KEN HENSLEY "RUNNING BLIND"

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UK: Mystic Records MYS CD 153 (06/2002)
SWE: Record Heaven RHCD62 (02/2002)
Released in 2002

1. Overture: "LA TRISTEZA SECRETA
DE UN CORAZON GITANO" (Pt. 1) [instumental] 2.29
2. Prelude: A MINOR LIFE [instrumental] 2.54
3. OUT OF MY CONTROL 5.01
4. YOU'VE GOT IT (THE AMERICAN DREAM) 3.30
5. THE FINAL SOLUTION 3.35
6. IT'S UP TO YOU 5.04  *
7. FINNEY'S TALE 3.01
8. I CLOSE MY EYES 4.53
9. A LITTLE PIECE OF ME (JULIA'S SONG) 3.09
10. FREE SPIRIT 3.41 *
11. MOVIN' IN 4.03 *
12. LET ME BE ME 2.50
13. I DON'T WANNA WAIT 5.17 *
14. TELL ME  4.24

* Bonus Track

All songs written by Ken Hensley

Includes hidden track titled "Socks" in the end of the last track "Tell Me"

KEN HENSLEY - Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards
Guitar - DAVE KILMINSTER (3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13 & 14)
Bass Guitar - DAVID KARNS (2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11 & 12),
ANDY PYLE (10, 13 & 14) and JOHN WETTON (4 & 5)
Drums - MIKE JOHNSON (2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11 & 12), DAVE WAGSTAFFE
(10 & 13) and STEVE CHRISTEY (4, 5 & 14)
OUT OF MY CONTROL The empty conversation The coldness of your touch The moments of frustration That always hurt so much The look in your eyes that seems to say Nothing's ever enough Well it seems like I've tried every way To give you all my love But it's out of my control It's all up to you Yes, it's out of my control What you gonna do Everything I say and everything I do Never seems to satisfy you So I'll say it again, I'm gonna let you go It's up to you 'cause It's out of my control I've felt this strange resistance To the things I've said and done And I've tried to keep my distance I knew there was something wrong But without communication Without a message from your heart There's only empty expectation And a love that's torn apart But it's out of my control It's all up to you Yes, it's out of my control What you gonna do Everything I say and everything I do Never seems to satisfy you So I'll say it again, I'm gonna let you go It's up to you 'cause It's out of my control But it's out of my control It's all up to you Yes, it's out of my control What you gonna do Everything I say and everything I do Never seems to satisfy you So I'll say it again, I'm gonna let you go It's up to you 'cause It's out of my control It's out of my control It's all up to you Yes, it's out of my control What you gonna do Everything I say and everything I do Never seems to satisfy you So I'll say it again, I'm gonna let you go It's up to you 'cause It's out of my control YOU'VE GOT IT (THE AMERICAN DREAM) One by one, 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, it's no escape It's here and now, the devil's rape 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 and an empty head 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, it's no escape It's here and now, the devil's rape 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 You want it, you've got it It's all yours, the American dream THE FINAL SOLUTION So the game goes on and on Still no way of telling right from wrong Who will deal the killing blow And who will be the first to go Your life, my life So full of love so short of sight Awaiting execution The final solution See the players and the game Win or lose, it's still the same Pain and death are up for sale And no-one lives to tell the tale I know you don't know me So what are you trying to show me You're dealing so much sorrow Who said you could have my tomorrow Your life, my life So full of love so short of sight Awaiting execution The final solution Your life, my life So full of love so short of sight Awaiting execution The final solution Your life, my life So full of love so short of sight Awaiting execution The final solution IT'S UP TO YOU Twisted images and broken promises One long crisis day after day Hidden secrets and empty words Without any truth to light the way Is that what love is Is that what love is You won't stop trying but you can't stop crying You say you're looking but you still can't see You throw the cards and you read the stars But only love can make it what you want it to be Because You know what love is You know what love is You know what love is You know what love is It's up to you Only you can make it grow It's up to you Hold on tight, don't let it go, oh no! You think it's somewhere but you're going nowhere It's all an illusion, or that's what you say There's always a risk in an affair of the heart If depends on the price you're prepared to pay I know what love is I know what love is I know what love is I know what love is It's up to you Only you can make it grow It's up to you Hold on tight, don't