Out On The road

Type Albums
Release Date 01-01-1973
Chart Position
Label Hansa
Catalogue No LP: 871191T
Content
Format
LP Stereo
Catalogue Number
871191T
 

 

Released in Germany only but included here because most of the tracks are sung by Mikael Rickfors and only available on this album.

 

11 Tracks

 

  1. Out On The Road (Hicks / Lynch)
  2. A Better Place
  3. They Don't Realise I'm Down (Sylvester/Rickfors)
  4. The Last Wind (Rickfors)
  5. Mr Heartbreaker (Sylvester/Ford)
  6. Born A Man (Hicks/Lynch)
  1. Slow Down, Go Down (Hicks/Lynch)
  2. Don't Leave The Child Alone (Rickfors)
  3. Nearer To You (Hicks/Lynch)
  4. Pick Up The Pieces Again (Sylvester)
  5. Transatlantic Westbound Jet (Elliott / Sylvester)

 

Out On The Road (Hicks / Lynch)
I wasn't there (I wasn't there)
When I was needed (I wasn't there)
I was out on the road
Playing with my rock and roll band (I wasn't there)
I should have been right by her side
Like a good man ought to be
But this rock'n'roll music sure gotta hold on me

I wasn't there (I wasn't there)
When my shack was burning (I wasn't there)
I was out on the road playing with my rock'n'roll band (I wasn't there)
While someone else put out the fire
I was wailing my guitar
Somehow this rock'n'roll music's sure got a hold on me

Somewhere I know, I sold my soul
Sold it to the devil or the king of rock'n'roll
Once I found out, what the music was all about
Picked up my baggage
And I joined in a big rock show
I knew that I had to go

Break

I wasn't there (I wasn't there)
There for my wedding (I wasn't there)
I was back on the road
Playing with my rock and roll band (I wasn't there)
But when I came off stage that night
I found her waiting patiently, good girl
She knows that rock'n'roll music sure got a hold
Rock'n'roll music sure got a hold
She knows that rock'n'roll music sure got a hold on me

 

A Better Place
My daddy was a wandering man
And my ma was good and true
I've tried to live like my pa
But ma I'm more like you

I want to teach people to love
I want to teach children to sing
I want to make this world a better place
For everyone to live in

My daddy thought that drinking wine
Was something everyman should do
He wanted me to drink and fight
But ma I turned out more like you

I want to teach people to love
I want to teach children to sing
I want to make this world a better place
For everyone to live in

Break

Oh, mama I want to be like you
Oh, mama you got to help me to

We got to teach people to love
We got to teach children to sing
We got to make this world a better place
For everyone to live in

We got to teach people to love
We got to teach children to sing
We got to make this world a better place
For everyone to live in

We got to teach people to love
We got to teach children to sing
We got to make this world a better place
For everyone to live in

 

They Don't Realise I'm Down (Sylvester/Rickfors)
I, I saw the light
From your window
It was shining like a star
You, you looked so fine
I couldn't take it
I just had to look behind

You could make me feel glad
You, you make me so sad
All the people looking round
They don't realise I'm down
All the people looking round
They don't realise I'm down

Break

You could make me feel glad
You, you make me so sad
All the people looking round
They don't realise I'm down
All the people looking round
They don't realise I'm down

Now, I'm feeling strange
It's gonna take a long time
For me to make a change
Can't you see I really need you
Forget all the fantasies
They're not true

You could make me feel glad
You, you make me so sad
All the people looking round
They don't realise I'm down
All the people looking round
They don't realise
They don't realise
I'm down

 

The Last Wind (Rickfors)
This was the last wind
The night is coming
The anchor is down
Until next morning
It's warm
And I see the mate in the dark, yawning

I'm leaning over the rail
The water is dark and deep
I'm told to mend the sail
As so many times before
It's warm
And I feel the ship is rolling to sleep

We saw a bird a few days ago
The sign for a lonely sailors dream to come true
But still there's a long, long way to go
Maybe one more week or two ... I don't know

Break

The wind is our friend
It takes us everywhere
Without a friend
No certain end
It's warm
And I'm dreaming of someone to hold
And I'm dreaming of someone to hold

 

Mr Heartbreaker (Sylvester/Ford)
Summer day dawning the light hurts my eyes
Windows wide open
Nothing to fear got my feet on the ground
No one could say I was broken

Morning of silence now she's gone away
Maybe forever
Open the door to a new sunny day
Good morning, ooh good morning

And I know the show must go on
Why can't we take off our make-up
And you're on in two minutes, you're on
Mr. Heartbreaker you're on

Break

Thinking aloud as I think to myself
Travel the world and see nothing
You own my mind as I step on a stage
Morning ooh good morning

And I know the show must go on
Why can't we take off our make-up
And you're on in two minutes you're on
Mr. Heartbreaker you're on

Summer day dawning the light hurts my eyes
Windows wide open
Nothing to fear got my feet on the ground
No one could say I was broken

 

Born A Man (Hicks/Lynch)
Some kids grow up with lots of toys
Some grow up knowing other boys
And I was born in the land of the free
But these things never happened to me

I was born a man
Don't remember being a child
I was born a man
Don't remember running wild
Soon as I was old enough to get my pay
I was working sixteen hours out of every day

