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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Daltrey

DALTREY

Produced by Adam Faith & Dave Courtney
Recorded at Daltrey's Studios Burwash, Sussex.
Over dubs & mixing Apple Studios, London
Musicians: Russ Ballard, David Courtney, Bob Henrit, Dave Wintor
Dave Arbis, Roy Young Band and Brian Cole


SIDE ONE

One Man Band
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

Everybody knows down ladbrook grove,
you have to leap across the street.
You can lose your life under a taxi cab,
you gotta have eyes in your feet.

You find a nice soft corner and you sit right down,
pick up your guitar and play.
  Then the police come and says move along,
so you move along all day.

 I'm a one man band
nobody cares or understands.
Is there anybody out there who could lend a hand.
To my one man band.

For three days now I haven't eaten at all
my my I must be getting so thin.
 Soon my cap won't be large enough
to drop a half a crown in.

So hey there mister don't you look so sad
don't look so ill at ease.
 I can play you any song you chose
to cheer up the life you lead.

Oh  I'm a one man band
nobody sees nor understands.
Is there anybody out there who could lend a hand
to my one man band.

And oh oh oh look at the rain falling
oh oh oh look at the rain

Nobody hears the minstrel boy, as he sings his tale of woe.
Nobody sees him disappear,
and nobody sees him go.
So hey there mister don't  look so sad,
don't feel so ill at ease.
 I can play you any song you chose,
to cheer up the life you lead.

Oh  I'm a one man band
nobody sees nor understands.
Is there anybody out there who could lend me a hand,
to my one man band.

 Oh  I'm a one man band
nobody cares nor understands.
Is there anybody here who could lend a hand,
to my one man band

I'm a one man band
I'm a one man band
Ooo one man band
Ooo I'm a one man band
Oh I'm a one man band
Ooo one man band


The Way Of The World
Writers: Adam Faith & David Courtney

You live for yourself and you think your a star
But nobody knows who you are.
Your lying a lie, that put you alone,
but you know well that's the way of the world

They try to get threw your blanket of fear
You never believe their sincere.
Your smile is a shadow, your eyes tell it all,
but I suppose that's the way of the world

You take all your money, and give nothing  away
It don't realize the game that you play
You know you can't do it alone
You know you can't do it alone

(Guitar solo)

You take all your money, and give nothing away
You don't realize the game that you play
You know you can't do it alone
You know you can't do it alone

Stop fighting something that just isn't there
No need to worry we care.
So relax and enjoy it you'll make it for sure
Because you know that's the way of the world
That's the way
You know that's the way
You know that's the way
You know that's the way
Well you know that's the way
You know that's the way of the world

You Are Yourself
Writers: Leo Sayer & Dave Courtney

Do you wish you had the power
To be just who you wish to be.
Or you could be, a most important person,
don't you agree

Or can't you see you just like strangers
I don't know you, you don't know me.
Oh lets say maybe, I'm a movie star,
and your the queen.

You are yourself
Like everybody else.
And when you realize your just the same,
then you'll be free.

So do you wish to have the answer
To what I'm trying to say.
Just close your eyes, and maybe you can see yourself,
and your OK

The world is full of lonely people
And lonely people often dream.
Day by day, they dream of being someone else
like you and me

You are yourself
Like everybody else
And when you realize your just the same,
then you'll be free.

You are yourself
Like everybody else
And when you realize your just the same
then you'll be free.

You......... are yourself
You are yourself
You are yourself
You are yourself
You are yourself
You
You are yourself


Thinking/There Is Love
MCA 40084, 1973. (USA) Stock Copy

Writers: Leo Sayer & Dave Courtney

(spoken)
Break his legs and give him thirty years in jail

I was Just
Thinking about a girl
She meant to me the world, she meant the earth

I was Just 
Thinking about time
Some are left behind, some think were wrong

Thinking about your face behind my door
Thinking  about the love we made on the floor
Thinking I'd like too get back to before
Get back to before

I was just
Thinking about the rain
The way the seas have changed, you just can't stop 'em.

oooh I was just
Thinking about the sun
And you and me on the run, we had some fun

Thinking about the world that it gets no better
Thinking about my love, I should have given more
Thinking I'd like too get back to before
Get back to before

(Guitar solo)

Thinking about the world that it gets no better
Thinking about my love I should have given more
Thinking I'd like too get back to before
Get back to before

I was Just
Thinking about a girl
She meant to me the world, she meant the earth

oooh I was just
Thinking about the sun
And you and me on the run, we had some fun

