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INNOCENT VICTIM

Innocent Victim Bronze BRON 504 Side A 1. KEEP ON RIDIN' (Hensley/Williams) 3.41 2. FLYIN' HIGH (Hensley) 3.18 3. ROLLER (Bolder/McDonald) 4.38 4. FREE 'N' EASY (Lawton/Box) 3.02 5. ILLUSION (Hensley) 5.02 Side B 1. FREE ME (Hensley) 3.35 2. CHEAT 'N' LIE (Hensley) 4.50 3. THE DANCE (Williams) 4.49 4. CHOICES (Williams) 5.42 MICK BOX - Guitars JOHN LAWTON - Vocals KEN HENSLEY - Keyboard, Guitars, Vocals LEE KERSLAKE - Drums, Vocals TREVOR BOLDER - Bass Produced by GERRY BRON and KEN HENSLEY Engineered by PETER GALLEN, except "Choices" by MARK DEARNLEY Recorded at The Roundhouse Recording Studios, England, July/September 1977 Cover Variations Singles Releases BONUS TRACKS ON REMASTERED 1997 RELEASE: 1. ILLUSION / MASQUERADE [full unedited version] (Hensley) 8.18 Masquerade was originally b-side of ĎFree Meí single. 2. THE RIVER [alternate version] (Hensley/Box/Kerslake/Bolder) 3.07 Out-take, released for the first time on ĎA Time Of Revelationí (1996). BONUS TRACKS ON 2004 EXPANDED DE-LUXE EDITION CD: 1. ILLUSION / MASQUERADE [full unedited version] (Hensley) 8.18 Masquerade was originally b-side of ĎFree Meí single. 2. THE RIVER (Hensley/Box/Kerslake/Bolder) 3.10 Out-take, released for the first time on ĎA Time Of Revelationí (1996). 3. PUT YOUR MUSIC WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS 2.57 Out-take, previously unreleased. 4. CHEAT 'N' LIE [live version] (Hensley) 5.58 5. FREE ME [live version] (Hensley) 5.46 6. FREE 'N' EASY [live version] (Hensley) 3.15 Expanded De-luxe Edition cover: Innocent Victim Deluxe
KEEP ON RIDINí Keep on ridiní ... By tomorrow morning At the early dawn I gotta hit the road So long lady Till another day, right now I gotta be moviní on Thereís another town and The singer needs a song I know youíre on your own Iíll be back before too long I gotta do what I gotta do And you know how My heart loves to run, I gotta ride Keep on ridiní Keep on ridiní now Thereís a city waiting And a railroad station Where my face is known And an old hotel That I know so well Itís a little bit like home Itís a situation Not of my own choosing And though a gambliní man Would say that I was losing I started out to win And Iíll do it again Iím never giviní in ĎCause if it comes down To my heart, or to my pride Iím gonna ride Keep on ridiní, keep on ridiní Keep on ridiní, yeah Keep on ridiní, keep on ridiní And I know you say Iím driftiní, driftiní on a dream Youíd better watch your step boy It may not be what it seems I just canít shake This feeling here inside This heart of mine Keeps telliní me to ride, ride, ride FLYINí HIGH Iím flyiní high And I know the reason why ĎCause the wind of change Has blown my way And you love me As much today as I love you Honey, as I love you I used to think That love was all so strange There was something That I used to ease the pain Though at times It seems it hurts to touch Itís never gonna hurt As much as no love at all Honey, as no love at all Flyiní high, itís a crazy feeling Flyiní high, Ďcause Iíve learnt the meaning of love Flyiní high itís a crazy feeling Flyiní high Ďcause I believe in love Iím flyiní high And I guess I know the reason why ĎCause the wind of change Has blown my way And you love me As much today as I love you Honey, as I love you Iím flyin high Iím flyiní, flyiní, flyiní Iím flyin high And I know the reason ROLLER Oh where is she woman Sheís only here for the sun Itís now youíll discover Sheís only here for the fun And who will move over Sweet talker choosiní her side And itís then, itís all over Sheí just along for the ride Sheí s a roller Sheís just a roller Bet sheíll roll her life away One town is just like another One man will just never do Donít turn around When she calls out your name Sheís gonna break you in two But sheís a roller Sheís just a roller Rolling time come today One town is just like another One man will just never, never do Donít turn around When she calls out your name Sheís gonna snap you in two FREE íNí EASY Ainít it strange That when youíre onely And your friends theyíre not around So you make your big decision Get your feet back on the ground When youíre down And no one wants you And you wonder who you are When your friends They donít desert you When you make it youíre a star But Iím gonna stay Free and easy I know just what I am Iím gonna be free and easy Well, Iíve been through All the heartaches And Iíve been through all the pain But when youíre up and riding high Everybody stakes their claim Iím gonna be free and easy I know just what I am Iím gonna be free and easy Iím gonna be free and easy I know just who I am Iím gonna be free and easy ILLUSION In a forest known as heartbreak In a clearing in the wood ĎCross a pathway called confusion Toward the garden of delight Youíll reach the river of desire And meekly try and cross it While the valley of love Keeps avoiding you Because itís only an illusion Only an illusion Upon the hill of high ideals You begin to wonder if itís real You are reaching sleepís oasis You begin to wonder how you feel But it happens so quickly It doesnít fit into your scenes Tossiní and turniní The star of so many scenes Itís only an illusion Itís only an illusion
