Hollies

Type Albums
Release Date 01-03-1974
Chart Position
Label Polydor
Catalogue No LP: 2383 262 - TC: 3170 159 - 8Track: 3820 105
Content
Format
LP Stereo
Tape Cassette
8 Track
Catalogue Number
2383 262
3170 159
3820 105
 

 

11 Tracks

 

  1. Falling Calling (Clarke / Sylvester)
  2. Down On The Run (Hicks / Horton-Jennings)
  3. Don't Let Me Down (Clarke)
  4. Love Makes The World Go Round (Clarke / Sylvester)
  5. The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee (Clarke)
  1. It's A Shame, It's A Game (Hicks / Horton Jennings)
  2. Rubber Lucy (Clarke)
  3. Pick Up The Pieces Again (Sylvester)
  4. Transatlantic Westbound Jet (Elliott / Sylvester)
  5. Out On The Road (Hicks / Lynch)
  6. The Air That I Breathe (Hammond / Hazelwood) 

 

Falling Calling (Clarke / Sylvester)
Didn't believe in The Bible
Didn't believe the Good Book
Lord, Lord please help me, help me take a look
These chains that I'm wearing really ain't my style
Lord, Lord please help me, help me think awhile

I know that I did something wrong
I got into bad ways
Well the judge, yes he put me down, for five thousand days

Falling, falling, falling over you
Calling, calling, I don't know what to do
Falling, falling, falling over you
Calling, calling, I don't know what to do

The cell I am in is only six feet wide
And six feet to the roof
There's a window that's strung with only three bars
Singing me the truth
Fifty and seventy don't seem right
Seventy ain't my age
When I leave this place with a new face
It's the turning of a new page

Falling, falling, falling over you
Calling, calling, I don't know what to do
Falling, falling, falling over you
Calling, calling, I don't know what to do

Didn't believe in The Bible
Didn't believe the Good Book
Well now Lord, Lord please help me, help me take a look
These chains that I'm wearing well they really ain't my style
Well now Lord, Lord please help me, help me think awhile

Falling, falling, falling over you
Calling, calling, I don't know what to do
Falling, falling, falling over you
Calling, calling, I don't know what to do

 

Down On The Run (Hicks / Horton-Jennings)
It's late, and the week-end's near
You could say I can't wait
Till the gang gets here
Eight, and the Angels are roaring
Shining those dips
Straight line for the strip

If I back out
Fake a black out
At my night on the chicken run
Need some moonshine
Doctor goodtime
Keeping my nerves in line
Down on the run

Cy, the pack leader's wild
Even preaches to ride
In a Brando style
Fast, two shadows are closing
Passing like knives
Short cut on our lives

If I back out
Fake a black out
At my night on the chicken run
Needs some moonshine
Doctor goodtime
Keeping my nerves in line
Down on the run

Break

When the boys are called together
To hand me out a feather, I'm through
Sweating in my leather so I guess its now or never
Something I've gotta do, just gotta do
What I gotta do

It's late, and the week-end's near
You could say I can't wait
Till the gang gets here
Eight, and the Angels are roaring
Shining those dips
Straight line for the strip

Shining those dips
Straight line for the strip

Passing like knives
Short cut on our lives

Shining those dips
Straight line for the strip

 

Don't Let Me Down (Clarke)
The sun is overshadowed by the presence of the moon
Night time has fallen she'll be comin' home soon
Leave the door wide open, ah, so she won't need a key
Lock it behind you baby, draw the blinds so no-one can see

There's only one thing on my mind
Don't let, don't let me down
Don't let, don't let me down
I'm feeling too near the ground

Silence is golden, ah, for me there's just one choice
The music of your laughter, rippling of your voice
The freshness of the evergreen, ah, fades as if your shy
Can't compete with your beauty, couldn't if it tried

There's only one thing on my mind
Don't let, don't let me down
Don't let, don't let me down
I'm feeling too near the ground

Let's build something to climb on
Making the show a live one
No need for make-up let's be real
Give all in what your giving
Making life worth living
Being alive's how you should feel
Oh and don't let, don't let me down
I'm feeling too near the ground

Don't want the sun to be shining
Raising his eyebrows at the moon
Saying I told you, so she wouldn't show
Well don't speak too soon
I hear her footsteps walking on the outer floor
Well it could be, I don't know, I don't know for sure

There's only one thing on my mind
Don't let, don't let me down
Don't let, don't let me down
I'm feeling too near the ground

Come on back, can't live without you
Come on back, (I need you, I need you, I) can't live without you
Come on back, (I want you, I want you, I)can't live without you
Come on back, (C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, I) can't live without you
Come on back, (I love you, I love you, I) can't live without you
Come on back, (I need you, I need you, I) can't live without you

 

Love Makes The World Go Round (Clarke / Sylvester)
Love makes the world go 'round and around
Love makes the world go 'round and around
Love makes you feel three feet off the ground
Love makes the world go 'round

You should know, it's happened before
You should have known, what was in store
You should know, not to do it encore
You should have known before

You did it your way it never worked out
Mr Right turned out Mr Wrong
You won't change your ways because you believe
In love is where you belong

Break

You did it your way it never worked out
Mr Right turned out Mr Wrong
You won't change your ways because you believe
In love is where you belong