Break

Some kids grow up with mothers love
And some with even more
But me I just turned up one day
On someone else's door

'Cos I was born a man
Don't remember being a child
I was born a man
Don't remember running wild
Soon as I was old enough to get my pay
I was working sixteen hours out of every day

But I won't cry
No I won't bore you
It has been good but it could have been better

Life's like a woman
Go out and take her
She'll treat you good if you are good back to her

I was born a man
Don't remember being a child
I was born a man
Don't remember running wild
Soon as I was old enough to get my pay
I was working sixteen hours out of every day

 

Slow Down, Go Down (Hicks/Lynch)
Slow down, go down, help me to my feet
Give me a woman that I can trust
And I don't have to beat
'Cos I need someone to love me
Like a bird needs to fly
I need your love, but don't ask me why

Just be the kind of woman I can really care about
Give me your hand to lift me up, should I be dropping out
Please be the someone that I can love, and save my feelings for
I want somebody to love me, I don't want to cry no more

Slow down, go down, help me to my feet
Give me a woman that I can trust
And I don't have to beat
'Cos I need someone to love me
Like a bird needs to fly
I need your love, but don't ask me why

Love is my song, love is the price I pay
Nowhere is home, when it's gone
Loves not a wind that you can ride upon
If it's gone, if it's gone

Break

Just be a damn good lover, I don't want to sleep at nights
Give me a shoulder to lean upon
I've lost the will to fight
Mix me a potion spilling with love
So I can drink forever more
I need somebody to love me, I don't want to cry no more

Slow down, go down, help me to my feet
Give me a woman that I can trust
And I don't have to beat
'Cos I need someone to love me
Like a bird needs to fly
I need your love, but don't ask me why

I need your love, but don't ask me why

 

Don't Leave The Child Alone (Rickfors)
Don't leave the child alone
With strangers far away
Together we want to see the moon
From the same place where we used to play
A child bright shining as the sun
Don't be afraid 'cos I know where it all began

Don't say another word
I've heard all I need to hear
Has it never in your lazy mind occurred
Only I know what she wants to share
A child bright shining as the sun
Don't be afraid 'cos I know where it all began

Among the lost and wild
Are the eyes of a young mother
In nameless agony for her child
She's lost, they can't have one another
She's standing all alone
Questioning the times of changes
With her lips bursting to pray

Break

A child bright shining as the sun
Don't be afraid 'cos I know where it all began

Don't leave the child alone
With strangers far away
Together we want to see the moon
From the same place where we used to play
A child bright shining as the sun
Don't be afraid 'cos I know where it all began

Don't say another word
I've heard all I need to hear
Has it never in your lazy mind occurred
Only I know what she wants to share
A child bright shining as the sun
Don't be afraid 'cos I know where it all began

 

Nearer To You (Hicks/Lynch)
Another day on and I'm nearer to you
Another nights song and I'm nearer to you
So the miles don't seem half as long
And the highway is shorter too
I'm hitching a ride getting nearer to you

The morning has come so I'm up with the dew
I walk and I run and I soak in the view
And the sun wears a happy face
And the sky looks that bit more blue
I'm hitching a ride getting nearer to you

Every second leads me to my lady
And every road is taking me back home
And I don't wanna live without my baby
So I hope the world keeps spinning
Bringing me back to you

Another new day and I'm nearer to you
My going away brought me nearer to you
So I sing as I travel on
And I whistle a highway song
I'm hitching a ride getting nearer to you

Break

Every second leads me to my lady
And every road is taking me back home
And I don't wanna live without my baby
So I hope the world keeps spinning
Bringing me back to you

Nearer to you
Getting nearer to you
I'm getting nearer to you
Getting nearer to you

Another day gone
Travelling on
Getting nearer to you

Another day gone
Travelling on
Getting nearer to you

Another day gone
Travelling on
Getting nearer to you

Another day gone
Travelling on
Getting nearer to you

 

Pick Up The Pieces Again (Sylvester)
Evening, I see the sun
Leaving today
Cool night, mellow light
Don't fade away

Your eyes, paradise
What do they say
Leaving, loving
Stay one more day

And after all the tears have fallen my way
You'd think that we could never feel the same
Love is strange
Pick up the pieces again

Break

Long time, friend of mine
Words of farewell
Love is, the learning
I knew you well

And after all the tears have fallen my way
You'd think that we could never feel the same
Love is strange
Pick up the pieces again

Pick up the pieces

 

Trans-Atlantic Westbound Jet (Elliott / Sylvester)
Spread your wings, I'm all set
Trans-Atlantic westbound jet
Heading out to JFK
I'll play my guitar along the way

It's the only thing I can do
Stick with me and we'll see it through
Make the most, without delay
I'm gone tomorrow but here today

Travel through the nation
In need of stimulation, Oh yeah
Travel through the nation
In search of situations, yeah

Break

Travel through the nation
In need of stimulation, Oh yeah
Travel through the nation
In search of situations, yeah

Boogaloo, rock on through
My prescription's good for you
Be my guest and fly with me
It's a way of life, a high for free

Travel through the nation
In need of stimulation, Oh yeah
Travel through the nation
In search of situations…yeah

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