KEN HENSLEY "THE LAST DANCE"

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CD: Sacramento SMT 3203
Limed edition released in 2003, official release in Spring 2004

1. CRYING 4.46
2. LETTING GO 4.45
3. GIVE ME A REASON 4.18
4. SECOND CHANCE (A New Beginning) 5.25
5. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE 3.55
6. THE VOICE OF LOVE 4.04
7. GIVE 'EM WHAT THEY WANT 3.45
8. WHO KNOWS 5.24
9. DANCING 4.11
10. DID YOU KNOW 5.28
11. THE LAST DANCE (El Gitano Viejo) 8.27

All songs written by Ken Hensley
except track 3 by Ken Hensley & Jack 


TOMMY LOPEZ - Drums
JOHN SMITHSON - Bass Guitar
OVIDIO LOPEZ - Guitar
ANGEL DIAZ - Percussion
KEN HENSLEY - Hammond Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals And All Other Guitars

VICTOR CARRATALA - Backing Vocals
ANGIE ROJAS - Backing Vocals
DANI SAIZ - Backing Vocals & Guitar
JAVIER DE MARCO - 7-string Guitar on Track 2

Recorded and mixed at Sacramento Studios, Alicante, Spain, 
February & March 20003
Produced by Ken Hensley and Daniel Saiz Gomez
Engineer Daniel Saiz Gomez
Mastered by Daniel Saiz Gomez


Bonus tracks on Russian version (from 'Lady In Black' maxi cd single):
12. Lady In Black (Extended) 5.29
13. Lady In Black (Original 03) 4.15
14. Lady In Black (Chill tloop remix) 5.16

