Write On

Type Albums
Release Date 01-01-1976
Chart Position
Label Polydor
Catalogue No LP: 2442 141 - TC: 3170 271 - 8 Track: 3820 171
Content
Format
LP Stereo
Tape Cassette
8 Track
Catalogue Number
2442 141
3170 271
3820 171
 

 

10 Tracks

 

  1. Star (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  2. Write On (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  3. Sweet Country Calling (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  4. Love Is The Thing (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  5. I Won't Move Over (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  1. Narida (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  2. Stranger (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  3. Crocodile Woman (She Bites) (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  4. My Island (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
  5. There's Always Goodbye (Richards)

 

Star (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
I was driving along in my big cadillac
Saw a thumb going up, I said Driver go back
Played her a track from my latest LP
Getting bad vibes, she hadn't recognized me

She said she didn't know me but my name's been in lights
Giant size neons on the strip every night
The camera man did the best that he can
Still she said I don't know you, I just can't understand

I'm a star, yeah
I'm a star (Baby bathe in my glow)
I'm a star, anyway, anyway

I was trying to be nice but I'm not into that
Usually make it without any chat
She was taking it easy, taking it slow 
I said, come on baby, I'm ready to go

I'm a star, yeah
I'm a star (Baby bathe in my glow)
I'm a star, anyway, anyway

Break

She said drop me off here and to my surprise
You wouldn't believe it, it was Beverly Drive
Some sort of commotion, what's happening here
We've arrived at her premiere, I shouldn't be here

She's a star, yeah
She's a star, I didn't know it
She's a star anyway, anyway
Anyway, anyway

 

Write On (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Write on, even though there's no one listening to your songs
Write on
Shine on, get it together, let your light break through
Shine on, baby, shine on

Write on, sitting on your own, waiting for the phone
Come on, come on, come on
Write on, for your fame and fortune will follow you
Coming on strong, coming on strong

Don't feel bad 'cos the radio ain't playing 'em
It won't be long til you're going out and slayin' 'em
Shine on
You're not the first, you won't be the last
To feel the frustration of a musical fast
Write on, baby, write on

Sing your rock and roll with a touch of soul
Ballads with feeling, send your audience reeling
Rock on, rock on
Find a man with a van, a back up band
Who'll give you a hand on your one night stand
Rock on, baby, rock on
Give 'em your licks, getting off on their kicks
Swayin in motion to a rhythmic potion
Rock on, baby, rock on

Break

Music freaks and all those hustlers
Hangers on, trying to make a con
Rock on
Don't sign on the line, til you know it's all fine
It's your life baby, you got to give it time
Rock on, baby, rock on

Write on, even though there's no one listening to your songs
Write on
Shine on, get it together, let your light break through
Shine on, baby, shine on

Don't feel bad 'cos the radio ain't playing 'em
It won't be long til you're going out and slayin' 'em
Shine on
You're not the first, you won't be the last
To feel the frustration of a musical fast
Write on, baby, write on

Sing your rock and roll with a touch of soul
Ballads with feeling, send your audience reeling
Rock on, baby, rock on
Find a man with a van, a back up band
Who'll give you a hand on your one night stand
Rock on, rock on
Give 'em your licks, getting off on their kicks
Swayin in motion to a rhythmic potion
Rock on, baby, rock on

Rock and roll, touch your soul....

 

Sweet Country Calling (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Going down to take a ride on the Rock Island Line
I'm gonna meet an old friend of mine
It's gonna be a fine ride if only I can hide
From the man who guards the freighting line
I've got two thousand miles to go where I want to be
Lady luck stay with me
I wanna be there
I gotta be there

Oh, sweet country calling, calling me its way
Come and bathe in cool clear waters, wash the city dirt away
Oh, sweet country calling, I've got something to say
When I get back to you, I won't let you down
This time I'm gonna stay

I wanna hear, hear the bluegrass
I wanna breathe in the mountain air
I gotta take in all that moonshine
But most of all, I wanna see a friend of mine

Break

Last time I saw her, she was waving me goodbye
Heading on down the line
She said come on along, I decided to stay
Now I know I was wrong
That's why I'm playing with fate, riding this freight
Lady luck please stay with me
I wanna be there
I gotta be there

Oh, sweet country calling, calling me its way
Come and bathe in cool clear waters, wash the city dirt away
Oh, sweet country calling, I've got something to say
When I get back to you, I won't let you down
This time I'm gonna stay

Oh, sweet country calling, calling me its way
Come and bathe in cool clear waters, wash the city dirt away
Oh, sweet country calling, I've got something to say
When I get back to you, I won't let you down
This time I'm gonna stay

 

Love Is The Thing (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Love is the thing
It always comes back to love
In the end

Love is the thing
That brings you closer to a friend
In the end

Love, love, love

Love takes you back
To the first love you had
Remembering

They say you can't forget
Your first taste of love
Memories

Love, love, love

Break

Love is the thing
It always comes back to love
Don't try pretend

Love is the thing
That brings you closer to a friend
Don't try pretend

Love is the thing
It always comes back to love
In the end

Love is the thing
That brings you closer to a friend
In the end

 

I Won't Move Over (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Say what you want, think what you like
You won't persuade me
My flame will keep on burning
I know it's not over

My eyes don't see, my ears don't hear
All those stories
Going in circles, circulating
That it's over

She gave to me, I gave to her
A token of our love
On the understanding that we'd give them back
As a message that we're through

I still got mine and I ain't go hers
That's how I know for sure
No need to say no more
I don't wanna hear no more

Your move was a loser and she won't forget
How you used her
Oh, I know she'll refuse you
You're a two-timing loser
And I won't move over

Break

She gave to me, I gave to her
A token of our love
On the understanding that we'd give them back
As a message that we're through

