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WONDERWORLD

Wonderworld Bronze ILPS 9280 Released in May 1974 Side A 1. WONDERWORLD (Hensley) 4.29 2. SUICIDAL MAN (Box/Byron/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain) 3.38 3. THE SHADOWS AND THE WIND (Hensley) 4.27 4. SO TIRED (Box/Byron/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain) 3.39 5. THE EASY ROAD (Hensley) 2.43 Side B 1. SOMETHING OR NOTHING (Box/Hensley/Thain) 2.56 2. I WONíT MIND (Box/Byron/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain) 5.59 3. WE GOT WE (Box/Byron/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain) 3.39 4. DREAMS (Box/Byron/Hensley) 6.10 KEN HENSLEY - Organ, Guitars & Vocals DAVID BYRON - Vocals MICK BOX - Lead guitars GARY THAIN - Bass LEE KERSLAKE - Drums 'The Easy Road' Orchestral arrangements by MICHAEL GIBBS Produced by GERRY BRON Recording engineer PETER GALLEN Recorded at Musicland, Munich, Germany, January/March 1974 Musicland engineers HANS MENZEL and MACKI All songs written and arranged by URIAH HEEP Photography and concept by GRAHAM HUGHES Cutting engineer HARRY MOSS, E.M.I. Studios, Abbey Road, London Equipment crew DEL ROLL, TOM SCHLUM and TONY PATRICK Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON REMASTERED 1996 RELEASE: 1. WHAT CAN I DO (Box/Byron/Kerslake) 3.10 Originally b-side of ĎSomething Or Nothingí single. 2. DREAMS [long version] (Box/Byron/Hensley) 7.08 Out-take, previously unreleased. 3. SOMETHING OR NOTHING [live version] (Hensley/Box/Thain) 3.09 Recorded at Shepperton 1974. 4. THE EASY ROAD [live version] (Hensley) 2.53 Recorded at Shepperton 1974. BONUS TRACKS ON 2004 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. WHAT CAN I DO (Box/Byron/Kerslake) 3.09 Originally b-side of ĎSomething Or Nothingí single. 2. LOVE, HATE & FEAR (Hensley/Byron/Box/Thain/Kerslake) 4.29 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎA Time Of Revelationí (1996). 3. STONE'S THROW (Hensley/Byron/Box/Thain/Kerslake) 5.36 Out-take, this song appeared for the first time on ĎA Time Of Revelationí (1996). 4. DREAMS [long version] (Box/Byron/Hensley) 7.13 Out-take. 5. I WON'T MIND [live version] (Box/Byron/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain) 5.35 Recorded at Shepperton 1974. 6. SO TIRED [live version] (Box/Byron/Hensley/Kerslake/Thain) 3.29 Recorded at Shepperton 1974. Expanded De-luxe Edition cover: Wonderworld Deluxe
WONDERWORLD We freely speak of dreams We marvel at what they conceal But in my wonderworld Each sleeping vision is so real So I believe and hope That all the things I see May one day bring Such truth and peace As we can feel Free from this waking world Deep in sleep's mystery My will is free to wander Free to wander carelessly At times it's not so far From what we call reality And at times I know I wonder If it all could come true Oh, Mr. Wonderworld Don't be afraid 'Cause dreams were made Were made to dim the light The torment day can bring And leave you free To laugh aloud and hear Your heart bells ring Oh, oh, Mr. Wonderworld Wonderworld Oh, Mr. Wonderworld Don't be afraid 'Cause your dreams were made They were made to dim the light The torment day can bring And leave you free To laugh aloud and hear Your heart bells ring Oh, oh, Mr. Wonderworld Mr. Wonderworld Mr. Wonderworld SUICIDAL MAN Waiting by the window Staring at my shadow Not believing what Iíd seen Touching but not feeling And wondering what I was dealing And not knowing where I'd been So I began walking To myself I was talking But didn't know which way to go Then I found a direction And now I needed some action But I should have just said no Should have said no Why won't you help me Or give me hand 'Cause I'm close to becoming A suicidal man What I need is someone With a definite plan For I've waited for just about As long as I can Suicidal man, suicidal ... So on my travels Still with all my troubles I found someone who cared The answer was so easy That all she did to please me Was to say a problems smaller When it's shared He was a suicidal man ... THE SHADOWS AND THE WIND Oh, they're moving in again Hidden by the shadows And the wind But we'll just wait awhile and then We'll show 'em all that This time we ain't giving in Without a care they Sweep aside our dreams To try and make way for their own No more should we surrender To their schemes It's time to stand and Show 'em we are not alone Time has changed us all We have our minds Life has taught us We all have our love And it's time to use it, use it Nature gave us colour Day and night So if you really got a reason Then you better be right The seasons of the year Still are spring and fall But there's nothing in the world That's says it's right to fight Time has changed us all We have our minds Life has taught us We all have our love Why donít we use it Come on and use it Why donít we use it Come on and use it La la la la la ... SO TIRED Well, I've been on the road For a year or more And Iíve done a lot of things I never did before Now I want everyone To listen to my song And you can tell me When you've heard it If you think I'm wrong 'Cause I'm so tired Of everybody staring at me Yes, I'm so tired And I'm so uninspired Please help me Well I've seen 'em rise And I've seen 'em fall And I use to think that I was having a ball But I was kiddin' myself For a long long time But now I got myself a spoon And I'm feeling