KEN HENSLEY "THE KEN HENSLEY STORY - BLOOD ON THE HIGHWAY"

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CD: Politur 231695 (special digipack version Politur 231688)
Released in May 2007
LP: Politur 232801 released in September 2009
 
1. (THIS IS) JUST THE BEGINNING 4.43
vocal Jorn Lande
2. WE'RE ON OUR WAY 4:51
vocal Jorn Lande & Ken Hensley
3. BLOOD ON THE HIGHWAY 3.55
vocal Jorn Lande
4. YOU'VE GOT IT 3.16
vocal Jorn Lande
5. DOOM (SCENE 1) 0.19
6. IT WON'T LAST 5.23
vocal John Lawton
7. THINK TWICE 4.45
vocal Eve Gallagher
8. DOOM (SCENE 2) 0.18
9. THERE COMES A TIME 4.28
vocal Ken Hensley
10. OKAY (THIS HOUSE IS DOWN) 3.56
vocal Jorn Lande
11. WHAT YOU GONNA DO 3.31
vocal Glenn Hughes
12. POSTSCRIPT 0.23
13. I DID IT ALL 4.53
vocal Ken Hensley
14. THE LAST DANCE 8.26
vocal Glenn Hughes

All songs written by Ken Hensley

 
KEN HENSLEY - lead and harmony vocals, Hammond B3 organ, 
synthesizers, electric, slide & acoustic guitars, dobro 
JUAN CARLOS GARCIA - drums
ANTONIO FIDEL - bass guitar 
OVIDO LOPEZ - guitars 
VICENTE RUIZ - piano 

Lead vocals:
KEN HENSLEY tracks 2, 9 & 13
JORN LANDE tracks 1 - 4 & 10
GLENN HUGHES tracks 11 & 14
JOHN LAWTON track 6
EVE GALLAGHER track 7

RAFA RAPOSO - lead guitar on 2
DANI SAIZ - additional guitars on 7
ANTONIO MOLTO - alto sax on 9
JOHN SMITHSON - bass guitar on 14
TOMMY LOPEZ - drums on 14
THE ALICANTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - strings on 13 & 14