let it go, oh no! It's up to you Only you can make it grow It's up to you Hold on tight, don't let it go, oh no! It's up to you Only you can make it grow It's up to you Hold on tight, don't let it go, oh no! FINNEY'S TALE Finney was a fighter He had both feet on the ground He was a regular guy just like you and me But Finney's change of fortune Waited just around the corner He was just about to meet his destiny Well, they picked him off the streets And put him straight into the light Said we're gonna name The series after you We're gonna show them How a loser turned into a winner Go on Finney, show 'em what you can do Well it all went as planned He was an overnight success And year after year Was filled with promise He had all that he required But it wasn't all his heart desired And he sometimes found it hard Just being honest Fame is fortune's prison It's so easy getting in But it's a different story Trying to change direction So Finney turned to drinking And he started his downhill slide Just another lost to add to life's collection And of course they all put Finney down Said he'd lost all his ambition But to me he was a giant among men For out of all his heartache And his see-through reputation Finney just wanted to be Finney again La la la ... I CLOSE MY EYES When I think about The distance between us And how hard it is At times here on my own Then I think about your smile About our love and in a while I close my eyes and I'm not alone Though my footsteps fall My heart won't ever stumble Through a thousand miles a day My love won't tire For with each passing day I pray that our love is here to stay I close my eyes and I'm not alone Sometimes I whisper your name Or dream awhile A lonely lovers' game All I'm trying to say Is that I love you in my way And though the days seem long I'll soon be coming home As I leave my song My heart remains with you, my love There really are no more words That I can find For my love, you are my life You are the colour in my sight When I close my eyes You fill my mind Sometimes I whisper your name Or dream awhile A lonely lovers' game All I'm trying to say Is that I love you in my way And though the days seem long I'll soon be coming home Sometimes I whisper your name Or dream awhile A lonely lovers' game All I'm trying to say Is that I love you in my way And though the days seem long I'll soon be coming home A LITTLE PIECE OF ME (JULIA'S SONG) It makes me laugh to see you smile And I'm so sad when you cry And it's easy to see, this comes to be 'Cause you're a little piece of me Once upon a time, I really wondered If you were gonna happen at all But in the back of my mind There you were all the time And now you're on my knee Well, your momma and me We wondered and we prayed And your little heart grew stronger As we waited for your day You were a little late arriving So we took some time deciding on your name Julia Well, your momma and me We wondered and we prayed And your little heart grew stronger As we waited for your day You were a little late arriving So we took some time deciding on your name Julia You were a little late arriving So we took some time deciding on your name Julia
FREE SPIRIT When I was young and My spirit was free to ride No-one I knew had anything to hide But all of this is changing with the days I walked into a disillusioned maze Those lazy, crazy, mellow, yellow days Are lost in a so-called sophisticated haze And I can still remember being care-free And no one knows it better than me 'Cause I'm a free spirit And I'm looking for a place to run A free spirit on the wind And a free spirit needs to be complete I've got to have the world at my feet Now my time has come and I'm dealing with here and now And I'm gonna have to Take care of it somehow And I don't intend to wait For the cover of night The only way I know is To stand up and fight 'Cause I'm a free spirit And I'm looking for a place to run A free spirit on the wind And a free spirit needs to be complete I've got to have the world at my feet I'm a free spirit And I'm looking for a place to run A free spirit on the wind And a free spirit needs to be complete I've got to have the world at my feet MOVING IN I've been standing on the edge For a little too long Waiting for the door to be opened I've been hanging on the brink, biding my time Wondering if the spell would be broken I've seen a million words Of wisdom lost in the wind Heard the voices of The desperate and the dreamers And I knew that any moment They'd be calling my name To see if I was ready for the game So I'm moving, moving in the for kill Got a date with a man Who says he'll watch me fall Gonna take this chance I'm moving in for the kill This time I'm gonna have it all I'm moving in And I won't make no mistake For the kill I'm gonna see what