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Head First Bronze BRON 545 Released in May 1983 Side A 1. THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Kerslake/Sinclair) 3.55 2. STAY ON TOP (Jackson) 3.35 3. LONELY NIGHTS (Adams/Vallance) 4.07 4. SWEET TALK (Box/Daisley/Goalby/J.&L. Sinclair/Kerslake) 3.51 5. LOVE IS BLIND (Carbone/Zito) 3.38 Side B 1. ROLL-OVERTURE ((Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair) 2.18 2. RED LIGHTS (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair) 2.57 3. ROLLINí THE ROCK (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair) 5.31 4. STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair/Kerslake) 3.39 5. WEEKEND WARRIORS (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair/Kerslake) 3.50 MICK BOX - Guitars, Vocals LEE KERSLAKE - Drums BOB DAISLEY - Bass JOHN SINCLAIR - Keyboards,Vocals PETER GOALBY - Vocals FRANK RICOTTI - Percussion on 'Roll-Overture' Produced by ASHLEY HOWE Recorded at The Manor, Oxford and The Roundhouse Recording Studios, London January/March 1983 Engineer at The Manor ASHLEY HOWE, assistant KEITH NIXON Engineers at Roundhouse ASHLEY HOWE and NICK ROGERS 'Roll-Overture' recorded at mixed by NICK ROGERS Band photographs FIN COSTELLO, Illustration PETER GOODFELLOW Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON REMASTERED 1997 RELEASE: 1. PLAYING FOR TIME (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair) 4.27 Originally b-side of 'Stay On Top' single. 2. SEARCHING (Goalby) 3.52 Out-take, previously unreleased. 3. THE WIZARD [live version] (Hensley/Clarke) 4.52 Live version recorded in Auckland 1984. Previously released only on VHS video.. BONUS TRACKS ON 2005 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. PLAYING FOR TIME (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Sinclair) 4.26 Originally b-side of 'Stay On Top' single. 2. SEARCHING [extended demo version] (Goalby) 4.53 Out-take. 3. THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT [live version] (Box/Daisley/Goalby/Kerslake/Sinclair) 4.36 Live version recorded in Auckland 1984. Previously released only on VHS video.. 4. LONELY NIGHTS [live version] (Adams/Vallance) 6.45 Live version recorded in Auckland 1984. Previously released only on VHS video.. 5. ANGEL [live version] (Goalby/Sinclair/Bolder/Kerslake/Box) 5.21 Live version recorded in London 1985. Previously released only on VHS video..
THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT Late at night Iíll be knocking On your door Late tonight Iíll be calling You can be sure Iíll be waiting Standiní in the shadows once again Sneakiní, creepiní Howling like a tom cat once again Oh, thereíll be nowhere You can hide When I take you On the other side of midnight You know I donít love you But I love what you can do Some more of that hot persuasion This time it's (?) just like you Oh, thereíll be nowhere You can hide When I take you On the other side of midnight Iíll be knockiní The other side of midnight Iíll be calliní The other side of midnight Knock, knockiní The other side of midnight Iím gonna take you Iím gonna make you At midnight, at midnight Late at night Iíll be knock knock knockiní On your door I said late tonight Iíll be calliní You can be sure Iím gonna take you Oh, itís gonna hurt so good Iím gonna make you do What a bad girl should Oh, thereíll be nowhere to hide When I take you On the other side of midnight The other side of midnight Iíll be knockiní The other side of midnight Iíll be calliní The other side of midnight On the other side Iíll be waitiní, Iíll be calliní The other side of midnight Iíll be knock knock Knockiní at midnight STAY ON TOP Everybody got somebody Trying to make you feel real bad Aintí none of their business Talking behind your back Be strong in yourself Stand up - walk away Nobody gives a damn for a Single thing you say Iím singing Stay on top - never go under Lightning strikes Before you hear the thunder Stay on top - never go under Hold on tight Here comes the thunder Hide money in your pocket Be nobodyís fool Always think of number one Thatís my golden rule Take care of business Go for it with the best Be strong enough to take it Ainít no need to rest Iím singing Stay on top - never go under Lightning strikes Before you hear the thunder Stay on top - never go under Hold on tight Watch out for the thunder Bad times make you cry But the good times get you high I canít stand it I canít stand it no more Somebody, everybody Trying to make you feel real bad Aintí nobodyís business Talking behind your back Be strong in yourself Stand up - walk away Nobodyís gonna listen To a single word you say Stay on top - never go under Lightning strikes Before you hear the thunder Stay on top - never go under Hold on tight Look out for the thunder Stay on top Youíve got to stay on top Stand up and sing it Stay on top Take care of business Stay on top LONELY NIGHTS Will you risk your reputation I donít know You just donít know What youíre saying Anymore You know beggars Canít be choosers And itís fair We may win, we may be loosers I donít care, no no no Oh baby, I just canít stand Another lonely night So come on over and save me Save me from another lonely night I hear every word youíre saying Theyíre all lies But with every breath youíre taking Youíre thinking of Ways to say goodnight Baby, I just canít stand Another lonely night So come on over and save me Save me from another lonely night Come on over Come and save me SWEET TALK I see your face in The magazine stand I wanna hold you in the palm Of my hand I love everything about you Youíre such a long way away Your sweet talk Ainít enough for me I may be deaf, but youíre Too blind to see Youíre gonna break my bones With your feminine tones But I donít wanna hear Your sweet talk tonight Not again tonight When I call tonight Donít wanna hear your Sweet talk tonight I hear your voice on the radio Itís gettiní so bad I donít know Which way to go Why donít you wake up girl Youíre such a long way away Your sweet talk ainít enough You see I need a woman Who's a woman to me Youíre gonna break my bones With those feminine tones But I donít wanna hear Oh, I