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SALISBURY

Salisbury Vertigo Cover Vertigo 6360028 Released in February 1971 Side A 1. BIRD OF PREY (Box/Byron/Hensley/Newton) 4.05 2. THE PARK (Hensley) 5.38 3. TIME TO LIVE (Box/Byron/Hensley) 4.02 4. LADY IN BLACK (Hensley) 4.33 Side B 1. HIGH PRIESTESS (Hensley) 3.39 2. SALISBURY (Box/Byron/Hensley) 16.02 DAVID BYRON - Lead Vocals (except A4 & B1 KEN HENSLEY - Lead Vocals) KEN HENSLEY - Organ, Piano, Slide & Acoustic Guitars, Harpshicord, Vibes and Vocals MICK BOX - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals PAUL NEWTON - Bass Guitar, Vocals KEITH BAKER - Drums Brass and woodmind on 'Salisbury' arranged by JOHN FIDDY Produced by GERRY BRON for Hit Record Productions Ltd. Recorded at Lansdowne Studos, London, October/November 1970 Recording & mixing engineer PETER GALLEN Tape operators ASHLEY HOWE & LES CUNNINGHAM Sleeve Design: Bloomsbury Group Like the first album, also U.S. & Canadian version of 'Salisbury' (Mercury SR.61319) had different cover and track listing. Bird Of Prey' was replaced by 'Simon The Bullet Freak'. North American cover & track listing: Salisbury North American Cover Side A 1. HIGH PRIESTESS 2. THE PARK 3. TIME TO LIVE 4. LADY IN BLACK Side B 1. SIMON THE BULLET FREAK 2. SALISBURY Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON 1996 REMASTERED CD: 1. SIMON THE BULLET FREAK (Hensley) 3.27 Originally b-side of ‘Lady In Black’ single in Germany and ‘Look At Yourself’ single in UK. Also on US version of ‘Salisbury’ (1971). 2. HIGH PRIESTESS [single edit] (Hensley) 3.13 Edited from album version. Released as a single in Germany & Austria. BONUS TRACKS ON 2003 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. SIMON THE BULLET FREAK (Hensley) 3.27 Originally b-side of ‘Lady In Black’ single in Germany and ‘Look At Yourself’ single in UK. Also on US version of ‘Salisbury’ (1971). 2. HERE AM I [alternate version] (Hensley) 7.50 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ‘The Lansdowne Tapes’ (1993). 3. LADY IN BLACK [edit] (Hensley) 3.33 Edited from album version. 4. HIGH PRIESTESS [alternate version] (Hensley) 3.38 Out-take. 5. SALISBURY [edit] (Box/Byron/Hensley) 4.21 Edited from album version. 6. THE PARK [alternate version] (Hensley) 5.18 Out-take. 7. TIME TO LIVE [alternate version] (Box/Byron/Hensley) 4.14 Out-take. Expanded De-luxe Edition cover: Salisbury Deluxe
BIRD OF PREY I can see that look that says beware Try to move in closer if you dare So I must sit and play My waiting game And for a while I know She’ll do the same Fly away Watches like an eagle from its eyrie And like a bird of prey She captures me But I am older and More wise than you Bird of prey Straight into me you flew Fly away Now every time I tried to set her free I’m glad to say she comes Right back to me But if I knew she didn’t want to stay I wouldn’t try to keep that Lovely bird of prey THE PARK Let me walk a while alone Among the sacred rocks and stones Let me look in vain belief Upon the beauty of each leaf There is green in every blade The tree tops lean providing shade Maypoles spin in happy sound All nature’s strength around And there’s a horse that feels no pain Its iron strength to take the strain Children rock it to and fro And gaily drink its colour-glow Above, the sky, devoid of cloud Thinks not to cast a thunder shroud Upon this place so full of joy A field of gold of loves employ So, why my heavy heart? You say When tears would stain The sights so gay My brother’s dreams once here did soar Until he died at the hand Of needless war TIME TO LIVE Let me see the sunshine Let me feel the rain Let me go where I wanna go I wanna smell the flowers See the dawn again Find those friends I used to know Well, I spent twenty long years In a dirty old prison cell I never saw the light of day If you could understand Oh, that kind of living hell That’s the price I have to pay That’s the price I have to pay They say I killed a man But I never told them why So you can guess What I’ve been through So for twenty long years I’ve been thinking of that other guy And what I saw him do to you What I saw him do to you Listen here So if tomorrow comes And I walk outside that door Try to understand the strain But if you smile that smile I know I couldn’t ask for more I know I’d do it all again Yes, I would I know I’d do it all again LADY IN BLACK She came to me one morning One lonely Sunday morning Her long hair flowing In the midwinter wind I know not how she found me For in darkness I was walking And destruction lay around me From a fight I could not win Ah ah ah ... She asked me name my foe then I said the need within some men To fight and kill their brothers Without thought of love