URIAH HEEP: OUTSIDER

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CD: Frontiers FR CD 650
LP: Soulfood black vinyl PRELP 080,
grey vinyl PRELP 080C,
white vinyl PRELP 080C2 (rel. Nov 2014)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Recorded by Steve Rispin & Peter Waterman at 
Liscombe Park Studios, UK January-February 2014
Mixed by Mark "Tufty" Evans at Croosh Alley Studios

Released in June 2014


Singles Releases 


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1. SPEED OF SOUND (Box/Lanzon) 4.55
2. ONE MINUTE (Box/Lanzon) 4.54
3. THE LAW (Box/Lanzon) 5.24
4. THE OUTSIDER (Box/Lanzon/P.C.Lanzon) 3.22
5. ROCK THE FOUNDATION (Box/Lanzon) 4.07
6. IS ANYBODY GONNA HELP ME? (Box/Lanzon) 5.07
7. LOOKING AT YOU (Box/Lanzon) 3.55
8. CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY (Box/Lanzon) 4.54
9. JESSIE (Box/Lanzon) 3.59
10. KISS THE RAINBOW (Box/Lanzon) 5.12
11. SAY GOODBYE (Box/Lanzon) 3.34
Bonus tracks on Japanese CD only:
12. ONE MINUTE (60 Seconds) (Box/Lanzon) 3.23
13. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Live) (Box/Lanzon) 6.19


LP version has different running order:
Side One:
1. SPEED OF SOUND (Box/Lanzon) 4.55
2. ONE MINUTE (Box/Lanzon) 4.54
3. THE LAW (Box/Lanzon) 5.24
4. CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY (Box/Lanzon) 4.54
5. ROCK THE FOUNDATION (Box/Lanzon) 4.07
Side Two:
1. THE OUTSIDER (Box/Lanzon/P.C.Lanzon) 3.22
2. IS ANYBODY GONNA HELP ME? (Box/Lanzon) 5.07
3. LOOKING AT YOU (Box/Lanzon) 3.55
4. JESSIE (Box/Lanzon) 3.59
5. KISS THE RAINBOW (Box/Lanzon) 5.12
6. SAY GOODBYE (Box/Lanzon) 3.34


MICK BOX - guitars, vocals
PHIL LANZON - keyboards, vocals
BERNIE SHAW - lead vocals
RUSSELL GILBROOK - drums, vocals
DAVE RIMMER - bass, vocals
SPEED OF SOUND

I gotta stay in the race
The die has been cast 
That's the way I'm going
I tried to jump from the river
That flows so fast
But it just keeps flowing

It's a hell of a journey
And I just can't wait
There's no way I can hide it
But it's a killer of a storm
And it looks like fate 
I guess I've got to ride it

Sometimes I can't keep
My feet on the ground
I can't let go
My world is spinning
Just like the speed of sound
I can't let go, it's all that I know

Ain't no question if you win or lose
Whether it's cold or rainy
Gotta find my place whatever I choose
Never say if or maybe

And there's so many turns that I can see
In a world that I'm no stranger
I'm in the race and now I can't turn back
Survive in the face of danger 


ONE MINUTE

I left my home on a wing and a prayer
One last shot at the great out there
Gave into chance on a railroad car
To take my dream to a land so far

Miracles happen in a city of fear
I can say goodbye to my innocence here
Think what I like, gotta see it through
One minute you're down 
Then your dream comes true

Standing on a corner
Waiting in the snow
Did I make the right decision
Not sure which way to go

I'm looking for connections
A friendly face to say

You gotta give it one minute
One hour, one more day

All the while I'm learning
Each day a little more
My confidence will help me
Through every open door

I made the right connection
And now I'm here to stay

I gotta hold on to whatever I can
I'm not alone in this foreign land
All people are good, that's what they say
All good things come to those who wait
Good things come to those who wait


THE LAW

To build a better world
You gotta tear the old one down
To free us from this emptiness
Hell-bent and heaven bound

The pleasures of a normal life
Turn into decay
We're no good in time
When we are falling out of faith

You gotta take the law
Into your own hands
You gotta make the law
Into your own plans

You gotta make a sacrifice
When you hear the sirens calling
You can take it anyway
Try to see it as a warning

Part the sea with floods of shame
Stepping stones on sinking sand
Everything is there for you
Turn it into wonderland


THE OUTSIDER

He wants to spread his wings and fly
But the world won't let him
He wants to show the people why
But they want to forget him

He's a lone free rider
He is the outsider

He sees the shadows closing in
All is greed and fear
The world is caught up in a spin
Blind to what is clear

He has really no direction
Yet he knows he's always right
When he catches his reflection
In the middle of the night

The outsider's incantations
Falling on deaf ears
While the world's own machinations
Always end in tears

When he gets away to find
A favoured path to tread
It always leads him back in time
To the world that's dead


