Release Date: 1978
Catalog Number: R2 71109
Recorded live at the Bottom Line in New York, the Roxy in Los Angeles, and the Agora in Cleveland.
When I was a child I thought as a child I spoke as a child I didn't know better But now I'm a man I look like a man I'm old as a man And I should know better Got my head in the sky And my mind knows what it wants But my body just drags me down And my world is something you can't see But it's still very real to me You can find it in the hole where I keep my soul There it is - way down inside me There's a real man Forget about my body and be a real man I see with my heart I hear with my heart I feel with my heart Sometimes it works better And some so-called friends put me down And they pity me for trying Bad emotions push me around But the vision shines on and on It will shine when we all are gone And I'd like to add a little sparkle while I'm here Light it up - way down inside me There's a real man Forget about bad feelings and be a real man Some men's world is only hate and money Afraid of everything and they laugh at nothing And they only live to criticize You can laugh at me now [ha ha ha] But the time comes to everybody When you must decide When that day finally comes along You might wish you'd been a little more strong Then you'll wake up in the morning cryin' "Oh my God" There it is - way down inside me It's a real man You got to grow up sometime Be a real man Suffer them slings and arrows Be a real man Now be a real man Don't sell yourself for nothing Be a real man Don't take no crap from no one Be a real man Get your trip together Be a real man
I've been burned in my prime The simple things in life Seem so hard to learn sometimes And it takes so long Catch it while you can Too late tomorrow And everyone Said we all know what comes of that Living in your pockets and talking through your hat But it won't take long To turn your head around Too late tomorrow 'Cause everyone needs the love of the common man Turn the world around Too late tomorrow 'Cause everyone Everyone is waiting, just anticipating on you Won't you make a showing everybody knows what to do Take a dive from your ivory tower And fall on everyone will catch you, everyone I would be so pleased to spend some time To hear a little talk about what's been on your mind 'Cause it don't take long To turn my head around If it comes easy 'Cause everyone needs the love of the common man Turn the world around Too late tomorrow 'Cause everyone
Some people tell me that love is a feeling or a possession Somehow it seems so cold And when they say love is sweet, does it mean that you eat it? Maybe you drink it, does it fill up an empty hole? I'm lookin' for a love and I may not find it You know it doesn't mean a thing without some action behind it Please come home I can hear them calling Please come home Please don't leave us all alone Your mama and your papa are crying all alone You better let it magnetize, learn to sacrifice 'Til we get the true version of The meaning of the verb 'To Love' What does it mean to love? And when somebody needs love, do they spend some money? Say something funny, ask for some tenderness? And when you wanna touch of love, do you lie on your back? Stand on your head, how do you feel it best? I'm looking for a love with no strings attached To take me like I am, that's the only catch Please come home I can hear them calling Please come home Please don't leave us all alone Your wife and your lover are crying all alone You better let it magnetize, learn to sacrifice 'Til we learn the true version of The meaning of the verb 'To Love' Does it mean any more, the more you talk about it Is it anymore real if you jump around and shout it I'm sick and tired of hearing 'bout everyone without it and Too much talkin' sends me walkin' Night is falling and everybody's calling for love Everybody's lookin' for their one and only It's only just a game 'cause they're scared to be lonely Please come home I can hear them calling Please come home Please don't leave us all alone Your brothers and your sisters are crying all alone You got let it magnetize, learn to sacrifice 'Til we get the true version of The meaning of the verb 'To Love' What does it mean to love?
