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SPIDER WOMAN Released on: 'The Magician's Birthday' November 1972

(Written by: Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake & Gary Thain)

I had a spider woman
And she was so good
She chained me
In her web so tight
I lost the freedom
Of release that night

So I stayed right by her
I dreamt I saw a blind man
Who was singing a song
About a guy who
Couldn't take no more

And the meaning of
The words he swore
Told me go find her

She was a spider woman
But she was good to me
Spider Woman
But she was good to me

I told her 'bout my vision
But she laughed in my face
So I told her go
And walk in the street

But by the time
She got past my feet
I lost control



SWEET LORRAINE Released on: 'The Magician's Birthday' November 1972

(Written by: Mick Box, David Byron & Gary Thain)

Would you like to take
This magic potion with me
On a trip to a cosmic
Playground far beyond

She understands
She's been before
It's in her hands
To find the door

Sweet Lorraine
Let the party carry on
You and I will swim the sea

Sweet Lorraine
Let the party carry on
You and I can feel the breeze

There is no time, no wealth
Only I surround you
The fortune of this guide
Is simply sincerity

She understands
ĎCos she's been before
It's in her hands
To find the door




CRYSTAL BALL Recorded at 'The Magician's Birthday' sessions. Released for the first time as a bonus track on remastered cd version 1996

(Written by: Gary Thain)

Do we live our lives in moderation?
Does this appear
When youíre around?
And the deeper in debt
The harder the bet
Your thoughts are one of a clown

Look out before you sign
Your soul away
The crystal ball, it seems
Is not reading to - reading today

Does the time seem right
For some rethinking?
It seems a gift that you have

Are you living a dream
Of express progress?
Itís just a thought that you have

Oh, you shouldíve know better
When the warning light was lit
As it did for others
You preach a sermon
When you talk of the Messiah

We are yet to discover
Thinkiní, loviní, feeliní
But disbelieviní ...



DREAMER Released on: 'Sweet Freedom' September 1973

(Written by: Gary Thain & Mick Box)

Iíve got a dollar deal hidden
Down in my shoe
So listen friends
I tell you what I'm gonna do

Iím gonna run up
The road of mystery
Hangin' by a thread to a fantasy

A background black
Showing my face
Buried in the image
Of an empty space

I'm back on my feet
Getting no sleep
Makin' it all mine
Give me a chance
To follow the bands
Waitin' for the sunshine

Husslin' my will
In a bar downtown
And f it don't work out now
íll keep movin' around and around ...
Tll I'm back on my feet

Getting no sleep
Makin' it all mine
Give me a chance
To follow the bands

Iím waitin' for the sunshine, yeah
A dreamer, a dreamer
Hangin' around

A dreamer, a dreamer
Trying to hitch a ride
A dreamer, a dreamer
Hangin' around
A dreamer, a dreamer

When I turn my back
You're by my side
Well I fought my way
Through the back-stage door

Staring at my goal
Till my eyes get sore
And working my way
Through the little I say

Caring no less just
The light of the day
A background black
Showing my face
Buried in the image
Of an empty space

I'm back on my feet
Getting no sleep
Makin' it all mine
Give me a chance
To follow the bands

Iím waitin' for the sunshine, yeah
Just a dreamer ...

When I turn by back
Youíre by my side

Dreamer ...



ONE DAY Released on: 'Sweet Freedom' September 1973

(Written by: Ken Hensley & Gary Thain)

One day ...

Didn't I tell ya
Everything was gonna be alright
I never doubted
It was just a matter of time

And though I've travelled
Across the desert of despair
I know I'll get there one day

How times have changed
I better re-arrange it everything
But it can't change the love I bring

When I get back home to you
I am the same
It's just a game that I chose to play

But remember I can lose
As fast as I won one day
I still remember the hole in the wall
Where we all sat though
You said we'd fall

The dusty yard and
The broken down barn
Where you and me
Used to share a yarn

But it's gone now
But didn't I tell ya
That everything was
Gonna be alright

I never doubted
It was just a matter of time
Though I've travelled
Across the desert of despair
I know I'll get there one day

One day ...
Iíll get there one day



CIRCUS Released on: 'Sweet Freedom' September 1973

(Written by: Gary Thain, Mick Box & Lee Kerslake)

Walkin' around this concrete garden
Viewing all in vain
Thinking why a dream
Is driving everyone insane

Then something will come
And make you feel
The master in control

Still you're picking up
And screwing anyone
Who's got a soul

I've been here
Far too long to remember
Sights and sounds
From this town of clowns

Makin' up, dressin' up
Walkin' around
Thinkin' that you're Greta Garbos

I'm sorry my dears
But we only sat down
And laughed and laughed in sorrow

But it was you
That opened the door
And it's that we thank you for

Everyone insane ...