ROCK THE FOUNDATION

Celestina works for the government
In a dead end job she dreams
A wall-flower thinking
How to change her world
How to break her sad routine

Power fever giving her an appetite
So let the games begin
She will try to use her sensuality
Whatever it takes to win

The words on the screen say classified
But she's gonna take a look
At what's inside

Baby's gonna rock the foundation
Cos' baby's got a lot to share
Baby's gonna cause a sensation
Cos' baby thinks it's only fair
Baby's gonna rock the foundation
Cos' baby really doesn't care
Baby can't resist the temptation
Cos' baby wants a love affair

Celestina works for the government
In her own brand new regime
There's kinda like
A new understanding now
That the world has never seen

The words on the screen said classified
Now she's done away with what's inside
Nationwide

She can kill with her steely blue eyes
Don't get in her way
Never know what she'll do with her prize
It's for her to say because

She knows it - Celestina
Yeah, she's read it - Celestina
She's got it, she’s on it - Celestina
She's gonna sell it, oh yeah!


IS ANYBODY GONNA HELP ME?

The darkness is coming after me 
Like voices in the distance
They are raging free
I'm hard, I'm a fighter
But hiding deep inside
From the hurt that haunts me
Until the day I die

I'm asking you
Is anybody gonna help me?
I'm asking you
Does anybody wanna help me?

I'm falling, no way I can survive
Discarded and beaten, try to stay alive
Be brave, be strong
Get on my knees and pray
Or turn and face the ghosts of yesterday

I'm asking you
Is anybody gonna help me?
I'm asking you

LOOKING AT YOU

Take a look at yourself
You're a little bit wild
You might sing of freedom
But you never smile

You set your sights on a dream
No shadow of a doubt
You’re a lady of power
And you kicked me out

I'm only looking at you
I know what's true
The scars your words
Have put upon me
Broke me in two

It's a state of mind
As you lose control
If you can change your tune
Then you can change your soul

I wonder why you lied 
Was it something I said?
Or the stories I heard
From the lies you spread

When you think it's over
And the words are clearly written
Nothing is forgotten
And nothing is forgiven

Take a look at yourself
You're gonna come undone
With the truth wide open
You're gonna be on the run


CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY

He read his lines right on cue
He had perfect time
But who would think that in his life
He would turn to crime

They said it must have been an act
The role he had to play
A stage too far the spotlight glow
He chose to throw way

Twilight fills his narrow room
The memory of sweet perfume

And you can't take that away
You can't take that away
There's one thing in life
That you do best
Just do it well and
You can't take that away
No, you can't take that away
There's one thing in life
That you do best
Just do it well and
You can't take that away

Now that he is forced to choose
And find something to do
Scraping walls with verse and rhyme
To help him to get through

But still the thought of who he was
Sneaks into his head
Between those dirty sheets
He's better off alive than dead

Looking back on better days
He tries to understand
Why he never asked someone
To lend a helping hand

The price he paid was governed
By the grass that was so green
The headlines hit the world
And wiped him off the silver screen


JESSIE

She came just like a hurricane
She was the daughter born
Of earth and water
Then from the darkest cloud
She pushed on through
Like a flash of lightning

Oh, you're the wild wind blowing
Down that rocky road

Jessie can't sleep
She's in too deep
She just can't keep away
Jessie can't dream in colour
Black or white
She just sees things her way

There with her dirty mind
She's a desperate child
Searching blindly
They couldn't change her ways
She was running hard towards disaster

Oh, let the wild wind blow
And carry her away

She hears the calling of the moon
In the darkest sky
As it burnt so brightly
There when the morning came
And the flow of life
Took her power slowly

So let the wild wind blow
There's no way she can stay
Oh, let the wild wind blow
And carry her away


KISS THE RAINBOW

Sometimes I feel like I could fly
Away across the ocean
Good times make me come alive
Holding no bottled up emotion

That try to rule your life
And try to break your mind
That system doesn't work
So leave it all behind

See the colour, kiss the rainbow
My heart is strong, my time is free
Light up your world
And you must let go
You will see there is no mystery

Daybreak, I look across the sky
And I taste the morning dew
Seeing your simple smiling eyes
Look now, a treasure chest awaits you

If you let it in your life
And let it take your mind
This system really works
So leave the rest behind

Sometimes I feel like I could fly
Daybreak, I look across the sky


SAY GOODBYE

I gave you my heart
But you sold it online
You told me what was yours
Was gonna be mine - yes, you did

Looking up ahead
At the walls of sorrow - yeah
Things had better change
This time tomorrow

Some will come and some will go
So say goodbye
To a place no one knows
Some will come and some will go
Say goodbye, say goodbye
To a place no one knows
So say goodbye

I remember when
We were together - yeah
Your reputation changed
Just like the weather -yes, it did

I'm sick of all the lies
That you've been saying - yeah
So don't you dare
Ask me where I'm staying - oh, no