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CONQUEST

Conquest Bronze BRON 524 Released in February 1980 Side A 1. NO RETURN (Bolder/Box/Hensley) 6.02 2. IMAGINATION (Hensley) 5.49 3. FEELINGS (Hensley) 5.26 4. FOOLS (Bolder) 5.03 Side B 1. CARRY ON (Hensley) 3.57 2. WONíT HAVE TO WAIT TOO LONG (Bolder/Box/Hensley) 4.54 3. OUT ON THE STREET (Hensley) 5.57 4. IT AINíT EASY (Bolder) 5.45 MICK BOX - Guitars JOHN SLOMAN - Lead & backing vocals, Piano, Percussion CHRIS SLADE - Staccato drums, Percussion TREVOR BOLDER - Bass guitar KEN HENSLEY - obx, Vocoder, Organ, Piano, Guitars, Backing vocals Note! Despite of the text on the sleeve, Trevor Bolder does NOT sing 'It Ain't Easy'

Produced by URIAH HEEP & JOHN GALLEN Executive producer GERRY BRON Engineered by JOHN GALLEN Recorded at ROUNDHOUSE RECORDING STUDIOS, LONDON, 1979 Photo MARTIN POOLE Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON REMASTERED 1997 RELEASE: 1. BEEN HURT (Hensley) 3.56 Originally b-side of 'Carry On' single in UK and 'Feelings' single in Germany. This version has slightly different lyrics than the earlier version. 2. LOVE STEALER (Myhill/Wainman) 3.28 Originally single a-side. 3. THINK IT OVER [vocals John Sloman] (Bolder/Sloman) 3.33 Originally single a-side. This version has slightly different lyrics than the later version on 'Abominog'. 4. MY JOANNA NEEDS TUNING (Bolder/Box/Dechert/Slade/Sloman) 3.02 Originally b-side of 'Think It Over' single. 5. LYING (Hensley/Sloman/Bolder/Slade) 4.23 Out-take, previously unreleased. BONUS TRACKS ON 2004 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. LOVE STEALER (Myhill/Wainman) 3.27 Originally single a-side. 2. BEEN HURT (Hensley) 3.57 Originally b-side of 'Carry On' single in UK and 'Feelings' single in Germany. This version has slightly different lyrics than the earlier version. 3. THINK IT OVER [vocals John Sloman] (Bolder/Sloman) 3.33 Originally single a-side. This version has slightly different lyrics than the later version on 'Abominog'. 4. LYING (Hensley/Sloman/Bolder/Slade) 4.40 Out-take. 5. FEELINGS [video version] (Hensley) 2.40 Single edit with audience noise mixed, originally released on Easy Liviní - A History Of Uriah Heep VHS tape (1985). Expanded De-luxe Edition cover: Conquest Deluxe
NO RETURN Iím at the point of no return Iím watching the candle burn Both ends Thereís a lesson we Both can learn - this time So if you wanna make my day Thereís something Youíve gotta say Now please donít laugh And turn away - this time I donít wanna make a fuss But this is the time for us And I ainít gonna miss the buss This time No return So thereíll be no turning back Once I know that Youíll be by my side No return Maybe youíll give me all the love That you always felt You had to hide No return Iíve come a thousand miles Across the ocean But that ainít half As far as my emotion Now Iíve reached The point of no return While on my way down the avenue I had to stop for a drink or two Or three Now not that I was stalling you For time Itís just I wanted to feel my best And I almost passed the test I need your loviní to do the rest This time No return - so please donít ever do What youíve done So many times before No return Because Iíve made up my mind That this time Iíll make it Thruí your door No return - I rode above the clouds So far below me But didnít get as high as When you hold me Now Iíve reached The point of no return Iím at the point of no return Iím watching the candle burn Both ends Thereís a lesson we Both can learn - this time I donít wanna make a fuss But this is the time for us And I ainít gonna miss the buss This time No return So thereíll be no turning back Once I know that Youíll be by my side No return Maybe youíll give me all the love You always felt you had to hide No return - I rode above the clouds So far below me But didnít get as high as When you hold me Now Iíve reached The point of no return No return - so please donít ever do What youíve done So many times before No return Because Iíve made up my mind That this time Iíll make it Thruí your door No return Iíve come a thousand miles Across the ocean But that ainít half As far as my emotion Now Iíve reached The point of no return IMAGINATION Sometimes Iím certain Sometimes my mind is Filled with doubt Some thoughts lay heavy here Sometimes I think itís figured out Imagination Endless voyage of discovery Iím at once impatient and afraid Some day you may walk out on me At least when youíre with me Iím not afraid to live with mystery Iím sure you know how sad One night without a dream can be Imagination, bitter-sweet companion As my time flies by Love-hate relation Hand in hand toward infinity Lead me here, lead me there Everywhere if you really dare Today, tonight, tomorrow You donít have to take my hand Iíll take it just the way itís planned Lead on, speed on, Iíll follow When you see me coming Youíre gonna know Iím not alone Me and my imagination Weíll be side by side any way The wind is blown Love songs and fantasies Theyíve kept us busy Since the day we met Each new horizon Reminds us now itís not over yet FEELINGS Feelings, empty feelings Prayiní, hopiní, neediní Just when I wanted to hold you Youíre leaviní, youíre leaviní Leaviní, youíre leaviní I remember those magic nights Those nights when it All seemed right But I knew that by morniní Youíd be gone And though you tell me That itís