CRYING I'm crying From deep in my soul To the core of my heart I'm crying And I'm crying For the door to close so I can make a new start I'm crying I'm trying To understand it all How I missed the call I'm trying And I'm dying From the pain inside And all the tears I've cried I'm dying I wanna hold you again 'Til the nightmare ends Let our love wash away the lost years I wanna kiss you again I wanna kill the pain And swim in the flood of our tears But I can't do that now Because you're far away from me I let you go somehow and now It's much too late to see the light One mistake, is that all it takes To erase the love of my life Seems insane that one moment's shame Can wipe out all that I've done right And I tried, how I tried Still our love found a place to hide And I've tried, God knows I've tried Still our love left and died I wanna hold you again 'Til the nightmare ends Let our love wash away the lost years I wanna kiss you again I wanna kill the pain And swim in the flood of our tears But I can't do that now Because you're far away from me I let you go somehow and now It's much too late to see the light LETTING GO Images of Nikki Lynn came drifting Through my head this morning Long forgotten memories From oh, so long ago And it made me start to wonder Why it is this often happens And why we have a problem Sometimes simply letting go What value lies within the past What use is waiting there? Why spend so much time wondering When perhaps I shouldn't care? Do the lessons of our past mistakes Really make the future brighter? Is it something I should dwell upon Is it something I should share? Why can't I let go Why can't I let go I will let go I will let go I will let go I will let go ... ooh We all have things that we're convinced We can't live without Joined at the hip to a sinking ship Surrounded by a sea of doubt Our reach should be bigger than Our grip on temporary satisfaction Make the finite infinite The past behind us Lessons learned, a course of action Now I must let go Now I must let go I will let go I will let go I will let go I will let go I will let go I will let go I will let go I will let go ... ooh GIVE ME A REASON I was downtown drinking with the boys All of a sudden coming out of the noise One of my so-called friends About ruined the night He told me you've been seen around Told me you've been playing the town Seemingly without respect For the fact that you're mine If you think you're coming back to me You're adding insult to injury You better try your luck some other day When you can give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason - a reason to stay Give me a reason to stay The more I realise the more it hurts You're out there acting like some smalltown flirt Telling me you're spending your nights Dreaming of me You're asking me to overlook Asking me to let you off the hook Well obviously that's not The way it's gonna be You're so busy making up my mind I'm gonna do it in my own sweet time Come back baby when you've got Something better to say When you can give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason - a reason to stay Give me a reason to stay When you can give me a reason I wanna hear it Give me a reason - give me a reason Give me a reason - a reason to stay You're so busy making up my mind I'm gonna do it in my own sweet time Come back baby when you've got Something better to say When you can give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason - give me a reason Give me a reason - a reason to stay Babe - give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason - a reason to stay Babe - give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason - a reason to stay Give me a reason Give me a reason Give me a reason I wanne hear it Give me a reason - a reason to stay SECOND CHANCE (A NEW BEGINING) There's a hole in our love Don't know where it came from Or how it got there There's a hole in my heart And there's no way to live With the pain there Can we go back in time Can we go back and find All the bridges we crossed All the love we lost We knew something was wrong And we both should have seen it coming We kept cruising along Until nothing turned into something Can we have it again Can we even be friends Do we have enough time Or is this how it ends I believe in love forever I believe in us together We can't waste another minute Forget all this, there's nothing in it Think about the love we've tasted Forget about the time we've wasted No more losing, only winning A second chance, a new beginning We leave it all in the past Behind us at last Keep on holding my hand The original plan I believe in love forever I believe in us together We can't waste another minute Forget all this, there's nothing in it Think about the love we've tasted Forget about the time we've wasted No more losing, only winning A second chance, a new beginning I believe in love forever I believe in us together We can't waste another minute Forget all this, there's nothing in it Think about the love we've tasted Forget about the time we've wasted No more losing, only winning A second chance, a new beginning I KNOW WHO YOU ARE Don't try to control me Don't try to console me Don't bother to write or call 'Cause I've heard it all before You had me fooled for a short time With your empty words and your fine lines But it ain't happening anymore 'Cause I know who you are You said you'd help me tTo turn my life around All you did was to turn it upside down I can't believe that I gave you so much trust Now you're trying to turn my rock to dust Don't try to control me Don't try to console me Don't bother to write or call 'Cause I've heard it all before You had me fooled for a short time With your empty words and your fine lines But it ain't happening anymore 'Cause I know who you are People saying I should've seen the sign You think that playing with lives is not a crime No matter how hard you try, I will survive 'Cause the moment of truth has just arrived Don't try to control me Don't try to console me Don't bother to write or call 'Cause I've heard it all before You had me fooled for a short time With your empty words and your fine lines But it ain't happening anymore 'Cause I know who you are Don't try to control me Don't try to console me Don't bother to write or call 'Cause I've heard it all before You had me fooled for a short time With your empty words and your fine lines But it ain't happening anymore 'Cause I know who you are
