Confessions Of The Mind

Type Albums
Release Date 01-04-1991
Chart Position
Label BGO Records
Catalogue No LP: BGOLP96 - CD: BGOCD96
Content
Format
LP: Stereo
Compact Disc
Catalogue Number
BGOLP96
BGOCD96
 

 

BGO release of  "Confessions Of The Mind", 1970, PCS 7116, stereo version

 

11 Tracks

 

  1. Survival Of The Fittest (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  2. Man Without A Heart (Clarke / Sylvester)
  3. Little Girl (Hicks)
  4. Isn't It Nice (Clarke / Sylvester)
  5. Perfect Lady Housewife (Clarke / Sylvester)
  6. Confessions Of A Mind (Hicks)
  1. Lady Please (Hicks)
  2. Frightened Lady (Hicks)
  3. Too Young To Be Married (Hicks)
  4. Separated (Clarke)
  5. I Wanna Shout (Clarke / Sylvester)

 

Survival Of The Fittest (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Give her a hand 'cos she gave a good show
Her makeup was right for the occasion
She did what she had to do, she said what she had to say
She played her part to perfection

She's so empty inside, lies to herself and her public
She's so empty inside, lies to herself and her public
Acclaim's not the same
Such a shame

The star of the show she was true to herself
And everything went as reported
Rumours about herself came along
That's when it all got distorted

She's so empty inside, lies to herself and her public
She's so empty inside, lies to herself and her public
Acclaim's not the same
Such a shame

What a good show that she gave
Happy to go or be saved 
Was she to know it would change
Can she go on feeling strange

Break

She's so empty inside, lies to herself and her public
She's so empty inside, lies to herself and her public
Acclaim's not the same
Such a shame 

Public acclaim's not the same
Such a shame 

Public acclaim's not the same
Such a shame

Public acclaim's not the same
Such a shame

Public acclaim's not the same
Such a shame

Public acclaim's not the same
Such a shame

 

Man Without A Heart (Clarke / Sylvester)
Man in a room, can't you see what you did
Pick yourself off the floor, it don't suit you so don't be blind

One lonely with four walls closing in
It's a room without any door
You've been on your own since she told you to go
I'm telling you why and what for

You're a man without a heart
Just a lonely man without a heart

Yeah just a lonely...

Man can't you see what you did to yourself
Thinking it was so big at the time
I could have told you but I wasn't there
You shot her the wrong kind of line

You're a man without a heart
Just a lonely man without a heart

Yeah just a lonely...

Break

Pick yourself up off the floor
It don't suit you to be in that frame of mind
Try to be more like a man with respect
Get on the right track, don't be blind

You're a man without a heart
Just a lonely man without a heart

Yeah just a lonely...

Man in a room, with four walls closing in
It's a room without any door
You've been on your own since she told you to go
I'm telling you why and what for

You're a man without a heart
Just a lonely man without a heart

Yeah just a lonely...

Man in a room, can't you see what you did
Pick yourself off the floor, it don't suit you so don't be blind

 

Little Girl (Hicks)
She looks from side to side
The tear drops fill her eyes
As once again she hears the sound of shouting
Turns to the window pane
Funny there's rain again
Inside her head she hears the sound of shouting

They are fighting again
All she feels is cold and pain
She don't know whose side to take
Mother's or Father's
She can't know that soon they'll part
That they broke each other's heart
They are breaking up, but she don't understand it

She leaves the room in fright
Each time they start to fight
She runs up to her bed but there's no sleeping
No light from anywhere
Clings to her teddy bear
But even teddy bear can't stop her weeping

Little girl, dry your eyes
Your Ma and Pa one day will put you wise
Little girl, don't you cry
You'll understand what happened by and by

Break

They are fighting again
All she feels is cold and pain
She don't know whose side to take
Mother's or Father's
She can't know that soon they'll part
That they broke each other's heart
They are breaking up, but she don't understand it

 

Isn't It Nice (Clarke / Sylvester)
Isn't it nice to be someone
Someone you dreamed that you are
Isn't it such a nice feeling
The feeling you wished upon a star

You have slipped down a rainbow
Discovered your own crock of gold
You are living your wildest dreams
Use them, you'll never grow old

Just like Cinderella
But your clock will never strike twelve
You have something to envy
That everyone wants for themselves

You have slipped down a rainbow
Discovered your own crock of gold
Chasing moonbeams and catching the wind
And living stories you've been told

Break

You have slipped down a rainbow
Discovered your own crock of gold
You are living your wildest dreams
Use them you'll never grow old

Isn't it nice to be somewhere
In places you've dreamed that you've seen
Isn't it such a nice feeling
Being where you've never been

Isn't it nice to be someone
Someone you've dreamed that you are
Isn't it such a nice feeling
The feeling you've wished upon a star

Isn't it nice to be someone
Someone you've dreamed that you are
Isn't it such a nice feeling
The feeling you've wished upon a star

 

Perfect Lady Housewife (Clarke / Sylvester)
Perfect lady housewife
Totally detached
Sepulchre is painted white
Its gentique suite unscratched
A veritable show case
It shines like a new pin
Everything is in its place
And there's a place for everything

A, B, C, D, That's the way it's gotta be yeh
1, 2, 3, 4, Count them up and know the score

Foot upon the parquet
Makes her awfully vexed
Onset of vile anarchy
Oh Lord, whatever next
Messiness is no excuse
It's showing no respect
Random factor introduced
Just goes and spoils the whole effect

A, B, C, D,  That's the way it's gotta be yeh
1, 2, 3, 4, Count them up and know the score

Break

Efficient official
His patience overtaxed
Don't these people know that rules
Can never be relaxed
He could be humanised
You would never imagine
Everyone is categorised
And there's a place for everything

