KEN HENSLEY: EAGER TO PLEASE

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LP: Bronze ILPS 9307 CD: Repertoire REP 4342-WY (1993) Remastered CD: Esoteric ECLEC2181 (2010) Originally released in 1975 Side A 1. EAGER TO PLEASE (Hensley) 4.45 2. STARGAZER (Clarke/Bottomley) 3.50 3. SECRET (Hensley) 4.03 4. THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD (Hensley) 2.21 5. PART THREE (Hensley) 3.49 6. THE HOUSE ON THE HILL (Hensley) 3.19 Side B 1. WINTER OR SUMMER (Hensley) 3.00 2. TAKE AND TAKE (Hensley) 3.42 3. LONGER SHADOWS (Hensley) 3.29 4. IN THE MORNING (Hensley) 2.35 5. HOW SHALL I KNOW (Hensley) 4.04
MARK CLARKE - Bass & Vocals (Lead Vocals on B4) BUGS PEMBERTON - Drums & Percussion KEN HENSLEY - Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer & Vocals Pedal Steel on 'Secret' - B.J. COLE Saxophone on 'In The Morning' - Ray Warleigh Produced by PETER GALLEN Engineers (in order of Loveliness) JOHN FISCHBACH and ASHLEY HOWE Orchestral Arrangements by MICHAEL GIBBS Equipment TONY PATRICK Sleeve Design Produced by Cream, Drawings by ALFRED HEYWORTH RP, RWS, RBA, ARCA Grateful Thanks to GERRY BRON, Lansdowne Recording Studios and Nova Sound PATTI, DANA, LINDA and SUZY ADDITIONAL SONG: WHO WILL SING FOR YOU (Hensley) 2.50 B-side of 'In The Morning’ single. Included as a bonus track on 2010 remastered cd. SINGLE RELEASES In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You UK 1975 Bronze BRO 15 In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You Germany ps 1975 Bronze 13920 In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You France ps 1975 Bronze BRZ 009 In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You Spain ps 1975 Bronze 13920 In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You Portugal ps 1975 Bronze BRO 00015 In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You Norway ps 1975 Bronze BRO 15 In The Morning / Who Will Sing For You Australia 1975 Bronze BRO 21015 ALBUM RELEASES LP: Bronze ILPS 9307 1975 UK LP: Bronze 88749 XOT 1975 Ger LP: Bronze ILPS 9307 1975 Swe LP: WB BS 2863 1975 US LP: Bronze 24-307 1975 Aust LP: Bronze 24 307 1975 NewZ LP: Bronze P-8581 1975 Jap CD: Repertoire REP 4342-WY 1993 GER CD: Esoteric ECLEC2181 2010 UK remastered + bonus track
EAGER TO PLEASE You put a load on me Though you probably Didn't mean to I'm on the road, you see Leading to my mind To my work, to you It's all dividing me It's a hard, hard game I play And eventually it could Take my reason to live away Reaching out in Eagerness to please Seeking out The happiness of ease At the same time Holding out a hand Though the other one keeps On making all these plans STARGAZER Walking down a dusty road I was lookin' for a reason An awful long way from my home Just lookin' for some peace of mind Walking down a dusty road That's where I saw him Coming near me Something special about him, then He smiled and seemed so friendly He's a stargazer He's lighted up my world He's a dreammaker He touches my soul He's a stargazer He knows what life can be This dream maker He shows it all to me SECRET What is this place I find myself in? Where we're all supposed To think the same way All I see is patience growing thin While the people need someone With something to say In the garden of peace All around me is dying And the place where My love grew is empty At this moment in time How can truth be a crime I'll tell you if only you'll let me I'll let you into a secret of mine Like a delicate wine treat it gently By setting free All the love in your heart Life will become what it was Meant to be originally With this memorized Take your place by my side And we'll ponder The joys of tomorrow Only in love can we Live with our pride For in love lies No reason for sorrow THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD I once read a story About a world full of love Of freedom and glory As seen through the eyes of a child We learned to believe That the earth was all Ocean and ground Though we were soon to see That there wasn't Enough to go ‘round I saw words and wars Though my books had told me My life would be one long song Man make laws Although laws make man So uncertain So uncertain what's right And what's wrong Confused without reason Stumbling helplessly day by day It was all so deceiving For that child was me And I can't find the book anymore For that child was me And I can’t find the book anymore PART THREE Once upon a time Reason lived with rhyme And today I see you're in love with me I just sit and count My time is running out All I want is you You and your heart too But don't be too late to take my heart My love won't wait to make a start I see us riding on a wave of joy I see us running round the moon One day we're sure to Find our rainbow's end to begin again Oh, how I love you ... THE HOUSE ON THE HILL How well I remember the days In the house on the hill With the cat, the raccoon and A fat lazy daydream to kill And the moon to sing me to sleep And the birds to open my eyes And the first thing I'd see Would be you And you made me happy I know I could love you If I knew that you wanted me to And the house on the hill And all of the things we could do How good it all is just to live And to need nothing more The way I feel now I don't know But I don't need to be sure 'Cause the sun that brought us together Will follow my dreaming forever And the first thing I'll see will be you And you make me happy
