KEN HENSLEY: PROUD WORDS ON A DUSTY SHELF

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LP: Bronze ILPS 9223 CD: Repertoire REP 4282-WY (1992) Remastered CD: Esoteric ECLEC2180 (2010) Originally released in 1973 Side A 1. WHEN EVENING COMES 4.35 2. FROM TIME TO TIME 3.35 3. KING WITHOUT A THRONE 3.51 4. RAIN 3.14 5. PROUD WORDS 3.10 Side B 1. FORTUNE 5.22 2. BLACK-HEARTED LADY 3.36 3. GO DOWN 3.10 4. COLD AUTUMN SUNDAY 5.27 5. THE LAST TIME 2.48
DAVE PAUL & GARY THAIN - Bass Guitars LEE KERSLAKE - Drums KEN HENSLEY - All Other Instruments &Vocals All song written and arranged by KEN HENSLEY Published by Sydney Born Music Co. Ltd. Recorded November 1971/November 1972 Lansdowne Studios, London Engineer PETER GALLEN Produced by GERRY BRON Photographs FIN COSTELLO Sleeve Design FABIO NICOLI & Associates SINGLE RELEASES Cold Autumn Sunday / Rain ps (Japan Bronze LL-2600-BZ) From Time To Time / The Last Time (USA 1973 Mercury 73382) When Evening Comes / Go Down (USA 1973 Mercury 14875) ALBUM RELEASES LP: Bronze ILPS 9223 1973 UK LP: Bronze BRNA 223 1977 UK LP: Mercury SRM 1-661 1973 US LP: Bronze BRNA 223 1973 UK LP: Bronze YZ-11-BZ 1973 Jap LP: Phonogram 6357 221 1973 AUS LP: Phonogram 6357 221 1973 NZL CD: Repertoire REP 4282-WY 1992 GER CD: Esoteric ECLEC2180 2010 UK remastered
WHEN EVENING COMES At the break of day When my dreams have come and gone The memories will fade away But I wonder for how long Not too long For I know an evening comes And I hear the night-birds' tune I remember where it all begun As we danced beside the moon It's always on my mind But where did it come from Our love was the strongest kind So where can it have gone? Won't someone show me the way To turn my night into day Or throw a rope around the moon No, don't let it see me alone FROM TIME TO TIME Once I loved a pretty woman 'Till one day she up and ran Supposed I should have felt it coming But it's hard to think of her With another man Oh my lady, I need you Though from time to time I don't seem to Once the sun shone in my garden 'Till my love took off And left me with the rain Now my heart and I are starting To forget it all and start out again My heart is hurting so bad And all the trees look so sad And all the love we could have had Oh, from time to time ... KING WITHOUT A THRONE Walk on the dusty road Without any shoes See all the people out there Singing the blues I've got my trouble but I'm paying my dues It isn't easy but There's too much to lose Many's the time I have wandered alone Looking this way and that For something unknown But where can a good king go Without his throne? Many's the good man Lost in his prime The path of fortune Took him well before his time He ainít got his trouble But I've still got mine Got to find some freedom Before I start to decline The moon is rising and I'm still on my own This must be life I guess The seeds have been sown Where can he go, who can he see Is there anybody, it's easy to be Find him a stairway, find him a tree And while you're doing it Please won't you find one for me The unbeliever says It's hard to believe I'm told the preacher Frowns on those who deceive The winds of winter Steal leaves from the trees The path of fortune Is getting closer to me The snow is falling And the thruth is obscured I think of all the things My soul has endured Cursing this loneliness That can't be cured RAIN It's raining outside But that's not unusual But the way that I'm feeling Is becoming usual I guess you could say The clouds are moving away Away from your days And into mine Now it's raining inside And that's a shame And it's getting to me A happy man Why should you want To waste all my time The world is yours But I'm mine Rain, rain, rain, in my tears Measuring carefully my years Shame, shame, shame In my mind See what you've done to my life Rain, rain, rain, in my tears Measuring carefully my years Shame, shame, shame In my mind See what you've done to my life See what you've done to my life PROUD WORDS Stand up and fight Or you'll lose your right Do you wanna stand in a line Fightin' hard to hold on to your mind Seek and you'll find Proud words on a dusty shelf Find and you'll seek Keep on keepiní on helpiní yourself When the wind of trouble comes Put away all battledrums And stand up and fight Stand up and fight Don't stand in a line Hold on to your mind Stand up and fight Stand up and fight Don't stand in a line Hold on to your mind
FORTUNE Although now it seems like never When we were even less together I appeared to have my back to the wall And the way things were going There was no way of knowing If I was having any luck at all Silently, suddenly, standing before me An old man awaited his death Part of me cried out but none turned to hide For no curses distorted his breath It was then I took to thinking And my hands took to writing And my dreams came in answer to the call Waiting in wonder My toughts ran like thunder Could it be that I've been wasting my mind I grew sort of cold as the vision unfolded Bursting the shackles of time So I gathered what I had I took a look at what was going down And it made me kinda sad Seeing all the circles going slowly round And the stars sang in harmony It was so perfect that it laid me down And the rainclouds were tossed away Seemed like the world was lost And I would drown in its sound Somewhere along the way I don't know where I had really believed I was poor Looking, not seeing the point of my being When all of my fortune is sure BLACK-HEARTED LADY Reading between the lines I find You don't mean what you say You cheated and you lied And how you made me hurt inside You turned my days into darkest nights And rearranged my dreams You're just not what you seem Black-hearted lady I am from the land So you won't understand my grief Iíve lived in vain belief In world of poisoned words And everywhere I look I find no answer to my prayer You're just not there Black-hearted lady GO DOWN She sits so quietly At the window by the door Wondering if she'll Ever smile again Her eyes filled with memories And her life in sad array Unaware of the colours of the day She dare not cry for fear Her hope might disappear But if she cared to try I know it all could be so clear But she's living in the past She didn't know it wouldn't last And it's a long, long, lonely road Oh, to go down The treasured names You call each other just for fun And as you woke She kissed your eyes You killed it all when it had Only just begun Whatís it take to make you realise Love isn't easy though Many like to think it is But you must learn To give and take or know What you will miss But she's living in the past She didn't know it wouldn't last And it's a long, long, lonely road Oh, to go down COLD AUTUMN SUNDAY When the leaving birds Fill the stone grey sky And the green, green leaves Turn away and die And the once warm sun Has to run and hide And the Winter clouds Begin their stormy ride Cold black shadows cross my eyes And help to make me realize You've gone, oh Cold Autumn Sunday Still I walk alone The paths we shared And I try to recreate the love we had For you were my life And my heart is sad And it's strange how autumn Used to make me glad Only now an empty sky is there To let me know how much I care You've gone, oh Cold Autumn Sunday I'm near to dying No use denying that it's true Spend my whole time crying Finding ways of trying Not to be blue, oh, over you THE LAST TIME I have travelled across the universe On wings of golden light And the lady of the mountain Brought me comfort in the night But the love I really need Is further from my sight It is yours Oh, tell my lover I'm coming home For the last time I have seen the children playing As I watched the sun go down I have shared their games And sung their songs And helped their world go round And although I know enough of life To tie up my own shoes I still need you Oh tell my lover I've been away For the last time For the last time
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