FREE ME Free me, free me Why wonít you free me Free me from your spell Come on and free me Why wonít you free me Come on and free me Free me from your spell Why should I worry That you might not love me Youíre not the only love That Iíve ever had Your sweet memory Will always comfort me So why should I be feeling sad As far as I can tell You knew so well I was always At the end of the line Iíve loved you as much As any man can But not enough To make you mine So long, easy rider I know Iíll miss you for awhile But sooner or later I know that Iíll forget you And I tell you babe Free me Come on and free me Why wonít you free me Free me from your spell Oh babe, free me Why wonít you free me Come on and free me Free me from your spell We let a good love die We let it pass us by Though you tried to Keep me hanginí on But with all this doubt Itíll never work out So tomorrow Iíll be travelliní on And saying: So long, easy rider I know Iíll miss you for awhile But sooner or later I know that Iíll forget you And I beg it babe Free me Come on and free me Why wonít you free me Free me from your spell Come on and free me Iím on my knees, babe Free me Why wonít you free me Free me from your spell Oh babe, come on Come on and free me Why wonít you free me Free me from this spell CHEAT íNí LIE Well, it seems to me That Iíve been cheated And it would appear That Iíve been lied to All the promises That you repeated Were never destined To come true When I stop to think How I once trusted you Itís harder still To bear this doubt Iím a innocent victim of Heartbreaking circumstance And I still canít get it figured out íCos all you did was cheat and lie Now youíre gone and Made me cry When my heart is heavy and I just canít get it straight Just the way you made me feel A wound that only time can heal Wonít you take a little time To show me my mistake íCos all you did was cheat and lie Now youíre gone and Made me cry When my heart is heavy and I just canít get it straight Just the way you made me feel A wound that only time can heal Wonít you take a little time You know you gotta Show me my mistake THE DANCE See the picture in the hall Framed in magic on the wall Ainít it funny how it glows Whatís on the inside No one knows What makes this picture So inviting To those who stand outside it Maybe itís the dancers Or maybe itís the dance The dancer dances Thousands fill the gallery They pay their price to see a dream They can make believe for free Two hoursí worth of fantasy Maybe they pretend The pictureís them Or maybe they just love To sit and blend Tonight the picture has no frame Colours unleash and float away To each and everyone of you Tonight the spirit brings the news You become a part of it all Thousands turn to one in the hall You become the dancer And we become the dance The dancer dances The dancer dances The dancer dances And we become the dancer And you become the dance CHOICES I was walking all alone Through a sideshow With passion and pain On each side Something inside me was calling For a chance to stay alive At the time I dinít know What was calling As my head was buried in grief Today I heard what was crying My freedom calling me And we all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way And the choice Iíve made is simple Passion over pain When I got to The end of the sideshow And looked back To where I had been My eyes filled with Teardrops of loneliness For the ones Who will never be fee I thought of The children in the sideshow As they wandered Around so confused Some day Theyíll make their decision But which one will they choose And weíll all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way And the choice Iíve made is simple Passion over pain And weíll all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way And the choice Iíve made is simple Passion, passion over pain And weíll all make our choices Like a blind man feels his way And the choice Iíve made is a simple one Passion over pain
MASQUERADE A masquerade of dancing shadows Appear before me Through my mystic window And soon to be seen I saw presented Became a vision that I saw resented I stood and watched Its image changing The unseen hand was rearranging And all the time I wondered How did it wind Slowly, surely it unfolded Its simple lines just as A pole wind told it A temporary revolution My problems rose and fell With a lapse of illusion My mind was telling me, donít fight it Itís just a hazard in the night Donít do those Whoíve lost their way Itís a masquerade Masquerade, itís a masquerade PUT YOUR MUSIC WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS If you're looking for money, sonny You better keep on running If you're looking for fame and fortune Watch out, you could get caught It'll came when you least expect it You better be prepared I bet you feel rejected You've got to be aware Put your music where your mouth is Show us you're a man Put your music where your mouth is Show us if you can Now your life is your own puzzle All lies before your eyes My guess is it won't be too long You've got to realise Put your music where your mouth is Show us you're a man Put your music where your mouth is
THE RIVER River, rising to hide Across the midnight Wanderiní westward by daylight Take us and lead us to tomorrow As fast as you come and can flow River, youíre windiní An unending rhythm The sooner keep Moviní to warn him The spirit that keeps Us from sinking Guide us from going astray Point us a way To a shoreline ahead Through the mist and the fog Of this valley of death Too many years we have Walked in a sleep Now weíre awaken And ready fo flee River, we hitchhikers Begginí for mercy Survive us from Yesterdayís curses Donít damn us Before you receive us Weíre needinÕ your face And your trust
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