FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK

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  1. THE WIND
  2. TO BE A STAR (I never wanted)
  3. KATMANDU
  4. I WANT TO LIVE IN A WIGWAM
  5. TROUBLE
  6. ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT
  7. IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT SING OUT
  8. WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY
  9. DAYTIME
  10. DON'T BE SHY
  11. HOW CAN I TELL YOU
  12. FATHER AND SON
  13. THE HURT
  14. SILENT SUNLIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

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THE WIND

I listen to the wind
to the wind of my soul
Where I'll end up well I think
only God really knows
I've sat upon the setting sun
But never, never never never
I never wanted water once
No, never, never, never
 
I listen to my words but
they fall far below
I let my music take me where
my heart wants to go
I swam upon the devil's lake
But never, never never never
I'll never make the same mistake
No, never, never, never

 

 

 

 

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TO BE A STAR (I never wanted)

I was seventeen,
you were working for Matthew and Son,
(The) Beatles met the Queen, and I wrote
I'm gonna get me a gun, yeah, yeah
It was like a dream in the star machine,
oh, no, izitso, izitso?
 
I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart
I never wanted to be la-de-da,
go to parties 'avec le bourgeois'
I only wanted to sing my song well,
So I could ring a small bell in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
I was on the road,
sleeping between lorry lights, oh no
Stone-drunk and cold,
heading into a bad night, yeah, yeah
Just another bean in the star machine,
hi ho, here I go, here I go
 
I never wanted to be a star
buy my mum a Ferrari car
I only wanted to run my own race,
So I could win a small place in your heart
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
Nature found a way,
it picked me up off the dark side, yeah, yeah
Showed me another day, it made me sing
'I think I see the light'
Not another bean in the star machine,
oh no, this time I won't go
 
I never wanted to be a star,
I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart.

 

 

 

 

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KATMANDU

I sit beside the dark beneath the mire
Cold grey dusty day the morning lake
Drinks up the sky
 
Katmandu I'll soon be seeing you
And your strange bewildering time
Will hold me down
 
Chop me some broken wood we'll start a fire
White warm light the dawn and help me see
Old satan's tree
 
Katmandu I'll soon be touching you
And your strange bewildering time
Will hold me down
 
Pass me my hat and coat lock up the cabin
Slow night treat me right until I go
Be nice to know
 
Katmandu I'll soon be seeing you
And your strange bewildering time
Will keep me home

 

 

 

 

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I WANT TO LIVE IN A WIGWAM

I'd like to live in a wigwam
Yes I'd like to live in a wigwam
I'd like to live in a wigwam
And dance round the totempole
 
I'd like to live in an igloo
Yes I'd like to live in an igloo
I'd like to live in an igloo
And fish from an icehole
 
I'd like to ride on a caravan
I'd like to take a ride on a caravan
Yes I'd like to ride on a caravan
And sing with the gypsies
 
I'd like to live on a commune
Yes I'd like to live on a commune
I'd like to live on a commune And people who call me a hippie
 
I don't want to live in a palace
No don't want to live in no palace
Oh I don't want to live in no palace
There's too many empty rooms
 
I don't want to live in a barracks
I don't want to live in a barracks
Oh I don't want to live in a barracks
And wake up to the bugle tune
 
I'd just like to live in a treehut
Yes I'd like to live in a treehut
Yes I'd like to live in a treehut
And lIsten to the sound of the birds
 
I don't want to live in a jailhouse
Don't wanna bide my time in no jailhouse
No I don't want to live in no jailhouse
And be fed bread thro' the bars
 
I'm glad I'm alive am I
I'm glad I'm alive am I
I'm glad I'm alive
I'm glad I'm alive
I'm glad I'm alive am I
 
We gotta get our heads up in the sky
We gotta get our heads up in the sky
We gotta get our heads up
Gotta give it time
We gotta get our heads up in the sky
 
Gotta get to heaven get a dime
We gotta get to heaven get a dime
We gotta have a dime
We gotta get to heaven get a dime

 

 

 

 

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TROUBLE

Trouble oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
And it's too much, too much for me
Trouble oh trouble can't you see
You're eating my heart away
And there's nothing much left of me
 
I've drunk your wine
You have made your world mine
So won't you be fair
So won't you be fair
I don't want no more of you
So won't you be kind to me
Just let me go where
I'll have to go there
 
Trouble oh trouble move away
I have seen your face
and it's too much for me today
Trouble oh trouble can't you see
You have made me a wreck
Now won't you leave me in my misery
 
