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Justin Hayward

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Album Information

Songwriter
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. Tightrope
  2. Songwriter Part 1
  3. Songwriter Part 2
  4. Country Girl
  5. One Lonely Room
  6. Lay It On Me
  7. Stage Door
  8. Raised On Love
  9. Doin' Time
10. Nostradamus

BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2004 CD
 11. Wrong Time Right Place
*12. Marie
 13. Heart of Steel
*14. Learning The Game
  *Previously released as a bonus track on the 1987 CD

Tightrope
Justin Hayward

Yes I used to walk the highwire every night
Yes I used to walk the tightrope
But it got too tight
I walked the straight and narrow line
My head was spinning round
I worked without a safety net
But it was such a long way down

Yes I used to walk the highwire every night
Yes I used to walk the tightrope 
But you need a head for heights 
I walked the straight and narrow rope
My head was spinning round I worked without a safety net
But it was such a long way down

Oh you might have seen us 
If we came to your town 
This game's made for heroes
And clowns
Not thinking about tomorrow 
Living for today 
I never left a note saying I'm going away 

Yes I used to walk the highwire every night
Yes I used to walk the tightrope 
But it got too tight 
I walked the straight and narrow line 
My head was spinning round
I worked without a safety net
But it was such a long way down

Yes I used to walk the highwire every night
Yes I used to walk the tightrope 
But it got too tight 
I walked the straight and narrow line 
My head was spinning round 
I worked without a safety net 
But it was such a long way down

[Don't look down] 
[Don't look down] 

Songwriter Part 1
Justin Hayward

Now this ain't the best number
I ever wrote
But I wrote it for you 
And you alone

Now these aren't the best words 
That I ever spoke 
But I'll say them to you 
And you alone 

Thousands of people 
Dream songs every night 
And these worn out chords 
Go on working for me 
Still you keep on asking me 
Where is the Eden that we've dreamed of?
So many times we've been denied 
But we can say that we're in love 
Oh, yeah 
Oh, yeah

Now thousands of people 
Dream songs every night 
But these worn out chords 
Go on working for me 
Still you keep on asking me 
Where is the Eden that we've dreamed of?
So many times we've been denied 
But we can say that we're in love 
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah

Da da da da da da da 

Still the same......

Songwriter Part 2
Justin Hayward

Tried to sleep 
Woke up dreaming 
Guitars screaming 
In the night 

Heard a voice 
Did you hear it?
Don't be afraid 
We'll be all right 

Be all right...

He's just a songwriter, songwriter, songwriter
Songwriter, songwriter, songwriter, songwriter

He's just a songwriter, songwriter, songwriter
Songwriter, songwriter, songwriter, songwriter

Tried to sleep 
Woke up dreaming 
Guitars screaming 
In the night...

He's just a songwriter, songwriter, songwriter
Songwriter, songwriter, songwriter, songwriter

....wake up.... 

....wake up.... 



This is the "B" side to "One Lonely Room". Italian picture sleeve shown here.

Country Girl
Justin Hayward


No deposit    [No deposit, no return]
No return      [Knew I had, knew I had to learn]
So I fell
For a country girl

Running away from the city lights
Gonna get out of the smog
Goin' down in the countryside
I might even get me a job

I'm moving out of this neighbourhood
If I have to walk through the wall
Rockin' and rollin' down the country lanes
Getting away from it all

No deposit                 [No deposit, no return]
No return                    [Knew I had, knew I had to learn]
'Cause I knew I had  [No deposit, no return]
Knew I had to learn  [Knew I had, knew I had to learn]
So I fell 
For a country girl

And I'm running away from the city lights
Gonna get out of the smog
Goin' down in the countryside
I might even get me a job

I'm moving out of this neighbourhood
Doin' a daylight flit
Rockin' and rollin' down the country lanes
'Cause mother nature told me to quit
Oh yeah, oh yeah

I fell in love
On a cool clear night
Where the grass was green
And the moon was bright
And you wouldn't believe
But I swear I was there
And we tasted the dew
On the clean night air

[No deposit, no return]
[Knew I had, knew I had to learn]

No deposit    [No deposit, no return]
No return      [Knew I had, knew I had to learn]
So I fell 
For a country girl

And I'm running away from the city lights
Gonna get out of the smog
Goin' down in the countryside
I might even get me a job

I'm moving out of this neighbourhood
If I have to walk through the wall
Rockin' and rollin' down the country lanes
Getting away from it all

Whoa, oh

So I'm running away from the city lights
I'm gonna get out of the smog
Goin' down in the countryside
I might even get me a job
I'm moving out of this neighbourhood
Doin' a daylight flit
Rockin' and rollin' down the country lanes
'Cause mother nature told me to quit
Yeah, oh yeah
Whoa, oh

One Lonely Room
Justin Hayward

One lonely room
Nobody there
Nobody sits
In one lonely chair
I know the feeling
For the first time in my life

Oh I should
I should have known
Better
Oh I should
I should have known
I should have known better

One lonely room
No footsteps on the floor
Nobody needs
To answer the door
I know the feeling
For the first time in my life