I can take I'm moving in Now that my time's come around For the kill I'm going up and I'm never coming down Got the songs in my pocket The ideas in my head I'm looking for a little inspiration It isn't just the money that gets me out of bed I've got to have a little motivation I ain't got no grand illusion I'm better than the rest But there's a fire in my heart That makes me wanna be the best I've got my finger on the trigger I know where I wanna be And everything is ready as far as I can see So I'm moving, moving in the for kill Got a date with a man Who says he'll watch me fall Gonna take this chance I'm moving in for the kill This time I'm gonna have it all I'm moving in And I won't make no mistake For the kill I'm gonna see what I can take I'm moving in Now that my time's come around For the kill I'm going up and I'm never coming down Moving in And I won't make no mistake For the kill I'm gonna see what I can take I'm moving in Now that my time's come around For the kill I'm going up and I'm never coming down Moving in ... For the kill Moving in ... For the kill Moving in ... For the kill Moving in ... For the kill Moving in ... For the kill Moving in ... For the kill LET ME BE ME Well, I tried to do it your way And I tried to do it right But no matter what I do It seems it's different every night And I tried to do it their way Tried to play by all their rules But nine times out of ten I'd find I'm meddling with fools There's a whole lotta people out there Telling me what's wrong But when it comes right down to it I'll do what must be done Let me be me Like black is black and you are you Let me be me Stop trying to change my point of view Let me be free to live my life The way I choose Well, you don't even talk to me All you do is dictate You never learned to give 'Cause it's much easier to take You wake up in the morning And you bow to the machine Well, I won't worship anything Just because it's green You can take your Narrow-minded theories and run 'Cause when it comes right down to it I'll do what must be done Let me be me Like black is black and you are you Let me be me Stop trying to change my point of view Let me be free to live my life The way I choose Let me be me Like black is black and you are you Let me be me Stop trying to change my point of view Let me be free to live my life The way I choose Let me be me Let me be me Let me be me Let me be me Let me be me Let me be me I DON'T WANNA WAIT I don't wanna wait until tomorrow I don't wanna wait another day I don't wanna live with all this sorrow I'll just have to find another way Seeing as how you've kept me Hanging around for all this time Playing with my mind And leaving all our love behind Well it's time for a decision Should I stay or should I go I need our love to grow But there's so much I need to know 'Cause in my heart and in my head Are thoughts of how it used to be But a world of memories Is only emptiness to me I don't wanna wait until tomorrow I don't wanna wait another day I don't wanna live with all this sorrow I'll just have to find another way And it's not a false illusion I can see what's going on If the magic's really gone Then this is not where I belong And I ask myself the questions That confusion seems to bring While the answers stay so thin Upon the ground where I begin 'Cause in my heart and in my head Are thoughts of how it used to be But a world of memories Is only emptiness to me I don't wanna wait until tomorrow I don't wanna wait another day I don't wanna live with all this sorrow I'll just have to find another way I don't wanna wait until tomorrow I don't wanna wait another day I don't wanna live with all this sorrow I'll just have to find another way I don't wanna wait until tomorrow I don't wanna wait another day I don't wanna live with all this sorrow I'll just have to find another way I don't wanna wait until tomorrow I don't wanna wait another day I don't wanna live with all this sorrow I'll just have to find another way TELL ME Tell me, tell me, tell me Am I the one you love Tell me, tell me, tell me Is it me you're thinking of Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true Please don't keep me waiting Don't keep me hanging on I'm through with mild persuading I've been standing still too long Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me All I'm trying to do is find the truth All I'm asking you to do is help me Just one time so I can make my move Please don't keep me waiting Don't keep me hanging on I'm through with mild persuading I've been standing still too long Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me, tell me true (SOCKS) Someone else's socks are in my drawer And my plectrum isn't sharp anymore Someone else's socks are in my drawer And my plectrum isn't pointed anymore Bummer