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Firefly Bronze ILPS 9483 Side A 1. THE HANGING TREE (Hensley/Williams) 3.42 2. BEEN AWAY TOO LONG (Hensley) 5.04 3. WHO NEEDS ME (Kerslake) 3.40 4. WISE MAN (Hensley) 4.44 Side B 1. DO YOU KNOW (Hensley) 3.15 2. ROLLIN' ON (Hensley) 6.32 3. SYMPATHY (Hensley) 4.50 4. FIREFLY (Hensley) 6.18 JOHN LAWTON - Lead Vocals (except B4 KEN HENSLEY & JOHN LAWTON - Vocals) MICK BOX - Guitars TREVOR BOLDER - Bass Guitar LEE ĎTHE BEARí KERSLAKE - Drums/Vocals KEN HENSLEY - Keyboards/Guitars/Vocals Produced by GERRY BRON Engineer PETER GALLEN Assisted by JOHN GALLEN Recorded and mixed at Roundhouse Recording Studios, London, England, October/November 1976 Cover concept and co-ordination GAIL CLARKE Cover painting MARTIN WHITE Special thanks to Rick, Chris, Pete, Alistair and Phil Medal for bravery TONY PATRICK & DODGE DEMOS North American release had a different running order: Side A 1. BEEN AWAY TOO LONG 2. SYMPATHY 3. WHO NEEDS ME 4. WISE MAN Side B 1. THE HANGING TREE 2. ROLLIN' ON 3. DO YOU KNOW 4. FIREFLY Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON REMASTERED 1997 RELEASE: 1. CRIME OF PASSION (Box/Kerslake/Hensley) 3.37 Originally b-side of 'Wise Man' single in UK & 'Sympathy' single in Germany. 2. DO YOU KNOW [demo version] (Hensley) 3.16 Out-take, previously unreleased. 3. A FAR BETTER WAY (Hensley/Box/Kerslake/Bolder/Lawton) 5.50 Out-take, released for the first time on 'A Time Of Revelation' (1996). 4. WISE MAN [TV backing track version] (Hensley) 4.48 Out-take, previously unreleased. BONUS TRACKS ON 2004 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. CRIME OF PASSION (Box/Kerslake/Hensley) 3.37 Originally b-side of 'Wise Man' single in UK and 'Sympathy' single in Germany. 2. A FAR BETTER WAY (Hensley/Box/Kerslake/Bolder/Lawton) 5.57 Out-take, released for the first time on 'A Time Of Revelation' (1996). 3. I ALWAYS KNEW 4.03 Out-take, previously unreleased. 4. DANCE DANCE DANCE 3.46 Out-take, previously unreleased. 5. BEEN AWAY TOO LONG [demo version] (Hensley) 5.01 Out-take, previously unreleased. 6. DO YOU KNOW [alternate version] (Hensley)3.15 Demo version. 7. WHO NEEDS ME [live version] (Kerslake) 9.49 8. WISE MAN [TV backing track version] (Hensley) 4.48 Out-take. Expanded De-luxe Edition cover: Firefly Deluxe
THE HANGING TREE Passing through the arms of Satan Reaching for the hands of God Robbing every mind for wisdom Running so he wonít get caught Heís outlawed by majority Been branded all his life Some say that heís a sinner man As he rides from day to night Heís a bad man, so they say Living for his love and living free Riding swift and secretly So heíll miss the hanging tree Wounded spirit on the wind Riding to his dream and destiny Heís laughing at the wanted posters Calling for his friends to see Laughing aloud as he rides away Kicking up the dust with speed Time hands him down a pathway And freedom is a horse he rides Glory is a dream heís after And fortune is his heartís delight Riding swift and secretly So heíll miss the hanging tree Wounded spirit on the wind Riding to his dream and destiny BEEN AWAY TOO LONG Iím coming home Iíve been away far too long Iím leaving it up to you To understand You may wonder why When it was me who said The last goodbye But cannot change my mind One more time Itís high time I canít wait any longer Itís my time to find out Who I belong to Itís breaking my heart Waitiní for another day When the time comes You wonít see me around Iíve been patient Standing my ground Gotta see ya and hold ya Hear what you have to say Do you wake up in the morning Wantiní me The way I wake up wantiní you And in the same breath You keep hauntiní me Does it ever occur to you Iíve been in love too long To stop now, oh Iíve been away too long Iíve been away too long If youíve ever cried Then youíll know the pain You felt inside And just like me you pray Itís all untrue But time alone will tell If you have learned Lifeís lessons well And maybe then youíll know What I should do Been away, Iíve been away Iíve been away too long Iíve been away too long Iíve been away too long Too long, much too long Much too long WHO NEEDS ME Donít take life for granted ĎCause you know that Life wonít grant you back The feelings on the love That you once had Youíve taken me for granted ĎCause you know Iím a lover just like you And Iíll do anything You want me to Who needs me? Who needs me now? Youíll find someone How youíll find one Who needs me? Who needs me now? Youíll find another but no better You canít argue with me now I needed you and You did not know how Donít let go of something That is good when Iíll tell you itís bad Let Ďem hear the story Make Ďem sad And if the price of love Can cost you less than When it first began I guess that you wonít Find a better man Who needs me ... WISE MAN I sat before the wise man In the autumn of my youth And I told him all The things I had to know He said you have the future If you need to find the truth And in his eyes I saw that it was so So I came right out And asked him The meaning of life And as he smiled I saw a twinkle in his eye He said with all his years Thereís still so much He has to learn And once again I saw that it was so Keep on living, loving Waiting your turn Itís the only way to Ease your concern If you want to find Your dream, be sure You donít wake up too soon Or youíll find it easier Shooting for the moon Wise man, wise man Which way shall I run Thereís so many roads So many ways to turn I am like a blind man Lost in the sun I wanna be like you And be a wise man too But Iím looking for An easy way to learn And be a wise man too