Oh I should
I should have known
I should have known better
Oh I should
I should have known
Better

You took the wind right out of my sails
You took my train right off the rails
You left a car that had no wheels
You left some shoes that had no heels
You took the wind right out of my sails
You took my train right off the rails

Oh oh oh

One lonely room
Nobody there
Nobody sits
In one lonely chair
I know the feeling
For the first time in my life

Oh I should
Oh yes I should have known
I should have known better
Oh I should
I should have known
Better

You took the wind right out of my sails
You took my train right off the rails
You left a car that had no wheels
You left some shoes that had no heels
You took the wind right out of my sails
You took my train right off the rails

You took the wind right out of my sails
You took my train right off the rails
You left a car that had no wheels
You left some shoes that had no heels
You took the wind right out of my sails
You took my train right off the rails


Backed with "Songwriter Part 2". This is a Spanish picture sleeve.

Lay It On Me
Justin Hayward

I get a yearning when the sun goes down 
To hold your body close to mine 
I get a feeling to come round your house 
And light the fire and drink some wine 
I'll keep you safe and warm and free from harm 
It's understood 
Oh darlin'  
Take your worries and lay them on me 

And if you need me on a Friday night 
I'll stay the whole weekend and try 
We'll solve your problem if it takes all night 
I'll even sing a lullaby 
I'll keep you safe and warm and free from harm 
It's understood 
Oh darlin' 
I'm whatever you want me to be 
Oh darlin' 
Take your worries and lay them on me 

I get a yearning when the sun goes down 
To hold your body close to mine 
I get a feeling to come round your house 
And light the fire and drink some wine 
I'll keep you safe and warm and free from harm 
It's understood 
Oh darlin'  
Take your worries and lay them on me 
Oh baby 
I'm whatever you want me to be 
Oh darlin' 
Get your loving and lay it on me 

Stage Door
Justin Hayward

A long way we have travelled 
Just to see your name in lights
We're writing you this letter
'Cause we're with you tonight

Your Mama misses you so
And your Papa wants you to know
That, Babe
We want you to have your say
We don't want to stand in your way

The last time that we saw you
And we heard those curtain calls
We held hands and we loved you
And we shouted for more

Your Mama, she misses you so
And your Papa wants you to know
That, Babe
We want you to have your say
We don't want to stand in your way

But call us and say
When you're passing this way
And let us still know that you care 
Clean sheets on the bed in your room
And a place at the table 
And in our hearts

Every night is a first night for someone
Someone's making their debut
On starry eyes, the curtain will rise

Your Mama, she misses you so
And your Papa wants you to know
That, Babe
We want you to have your say 
We don't want to stand in your way 

But call us and say
When you're passing this way
And let us still know that you care
Clean sheets on the bed in your room
And a place at the table 
And in our hearts

Such a long way we have travelled
Just to see your name in lights
We're writing you this letter
'Cause we're with you tonight

Your Mama, she misses you so
And your Papa wants you to know
That, Babe 
We want you to have your say
We don't want to stand in your way 

Every night is a first night for someone
Someone's making their debut
On starry eyes the curtain will rise 
Every night is a first night for someone
Someone's bringing the house down
We want you to know
They're stealing the show

'Cause Babe 
We don't want to stand in your way...

Raised On Love

Justin Hayward

We won't be sleeping on our own tonight 
The star that guides us
Is still shining bright
And in the darkness
There will always be a light
I think I know now
What is wrong and what is right

'Cause I was raised on love
Yes I was raised on love
And I thank heaven above
For being raised on love

Seems like Venus was around my sign
She must have been there
In that house of mine
When she tells me
That I'm on the right track
When she tells me
There's no looking back

'Cause I was raised on love
Yes I was raised on love
And I thank heaven above
For being raised on love

'Cause I was raised on love
Yes I was raised on love
And I thank heaven above
For being raised on love

Doin' Time
Justin Hayward

They tell me that the sun comes up every morning
They tell me that there's people out on the street
But why is life so cruel? [He's doin' time]

They tell me man, he tops the list in creation
He takes his place as uncrowned king of the world
But why is man so cruel? [He's doin' time]
                         [Ain't it a crime?]

Oh, Prince of Peace
We need you now
Give us a sign
To show us how

Locked in her room 
The lover mourns her betrayer  [It's such a shame, he took the blame]
Seems even Love possesses Treachery, too
But how can love be cruel?  [He's doin' time]
                            [He's doin' time, ain't it a crime]
                            [It's such a shame, he took the blame]

Seems this old world
Has lost its way
On such a torn
And troubled day

Locked in her room 
The lover mourns her betrayer [He's doin' time, ain't it a crime]
Seems even Love possesses Treachery, too 
                              [It's such a shame, he took the blame]

But how can love
But how can love
But how can love be cruel? [He's doin' time]
                           [He's doin' time]

Nostradamus
Justin Hayward

Do you ever get the feeling
That it's all coming true?
And it's all being realised by you

Do you ever get the feeling
What was prophesied was true?
And it's all being witnessed now by you

The faces of the children
In the artist's loving hands
Are all returning
Into sand
The waters of the oceans
And the rivers running dry
It brings a tear to your eye
Don't let Terra die

Do you ever get the feeling
That it's all coming true?
And it's all being recognised by you
Do you ever get the feeling
Nostradamus told us true?
And it's all being witnessed now by you

The waters of the oceans
And the rivers running dry
It brings a tear to your eye
The faces of the children
In the artist's loving hands
Are all returning
Into sand
And slipped right through our hands

Do you ever get the feeling...


BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2004 CD

Wrong Time Right Place
Justin Hayward

I know by the look in your eyes
So it's all right to think about me
I would rather you'd told me no lies
So it's all right, baby feel free

Wrong time in the right place
I know, know so well in a pretty, pretty face
Pretty face, pretty face
The wrong time, the right place
Pretty face

The wrong time in the right place
I know, know so well in a pretty, pretty face
Pretty face, pretty face
The wrong time the right place
Pretty face

Yes, I know by the look in your eyes
So it's all right to think about me
I'd rather you'd told me no lies
So it's all right, baby feel free

Marie
Justin Hayward

We're waiting for a sunrise
Marie, Marie
We're standing in the moon's eyes
Marie, Marie

And when I tell you that I'll always be around
I'll be around
And when I tell you that it's true love that we've found
That's what we've found
The bad times and the good
The worries and the fights
A man needs a lover that can see him through the night

We're waiting for a sunrise
Marie and me
We're standing in the moon's eyes
Right or wrong
Weak or strong

And when I tell you that I'll always be around
I'll be around
And when I tell you that it's true love that we've found
That's what we've found
The bad times and the good
The worries and the fights
A man needs a lover that can see him through the night

We're waiting for a sunrise
Marie and me
We're standing in the moon's eyes
Right or wrong 
Weak or strong
Yeah yeah

Marie and me
Right or wrong
Weak or strong
Marie


Originally recorded in 1972, this Hayward tune was released in 1979. (see liner notes of 2004 CD for its interesting history)

HEART OF STEEL
Justin Hayward

I was lost on the far side of that mountain 
Did you try to find me? 
I was left on your doorstep one grey morning 
Though you never had to buy me 

Heart of steel can you see or feel? 
There's a silence hanging on your door 
Now I know that your face is real 
I don't need your freedom any more 

I found out and I saw right through you baby 
And then turned to leave on you 
What you want from me darling I can't give you 
No, it's just not mine to do 

Heart of steel can you see or feel? 
There's a silence hanging on your door 
Now I know that your face is real 
I don't need your freedom any more 

But now, for the first time in the story 
I am waving all my fears goodbye 
Why, did you never stop to listen 
To the words that I was saying 
If you opened up your heart to mine 

I was lost on the far side of that mountain 
Did you try to find me? 
I was left on your doorstep one grey morning 
Though you never had to buy me 

Heart of steel can you see or feel? 
There's a silence hanging on your door 
Now I know that your face is real 
I don't need your freedom any more 

Learning The Game
Buddy Holly

Learning the game, learning the game

Hearts that are broken and love that's untrue
These go with learning the game

When you love her and she doesn't love you
You're only learning the game

When she says that you're the only one she'll ever love
Then you find that you are not the one she's thinking of

Feeling so sad  
And you're all alone and blue
That's when you're learning the game

Hearts that are broken and love that's untrue
These go with learning the game

When you love her and she doesn't love you
You're only learning the game

When she says that you're the only one she'll ever love
Then you find that you are not the one she's thinking of

Feeling so sad
And you're all alone and blue
That's when you're learning the game

That's when you're learning the game

Album Information:
Original LP released February 11, 1977 by Deram Records
Producer: Tony Clarke

Strings on "One Lonely Room" and "Stage Door" by Peter Knight
Engineered by Tony Clarke, Derek Varnals and Dave Baker at Threshold, London
Mixdown engineer: Gary Ladinkski at Westlake, L.A.

Cover Design for original album:
   Sleeve: Hipgnosis/Colin Elgie
   Illustration by Colin Elgie
   Photography by Hipgnosis

Original CD (with two additional songs) released in 1987 by Decca International
Research & Co-ordination: John Tracy for Decca International
CD Design: Shoot that Tiger!

CD reissued with four additional songs: April 26, 2004
2004 CD reissue researched, compiled and produced by Mark Powell
CD Design: Phil Smee at Waldo's Design and Dream Emporium
Project coordinated for Universal Music by Andy Street
All Tracks remastered from the original master tapes by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archiving Company, London and Mulinetti, Italy

Bonus Tracks:
"Wrong Time Right Place" produced by Justin Hayward
"Marie" produced by J. Hayward and A. Leeming, released April 6, 1979
"Heart of Steel" produced by Justin Hayward, released April 6, 1979
"Learning The Game" produced by Martin Wyatt, Aug 14, 1984

Singles:
Feb 4, 1977 One Lonely Room/Songwriter Part 2
Apr 22, 1977 Country Girl/Doin' Time
Jul 22, 1977 Stage Door/Lay It On Me
Apr 6, 1979 Marie/Heart of Steel
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