No place to hide And no where to run Nothing you can do because a change must come You can't stop it You got your tail in the air Your head in the ground Money, money, money makes your world go 'round You can't stop it You can't stop, you can't stop, you can't stop, you can't stop You can't stop love in action You just joined the clan Your head's full of sand You need a bunch of friends to make you feel like a man But you can't stop it Yeah, you could be the last trace of the master race The Nazis really send you to another place Still you can't stop it You can't stop love in action
A million old soldiers will fade away But a dream goes on forever I'm left standing here, I've got nothing to say All is silent within my dream A thousand true loves will live and die But a dream lives on forever The days and the years will go streaking by But the time has stopped in my dream We all have our everyday hopes and fears And you'll find no exception in me But that doesn't get me through a sea of tears Over life's biggest tragedy You're so long ago and so far away But my dream lives on forever I guess I believe that I'll see you one day For without it there is no dream You're so far away and so long ago But my dream goes on forever And how much I loved you you'll never know 'Til you join me within my dream
Sometimes I don't know I just don't know what to feel Sometimes I don't know what to feel Everything I thought that I knew starts to look so unreal There's a ringing in my head that keeps me awake at night Sometimes I don't know what is right Today I saw a car crush my little dog under its wheel It did not even stop, it just sped off and out of sight Sometimes I just feel so afraid But I know that no one else has it made So if I just believe in myself I won't need no help from nobody else and I can make it alone And everything will be cool, I got to keep on keepin' on There's nothing else I can do Sometimes I don't know what to do Someone said the world's going to end and I think its true I thought there was some love in the world but I guess I'm wrong Sometimes I just feel so alone I don't want to admit to my friends that I feel confused I wonder what I'd do with myself if the world was gone Something makes me stay on my feet Don't you dare admit to defeat And if I tell myself it's all right I can comfort myself through the night and watch another day dawn And everything will be cool
Yore Daddy runs sheep and mah uncle runs cattle Nothin' can keep us out of this battle they wage As it burns up the range, 'til no man is left In the saddle Yore ranch is upstream and they dammed up the water Thirsty cows scream for mah uncle to slaughter The sheep while yore Daddy's asleep And I do the same for his daughter If I had my own way, we would be together Back in Pittsburgh It's the only town east of the river I know And I feel kinda bad, bringin' our grief Upon this pore old farmer's house But we ain't got nowhere else to go Three years on this range since they started the range war Nothing has changed except maybe change for the worst If I'd married you first, there might not have been any range war You wouldn't be lost to the range war
Stick to your guns Diamonds are a girl's best friend Nobody knows the trouble this poor boy's seen People will believe anything Man on the run Always gets it in the end Nobody cares 'cause nobody shares his dream People don't believe anything Everything is changed Everything is still the same It's just a part of the game Blood on the moon Patterns running across the floor A musical inside a movie inside a dream Guess you can believe anything Everything is changed Everything is still the same It's all a part of the game Mama, Papa, boys, and girls Holding hands around the world Wrong is wrong and right is right Nothing changes overnight I'll believe it when I see it in black and white Tell me the truth Nobody leaves here alive In the black hole of doubt trying to get out in the light Sometimes you can't see anything Everyone is changed Everyone is still the same They can't get out of the game
It's the last ride Our little game is over It's the last ride It's time to take you home And we can't cry 'cause we seen it coming No use running, take it slower It's a dangerous drive I'm afraid to arrive But I strive to survive More a fool than alive I thought I knew just everything I had it made and I could coast But I turned away love when I needed it most It's the last ride My little game is over It's the last ride It's time to take me home And I can't cry 'cause I seen it coming No use running, take it slower And the road rolls around And turns through the town The depression drips down And glazes the ground Horizons east and skylines west The moon, the sun, and all the rest The loving son, the faithful wife The burnt out wreck of a poor man's life The father, son, and holy ghost They all turned away love when they needed it most It's the last ride Their little game is over It's the last ride It's time to take them home And they can't cry 'cause they seen it coming No use running, take it slower
One more game, one more chance One more orchestrated song and dance He'd be up front and speak his peace and ask for her time To put their heads together and try to make the knot unwind And it strikes home that it's time to make his move or it's time to turn and walk away So he plays that old cliché Silent tears, bleeding heart Well our prima donna plies her art Defenses of defenses of faultless design Still she's only asking him to help her make the knot unwind And if the very next words leaving her lips could decide If he'd go or if he'd stay She would play that old cliché Who makes up the rules for the world? Haven't we been down this road before? Isn't anything peculiar here? Certainly there must be something more Where are the words, where are the words, where are the words Where are the words, where are the words, where are the words And it's almost not worth singing about, it seems so everyday anyway Still we play that old cliché And here sit I, one man show I vivisect and then pretend to know All it ever gets me is an ache in the mind Can't somebody help me to try to make the knot unwind And I say what I say when I know there's really nothing left to say Then I play that old cliché Throw away that old cliché
Don't you ever listen? Don't you ever learn? The hand may find you It's time to take a turn You think this life is something strange You're ready for another change But don't you ever learn? Don't you ever listen? Don't you ever learn? The world is on fire Your body doesn't burn Kill yourself before receiving Something out of all this breathing Don't you ever learn?