or God And I begged her give me horses To trample down my enemies So eager was my passion To devour this waste of life Ah ah ah ... But she wouldn't think of battle that Reduces men to animals So easy to begin And yet impossible to end For she’s the mother of allmen Who counselled me so wisely then I feared to walk alone again And asked if she would stay Ah ah ah ... Oh lady lend your hand outright And let me rest here at your side Have faith and trust In peace she said And filled my heart with life There is no strength in numbers Have no such misconception But when you need me Be assured I won't be far away Ah ah ah ... Thus having spoke she turned away And though I found no words to say I stood and watched until I saw Her black coat disappear My labour is no easier But now I know I'm not alone I find new heart each time I think upon that windy day And if one day she comes to you Drink deeply from her words so wise Take courage from her As your prize And say hello from me Ah ah ah ...
HIGH PRIESTESS You, who brought The sunshine to my eyes You, who wondered Through my sad disguise And I have a love That cannot die ... for you High priestess of my heart Tell me that we won’t part Then let’s get together in the sky To leave the lonely world To wonder why For we have a love We can’t denie ... so true SALISBURY Somewhere in your eyes That very special glow Something drawing me To where I do not know I never really thought That I would lose myself Now I’m going faster Than anybody else You move without a sound And touch me with your hand Just like the rain that fondles Every grain of sand This thing we’re gonna do It’s just for you and me I’m gonna make it good Good as it can be Your kiss is sweeter now Your breath is getting warm We must take our time And last it through til dawn I wonder will it be Oh, I expect it to There have been other girls No-one else like you I feel a power here I never felt before And I begin to see What drives us to want more Oh, girl of all my dreams Please tell me if I’m wrong Because I’ve been blue But we belong As time passed and all too fast I just knew we couldn’t last And I guessed that the end Was near at hand Though we tried our love inside It just crumpled up and died What went wrong I will never understand You tell me why Alone again How could you leave me Alone again I don’t want to be Alone again There’s a line in a rhyme I was going to send to you It says: "All that is to be Will surely be" So oh, though you had to go ‘Cause you needed someone new Is there still a chance That you’ll come back to me I want you back you see Alone again How could you leave me Alone again How could you leave me Alone again I don’t wanna be alone again Somewhere in your eyes That very special glow Something drawing me To where I do not know I never really thought That I would lose myself But now I’m going faster Than anybody else You move without a sound And touch me with your hand Just like the waves that fondle Every little grain of sand This thing we’re gonna do It’s just for you and me And I’m gonna make it good Just you wait and see
SIMON THE BULLET FREAK Freed of empty faces Give me your money Make my life sunny for a day Road that leads to nowhere Please stop your crying I ain't fit for dying this way Go steal another with your eye Go try some other heartless lie Land of hopeless speaking Bringing back the moon Don't play your silly games with me Oh, war of wasted daydream What is your need I'm gonna bleed until you kill me You've lost all sight of your direction You're only looking for the next one The next one to kill Ashes of destruction Spread out so far Blackened others crying over me See a one time city Now just a scar Tears of the flower man Fill the sea Give me a chance to fly away There's nothing here for me today Today Simon the bullet freak
HERE AM I I sit in my sunny chair With my head held low I know the reason I’m dreaming It’s really been fun But where is there left to go Save to give my life a new meaning And if by chance you’d come my way I’ll have to say Here am I, give me love Here am I, give me love How was I to know Your heart was unsatisfied When you never troubled to tell me No wish that you made to me Ever was denied I played it just the way that it should be But then you turned and walked away I have to say Here am I, give me love Here am I, give me love Here am I, give me love I imagine I must sit here Till the winter comes And just watch the days growing shorter To gather in dust won’t go Till my thinking’s done And I walk from this troubled water By then my need won’t be so bad And I’ll gladly say Here am I, give me love Here am I, give me love ...
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