I've seen your eyes
and I can see death's disguise
Hangin' on me
Hangin' on me
I'm beat, I'm torn
Shattered and tossed and worn
Too shocking to see
Too shocking to see
 
Trouble oh trouble move from me
I have paid my debt now
Won't you leave me in my misery
Trouble oh trouble please be kind
I don't want no fight
And I haven't got a lot of time

 

 

 

 

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ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT

Well, I left my happy home
to see what I could find out
I left my folk and friends with
the aim to clear my mind out
Well I hit the rowdy road
and many kind's I met there
many stories told me of
the way to get there, ooh
 
So on and on I go
the seconds tick the time out,
there's so much left to know
and I'm on the road to findout, ooh
Well in the end I'll know
but on the way I wonder
through descending snow
and through the frost and thunder,
I listen to the wind come howl
telling me I have to hurry
I listen to the robin's song
saying not to worry, ooh
 
So on and on I go
the seconds tick the time out,
there's so much left to know
and I'm on the road to findout, ooh
Then I found myself alone
hoping someone would miss me
Thinking about my home
and the last woman to kiss me, kiss me
But some times you have to moan
when nothing seems to suit yer
but nethertheless you know
you're locked towards the future, ooh
 
So on and on you go
the seconds tick the time out
there's so much left to know
and I'm on the road to findout, ooh
Then I found my head one day
when I wasn't even trying,
and here I have to say
'cause there is no use in lying, lying
Yes the answer lies within
so why not take a look now,
kick out the devil's sin
and pick up, pick up a good book now, ooh
 
Yes, the answer lies within
so why not take a look now,
kick out the devil's sin
pick up, pick up a good book now, ooh
Yes the answer lies within
so why not take a look now
kick out the devil's sin
and pick up, pick up a good book now, ooh.

 

 

 

 

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IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT SING OUT

Well if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are
And if you want to live high, live high
And if you want to live low, live low
'Cause there's a million ways to go
You know that there are
 
You can do what you want
The opportunity's on
And if you can find a new way
You can do it today
You can make it all true
And you can make it undo
You see ah ah ah
It's easy ah ah ah
You only need to know
 
Well if you want to say yes, say yes
And if you want to say no, say no
'Cause there's a million ways to go
You know that there are
And if you want to be me, be me
And if you want to be you, be you
'Cause there's a million things to do
You know that there are
 
Well if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are

 

 

 

 

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WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY

Well I think it's fine building Jumbo planes,
or taking a ride on a cosmic train,
switch on summer from a slot machine,
yes get what you want to, if you want,
'cause you can get anything.
 
I know we've come a long way,
we're changing day to day,
but tell me where do the children play?
 
Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass,
for your lorry loads pumping petrol gas,
and you make them long and you make them tough,
but they just go on and on and
it seems that you can't get off.
 
Oh, I know we've come a long way,
we're changing day to day,
but tell me where do the children play?
 
Well you've cracked the sky,
scrapers fill the air,
but will you keep on building higher
'til there's no more room up there.
Will you make us laugh,
will you make us cry,
will you tell us when to live,
will you tell us when to die.
 
I know we've come a long way,
we're changing day to day,
but tell me where do the children play?

 

 

 

 

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DAYTIME

In the daytime time for celebration
No use looking down if it's over here
It's a world a new creation
And the golden light of the morning
makes it easy to comb your hair
And the love of a child
It's the time of the year
 
In the daytime you can move a mountain
with a blink of your eye
Now it's over here now it's over there
It's a world with no complications
And the curtains on the window
start blowing like your hair
And the love that I feel
'cause it's the time of the year
 
Mysterious moon found me crying in the dark
Heard my footsteps on the stairs
Mysterious moon found me crying
But the sun dried my tears
Showed he cares
 
In the daytime time for celebration
No use looking down children open your eyes
It's a world a whole nation
Now the white boats have landed
and the innocent are here
So dream for the child
'cause it's the time of the year

 

 

 

 

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DON'T BE SHY

Don't be shy ,
Just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear
Or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head
And let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy
Just let your feelings roll on by
On by ...
 
You know love is better than a song
Love is where all of us belong
 
So don't be shy,
Just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear
Or nobody will know you're there
You're there ...
 
Don't be shy,
Just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear
Or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head
and let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy
just let your feelings roll on by
On by ...

