THE GODS: GENESIS

Genesis
LP: Columbia SX 6286 CD: Repertoire REP 4418-WY (1994) Remastered 2-CD: Esoteric ECLEC22368 (2012) Released in 1968 Side A 1. TOWARDS THE SKIES (Konas) 3.24 2. CANDLES GETTING SHORTER (Hensley/Konas) 4.28 3. YOUíRE MY LIFE (Konas/Kerslake) 3.20 4. LOOKING GLASS (Konas/Hensley) 4.14 5. MISLEADING COLOURS (Konas/Kerslake) 3.38 Side B 1. RADIO SHOW (Sugarman/Robertson) 3.12 2. PLASTIC HORIZON (Sugarman/Robertson) 3.26 3. FARTHING MAN (Konas) 3.30 4. I NEVER KNOW (Konas/Hensley) 5.41 5. TIME AND ETERNITY (Konas/Kerslake) 2.41
KEN HENSLEY - Keyboards, Guitar & Vocals JOHN GLASSCOCK - Bass Guitar LEE KERSLAKE - Drums JOE KONAS - Guitar & Vocals BONUS TRACKS ON 1994 CD RELEASE: 1. BABYíS RICH (Hensley/Konas) 2.45 Originally single a-side. 2. SOMEWHERE IN THE STREET (Hensley) 2.47 Originally b-side of ĎBabyís Richí. 3. HEY BULLDOG (Lennon/McCartney) 3.01 Originally single a-side. 4. REAL LOVE GUARANTEED (Konas/Hensley) 2.29 Originally b-side of ĎHey Bulldogí. BONUS TRACKS ON 2013 CD RELEASE: All bonus tracks that were already on 1994 release plus bonus disc with original mono mixes of album tracks never released on CD before 1994 CD release cover: Genesis
TOWARDS THE SKIES Ah ... Towards the skies Ah ... Towards the skies Turn your face to the wall That's where I'll be In the crack of the paint My eyes you'll see Locked away in my mind I must be free Reason with myself I find Life is treating me unkind Run the fields of green And touch the ground Zipping on my ears To hear a sound Picking things to see Up from the ground "The organist of The Gods is Ken Hensley" CANDLE'S GETTING SHORTER And the candle's getting shorter And the flame has nearly gone You didn't love me like you Ought to have done Why do I, why do I keep on crying Why do I, why do I keep on crying How long will the sadness last Will it be too long before it's past How Iíve been so Hopelessly out class Since our love died I've cried and cried and I cried Since our love died I've cried and cried and I cried It doesn't really matter If I wake one day and find You didn't want to stay My heart will just go on pretending That I didn't love or Want you anyway, no "The lead guitarist of The Gods is Joe Konas" YOU'RE MY LIFE You're my life, you're my heart In my dreams you play a part When I wake everyday I think of words that you say I'll never find a girl Sweeter in this world I've gotta find a way The thing to you I say Youíre my blood in my veins You're my life, you'll never change You're my life, you're my heart In my dreams you play a part You're my life, you're my heart Iíll never find a girl You're my life, you're my heart Sweeter in this world You're my life, you're my heart Gotta find a way You're my life, you're my heart The thing to you I say "The drummer in The Gods is Lee Kerslake" LOOKING GLASS When she looks in The looking glass on the wall She can see sheís The fairest of them all Makes me do anything Has me on a string And there isnít anything I can do La la la la la la ... Sheís there on a place No-one else above Thereís no chance of her loving me The way I love her What in the world is left to do Sheís crying out for someone new And there isnít anything I can do La la la la la la ... "The bass player is John ... wait for it ... Glasscock" MISLEADING COLOURS Misleading colours Misleading colours Misleading colours For the eye to see Raving colours going ĎRound my mind Filling my eyes till I go blind Colours are followed by the score My eyes can't focus anymore Wishing a wish that won't come true Doing things that you want to do Seeing prisms yet to come Knowing that it's just begun Misleading colours ...
