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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › McVicar

McVicar

Movie produced by Curbishley-Baird.
Directed by Tom Clegg.
Recorded at Advison Studios, London.
Daltrey's vocals at Air Studios, Montserrat, W. Indies.
Musicians include: Kenny Jones, Stuart Elliot, Dave Mattacks,
John Entwistle, Herbie Flowers, Dave Markee, Ricky Hithcock,
Pete Townshend, Billy Nicholls, Jo Partridge, John "Rabbit" Bundrick,
Ken Freeman, Frank Ricottland, Tony Carr and Ron Aspery


McVicar For The Record (White Promo LP)
Released on Polydor SA 038, 1980 (USA).
R.D. talks about the tracks and music from the LP

SIDE ONE

BITTER AND TWISTED
(Steve Swindells)

The psychopath never takes a bath
Cause he'll wash away his hate.
And we crowd and bark
In the damp and dark,
as old Scrooge comes through the gate.

They whisper in the hall,
and he rattles at the door,
as a smile behind the blind.
Because I'm leaving soon
You can keep your dirty room,
and your dirty screwed up mind.

Don't pop in, It's a deadly sin,
if your living in fear of Hell.
Hearts beat fast, as he stops to crash,
hear the stories he has to tell.

You can try to frighten me
You can think whatever you like
You can try to better me
Cause I'm coiled and ready to strike.

All your life you've toed the line
Never trieved and never resisted
And now your running out of time
All you ever feel is bitter and twisted.

Bitter
Twisted
Bitter
Twisted twisted
Bitter
Twisted
Bitter
Twisted twisted.

The businessman puts a shaky hand
through a space beneath the wall.
(Bitter twisted)
Where a lonely queen is a sex machine,
just to answer natures call.
(Bitter twisted)
The first mans wife holds a kitchen knife,
but she can't stand the site of blood.
(Bitter twisted)
So she takes her pills
And he's always ill
And they both dream of super studs.

Getting off on guilty minds
Turning on to what's not aloud
Nothing real or nothing kind
Tell me how you'll ever feel proud.

All your life you've lived a lie
All closed up the way you existed
Now your running out of time
All you ever feel is bitter and twisted.

Bitter
Twisted
Bitter
Twisted twisted
Bitter
Twisted
Bitter
Twisted twisted.

Bitter (Bitter)
Twisted (Twisted)
Bitter (Bitter)
Twisted twisted


JUST A DREAM AWAY
(Russ Ballard)

And when I need you, I close my eyes
Then everything, never world be nice
Well it's all hidden in my head.

And in the night when the hurt is deep
Somehow I know when I go to sleep
That you'll be standing their.

Just a dream away
Passing time away
To another day
Only a dream, they say.

And when it's over I dream again
The wise man say that it's all in vain
But do wise men go insane.

And if I say that I could exist
Call me a fool but I still insist
That it's all in my head.

Just a dream away
Passing time away
Oo to another day
Only a dream, they say.

(Guitar Solo)

Just a dream away
Passing time away
To another day
Only a dream, they say.

Just a dream away
Passing time away
Oo to another day
Only a dream, they say.

Just a dream away
Just a dream away
Just a dream away
Oo Just a dream away
Just a dream away


ESCAPE PART ONE
(Jeff Wayne)

Instrumental

WHITE CITY LIGHTS
(Billy Nicholls/Jon Lind)

My friends are all waiting
With time on there hands
It's Saturday night
The bridges are broken,
there's no turning back
To white city lights.

Here in this cage it gets harder to relate
What did I do, to change me this way
Oh yes I remember I can just see your face
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you.

(Guitar Solo)

A hero or villain, is what you become
Or take the road in-between
As free as a bird or a man on the run
Well it could have been me
When other lights shine and then leave me in the dark
You're always there your happy from the start
But where still separated and it's breaking my heart
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you.



Free Me/McVicar
Released on Polydor 2001 980, 1980. (UK)
45 Picture Sleeve

FREE ME
(Russ Ballard)

Free me
Cant you hear that's what I say
Free me
Anyhow or anyway.

I hear a voice
Call in the night
Push on the brain
Fades with the light
And I've seen a face
With so many eyes
Out in the words
Know there lies
Can't you hear me say
Can't you hear me say
Can't you hear me say.

Free me
Free me
Inside I'm bleeding can't you see
Free me
From all this pain and misery.

I am a flame
But he held the fire
Call me a fool don't call me a liar
Take me to hell 
And let me stay
Can't you hear me say
Can't you hear me say
Can't you hear me say.