THE VOICE OF LOVE No matter where you are You'll hear my voice calling out to you What else can I do when my heart is beating Slightly out of tune You will know the sound The voice of love So pure and crystal clear Trying to let you know that I've seen enough of living Without you here Somewhere in my heart a fire is burning And the flame will never die While I watch the wheel of fortune turning And the long nights passing by Ain't it funny how the time Seems to go so slow When you're looking Through a crystal ball And I have to rely on the voice of love And hope you hear my call So long ago, so far away So strong was the love that we shared And now I find myself standing here Seeing just how much I cared 'Cause your love is the only love I'll ever want or need So listen to the voice of love Listen to my plea Ooh ... the voice of love Ooh ... the voice of love Somewhere in my heart a fire is burning And the flame will never die While I watch the wheel of fortune turning And the long nights passing by Ain't it funny how the time Seems to go so slow When you're looking Through a crystal ball And I have to rely on the voice of love And hope you hear my call So long ago, so far away So strong was the love that we shared And now I find myself standing here Seeing just how much I cared 'Cause your love is the only love I'll ever want or need So listen to the voice of love Listen to my plea Ooh ... the voice of love Ooh ... the voice of love GIVE 'EM WHAT THEY WANT Don't ask them what they're looking for Don't ask them why 'Cause they can't really tell you Right from wrong An educated guess will be The best you'll get 'Cause without a soul they'll never find The heart of a song Don't waste your time imagining You're getting through Don't kid yourself that anybody cares It doesn't make a difference What you try to do Just don't waste your time Get it straight in your mind Give 'em what they want Give 'em what they're looking for Just give 'em what they want And send them away Give 'em what they want Give 'em what they're looking for Just give 'em what they want And send them away Send them away Don't waste your time imagining You're getting through Don't kid yourself that anybody cares It doesn't make a difference What you try to do Just don't waste your time Get it straight in your mind Give 'em what they want Give 'em what they're looking for Just give 'em what they want And send them away Give 'em what they want Give 'em what they're looking for Just give 'em what they want And send them away Give 'em what they want Give 'em what they're looking for Just give 'em what they want And send them away WHO KNOWS Who knows who's to blame for it Who knows who will pay for it And who knows how it came to be In whose name and by what decree Is there something out there Bigger than you and me Is there something out there That we can't see ... Who knows? Do you know what you're doing here What did you see in your father's tears Anything to show for all these years Can you really hear a thing Through the endless cheer There is something out there Bigger than you and me There is someone quite near That we can see Maybe I shouldn't think so much Maybe I shouldn't care Maybe I'm a little out of touch Who knows, who cares Who knows what's in store for us Who decides peace or war for us When god wants so much more for us You decide who you're gonna trust You wanna know who this hombre is You wanna live in the light You wanna feel the spirit's kiss Even though you tried to take his life Who knows ... God knows ... Who knows ... God knows ... Who knows ... God knows ... Who knows ... God knows ... DANCING You are my life, you are my love You're the heart that beats within me You're the one I'll never leave You're what makes my life worth living And if the worst should come And we must move to a different drum We'll take it anyway 'Cause no matter what they say We'll be dancin' with the wind Dancing with the rain Dancin' to the beat of my heart Dancin' to the melody Ringin' in my head Nothing's gonna keep us apart You are the sun, you are the moon You are my imagination We're gonna win, we just can't lose Not with all this inspiration They can try and take our stuff But they can't touch this special love We're together come what may And no matter what they say We'll be dancin' with the wind Dancing with the rain Dancin' to the beat of my heart Dancin' to the melody Ringin' in my head Nothing's gonna keep us apart They can try and take our stuff But they can't touch this special love We're together come what may And no matter what they say We'll be dancin' with the wind Dancing with the rain Dancin' to the beat of my heart Dancin' to the melody Ringin' in my head Nothing's gonna keep us apart Dancin' with the wind Dancing with the rain Dancin' to the beat of my heart Dancin' to the melody Ringin' in my head Nothing's gonna keep us apart DID YOU KNOW On Christmas Day we celebrate That Jesus Christ was born Our lives are filled with special things We dance from dusk to dawn But did you know he also died for you Did you know he paid a price for you Do you know him as the greatest gift of all We remind ourselves of fairy tales A reindeer on a ride And we wrap the toys with love and care Preparing for that special night But did you know that Jesus died for you Did you know he paid a price for you Do you know him as the greatest gift of all And did you know that everyone Will meet him in the end Did you know he really loves you And he wants to be your friend Did you know that a simple prayer Will bring you all his love Did you know ... Did you know ... So Christmas comes and Christmas goes But Christ himself will stay If you let him live inside your heart It's Christmas every day For he came to earth to die for you He came to pay a price for you Do you know him as the greatest gift of all Did you know that everyone Will meet him in the end Did you know he really loves you And he wants to be your friend Did you know that a simple prayer Will bring you all his love Did you know ... Did you know ... Did you know that everyone Will meet him in the end Did you know he really loves you And he wants to be your friend Did you know that a simple prayer Will bring you all his love Did you know ... Did you know ... Did you know ... Did you know ... THE LAST DANCE (EL GITANO VIEJO) 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 he never counted the cost I felt his pain as he shared with me 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 to 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 our selfish schemes You see, 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 tired 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