WINTER OR SUMMER See how the sun shines beyond the grey sky Then watch the snow fall and ask yourself why Lovers keep loving through wind and through rain Winter or summer, real love is the same Watch from the wayside and you could be left out Fearful of the day when it's too late to show Love is like time, it will wait for no one Give it and seek it or you'll find you're all alone You could save the day, you can show the way To all the lonely hearts you see before you But before you choose to ignore my song Am I right or wrong? Or am I dreaming? Dreaming, dreaming ... See how the sun shines ... TAKE AND TAKE I gave my friend a helping hand But I find it hard to understand Why this and more Never seems to be enough For as long as I live I'm prepared to give Just as much of myself Or of what I have For I know what it's like When the going's really rough But I can see there are decisions I will have to make In a world that seems to live on Take and take and take And what will happen Should the river of my soul run dry ? Will I be needed then? Will someone sing me a lullaby ? My friend gave me a helping hand And I wondered then If I could be a man Strong enough to Forgive with a smile Now as I've travelled far-off lands I see it clearer And it makes me glad I guess I'm happy 'cause I'll go on giving for a while And I hope it's for all my life LONGER SHADOWS Winter came today And took the sun away Leaving me with nothing but The stars to play But I'm sure that I won't Let it bring me down The rough comes with the smooth But that's what life's about Working on the principle That you'll be here I can stand alone for quite a while I know I can learn to live The changes of the year Mellow in the river of your smile I know that the season's Queen can hear me She's bringing longer shadows to the trees Perhaps she knows I'd love to have you near me So she tries her very best to please Her best to please I suppose I'll always have These memories Till we are together once again Of the days which were So long and lonely Till the longer shadows And all the golden meadows Tell me that the time has come For us to live again IN THE MORNING I'm just wandering through this day Thinking of you Father time rolls away Night comes nearer It's getting to me now In the morning I'll be better In the morning I'll be better I've been waiting so long for this day Darkest nights all alone far away All that's past I don't mind this last time In the morning I'll be better In the morning I'll be better When I get home And I see you again In the morning we'll be better One last mile this old car Must go faster I'm on my knees Yet I'm higher today Now I see you I know I'm nearly better 'Cause in the morning I'll be better In the morning I'll be better ... HOW SHALL I KNOW Momma told me one day I'd hear the bells Ringing in my head But the ones I think I'm hearing I've imagined in my bed She said love will Watch and guide you Walk beside you in the dark But I'm scared at night With no love in sight Though I'm really trying hard Love, love, love, love Where are you now that I need you Show your face Don't ever go away It's so hard to find my friends today For so few of them have faces But without you in my heart My world's a really empty place When I finally meet you Will I find the words to greet you If it comes to that Will you even know my name Will you wear a coat or an angel's wings So I'll know it's you that's coming I just can't stay with my life this way You'll have to think of something Or else how shall I know How shall I know ...
WHO WILL SING FOR YOU B-side of In The Morning’ single. Who will sing for you When you need a song Who will stay with you When it all goes wrong Who will be there when you Feel the weight of a tear And say a prayer that is real Just to lighten your fears when I'm gone I have lived with you Through the good and bad And I've given you everything I had But I need to be needed, not just used So many times I have pleaded But I have been abused so now I'm gone How long should a man be expected to live Without a heart and nothing to give
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