not for long It ainít easy here holdiní on You gotta tell me where I stand ĎCause either you donít give a damn Or you donít even care to pretend Or you wonít spare a thought Though you know It must come to an end Youíd better know that Iíve made up my mind I gotta high of a different kind And itís gonna take me Where I wanna be Sure Iíll miss ya but I gotta choose You canít believe that I came here to lose And you ainít a winner Thatís easy to see So Iíll see you around or Iíll write And Iíll send you some love ĎCause where I wanna go There ainít nothing to do but move FOOLS I know this feeling inside Has just made up my mind Iím gonna take this chance And do whatís in my heart You always said that Youíd stand by me And help me get along So understand I must do whatís in my heart I know this feeling inside Has helped me to carry on So as the days go by And the nights that never end You play the clubs And you play the game The next day you will find Youíll have to try and Please that fool again Donít you know that Fools play at games Donít you know that Fools play at games And I know that Iím not afraid of you Day after day I feel this way That I need to be moving on You know I depend on you Donít get me wrong Iíll throw the dice and I play the game And hope we get along Even then I wonít be fooled again So Iíve read your words and Iíve signed my name But I canít make up my mind If you really care or youíre Playing your games
CARRY ON Carry on ... So what can I do, what can I say Do I have to stand and Watch you walk away I know thereís got to be A better way I just canít go on living for today I thought I heard a voice Out on the wind And Iím sure I heard it say Iíd find a friend And it said Iíd find The answers in the end All I gotta do is carry on Carry on, carry on, the time is flyiní You need another love Maybe another town Carry on, carry on Donít wait until your hope is gone When your last chance Comes round Iím gonna keep on looking I wonít quit Aggravation It ainít gonna hurt a bit And I believe that I have seen the last of it Thereís nothing left to do But carry on WONíT HAVE TO WAIT TOO LONG Itís a quarter to seven On a Saturday morning I open my eyes After the Friday night I donít worry about The rain upon my window ĎCause where Iím going I know the sun will always shine So now Iím heading away Down to Rio de Janeiro Iíll be leaving all my Lonely times behind And if Iím looking for love in Rio de Janeiro Thereíll be someone there I know whoíll find the time In this golden place Thereís a smiling face Iíve got to find And I wonít have to wait too long Before sheís mine My friends are telling me Iím chasing rainbows Or searching for the Gold beneath the sea But rainbows only shine When itís been raining And gold will never Keep you company So now Iím wonderiní What to say in conversation To the lady of my dreams That I should meet If I speak to her The language of all nations Then Iím sure that sheíd be Knocked right off her feet And I know she will Then Iíll love her Till the end of time And I wonít have to wait too long Before sheís mine Well Iíve been happy enough in Rio de Janeiro Iíve got a woman here That I can call my own It doesnít matter if Iím living here or there-o ĎCause she used to live Next door to me back home So if youíre thinking that Iíve settled down forever Iíll be telling you Youíve made a big mistake ĎCause Iíll be heading away Down to Denver, Colorado Thereís a woman there Iíve got to try and make She can fill the hole In my heart and soul For a long, long time And I wonít have to wait Too long before sheís mine OUT ON THE STREET Out on the street, dead on my feet At the mercy of the stone-cold night Itís hard to compete In a dead-end street With frustration in your line of sight Do you ever stop to think Do you ever stop at all Do you have the time to feel And if you do Do you know the feelingís real Followed a sign that Pointed the way And I found myself Right back at that start I like to feel good Iíve tried feeling sad But I canít stand a broken heart Donít wanna wait till my dyiní day To realise I guess Iím lucky in A strange kinda way ĎCause itís clear before my eyes A grey cloud they say Hides a surprise But it rained until I lost my belief Just close your eyes Weíll show you the way But I believe Iíve lost my faith One man speaks and one man does While another soul wields the sword I hear you all, but I still canít see Just who it is Who speaks the chosen word IT AINíT EASY You make it all sound easy Now youíve tasted all my wine I never wanted to hear the news That youíd found another man But itís hard to see What you want from me Itís not easy to be in-between Itís now up to you to Make the move this time But it ainít easy when you Donít know where to turn And it ainít easy But you take the chance The final chance to learn Yes, to learn That it ainít easy when you Donít know where to turn And it ainít easy, so you take a look Another look at life - look at life ĎCause it ainít what youíve got In the palm of your hand And itís not what youíll get From another man That will last you The rest of your life my friend Monday morningís waiting Take a look at what you see Make the most of your life Donít keep the pages clean Baby, now youíve got this chance Donít leave me out Itís so hard when Youíre in-between What you need and What may never be It ainít easy ...