Can't you see, love's thrown out of the door
Can't you see, no-one loves anymore
Can't you see, my world's on the floor
Without love can the world go 'round
And around, and around, and around, and around
Without love, without love, can the world go 'round, yeah

 

The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee (Clarke)
Big tall man standing in the street
Gun hanging by his side
Just one man that he'd like to meet
That's when I began to hide

I recognised him from the face of his son
The hate in his eye didn't lie
And what I did can't be undone
Borrowed time there's none to buy

Well I hid round the back of a derelict shack
Ain't looking for a mad showdown
But he was smart, he'd already checked
A week in advance I'd paid down

Well the hotel clerk was a fun-loving man
The job he had it didn't pay
He told all about what happened that night
There he is, that's the one's all he'd say

Well all the people were running, jumping, even thumping
On my bad neighbours doors
Crying Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly
Let me in I gotta hide
Well everybody was crying, sighing, Sam McGee's dying
No one to protect our town
Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly,
He's gonna shoot your sheriff down

Break

Big tall man standing in the street
Now a hand hovering ready to slide
Drew out his gun it wasn't for fun
Let me in there's nowhere to hide

Well I made my play but it wasn't my day
I felt the ripping lead
That's when I knew my time was through
Rest in peace were the last words he said

Well all the people were running, jumping, even thumping
On my bad neighbours doors
Crying Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly
Let me in I gotta hide
Well everybody was crying, sighing, Sam McGee's dying
No one to protect our town
Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly,
He's gonna shoot your sherriff down

Well all the people were running, jumping, even thumping
On my bad neighbours doors
Crying Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly
Let me in I gotta hide
Well everybody was crying, sighing, Sam McGee's dying
No one to protect our town
Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly,
He's gonna shoot your sherriff down

Running, jumping, even thumping
On my bad neighbours doors
Crying Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly
Let me in I gotta hide
Well everybody was crying, sighing, Sam McGee's dying
No one to protect our town
Curly Billy Silly with his colt he calls filly,
He's gonna shoot your sherriff down

 

It's A Shame, It's A Game (Hicks / Horton Jennings)
Out last night in my Sunday stripes
(You didn't want to know me)
At the Tuesday hop if I wear drainpipes
(You say you're gonna throw me)
The way you treat me's frightening
Strike me down like lightning
You know it's a shame (You didn't want to know)
It's a game (You say you're gonna throw me)

Out of town there's a story round
(You're staying with another)
At the picture show so the rumour goes
(You've been playing with my brother)
I don't know where I'm standing
You give me such a bumpy landing
It's a shame (You're staying with another)
It's a game (You've been playing with my brother)

Getting a bad reaction
Chasin' my girls best friend
Wonder should I walk on home
Plan a break-up or shake hands and make up again

It's a shame

It's a game

(It's a a shame it's a game)

Wah ooh

It's a shame, it's a game

Wah ooh

Break

I was out tonight looking wild in white
(You didn't want to know me)
Tried to catch a hint on how to jive
(You didn't want to show me)
I haven't got a dogs chance
If I don't know how to hip-dance
It's a shame (You didn't want to know me)
It's a game (You didn't want to show me)

Wah ooh

I really felt hip wearing my stripes, baby It's a shame
(It's a shame, it's a game)
And I really thought my drainpipes were outta sight Yeah, it's a shame
(It's a shame, it's a game)
Well, you struck me down like lightning, baby, I didn't know what to do, ha
(It's a shame, it's a game)
There's so many rumors about me and about you I don't know what to do
It's a shame I don't know what to do, baby, I need ya
(It's a shame, it's a game)
Oh, c'mon and teach me how to hip jive
(It's a shame, it's a game)

 

Rubber Lucy (Clarke)
Lucy you're a floozy
You ain't choosy
You've been flashing those big blue eyes
At the other guys
Don't be surprised
If you don't end up with a
Baby cool it, don't over do it
Always have something left as your standby
Lucy baby keep me in mind

You're so reckless
A diamond necklace
Ain't no substitute for how you feel
Such a steal
Lucy baby let's make it real

Red light outa sight is what you're saying
You don't really think that's true
No help needed, you're displaying
Lucy baby, Lucy baby, Lucy baby, keep me in mind

Break

As the Queen Bee I'll make your honey
I'll even populate your hive
I've got a sting that ain't so funny
Lucy baby, Lucy baby, Lucy baby, keep me in mind

Can I try you
Let me buy you
Just a piece of my delight
For the night
You'll find it alright
Lucy baby keep me in mind

Lucy baby, Lucy baby, Lucy bab, keep me in mind

Lucy baby, Lucy baby, Lucy baby keep me in mind

Lucy baby, Lucy baby, Lucy baby keep me in mind

Lucy baby, Lucy baby, Lucy baby keep me in mind

 

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

 

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 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

 

The Air That I Breathe (Hammond / Hazelwood)
If I could make a wish
I think I'd pass
Can't think of anything I need
No cigarettes, no sleep, no light, no sound
Nothing to eat, no books to read

Making love with you
Has left me peaceful, warm, and tired
What more could I ask
There's nothing left to be desired
Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak
So sleep, silent angel, go to sleep

Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe

Break

Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak
So sleep, silent angel, go to sleep

Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe

Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
And to love you
All I need is the air that I breathe
Yes to love you

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