TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN

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  1. Where do the children play?
  2. Hard headed woman
  3. Wild world
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles from nowhere
  6. But I might die tonight
  7. Longer boats
  8. Into white
  9. On the road to find out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea for the Tillerman

 

 

 

 

 

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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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HARD HEADED WOMAN

I'm looking for a hard headed woman
One who will take me for myself
And if I find my hard headed woman
I will need nobody else
No, no, no
 
I'm looking for a hard headed woman
One who will make me do my best
And if I find my hard headed woman
I know the rest of my life will be blessed
Yes, yes, yes
 
I know a lot of fancy dancers
people who can glide you on a floor
They move so smooth but have no answers
When you ask them
"What d'you come here for?"
"I don't know" "Why?"
 
I know many fine feathered friends
but their friendliness depends on how you do
They know many sure fired ways
to find out the one who pays
and how you do
 
I'm looking for a hard headed woman
One who will make me feel so good
And if I find my hard headed woman
I know my life will be as it should
Yes, yes, yes
 
I'm looking for a hard headed woman
One who will make me do my best
And if I find my hard headed woman

 

 

 

 

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WILD WORLD

Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breakin' my heart you're leavin'
Baby, I'm grievin'
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there
 
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl
 
You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breakin' my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you a sad girl
Don't be a bad girl
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
 
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl
 
Baby, I love you
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
 
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl
 
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

 

 

 

 

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SAD LISA

She hangs her head and cries in my shirt
She must be hurt very badly
Tell me what's making you sadly?
Open your door, don't hide in the dark
You're lost in the dark, you can trust me
'Cause you know that's how it must be
Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa
 
Her eyes like windows, tricklin' rain
Upon her pain getting deeper
Though my love wants to relieve her
She walks alone from wall to wall
Lost in a hall, she can't hear me
Though I know she likes to be near me
Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa
 
She sits in a corner by the door
There must be more I can tell her
If she really wants me to help her
I'll do what I can to show her the way
And maybe one day I will free her
Though I know no one can see her
Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa.

 

 

 

 

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MILES FROM NOWHERE

Miles from nowhere, guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
Look up at the mountain I have to climb
Oh yeah, to reach there
Lord my body has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end
Miles from nowhere guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
 
I creep through the valleys
and I grope through the woods,
'cause I know when I find it, my honey,
it's gonna make me feel good
Yes, I love everything,
so don't it make you feel sad,
'cause I'll drink to you, my baby
I'll think to that, I'll think to that
 
Miles from nowhere, not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but it's alright
I have my freedom, I can make my own rules
Oh yeah, the ones that I choose
Lord my body has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end
 
I love everything, so don't it make you feel sad,
'cause I'll drink to you my baby I'll think to that
Yes I'll think to that, think to that
Miles from nowhere, guess I'll take my time,
Oh yeah, to reach there

 

 

 

 

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BUT I MIGHT DIE TONIGHT

I don't want to work away, doing just
what they all say, "Work hard boy
and you'll find, one day you'll have a
job like mine" 'cause I know for
sure nobody should be that poor
To say yes or sink low, because you
happen to say so, say so, you say so
 
I don't want to work away, doing just
what they all say, "Work hard boy
and you'll find, one day you'll have a
job like mine, job like mine, a job like mine
Be wise, look ahead, use your eyes" he said
"be straight, think right." But I might die tonight!

 

 

 

 

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LONGER BOATS

onger boats are coming to win us they're coming
to win us they're coming to win us Longer boats
are coming to win us, hold on to the shore
or they'll be taking the key from the door
 
I don't want no God on my lawn
just a flower I can help along
'cause the soul of nobody knows
how a flower grows how a flower grows
 
Longer boats are coming to win us they're coming
to win us they're coming to win us Longer boats
are coming to win us, hold on to the shore
or they'll be taking the key from the door
 
Mary dropped her pants by the sand
and let a parson come and take her hand
but the soul of no body knows
where the parson goes where does the parson go?
 
Longer boats are coming to win us they're coming
to win us they're coming to win us Longer boats
are coming to win us, hold on to the shore
or they'll be taking the key from the door

 

 

 

 

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INTO WHITE

I built my house from barley rice
Green pepper walls, and water ice
tables of paper wood, windows of light
And everything emptying into White.
 
A simple garden, with acres of sky
a Brown-haired dogmouse if one dropped by
Yellow delanie would sleep well at night
With everything emptying into White
 
A sad Blue eyed drummer rehearses outside
a Black spider dancing on top of his eye
Red legged chicken stands ready to strike
And everything emptying into White
 
I built my house from barley rice
Green pepper walls, and water ice
And everything emptying into White

 

 

 

 

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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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FATHER & 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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TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN

Bring tea for the Tillerman
Steak for the sun
Wine for the woman
Who made the rain come
Seagulls sing your hearts away
'Cause while sinners sin
The children play
Oh lord how they play and play
For that happy day
For that happy day
  

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