fine But I'm so tired Of everybody staring at me Yes, I'm so tired And I'm so uninspired Wonít you please help me Where can you go Where can you go When there is no one To show a guiding light What did you say What did you say Have you been thinking about me Day and night 'Cause I'm so tired Of everybody staring at me And I'm so, so tired I'm so uninspired, please help me Wonít you please me ... THE EASY ROAD If you're looking for a place You can fly together And you're really afraid of What you're leaving behind Take the easiest road But take care my brother For you'll never find peace With a troubled mind Far better to love each other Than to worry so deeply ĎBout the place youíre in And far better to kiss her softly Than lookin' back on a love You'll never have again Time's as fickle as The sky in winter And two hearts always Were better than one Love has the wings Of a tireless angel She'll stay beside you Till the day is done La la la la la ... Youíll never have again No no no, never again Youíll never have again
SOMETHING OR NOTHING There's never a day When I've got nothing to do Something to me Might mean nothing to you So don't donít donít donít Look at me strangely now We'll find the line That's in the middle and run Something, something or nothing You say you love to spend days But I will save mine Waiting for the sun in your eyes To turn the river to wine But donít donít donít donít Look at me strangely now Weíre gonna find the line That's in the middle and run I WONíT MIND I donít mind If you steal my last dime Just leave me anytime And I'll get, get along fine I don't really know why But I know I'll get by If I don't I'll die tryiní If it rains again I'm gonna fly to the sun 'Cause nothing gets done Just sitting, sitting around Look at the way it's been Just waitin' and wonderin' I've just got to keep trying Looking for gold in the sky Gets kinda rough Maybe I'm to blame ĎCause I didin't look hard enough But I still get the feeling That it shouldn't be so tough So I won't mind, I, I won't mind I won't mind, I, I won't mind So I won't mind I, No, I won't mind I won't mind, I, said I won't mind WE GOT WE I got you, you got me We are where we belong Safe places, warm faces All have been gone too long Sky writing, inviting Disappears admist the clouds False promise, the last cold kiss All seem so distant now Just with each other We are all so well armed And with a little care we need Never be harmed Weíve got we, and there's love Before our eyes We can have it and hold it If we realize Just with each other We are, we are so well armed And with a little care we need Never, no never be harmed La la la ... DREAMS You should have seen Tuesday's dream Dancing in my head For you'd have heard A thousand words That nobody had said And you'd have Watched me try to run Where dreams have Never strayed Heard my cries because I know I really was afraid Dreams, dreams, I'll never keep My body rests But my eyes refuse to sleep Sights and sounds My mind created Far beyond the thoughts Of which we speak And then we danced On silver wings Upon a gilded thread I heard the song the angel sings To bless my lowered head And at the door of paradise My best laid plan begun But as I turned to reach for you My coloured night, it was gone WHAT CAN I DO I wish youíd stop and Give a helping hand For I guess Iím only half a man I feel the only way for me to leave Is just to give you Everything I can give ĎCause without you, without you What can I do I will give you all the love I have Just to know you stop me Being so sad I hope you wonít think So badly of me ĎCause I had to tell you This could break myself in Being helpless is a habit of mine No one else can understand You are the one to Help me to survive If youíre any friend of mine Yesterday you gave a helping hand To some one youíll Never understand Though I tried to tell you of this way You said I had nothing Constructive to say But without you, without you What can I do ... LOVE, HATE & FEAR Dream in a lonely room, fly on a star Think of the forcing time Then know where you are Fear is the strongest force Love, love is the key Where is my hatred now? Love rules over me Something I have failed to see The haunted of a memory Darkness keeps my thoughts at bay But I will find my dream one day Hate, hate is my only thought Blame, the blame is on you Why, why, why, why Why did you leave my side? Heaven knows quite a few Something I have failed to see Like a haunted of a memory Darkness keeps my thoughts at bay But I will find my dream one day Dream, yeah ... STONEíS THROW I was a stoneís throw from happiness Feeling love grow in your caress It was like nothing I had felt or seen And I waited impatiently Oh, stoneís throw And I canít stand to see you go You hurt me bad, cut me down But it just donít work without you Without you around It was a short walk Now itís a lonely ride It turned my day into a lifeless night It was my belief and now itís my regret Iíve got a one way ticket That I canít accept Oh, just a stoneís throw And I canít stand to see you go You hurt me bad, you cut me down But it just donít work without you Without, without, without Without you around Oh, stoneís throw And I canít stand to see you go You hurt me bad, cut me down But it just donít work without you Gotta have you around Gotta have you around ...
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