Everyoneís insane



SUNSHINE Recorded at 'Sweet Freedom' sessions, originally b-side of 'Stealin' single. Included as a bonus track on remastered cd version 1996

(Written by: Gary Thain & Mick Box)

For many years I felt like a man
Feeling his way through darkness
This priceless treasure
For which Iíve searched
Appeared to me nothing more
Than a mirage in the sea

But when the vision faded
From this struggle and dream
Suddenly my illusion is diarry
Iíve now discovered whatís reality

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine
Iíve found you
Even if youíre only
Even if youíre only
Even if youíre only
Destined for a while

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine
Iíve found you
Even if youíre only
Destined for a while

Iíll be both most impressions
And I arrive this with a smile
As the picture book shows Stanley
Standing at the source of the Nile



SUICIDAL MAN Released on: 'Wonderworld' June 1974

(Written by: Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake & Gary Thain)

Waiting by the window
Staring at my shadow
Not believing what Iíd seen
Touching but not feeling
And wondering what I was dealing

And not knowing where I'd been
So I began walking
To myself I was talking
But didn't know which way to go

Then I found a direction
And now I needed some action
But I should have just said no
Should have said no

Why won't you help me
Or give me hand
'Cause I'm close to becoming
A suicidal man

What I need is someone
With a definite plan
For I've waited for just about
As long as I can

Suicidal man, suicidal ...

So on my travels
Still with all my troubles
I found someone who cared
The answer was so easy

That all she did to please me
Was to say a problems smaller
When it's shared

He was a suicidal man ...



SO TIRED Released on: 'Wonderworld' June 1974

(Written by: Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake & Gary Thain)

Well, I've been on the road
For a year or more
And Iíve done a lot of things
I never did before

Now I want everyone
To listen to my song
And you can tell me
When you've heard it
If you think I'm wrong

'Cause I'm so tired
Of everybody staring at me
Yes, I'm so tired
And I'm so uninspired
Please help me

Well I've seen 'em rise
And I've seen 'em fall
And I use to think that
I was having a ball

But I was kiddin' myself
For a long long time
But now I got myself a spoon
And I'm feeling fine

But I'm so tired
Of everybody staring at me
Yes, I'm so tired
And I'm so uninspired
Wonít you please help me

Where can you go
Where can you go
When there is no one
To show a guiding light

What did you say
What did you say
Have you been thinking about me
Day and night

'Cause I'm so tired
Of everybody staring at me
And I'm so, so tired
I'm so uninspired
Please help me
Wonít you please me .



SOMETHING OR NOTHING Released on: 'Wonderworld' June 1974

(Written by: Mick Box, Ken Hensley, & Gary Thain)

There's never a day
When I've got nothing to do
Something to me
Might mean nothing to you

So don't donít donít donít
Look at me strangely now
We'll find the line
That's in the middle and run

Something, something or nothing
You say you love to spend days
But I will save mine
Waiting for the sun in your eyes
To turn the river to wine

But donít donít donít donít
Look at me strangely now
Weíre gonna find the line
That's in the middle and run



I WON'T MIND Released on: 'Wonderworld' June 1974

(Written by: Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake & Gary Thain)

I donít mind
If you steal my last dime
Just leave me anytime
And I'll get, get along fine

I don't really know why
But I know I'll get by
If I don't I'll die tryiní

If it rains again
I'm gonna fly to the sun
'Cause nothing gets done
Just sitting, sitting around

Look at the way it's been
Just waitin' and wonderin'
I've just got to keep trying
Looking for gold in the sky
Gets kinda rough

Maybe I'm to blame
ĎCause I didin't look hard enough
But I still get the feeling
That it shouldn't be so tough

So I won't mind, I, I won't mind
I won't mind, I, I won't mind
So I won't mind
I, No, I won't mind

I won't mind, I, said I won't mind



WE GOT WE Released on: 'Wonderworld' June 1974

(Written by: Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake & Gary Thain)

I got you, you got me
We are where we belong
Safe places, warm faces
All have been gone too long

Sky writing, inviting
Disappears admist the clouds
False promise, the last cold kiss
All seem so distant now

Just with each other
We are all so well armed
And with a little care we need
Never be harmed

Weíve got we, and there's love
Before our eyes
We can have it and hold it
If we realize

Just with each other
We are, we are so well armed
And with a little care we need

Never, no never be harmed

La la la ...



STONE'S THROW Recorded at 'Wonderworld' sessions, released for the first time on 'A Time Of Revelation' compilation 1996

(Written by: Ken Hensley, David Byron, Mick Box, Gary Thain & Lee Kerslake)

I was a stoneís throw
From happiness
Feeling love grow in your caress

It was like nothing
I had felt or seen
And I waited impatiently

Oh, stoneís throw
And I canít stand to see you go

You hurt me bad, cut me down
But it just donít work without you

Without you around
It was a short walk
Now itís a lonely ride

It turned my day
Into a lifeless night

It was my belief and
Now itís my regret
Iíve got a one way ticket
That I canít accept

Oh, just a stoneís throw
And I canít stand to see you go
You hurt me bad
You cut me down

But it just donít work without you
Without, without, without
Without you around

Oh, stoneís throw
And I canít stand to see you go
You hurt me bad, cut me down

But it just donít work without you
Gotta have you around
Gotta have you around ...