RADIO SHOW I got a car and I drive it All night in the rain A little blue horn and Iíll blow it again and again I go so quickly, quickerly, quickly I saw a fire in the night As I drove down the lane A little red house was ablaze As I tore down the lane I go so quickly, quickerly, quickly Would you believe me if I said Iím losing my mind Would you believe me if I said Iím losing my mind You can win a candy On a fluorescent one-armed bandit Here in Andrewís Nickel Bar If your alligator shoes can dance The mashed potato blues Youíre a dandy, yes you are You can buy a custom-built Banana Wonder Sundae Here in Andrewís Nickel Bar I can hear the pitter-pat of the rain I can hear the pitter-pat of the rain Again and again I can hear the pitter-pat of the rain "The Gods are produced by David Paramor" PLASTIC HORIZON Trying to see Trying to see tomorrow Listening to laughter Children who do not know why It was on my mind Itís on my mind Hey, we are not shadows That cling to each other Whose eyes are prisons of sleep Whose lips are heavy with dreams "Engireened by Peter Vince" FARTHING MAN Give a man a penny Give a man a penny Penny for the farthing man Treat him to a penny Treat him to a penny He will do what he can He will do what he can Little man, farthing man Will do just what he can Jump little man, jump high little man Try for another penny Laugh little man Laugh loud little man Or you wonít have any Or you wonít have any little man Farthing man is good For your last penny Man in the pouring rain Has got a wet head Something inside of him shows Heís never fed Though it may rain or snow Heís always out there Picking up pennies from people Who donít really care "The second engineer is Jeff Smith" I NEVER KNOW Never knew what time it was Till I saw you hanging around Never knew the time because My head was stuck deep In the ground Times were bad, had to be sad Times were cruel till I met you Hadnít had a life, and then You turned the light into my eyes Now I no longer need a friend You are my true paradise Pink champagne drown my brain When oneís mind has no time "The Gods are managed by Dave Harvey ?" TIME AND ETERNITY When youíre tired and blue Think of what to do You canít explain your heart La la la la la la la la la Life has just begun I aim to touch the sun For money I am poorer La la ... My mind is travelliní I know where it will be The tides are turniní Through time and eternity The day has broken through My mind is clear to you My life is just a ball La la ...
BABYíS RICH® Single a-side included as a bonus track on cd My my, my babyís rich Girl, she buys me everything My my, my babyís hitch Always acting like the king Money in this world isnít everything They tell me Itís no good acting like the king They tell me For every penny that you spend Youíll allways find you loose a friend In the end, end, end, end! Iím gonna show you a different life If you let me If money is your biggest thing Then forget me If ouíre always gonna pinch a penny When it comes to friends You wonít have any In the end, end, end, end! Oh, oh, la la la ... SOMEWHERE IN THE STREET B-side of 'Baby's Rich' single included as a bonus track on cd Somewhere in the street I saw a face I couldn't forget Later in that street I cried a tear of bitter regret I reached the place Where she stood Only a moment before Now there's no face Only lonely shadows And raindrops of tears I am so tired So tired of chasing A face in a dream Waiting and watching From a lonely window It's always the same
HEY BULLDOG Single a-side included as a bonus track on cd Sheepdog, standing in the rain Bullfrog, doing it again Some kind of happinness Is measured out in miles What makes you think you're Something special when you smile Child-like, no one understands Jack knife, in your sweaty hands Some kind of innocence Is measured out in years You don't know what it's like To listen to your fears You can talk to me You can talk to me You can talk to me If you're lonely you can talk to me Big man, walking in the park Wigwam, frightened of the dark Some kind of solitude Is measured out in you You think you know it But you haven't got a clue Hey bulldog ... REAL LOVE GUARANTEED B-side of 'Hey Bulldog' single included as a bonus track on cd Don't waist all your time Mess up your mind Looking for dreams Stop looking so sad Life's not as bad As it may seem If you pay the right price I've got love that you can buy Or charge is a little love in return Good love, real love, guaranteed Good love, real love, guaranteed Just before you start Breaking your heart Look back at me Climb out of the crowd Cast up your shadow Set yourself free
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