A, B, C, D, That's the way it's gotta be yeh
1, 2, 3, 4, Count them up and know the score

D, C, B, A, You can read it any old way yeh
1,2,3,4, Count them up and know the score

 

Confessions Of A Mind (Hicks)
She goes away for a couple of days
So you phone a few numbers you fancy a change
You say you'll miss her but deep down inside
There are thoughts of another girl waiting somewhere for you

She's been away now a couple of days
The affairs weren't so good so you're mending your ways
You realise that there's nobody else who can do what she does for you
You tell yourself, don't be a fool

Don't let her go chase as hard as you can
Or you'll be the loser
Swallow your pride you can still be a man
She'll never refuse you

She deserved to be loved, she wants to love you
If you went away you know she'd be true, yes you do

Break

Baby I was lonely, still I love you only, but I was a bad boy
Know you couldn't see me, thought you'd never leave me, so I was bad boy
Even though I'm trying, there is no denying I am just a bad boy
Met a little baby, thought she was a lady, still I was a bad boy

Break

She gives me everything a girl's supposed to do
She gives me everything, still I can't be true
She gives me everything, she gives me everything

Going off to different places
All I see is different faces
I love them all but not like you

Break

She deserves to be loved, she wants to love you
If you went away you know she'd be true, yes you do.

She deserves to be loved - Yes she does, you know she does
She deserves to be loved - Even if she goes away
She deserves to be loved - No one else can take her place
She deserves to be loved - You'll be the loser if you let her go
She deserves to be loved - She gives you everything a girl's supposed to do
She deserves to be loved - You love them all but she's the one for you
She deserves to be loved - Yes she does, you know she does
She deserves to be loved - Even if she goes away
She deserves to be loved - No one else can take her place

 

Lady Please (Hicks)
Well there's them that do and them that don't
Them that will and them that won't
I've been trying to get you for a long time
For a long time

When our eyes meet at each different place
How I got to know your face
Think that I have loved you for a long time
For a long time

Lady please I'm not a man of many words, you see
If you lie with me, you can't sleep
Lady please if in the future there's some other man
I will understand and I won't weep

As our bodies fill my lonely room
A room that once was filled with gloom
Know that I will love you for a long time
For a long time
For a long time

Break

Lady please I'm not a man of many words, you see
If you lie with me, you can't sleep
Lady please if in the future there's some other man
I will understand and I won't weep

As the morning sun lights up our bed
You are there to stroke my head
Know I'm gonna love you for a long time
For a long time

Lady please
Lady please
Lady please

 

Frightened Lady (Hicks)
Just like a top the world goes spinning around
Nobody knows what's going on I've found
Even from Jerusalem to old Japan
Nobody seems to have a definite, definite plan

Must be a peaceful way for us to go
Even the simplest of man must know
The situation's getting worse and worse
One day the bubble's gonna burst

But don't be frightened lady
We will never let them take your boy to war
No don't be frightened lady
We will never ever go to war no more

Why don't they finish it all
We are only people and we're terribly small
Why don't they finish it all
Do they think that people don't mean nothing, nothing at all

Break

But don't be frightened lady
We will never let them take your boy to war
No don't be frightened lady
We will never ever go to war no more

Students are marching now in every land
They won't be shifted just like grains of sand
If we don't get together pretty soon
We'll do the same thing on the moon

 

Too Young To Be Married (Hicks)
She wakes up early every morning
She gets up long before the sunshine
Greets the milkman who's still yawning
And reads the paper for a short time
Calls the kids "get out of bed"
They never hear a word she says

Husband stands to leave the table
She says "I hope you have a good day"
He thinks "one day soon as I'm able
I'll get a job where I get good pay."

They find it hard to make ends meet
But they don't mention it because they have each other
An love is free while they're supposed to be ...

Too young to be married
Too young to be free
Too young to be married
But what could they do, they were going to have a baby

Break

After the kids have had their breakfast
Now they're off to get some schooling
She cleans the house and makes the beds
She starts to dream but knows she's fooling

She swears one day she'll stay in bed
But for now she knows she's got to keep on working
'Cos round and round inside her head
She hears the words her mother said ...

Too young to be married
Too young to be free
Too young to be married
But what could they do, they were going to have a baby

Too young to be married
Too young to be free
Too young to be married
But what could they do

 

Separated (Clarke)
Why, why ignore me
And keep me out all the time
Do you think I don't love you
It's only in your mind

You don't give me your reason
You don't explain all your ways
It must be the change of the season
That's all I can say

Break

Was it something that I said
That made you stop loving me
I only want for the best
Not to see you in my life
Makes me so unimportant
I can't live with myself

Break

Gone, gone is tomorrow
I'm only living for today
I never thought you'd ever leave me
Now you have gone away

 

I Wanna Shout (Clarke / Sylvester)
Do you find it hard to tell me
To tell me that you really love me
'Cos I find it hard to tell you
To tell you that I really love you

And I know what's in your heart
In your mind, in your body and your soul
But it's easy when we whisper
Not letting people know

We wanna shout it out loud
But we can't let people know
We wanna shout it out loud
But our love is not to show

Break

We wanna shout it out loud
But we can't let people know
We wanna shout it out loud
But our love is not to show

I've got something you've got nothing
A child, a home of my own
It's so hard for me to break it
I can't break it, I can't make it on my own

We wanna shout it out loud
But we can't let people know
We wanna shout it out loud
But our love is not to show

We wanna shout it out loud
But we can't let people know
We wanna shout it out loud
But our love is not to show

We wanna shout it out loud
But we can't let people know
We wanna shout it out loud
But our love is not to show

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