(THIS IS) JUST THE BEGINNING I don't know where to start I wanna follow my heart But the voices in my head Keep saying don't do it A burning passion in my soul A fear that leaves me cold I see the open door But I'm afraid to go through it I don't know what's on the other side But I do know I have to decide Is this the dream I had in the beginning Do I dare to lose with Such a faint hope of winning Can I run the race without losing face Can I take the strain and stand the pain Can I play the game and stay the same This is just the beginning This is just the beginning Give me five guys who can rock Who don't know how to stop Send them ten times round the block Just to add a little mystery Give me radio with balls Someone to help us fill the halls And we can grab ourselves A piece of rock and roll history Fate and destiny have been guided We're going in, it's all been decided This is the dream I had from the beginning I'll bet it all and only think of winning I can run this race, I'm not afraid of losing face I can take the strain, I'll live through the pain I'm gonna play the game, even if I'm not the same This is the dream I had from the beginning I'll bet it all and only think of winning I can run this race, I'm not afraid of losing face I can take the strain, then ride through the pain I'm gonna play the game, even if I'm not the same This is just the beginning This is just the beginning This is just, just the beginning This is just the beginning WE'RE ON OUR WAY It started out in London In the back of Benny's pub We hit the road and ran the miles We must have played a thousand clubs From Liverpool to Soho Hamburg to Berlin The people were there waiting For the big show to begin And it looked like we were headed For a really crazy ride But we had rock and roll on our side We're on our way, no turning back To rule the world, we can't go wrong We're on our way to fame & fortune One million miles, ten million hearts One simple song By the time we got to Boston We were learning how to fly And we got to write our story All across the endless sky Everybody made us feel good They gave us platinum and gold This reckless band of rebels With a legend to be told The ladies and the limos Were there ready for the ride With rock and roll to Take us through the night We're on our way, no turning back To rule the world and we can't go wrong We're on our way to fame & fortune One million miles, ten million hearts One simple song We're on our way, no turning back To rule the world and we can't go wrong We're on our way to fame & fortune One million miles, ten million hearts One simple song Free me, why won't you free me Come on and free me Free me from your spell Free me from your spell It started out in London In the back of Benny's pub We hit the road and ran the miles We must have played a thousand clubs From Liverpool to Soho From Hamburg to Berlin The people there were waiting For the big show to begin BLOOD ON THE HIGHWAY So you wanna be a big-time rock star Without my help you know you won't get too far Just give me everything, you might get something But be prepared to walk away with nothing I'm out here waiting if you wanna join me Bring me your life and don't disappoint me I know you want it so don't keep me waiting I'm rock and roll, I only want your soul You can get there but I won't say how You'll never make it on your own anyhow I think it's only fair that I should tell you now There's blood on the highway So many lies between the lines There's blood on the highway And a lot of it is mine Don't look for reasons and don't ask me questions I have the plan and I don't need suggestions I've been doing this a real long time Jimmy and Janis were both friends of mine If you're ready for the grand adventure You say there's nothing out there to prevent ya I'm here to tell you that it won't last long I'll still be here after you're long gone I know the secret of your wildest dreams I've got the keys to your limousine Just give me everything and leave it all to me There's blood on the highway So many lies between the lines There's blood on the highway And a lot of it is mine There's blood on the highway So many lies between the lines There's blood on the highway And a lot of it is mine YOU'VE GOT IT You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream One by one and two by two We all step out into the human zoo Three by three and four by four We've all got ours but we still want more Six by six and five by five It's success we want, dead or alive Seven by seven, eight by eight I'm alright Jack and I ain't gonna wait It's real fright, it's real white It's in your neighbourhood tonight It ain't cheap, no escape It's here and now, there's no mistake You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream It's in the air, it's in the street Just one hit, your image complete I know 'cause I've already been there An empty pocket, an empty head And no-one listens to a word you've said Just give it up and dish it out They'll make you think that they really care It's real fright, it's real white It's in your neighbourhood tonight It ain't cheap, no escape It's here and now, there's no mistake You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream DOOM (SCENE 1) Honey, you know YOU really are the band! IT WON'T LAST You can run away You can choose to stay Deny the fact, put on a lousy act You can hide your face In some new favourite place Maybe you'll stay a while Maybe you'll even smile But it won't last Oh, I know it baybe No need to take the blame No need to change your name It wasn't your mistake You were trapped And you had to escape Go on and ride the crest Thinking it's you that's blessed Wear a new coat of paint Act like the sweetest saint But I know it won't last Oh, I know it babe But you can't hide it from your eyes Deep in your heart you hate the lies Somehow the fear will Always be too near And just like your last mistake The road you take Will lead you here, to me it's clear It's never gonna last It's never gonna last Now that you've heard that voice Could be your final choice You're looking one last chance Straight in the face Stand up and fight the fight Against all that's wrong inside Just turn and walk away Into a brighter day Then it might last Oh no no no You did it time and time again It always ended up the same How did you hide from all the pain You know you left behind One day you'll turn around Totally alone with no way out I have no doubt But you can't hide it from your eyes Deep in your heart you hate the lies Somehow the fear will Always be too near And just like your last mistake The road that you take Will lead you here, to me it's clear That it won't last You know it It's never gonna last It's never gonna last It's never gonna last No matter what you say babe You cant hide from your lies You can hide but you can't run You're never gonna last 'Cause it's never gonna last THINK TWICE He could have had most anything He could have had it all Put his hands on life and love Let 'em go and watched 'em fall But the spotlight never shone upon his heart You got to know him on the stage Where you watched him play his part Soon, like him the world was at your feet Seemed it never had to end You claim you gave him everything But you forgot to be his friend When you get so trapped inside it all I wonder if you can Find a way to separate The music and the man When the trouble comes And you have to know it will He'll be looking for Much more than consolation When the tide turns And there's nowhere he can run Something or someone Is gonna have to take the blame You'd better think twice There's gonna have to be a sacrifice What will be the first to go Not the music, that I know You'd better think twice Or you'll have to pay a high price Time to open up your eyes Are you in love or are you hypnotized Is it the music or the man? When the trouble comes And you have to know it will He'll be looking for Much more than consolation When the tide turns And there's nowhere he can run Something or someone Is gonna have to take the blame You'd better think twice There's gonna have to be a sacrifice What will be the first to go Not the music, that I know You'd better think twice Or you'll have to pay a high price Time to open up your eyes Are you in love or are you hypnotized You'd better think twice There's gonna have to be a sacrifice What will be the first to go Not the music, that I know