I know a place where dreams are born And time is never planned It's not on any chart You must find it in your heart Never Never Land It may be miles beyond the moon Or right there where you stand Just keep an open mind And then suddenly you'll find Never Never Land You'll have a treasure if you stay there More precious far than gold For once you have found your way there You will never, never grow old And that's my home where dreams are born And time is never planned Just think of pleasant things And your heart will fly on wings, forever in Never Never Land
Black Maria, you scare me so I feel as though my heart stop dead You're a liar, this I know I watch you go around my head Oh, I'm going down slow You scare me so Oh, you never let go You scare me so Gay deceiver, my eyes they burned My insides turned, my brain it rolled Unbeliever, but now I've learned I took my turn, I come up cold
Pretty bird with feathers falling Pretty as a lady calling For her pink and midnight lover As she stares into the water And a yellow moon is rising And there can't be no disguising That the pretty bird is dying With a silver arrow lying at its side Rivers of blood, oceans of tears, life without death, and death without reason To the whole United Nations, To your greatest expectations To the moment that you realize As a dark figure slips from out of the shadow Pretty bird closes its eyes, pretty bird dies Another pretty thing dead on the end of the shaft Of the Zen Archer A man in parts forgotten With an outlook that is rotten And an attitude to match it Finds relief inside a hatchet And he halved someone in Boulder Justifiability is in the hands of the beholder And you just don't know what people will do next Mountains of pain, valleys of love, death without life, and life without meaning To the promise kept and broken To the love that's never spoken Just as surely as I'm in your ears A dark figure slips from out of the shadow
You're prettier than all the world And I'm so proud, I'm so proud, I'm so proud of you 'Cause you're only one fellow's girl I'm so proud, I'm so proud, I'm so proud of you I'm so proud of being loved by you And it would hurt, hurt to know, if you ever were untrue, yeah Sweeter than the taste of a cherry so sweet Yeah, and I'm so proud, I'm so proud, I'm so proud of you Compliments to you from all the people we meet Yes babe and I'm so proud, I'm so proud, I'm so proud of you I'm so proud of being loved by you
I did you wrong My heart went out to play But in the game I lost you What a price to pay I'm crying - ooh baby, baby Mistakes I know I've made a few But I'm only human You've made mistakes too I'm crying - ooh, baby, baby I'm just about at The end of my rope But I can't stop trying I can't give up hope 'Cause I believe One day I'll hold you near Whisper I still love you Until that day is here I'm crying - ooh baby, baby
Many guys have come to you With a line that wasn't true And then you pass them by Now you're in the center ring And their lies don't mean a thing Why won't you let me try Now I don't have a diamond ring I don't even know a song to sing All I know is La La means I love you If I ever saw a girl That I needed in this world You are the one for me Let me take you in my arms And fill you with my charms I'm sure that you will see The things I am saying are true And the way that I say them to you Can't you hear me, La La means I love you
It was late last night I was feeling something wasn't right There was not another soul in sight Only you, only you So we walked along, though I knew there was something wrong And the feeling hot me oh so strong about you Then you gazed up at me and the answer was plain to see 'Cause I saw the light in your eyes Though we had our fling I just never would suspect a thing 'Til that little bell began to ring in my head In my head But I tried to run, though I knew it wouldn't help me none 'Cause I couldn't ever love no one, or so I said But my feelings for you were just something I never knew 'Til I saw the light in your eyes But I love you best It's not something that I say in jest (ha ha) 'Cause you're different, girl, from all the rest In my eyes And I ran out before but I won't do it anymore Can't you see the light in my eyes
Do you remember the last time I said If I ever thought about lying, I'd rather think of dying instead And maybe you remember the last time you called me to say we were through How it took a million tears just to prove they all were for you But those days are through 'Cause it wouldn't have made any difference, if you loved me How could you love me When it wouldn't really make any difference, if you really loved me You just didn't love me 'Cause I know of hundreds of times I could be In the most unfaithful arms that you always picture me And maybe you remember that though I can't always show proof I was true No one else could change my mind or stop me coming home to you But those days are through You just did not love me enough to believe me Enough not to leave me Enough not to look for a reason to be unhappy with me And make me regret ever wanting you But those days are through