DO YOU KNOW All you seem to do want to do Is break my heart Seems to me Weíre a lot better off apart Time was when you took A pride in puttiní me down Weíll Iíve some news for you Thatís gonna turn ya around I got no time for no crazy lady And the games you wanna play ĎCause a love like mineís Gonna take some time You canít save it for a rainy day Well, l do you know Do you know Do you know what Iím trying to say Loveís not a game Itís never the same You gotta live your love From day to day Lonely days are long and Sad nights are so black Then I get right down thinkiní Maybe I could take you back Till at morniní light A new face appears at my door As a kinda reminder that I ainít seeiní you no more ROLLINí ON It came as the daybreak Must surely arrive Opened my eyes just To be sure I was alive Another day Theyíre much the same Twentyfour hours for me To try again Iím rolliní on, Iím rolliní on Iím rolliní on, Iím rolliní on It came as a judgement We all have to face Fickle hour you bring me joy You bring me disgrace Iíll take your challenge Man against emotion Iíll wager my beliefs Against my sin Iím rolliní on, Iím rolliní on Well, Iím rolliní on Rolliní on and on and on forever Yes, I am Rolliní, rolliní, rolliní on together Rolliní on and on and on forever Rolliní, rolliní, rolliní on Yes, Iím rolliní on To where I donít care Crystal ball You let me down again Rolliní down a road Iíve never seen Meeting people Seeing places Iíve never been Iím rolliní on, Iím rolliní on Iím rolliní on, Iím rolliní on Rolliní on and on and on forever Yes, I am Rolliní, rolliní, rolliní on together Rolliní on and on and on forever Rolliní, rolliní, rolliní on together Iím rolliní on. Iím rolliní on Iím rolliní on, Iím rolliní on Crystal ball You let me down again Iím rolliní on ... Well, Iím rolliní ... SYMPATHY Sympathy just doesnít mean That much to me Compassionís not The fashion in my mind And if youíre looking for A shoulder to cry on Donít turn your head my way ĎCause Iíd rather have My music any day You and I are Masters of our destiny We look for consolation all the time Until we find out things are not What they were meant to be, oh no And if it doesnít suit our mood Weíll call it crime Dedicationís not an obligation Or a figment of Someoneís imagination Itís the only way they say To live from day to day To make each passing way A small sensation Dreams are the possession of The simple man Reality the fantasy of youth But living is a problem that Is common to us all With love the only Common road to truth FIREFLY My love lives at The end of a rainbow One day Iím gonna Fly there on a firefly High above white angry water With a love song in my heart Someday, somehow I know Iím gonna get there Iíve been patient for so long All my daydreams Seem so much nearer now And I beg you hear my song Firefly On your glowing wings Iíll ride Till I sit beside This dream of mine Firefly, high on a risiní tide Only wanna touch The things Iíve seen Steppiní lightly from star to star Cross a wilderness of blue Wonderiní how much In love with me you are ĎCause Iím so much in love with you Firefly, can you take me I ainít had no loviní lately Firefly bring me love To my new horizon The one that Iíve still Got my eyes on, my my firefly Firefly, firefly, firefly In my dreams you come to me The answer to my prayer As I begin to feel You warm my heart I awake and youíre not there Now and then I see your eye As the stars begin to shine No rain to cool my passion No! Not now! No, now youíre mine!
CRIME OF PASSION See the blind man At the dead of night He can see, so he wonít fight Running scared like a swan in flight On and on, looking for delight But itís you, heíll hear you running As this blind man tells the blind See the children in the jungle zone Black man woken Till your work is done He canít hide Thereís nowhere to run Waiting for salvation to come And itís you, coming from far Got a lonely mind to sell Crime of passion, crime of pain How long before I see you again Iíve been free and Iíve been high Got a soul, never ask my why DANCE DANCE DANCE Dance dance dance You've gotta keep on dancing Dance dance dance You've gotta keep on Really ??? you're bad news I don't think I can hear it any more Mister please don't play me No more blues If you will I'll walk Right out the door It's from the first touch Of morning light My feet can't wait to hit the floor 'Cause all I wanna do is Dance dance dance Sure there's times when I've been feeling down But the blues are never here to stay Just by putting an my moving shoes I dance my troubles right away I warned you so, right or wrong Anything to keep my heart alive 'Cause all I wanna do is Dance dance dance It's a jumping jive my way Around the world And you'll always see A smile upon my face The rhymin' times I don't think they'll matter I can make my home almost any place
A FAR BETTER WAY Seeing you here All of my fears seem to Drift right away Seeing you smile Checking out your style I begin to hope youíll stay Stay awhile so we can play Lost in a dream Thatís becaming a nightmare Day by day Itís my love and my life And somewhere between them Thereís a road And itís a far, a far better way Out of nowhere came this vision Of you and me together Looking for a better way Then from nowhere You came running Look out, world Thereís something coming Iíve suddenly found A lot of things to say Now weíll sing our tune together This way itís a whole lot better Weíre out to prove There is a place for love Then from somewhere Weíll come running Look out, world Thereís something coming I think weíve found A far better way I think weíve found A far better way ... I ALWAYS KNEW Well, you don't have to tell me why I've a feeling that I know that guy I always knew I'd never keep you long It's funny how times have changes It used to be me, it felt so strange I always knew I'd never keep you long I love you as part of my life You know you're the one I adore It's simple but I've never made This mistake before Won't you try to give me One more chance Even though you say it's lost romance I always knew I'd never keep you Never keep you Never keep you long Understand what I'm trying to say I'm giving you my life night and day I always knew I'd never keep you long
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