Free me

(Guitar Solo)

I lie awake burning inside
No where to run and no where to hide
Old lady time
She's no friend to me
I feel her change
And she holds the key
Can't you hear me say
Can't you hear me say
Can't you hear me say.

Free me
Free me
Cant you hear that's what I say
Free me
Anyhow or anyway.


SIDE TWO

MY TIME IS GONNA COME
(Russ Ballard)

Load up your bullets
Shot me through the head
Gasp from where your standing
You might think I'm dead
When I hit the ground
Look at me bleed
Old man your sympathy is something I don't need

My time is gonna come (Yea)
My time is gonna come (Yea)
I walk from the shadows, and I walk in the sun
My time is gonna come (Yea)
My time is gonna come (Yea)
Somewhere is paradise and I found me some.
Oh yea

You can laugh at me now
Sticker on your face
Theirs always someone bigger, trying to take my place
You can go to sleep
Be madam Dan
Wakeup tomorrow find my gun is at your head

My time is gonna come (Yea)
My time is gonna come (Yea)
I walk from the shadows, and I walk in the sun
My time is gonna come (Yea)
My time is gonna come (Yea)
Somewhere is paradise and I found me some.
Oh yea

(Guitar Solo)

I say something nice
Give you a heart attack
I smile to your  face. then I stab you in the back
When I turn away
Your poison in my tea
That won't kill me boy taste like sugar in me.

My time is gonna come (Yea)
My time is gonna come (Yea)
I walk from the shadows, and I walk in the sun
My time is gonna come (Yea)
My time is gonna come (Yea)
Somewhere is paradise and I found me some.
Oh yea

Time is (Gonna come)
Time is (Gonna come)
Time is (Gonna come)
Time is (Gonna come)


Waiting For A Friend/Waiting For A Friend
Released on Polydor PD 2153, 1980. (USA)

WAITING FOR A FRIEND
(Billy Nicholls)

If I fell in a lake
Would you dive in or stand there and gape
And if I drowned, would you jump
Or would you let the water burst in my lungs
Well a stranger in the street
Maybe the only one on his knees
When your laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come.

Got my hopes
Got my doubts
My gut reaction say's I got to find out
Who's against, who to trust
Ooh you never know but I might get killed in the rush
But a stranger in the street
Maybe the only one on his knees
When your laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come.

You laugh you think it's a joke
Just stand there grinning
Will you be there at the post
When I aint winning.

Hey, black or white
Good and bad
How many times have I done this and done that
Every life
Everyone
If I knew that I'd probley take out a gun
But it's mother natures law
To get you coming back for more
Just stand laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come.

You laugh you think it's a joke
Just stand there grinning
Will you be there at the post
When I aint winning.

Hey, black or white
Good and bad
How many times have I done this and done that
Every life
Everyone
If I knew that I'd probley take out a gun
But it's mother natures law
To get you coming back for more
Just stand laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come.

Laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come.


ESCAPE PART TWO
(Jeff Wayne)

Instrumental

WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
(Billy Nicholls)

You can show me the way
Give me a sunny day
What does it mean without your love?

And if I could travel far
If I could touch the stars
Where would I be without your love?

Whenever I get to feel, down and out
I think about what you said and then,
I give up.

If I could fly away
If I could sail today
Where would I go without your love?

You can show me the way
And give me a sunny day
What does it mean without your love?

And if I could travel far
If I could touch the stars
Where would I be without your love?

And if I ever wonder away, to far
You come looking for me with, open arms
I could forget my home,
feel like a rolling stone
But who would I be without your love?

And what does it mean without your love?
Where would I be?


McVICAR
(Billy Nicholls)

Don't plead no special case for me
Because ain't no way I'll get my liberty
I'm back inside I've been betrayed
Now I know this is the greatest robbery.

Night after night, 
I lie awake and watch the morning break
Night after night,
 I get the feeling , that, there's no way back.

Don't think you'll see me here again
You better find another man to take the blame
Ooo, Ooo Ooo It's getting late
I better sweat it out and get myself in shape.

Time after time, only a fool makes the same mistake
Time after time, and every day I thought,
I won't get caught.

Ooo, Ooo Ooo It's getting late
I better sweat it out and get myself in shape.

Night after night, 
I lie awake and watch the morning break
Night after night,
 I get the feeling  that, there's no way back.


McVicar Video, Released 1980.


WDK 2008

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