As the sun rises in the east As the wind blows the fog across the sea As the hand of Man creeps across the face of the world Caught in a web of glamours Persian perfume and oriental eyes Yogi in knots and Sufi wise Master sublime and swami high Through in some Voodoo on the side And a dash of the old Kung Fu Lord you got me strung out on eastern intrigue Chapter six and verse eleven If you wanna get to heaven You've got to ask the Man who owns the Property Ya gotta dance your dance And do your act And get His Big Attention that's a natural born fact I'm on my knees, one question please Will the real God please stand up? Jesus and Moses, Mohammed, and Sri Krishna Steiner, Gurdjief, Blavatsky, and Bhudda Guru Maharaji, Reverend Sun Myung Moon On the banks of the Holy Nile As the palm tree sways at the base of the sphinx 'Neath a crescent desert moon many thousands younger than ours In fact, forget about time completely Think of it in the abstract please Think of the swaying tropic trees One of your many destinies Like having a hot peyote tea In the palace of Fu Manchu Lord you got me strung out on eastern intrigue Sell your wife and pawn your heater Buy the new Bhagavad Gita Do the pranayama 'til your spine gets sore I'll tell you for free 'Cause God told me We checked it with the Pope and so we all agree I'm on my knees, one question please Will the real God please sit down?
Power changes hands in the unseen worlds 'Cause in '75 something comes alive Watch the silver cup and the golden rod Silently listen and it shall be revealed I was born to fly higher, born to stand where I'm standing now Basking in the light of the neon fire As it burns my useless body to the ground Desire let me go I would fly so high through the sky, never to die Love has come, Love has come Inside outside, it shall be revealed Brilliant stars splash down across a crystal sky And the moon and the sun and the earth are one See the shining soul break the ring-pass-not Spiraling upward and it shall be revealed The spirit is free The Universe wants it to be, It calls you and me Love has come, Love has come Over under, it shall be revealed When the bells ring out And the fire burns within and without Initiation When your star grows bright and fills all of the world with its light Unification Swallow your pride, you don't need it no more Don't have to hide, all I am is only one more Standing at the door waiting for the world's Initiation Thunder roar and lightning crack Snakes of fire dance up and down my back A long, long road is behind me now Too late to be afraid of the choice that I have made But there's one thing I know Where my spirit says to go, you know that's where I must go When the golden ray Of the dawn signifies a new day Initiation And when loves grows strong And the spheres join together in song Unification Swallow your pride, you don't need it no more Don't need to hide, all I am is Only one more, then shut the door waiting for the world's Initiation Over under, it shall be revealed
Keep your head and everything will be cool You didn't have to make me feel like a fool When I try to say I feel the way that I do I want to talk to you And make it load and clear though you don't care to hear Couldn't I just tell you the way I feel I can't keep it bottled up inside And could we pretend that it's no big deal And there's really nothing left to hide Something sure doesn't seem right to me When you can turn your back whenever you please And you stroll away and calmly bid me adieu Why can't I talk with you And put it in your ear though you don't care to hear Hear me out Why don't you lend me an ear You've got no reason to fear I'll make it perfectly clear I love you I don't come whining with my heart on my sleeve I'm not a coward if that's what you believe And I'm not afraid but not ashamed if it's true I got to talk with you And then I'll make it clear
Hello, it's me I've thought about us for a long, long time Maybe I think too much but something's wrong There's something here that doesn't last too long Maybe I shouldn't think of you as mine Seeing you Or seeing anything as much as I do you I take for granted that you're always there I take for granted that you just don't care Sometimes I can't help seeing all the way through It's important to me that you know you are free 'Cause I never want to make you change for me Think of me You know that I'd be with you if I could I'll come around to see you once in a while Or if I ever need a reason to smile And spend the night if you think I should