BEEN HURT (vocals John Sloman) At the age of eighteen I had had enough And by twenty one I decided to get tough And then I found the guard was still too rough And Iíve been hurt Ever since that day Iíve been hurt and Iíve lost my way I still think I have a chance To find your love Well, I tried to love you One day at a time Each day waiting Hoping for the sign It was clear I needed luck More than this time And Iíve been hurt Ever since that day Iíve been hurt, well, Iíve lost my way I still think I have a chance To make you mine My empty heart is Counting all the ways Fire and desire Sat and count days Will you, wonít you When and where Do you, donít you, do I care That same eternal question Is always there Itís always there LOVE STEALER Sheís got an eye on you Thereís nowhere to hide She keeps her motives still Deep down inside She shows no mercy, no She plays it rough She donít want no money She just wants to love Love stealer, raw dealer Heart breaker, love taker Yeah yeah ... She walks in the shadows As she waits for the night She gets what sheís looking for She knows how to fight If you see her coming Then youíd better know If your loveís for the taking Sheíll steal the show She just canít go round there first Facing the joint Then sheíll move in And get right to the point So keep your love locked away Donít let it show Or the love stealer will rock you For more than youíll know THINK IT OVER (vocals John Sloman) Iíve had all I can take Iíve taken just too much Iíve made a big mistake That put me out of touch I donít think I can face Another single day Without a call from you To take this pain away So many tears ago You turned and walked away It couldíve been the end But I knew better I had to tell myself Thereíll be another day She wants to call it quits But donít you dare her Canít you see Thereís a chance for you and me Think it over Donít believe In the things that may not be Think it over Forgetting you is out I ainít giving in The fuss was down you But itsí not over You have to face the truth Iím still in love with you You have to make scene But itís not over Well, think it over, babe
MY JOANNA NEEDS TUNING I was waiting for somebody This afternoon Hope that she remembered Our rendezvouz And when she didnít show Just like yesterday I do the last, Iíll find another way One night I saw the stranger Across the hall I knew he was the reason Why she didnít call I wish I had imagined Or dreamt the lot But the heart didnít choose The pain Iíve got Now sheí turning me inside out Upside down And me heart is all a roundabout Spinniní round Sheís turniní me inside out Inside out Sheís turniní me inside out Inside out Now heís got all so melt With a diamond ring And she was thinking through Almost anything Sheís like a shadow going up Seventh avenue But so what, sheís only going Where sheís didnít to I just got one thing to say Just before I go Since he was the offender I want her to know Now my mind has got me the day Iím watching to Iíll never raise a thought Of what sheíd done LYING Donít let love make a fool of you Love is meant to telliní truth And never any lies Came to me by seeiní truth In each otherís eyes Each otherís eyes What kind of a fool Do you think I am? ĎCos I have no money Does it mean Iím half a man? You know that I will give you all Give you all that I can Youíre lyiní, telliní me What I should be Youíre lyiní, telliní everyone itís me Youíre lyiní, telliní me What I should be Youíre lyiní, lyiní, lyiní, lyiní Telliní lies can only break you in two You tell the biggest solo What do you hope to gain? If I were you then I would Try to make amends Iíll tell all my friends You liviní a world of dreams But itís too late to change Your way of life, it seems So you just carry on The best way you know how You know how
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