I still got mine and I ain't go hers
That's how I know for sure
No need to say no more
I don't wanna hear no more

Say what you want and think what you like
You won't persuade me
My flame keeps on burning
And I won't move over

My eyes don't see, my ears don't hear
All those stories
Going in circles, circulating

Your move was a loser and she won't forget
How you used her
I know she'll refuse you
You're a two-timing loser
And I won't move over

 

Narida (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Na, na, na, na, na Narida
Na na na na, na Narida

Sweet Narida backstreeta, no one can beat her at her own game
Joe Minnesota owed her, didn't pay, ended up on a different plane
So don't mess around with sweet Narida
'Cos you know no one's gonna beat her
Narida

Sweet Narida backstreeta, queen of the avenue girls
Climbed the ladder of success doing
What she knew best, have you seen her
Walking down the street in her hoochie-coochie sway
All heads turn, eyes seeing, can't believe it
Knowing what the guys would like to say
But no chance
Narida

Na, na, na, na, na Narida
Na, na, na, na, na Narida

Break

Hard-headed woman, business-minded, very strong
Self-administrator, didn't take her very long
And I can't blame her, turning out the way she did
I can't blame her, turning out the way she did
Narida

Sweet Narida, backstreeta is just gonna carry on
Listening to the whys and wherefores, shepherdess to her flock
So don't mess around with sweet Narida
'cos you know no one can beat her
Narida

Na, na, na, na, na Narida
Na, na, na, na, na Narida

 

Stranger (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Down, down, down town, east side of the river
Bowery boys are living off the street
There stands a stranger all dressed in black
He's looking for someone, he's gonna knife 'em in the back

Hit man, G-man, con man, watch it man, he might be from the CIA
Sneaky Pete's using his feet, getting off the street 'cause 
He's got something to hide

Danger, there's a stranger
Intruding in your own backyard
But stranger, there's a danger
Don't come across nobody hard

So tough,mixing it rough down in Harlem
There's no honky boys for miles around
But there's that stranger all dressed in white
He's looking for someone
He's gonna show 'em the light, yeah
He's gonna show 'em the light, oh yeah

Break

Don't feel safe using the face of Fifth Avenue
Pin stripe suits ain't no disguise if you're not a man that's true
Hit man, G-man, con man, watch it man, he might be from the CIA
Sneaky Pete's still using his feet, getting off the street 'cause 
He's got something to hide

Danger, there's a stranger
Intruding in your own backyard
But stranger, there's a danger
Don't come across nobody hard

 

Crocodile Woman (She Bites) (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Keep away from that hard-looking woman
Don't be fooled by her crocodile smile
She uses charm like a witch casting bad spells
You can't see what I can see for miles

I know she'll leave you with no self-respect
Builds you up only to destroy you
It'll happen at a time you won't expect
Don't let her leave you 'reject'

Sly girl, good timer, she's just a social climber
She bites
Entice, so nice, but you have to pay the price
She bites

She'll take away everything that you've got
Leaving you cold when you think things are hot
Bad kind, no good, making up her own rules
Be on your guard, boy, if she loses her cool

Sly girl, good timer, she's just a social climber
She bites
Entice, so nice, but you have to pay the price
She bites, she bites

Break

Sly girl, good timer, she's just a social climber
She bites
Entice, so nice, but you have to pay the price
She bites

Keep away from that hard-looking woman
Don't be fooled by her crocodile smile
She uses charm like a witch casting bad spells
You can't see what I can see for miles

Sly girl, good timer, she's just a social climber
She bites
Entice, so nice, but you have to pay the price
She bites

Sly girl, good timer, she's just a social climber
She bites
Entice, so nice, but you have to pay the price
She bites

She bites, she bites, she bites

 

My Island (Clarke / Sylvester / Hicks)
Sailing on a summer breeze, going back to my island
Nearly done my time, my life will be mine once again
The distant past so far behind and I hope there hasn't been many changes
'Cause I haven't seen my island for such a long time

Oh oh oh oh, I want to breathe the air that's free
Oh oh oh oh, I want to feel the warm sand beneath my feet
And the sun on my face, yeah
Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh

Couldn't say goodbye through no fault of mine to my loved ones
But sent a message through from my first port of call
I was pressed into time by the men from the line
They didn't tell me where I was going
And I haven't seen my island in such a long time

Oh oh oh oh, I've sailed upon the seven seas
Oh oh oh oh, you wouldn't believe the things I've seen
When I get home I'll tell you
Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh

Break

Oh oh oh oh, I want to breathe the air that's free
Oh oh oh oh, I want to feel the warm sand beneath my feet
And the sun on my face, yeah
Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh

Sailing on a summer breeze, going back to my island
Nearly done my time, my life will be mine once again
The distant past so far behind and I hope there hasn't been many changes
'Cause I haven't seen my island for such a long time

Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh, Oh oh oh oh

 

There's Always Goodbye (Richards)
Ever since that first night
When I gave my love to you
Everything seemed so right
You are my sunlight shining through

And I tried so not to let it show
Yet it seems sad because I know

No matter how hard I try
No matter how hard I try
There's always goodbye

You smile softly as you leave my bed
And I tightly hold your hand
You lean down to kiss my head
But there's nothing to be said

And if you said you want to sing
I know you'd soon be on your way

No matter how hard we try
No matter how hard we try
There's always goodbye

So here we stand, you and I
You are too kind and I'm too shy
To say what we really mean

So we make life a masquerade
Never showing all, only the parts we played

No matter how hard I try
No matter how hard I try
There's always goodbye

There's always goodbye

No matter how hard I try
No matter how hard I try
There's always goodbye

No matter how hard I try
No matter how hard I try
There's always goodbye

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