DOOM (SCENE 2) Honey, I really think It's time for you to go solo! THERE COMES A TIME There comes a time in every man's life He just forgets where he's going There comes a time And he'll know just when 'Cause he'll simply stop growing Without a deep imagination Fear and doubt will quickly spread And it's a hopeless situation Or that's how it looks inside his head There comes a time There comes a time There comes a time to make up your mind Time to face up to the problem Every single day is a part of your life And nothing can be forgotten Time and time and time again Who knows where and who knows when It can happen any time Then it's too late to change your mind There comes a time There comes a time Then it's too late to change your mind There comes a time There comes a time There comes a time There comes a time There comes a time There comes a time There is the time To make up your mind I believe there is the time And now it's the time There comes a time OKAY (THIS HOUSE IS DOWN) Okay ... okay ... We're glad you're still around We've got to go, it's sad to say But that's okay because This house is down House is down Take it to another town, get down Turn the whole thing right around And head back into the night Gonna have a big fun, job done Riding on a number one Tonight ... tonight ... tonight... Okay ... okay ... We're glad you're still around We've got to go, it's sad to say But that's okay because This house is down House is down Down, down, down Thank you all for being here From the bottom of my heart It's been a night to remember And you really did your part We came to town to rock and roll You came and gave your heart and soul But all good things must end So I say to you my friends Okay ... okay ... We're glad you're still around We've got to go, it's sad to say But that's okay because This house is down House is down Running on a fine line, big time Trying to make another dime This game's just getting started Now it's time to love you, leave you But I know we'll see you On the other side of this fantasy Okay ... okay ... We're glad you're still around We've got to go, it's sad to say But that's okay because This house is down Okay ... okay ... We're glad you're still around We've got to go, it's sad to say But that's okay because This house is down Burn it to the ground WHAT YOU GONNA DO What you gonna do What you gonna do What you gonna do What you gonna do When the phone stops ringing What you gonna do When the world stops singing your song What you gonna say When the party's over Where you gonna turn When it all starts going wrong How you gonna feel When your heart starts breaking When the world you thought you knew Leaves you cold and shaking When there's nothing left to give 'Cause it's all been taken, it's gone Can you take your hurting heart Into a brand new start And celebrate what you do have Or are you gonna hang your head Eeach time the light turns red And blame the world cause you feel bad What you gonna do What you gonna do Tell me! How you gonna feel When your heart starts breaking When the world you thought you knew Leaves you cold and shaking When there's nothing left to give 'Cause it's all been taken, it's gone Brother don't you understand There's a bigger plan And you've just finished the first part You can take a little faith Into a better place And face the truth with a new heart What you gonna do What you gonna do What you gonna do What you gonna do POSTSCRIPT It started out in London Such a long, long time ago Some of them didn't make it back Where they are now, I don't know I DID IT ALL There's a new face up on the stage tonight A new star on the door A new name on the billboard now Where mine had been before There's a new song in their hearts tonight A new light in their eyes A new and haunting melody That's got them hypnotised I know time and tide keep marching on Here today and then you're gone I did it all From The Honky Tonk to Carnegie Hall From Tokyo to Texas came the call And every mile's a memory That's burned into my soul So, no matter what tomorrow brings No matter what song the new star sings I never will forget I did it all I got to ride a million dreams The star of oh, so many scenes I played the game and made my name I thought it couldn't end I gave my life for my success Gave a little too much I guess 'Cause all that's left is emptiness What happened to my "friends" I know time and tide keep marching on Here today and then you're gone I did it all From The Honky Tonk to Carnegie Hall From Tokyo to Texas came the call And every mile's a memory That's burned into my soul So, no matter what tomorrow brings No matter what song the new star sings I never will forget I did it all I did it all From North to South and all points in between But from Hollywood to heartbreak takes no time But that was way back when And I must face tomorrow now So, if you ask me how I am today I can turn to you in truth and say I did it all And now at last I'm doing fine I did it all And now at last I'm doing fine I did it all And now at last I'm doing fine THE LAST DANCE I met a sad old gypsy on the road to Berlin By chance I got to spend a little time with him We shared a few life stories on that dusty old train So I thought I'd take a minute Just to share them again with you He talked of all the twists and turns he'd taken in life And how his spirit clung to God to do what was right Sure he got the prize but never counted the cost And I felt his pain as he shared with me All that he had lost All that he had lost If you could only see what was there in his eyes An eternity of wandering in search of the prize He'd had it all, the money All the fame and romance And now he shed a tear As he faced the last dance The blessing comes but once he said But it's not for you, it must be shared And if you keep it for yourself You'll be no use to anyone else And he who gives will take away And you will face the same dark day That even now is all my pain I'll never have this dance again Chances, dances, how quickly this life passes All our hopes and all our dreams Get lost in all the selfish schemes It's not about you, it's not about me It's about loving something we can't see It's all about what we are willing to share It's about our hearts and who lives there As the train rolled into the city He shook his head as if to say It's your turn now, just know the game That you're about to play And it seemed as if right there and then A light came to his eyes As he exchanged the dance of life For a far better prize And so the wise old gypsy drifted slowly away Beaten by the game he'd taught so many to play He said “I'd do it all again if I had the chance” But I'm ready now for one more bow I'll take the last dance