 

 

 

 

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HOW CAN I TELL YOU

How can I tell you
that I love you, I love you
but I can't think of right words to say
I long to tell you
that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
but my words just blow away
just blow away
It always ends up to one thing, honey
and I can't think of right words to say
 
Wherever I am girl
I'm always walking with you
I'm always walking with you
but I look and you're not there
Whoever I'm with
I'm always, always talking to you
I'm always talking to you
and I'm sad that you can't hear
sad that you can't hear
It always ends up to one thing, honey
when I look and you're not there
 
I need to know you
need to feel my arms around you
feel my arms around you
like sea around the shore
— each night and day I pray
in hope that I might find you
in hope that I might find you
because heart's can do no more
It always ends up to one thing honey
still I kneel upon the floor
 
How can I tell you
that I love you, I love you
but I can't think of right words to say
I long to tell you
that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
It always ends up to one thing honey
and I can't think of right words to say

 

 

 

 

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FATHER AND SON

Father ;
It's not time to make a change
Just relax take it easy
You're still young that's your fault
there's so much you have to know
Find a girl settle down
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old but I'm happy
I was once like you are now
and I know that it's not easy
to be calm when you've found
something going on
But take your time, think a lot
why think of everything you've got
For you will still be here tomorrow
but your dreams may not
Son ;
How can I try to explain
'cause when I do he turns away again
It's always been the same same old story
From the moment I could talk
I was ordered to listen
Now there's a way
and I know
that I have to go away
I know I have to go
Father ;
It's not time
to make a change
Just sit down
take it slowly
You're still young
that's your fault,
there's so much
you have to go through
Find a girl settle down
if you want
you can marry,
Look at me
I am old but I'm happy
  Son ;
Away
away
away,
 
 
I know
I have to
make this
decision
alone
 
no
 
Son ;
All the times
that I've cried
keeping all the things
I knew inside
It's hard,
but it's
harder to ignore it
 
 
If they were right
I'd agree
but it's them they know
not me
Now there's a way
and I know
that I have to go away
I know I have to go.
  Father ;
Stay
stay
stay,
 
why
must
 
you go and
make this
decision
 
alone?
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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THE HURT

You say you want to seek the truth,
but it's hard to find
No one to help you,
your friends don't have the time
So you ride around in your car,
switch on the radio
You want to relate to
something you once read in a book
What kind of a way to
try to take a look
 
Until I got hurt,
I was looking, I was on my way
Until I got hurt, until I got hurt,
darling I painted my face grey
Until I got hurt, 'till I got hurt,
why didn't I, I didn't think of this
until I got hurt, 'till I got hurt
baby, I didn't know what love is
 
You say you want to learn to laugh
'cause music makes you cry
But the tears you shed
are only in your eye
So you turn to any phoney mouth
with a tale to tell
But he's just a hoaxer don't you know,
selling peace and religion
Between his jokes
and his karma chewing gum
 
Until I got hurt,
I was looking, I was the same as you
Until I got hurt, until I got hurt,
I did not know what to do
Until I got hurt, 'till I got hurt,
why didn't I, I didn't think of this
until I got hurt, 'Till I got hurt,
baby, I didn't know what love is
 
Young son,
don't let me down, young son
I'm trusting you to keep on,
never turn away now hold on,
never let go, now hold on
Turn your heart to the bright sun
Love will come your way
Cos 'till you make that final show
You'll never know what
love you've been missing, missing...
 
You say you want to seek the truth
but you work alone no one to help you
and nobody to push you on
So you sit at home drinking your wine,
television on
You wait for a miracle,
cos you say one day one'll come along
(But wishful thinking, boy)
any minute now you might be gone
I'd like to help you brother but
that would be wrong
 
Until I got hurt,
I was looking, I was on my way
Until I got hurt, until I got hurt,
darling I didn't know which way
Until I got hurt, 'till I got hurt,
why didn't I, I didn't think of this
until I got hurt 'till I got hurt,
baby, I didn't know what love is
Until I got hurt,
Oh I didn't know what love is

 

 

 

 

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SILENT SUNLIGHT

Silent sunlight, welcome in
There is work I must now begin
All my dreams have blown away
And the children wait to play
They'll soon remember things to do
When the heart is young
And the night is done
And the sky is blue
 
Morning songbird, sing away
Lend a tune to another day
Bring your wings and choose a roof
Sing a song of love and truth
We'll soon remember if you do
When all things were tall
And our friends were small
And the world was new
 
Sleepy horses, heave away
Put your backs to the golden hay
Don't ever look behind
at the work you've done
For your work has just begun
There'll be the evening in the end
But till that time arrives
You can rest your eyes
And begin again
  

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