround people lie Laid back uptown turnaround people wear disguises "Sorry" a word they only use too late "Sorry" is a word that only ever means forgive my yesterdays Laid-back uptown turnaround people lie Laid-back uptown turnaround people wear disguises And "sorry", that's a word they can only use too late "Sorry" is a word that only ever means forgive my yesterdays Sorry.. Here I am, loving you You're laying there so quietly I can feel your breath upon my skin Afterglow came suddenly With you it always did I'm hanging out my heart to dry [Look at me now] For the last time I'll tell you the reason why [Look at me now] It's for the last time Laid-back uptown turnaround people lie [Look at me now] Laid-back uptown turnaround people wear disguises They say "Sorry" That's a word they only use too late "Sorry" is a word that only ever means Forgive my yesterdays Uptown people lie Laid-back uptown turnaround people wear disguises They say "Sorry" That's a word they only use too late "Sorry" is a word that only ever means forgive... Sorry

   

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