Thinking about your face behind my door
Thinking  about the love we made on the floor
Thinking I'd like too get back to before
Thinking about the world that it gets no better
Thinking about my love I should have give more

You And Me
Writers: Adam Faith & David Courtney

Now where here
Threw troubled days
We've made a new life
And changed our ways
Our lives complete
For can't you see
It's me and you
You and Me

SIDE TWO

Hard Life
(The UK title was It's A Hard Life)
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

It's A hard life
When you feel down
And nobody understands you
They leave you hanging around
You waste all your days
Miss all your nights
Sit round just dreaming
You can do nothing right

It's a hard life
When your alone
Cramped in your lonely little room
Under dressed like a bone
You Walk in the streets
And people are so blind
Won't give you there penny
They just don't have the time

Ooooh It's a hard life
Up on the road
You better check it well
Before you meet all the blows
For you won't like the walkin'
You'll get caught in the rain
But the steep on the highway
Lord you wish you never came



Giving It All Away/The Way Of The World
Released on Track  2094-110, 1973. (UK)

Giving It All Away
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

I paid all my dues so I picked up my shoes,
I got up and walked away.
Oh, I was just a boy,
I didn't no how to play.

 Worked hard and failed
now all I can say is
I threw it all away.
Oh, I was just a boy
giving it all away...

sail away, sail away,
ooh, I know better now, I know better now
giving it all away

ooh, I know better now, I know better now
I've given it all away...

Went out in the world too much for my nerves
only myself to blame.
oh, I was just a boy
nobody else to blame...

I've done all I can, now it's out of my hands
stand on my head and say
oh, I was just a boy
giving it all away...

sail away, sail away,
ooh, I know better now, I know better now
giving it all away

ooh, I know better now, I know better now
 given it all away...

The Story So Far
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

You'd better
Give him up
Oh Give him up
Explain it to him naturally
So he don't get hurt
We've got so much left to do
And he'll step right in side my shoes
I will leave it up you, to you.

You'd better
Give him up
Oh Give him up
Explain it to him naturally
So he don't get hurt
We've got so much left to do
And he'll step right in side my shoes
I will leave it up you.

So you don't think it's going to work
Don't think it's going to work
Well I ask you from experience
Do you want it enough
Am I right to a suit
Does he mean that much to you
Take him up, you know you won't lose.

(Piano Solo)

Well I better give you up
Oh I better give you up
Go back to the lonely streets
Well I wish you broke up
Why do things always  go wrong
Perhaps I let to you to long
But then you sot in me along, along

So you don't think it's going to work
You don't think it's going to work
Well I ask you from experience
 You don't want it enough
Am I right to a suit
Does he mean that much to you
 You know you won't lose, can't lose.

When The Music Stops
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

It's been a long hard lonely winter
Life it's so cold and all alone
Now I don't no what made you stop here
But I'm so glad you came alone
So when  the music stops, think it over
I'll ask the band to play your song
And when the music stops.
 Think it over
And maybe I can take you home
Take you home

Just cast your mind way back ,to last summer
Oh when the sun shone all day long
Just think of the days we spent together
Just like the music soon it they'll be gone
So when the music stops.
 Think it over
Before you take your things and your gone
And when  the music stops.
 Think it over
And maybe I can take you home
Take you home
I'll take you home
Take you home
Oh I'll take you home
Take you home
Take you home
Take you home
I'll take you home

Reasons
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

Reason
Oh theirs gotta be a reason
Behind the things that you do.

Treasons
Find me guilty of treason
Making evil out of good.

Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away
Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away
Pick up my life and live for everyday
Pick up my feet and I turn and walk away.

Stop!
You better stop and listen
See what tomorrow may bring
Oh well it may just bring you sunshine
And it may just bring you rain.

Oh well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away
Oh well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away
Pick up my life and live for everyday
Oh well pick up my feet and I turn and walk away.

(Guitar Solo)

Pick up my feet and I turn and walk away.
Help
You got to help yourself
To live together with your friends
Well were all using somebody
To make it in the end.

 Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away
 Well I pick up my life and I turn and walk away
Well pick up my life and live for everyday
 Pick up my feet and I turn and walk away
Pick up my life and live for everyday.

One Man Band (reprise)
Writers: Leo Sayer & David Courtney

Oh  I'm a one man band
nobody sees or understands.
Is there anybody out there who could lend a hand
to my one man band.

Oh  I'm a one man band
nobody cares or understands.
Is there anybody here who could lend a hand.
In my one man band.
One man band.


All selections published by Track Music Inc.-BMI

WDK 2008

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