donít wanna hear it Not tonight Youíre gonna break my bones With your feminine tones But I donít wanna hear None of that sweet talk tonight Oh, not again tonight When I call tonight Sweet talk tonight Not again tonight When I call tonight Donít wanna hear your sweet talk LOVE IS BLIND I tried to give you love That was ever flowing I tried to give a love That could be so true But you wanted less Than I had to offer What was I to do I tried to bare a soul That would swear devotion(?) I tried to promise dreams I would make come true But you said that love was A game for children Here I stand, a fool Love is blind Blinded by love Youíre all I can see in my eyes My mind says, stop But my heart says, go And oh, how it hurts to find It's true when they say that Love is blind Love is blind I told myself if there Was a chance to show you Just how good a love affair could be But love was something that You had never given I just couldnít see I closed my eyes to all that You never gave me (?) My heart didnít wanna see How you played around And how well you showed me How wounded love can be Love is blind Blinded by love Youíre all I can see in my eyes My mind says, stop But my heart says, go Oh, how it hurts to find It's true when they say that Love is blind Love is blind So blind
RED LIGHTS Red lights - on the highway Headlights - blinding my eye Red lights - keep me waiting White lights - drive me insane Red lights - in the city Streetlights - high in the night Searchlights - Iím looking for someone Red lights - young bloodís alright Try as I can but (?) I canít keep away No no no no way Red lights - She knows what Iím here for Headlights - look me in the eye Red lights - are you looking for danger White lights - drives me insane Try as I can but (?) I canít keep away No no no, not for one day Red lights - no questions Streetlights _ youth's desire(?) Red lights - burning desire White lights Ė put you to bed (?) Red lights- in the city Streetlights - shadow the night Sunshine - if you need some one Headlights - that young bloodís alright Try as I can but (?) I canít keep away Not today She brings me to my knees Try as I can but (?) I canít keep away I want you babe(?) Red lights - Oh, I want you Red lights - I need it Red lights - you get too heavy ROLLINí THE ROCK Feels so cold, so alone An empty stage, no one home I feel so strange, so scared No point in screaming I wonít be heard Youíre so cold, youíre so cool Itís so dark in this tomb Time has come so soon And time takes no prisoners Except in the womb Thereís no way out, no escape This silence is deafening I have to cry out Youíre so cold, youíre so cool Itís so dark in this tomb Roll away the rock Roll the rock away Set me free from this grave Am I forgiven, can I be saved? Youíve been so cold for so long This silence is deafening Was I so wrong? Youíre so cold, youíre so cool Itís so dark in this tomb Roll away the rock Take that rock and roll it Roll away the rock You gotta roll the rock away This silence is deafening STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART You came on like an angel I didnít see the evil in your eyes I could see but I was blinded Oh, believed your lies You hit we with your promises You shot me, I fell to the ground Your promise of tomorrow When I looked, you were Nowhere to be found You set me up right from the start Stripped me of my dignity You got me straight Through the heart I never did stand a chance You got me straight Through the heart You cut me and left me for dead You promised me a heaven Turned out to be one hell all the time The truth that youíre pretending Was just a chorus of lies You set me up right from the start Strip me of my dignity And got me straight Through the heart I never did stand a chance Got me straight through the heart You cut me and left me for dead You cut me and left me for dead You came on like an angel Just like an angel You set me up You got me straight Through the heart I never did stand a chance Got me straight through the heart You cut me, you left me Straight through the heart You never gave me a chance Got me straight throught the heart Iím bleeding, youíre leaving Got me straight through the heart WEEKEND WARRIORS Ten thousand stallions runniní wild They dare to race the devilís child The race is on, hold tight the reins They shared a week of broken chains Wheels turniní, wheels burniní See the eagles fly Weekend warriors ... Like shining knights Of days gone by Theyíre born again Theyíll never die Wheels turniní, wheels burniní See the angels fly Weekend warriors ... Like silver lighting from the sky These gold-clad horses thunder by Weekend warriors ...
PLAYING FOR TIME Travel down the road of heartache Hear an echo in my mind I've played with fire Burned my fingers Now I'm gonna take my time You don't have to shout about it Can't you see it obvious Feel (?) it's getting close to comfort Why you makin' such a fuss? Take your time with What you're doiní And you'll see the skies appear Seen and heard it all before her Now you understand my fear Can't you see the time will tell us How it's gonna always be You can wrap me Around your finger And I ain't no mystery Playing for time That's all I can do I'm playing for time Before I fall in love with you You can push me every which way Hey I got no place to fall Guess you're gonna rue your bullshit When your back's against the wall Louder now that's what the games go(?) And I bought the devil now(?) You can get to dream about it I won't need one anyhow Playing for time That's all I can do Playing for time Before I fall in love Playing for time That's all I wanna do Playing for time Before I fall in love Oh, you don't have to shout about it Can't you see it obvious Feel it's getting close for comfort Why you making such a fuss? Travel down the road of heartache Hear an echo my mind Played with fire, burned my fingers Now I'm gonna take my time Playing for time Before I fall in love with you Playing for time That's all I want to do Playing for time Before I fall Playing for time All I wanna do Playing for time ... Download all lyrics as PDF file from Downloads page Next AlbumPrevious AlbumBack To Album Index