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Justin Hayward

The View From The Hill

Album Information

The View From The Hill
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. I Heard It
  2. Broken Dream
  3. The Promised Land
  4. It's Not Too Late
  5. Something To Believe In
  6. The Way Of The World
  7. Sometimes Less Is More
  8. Troubadour
  9. Shame
10. Billy
11. Children Of Paradise

I Heard It
Justin Hayward

I was driving down a lonely highway 
As the sun went down 
I heard a voice right beside me saying 
Why don't you turn around?
Why don't you stop 
Feel the wonder 
And listen to the sound?

And I heard it
I heard it 
I heard it 
I heard it 

Have you listened to the bell at midnight?
On the still night air 
It sets you dreaming of the strangest journey 
Across the Great Somewhere 
Then you start the brave adventure 
Dreams without a care 

Well I heard it
I heard it 
I heard it 
I heard it 

Like leaves borne on the wind 
Our words will fade and die 
Only to return 
As new life by and by 
The passion that we feel 
Like lovers wild and free 
Are footsteps on the sand 
Holding back the mighty sea 

There's a place, a secret garden 
And when the day is done 
We lie among the grass and flowers 
Underneath the sun 
As we look up the sky is turning 
But with the earth we're one 

Well I heard it
I heard it 
I heard it 
I heard it 

The passions that we feel 
Like lovers wild and free 
Are footsteps on the sand 
Holding back the mighty sea 

There's a voice that calls us onwards 
Down the lonely street 
And when we tread the path no longer 
The circle is complete 
A million souls scream in anguish 
While others rest in sleep 

Well I heard it
I heard it 
I heard it 
I heard it 
Yeah, yeah

Well I heard it
I heard it 
I heard it 
I heard it 

Broken Dream
Justin Hayward

One more illusion shattered 
One more broken dream 
Oh, that the morning brings the sun 
Gone are the days when I could 
Bounce right back again 
See how the tears flow down 
Like sweet summer rain 
Where does it leave me now?
I find myself so free again 

Even the smallest traces 
Of your sweet perfume 
Open the floodgates and I'm helpless 
Now as the moonlight shadows 
Cast across my room 
Only the whispered words 
Are heard in the night 
Only a silent prayer 
I love you still 
I always will 

Out of the dark I stumbled 
Into the light 
Only my fear has tumbled 
I think I always knew 
That I would run to you 

Somewhere there's children playing 
Somewhere far away 
Running with open arms to greet me 
Over the hill the sunset 
Dies and fades away 
I turn and I close the door 
With one last goodbye 
I will return no more 
I'll take my heart and let it fly 


 

The Promised Land
Phil Palmer and Paul Bliss

They came from nowhere, with nowhere else to go 
They came with nothing but pockets full of dreams 
They came in hope, looking for the promised land 
They brought their faith, believing in their hearts 
They brought their children, searching for a new start 
They came looking for the promised land 

And all the rumours said it was heaven there 
And all the signs were pointing to a new world 
Someway, somehow there's got to be
A place for us 
Somewhere, there's got to be 

A better way, a new beginning, a second chance 
It's all in the new world 
Equality, liberty 
Freedom 
It's all in the new world 
A better life, a brighter future, the right to believe 
It's all in the new world 
For you and me, it's got to be 
Freedom 
It's all in the new world 

Through the ages, all through history 
They braved the deserts, sailed the raging sea 
And left their homes, looking for the promised land 
They brought their culture, pride and prejudice 
All they wanted was a reason to exist 
And still they come, looking for the promised land 

And all the rumours said it was heaven there 
All the signs were pointing to a new world 
Someway, somehow there's got to be 
A place for us 
Somewhere, there's got to be 

A better way, a new beginning, a second chance 
It's all in the new world 
Equality, liberty
Freedom 
It's all in the new world 
A better life, a brighter future, the right to believe 
It's all in the new world 
For you and me, it's got to be 
Freedom 
It's all in the new world 

[radio newscaster in background]

And all the rumours said it was heaven there 
All the signs were pointing to a new world 
Someway, somehow there's got to be 
A place for us 
There's got to be 
A better way....

It's Not Too Late
Justin Hayward

You say to me
Why can't it be 
Just like it was once before?
Well you lead the way and I'll find the tree 
And you catch the leaves as they fall 

Don't you know that it's not too late?
The time's not past 
Don't you know it's not too late? 
And even though I tell myself
All is lost 
Somewhere there's a spark of hope 
Somehow the world keeps turning 
Promising a better day 
Somewhere the spark is burning
Away 

If we were free
To do as we please 
What would we change, you and I? 
To hold back the night
To do what is right 
To live under bright blue, blue sky 

Don't you know that it's not too late?
The time's not past 
And don't you know it's not too late? Ohh...
And even though I tell myself
All is lost 
But somewhere there's a spark of hope
Somehow the world keeps turning 
Promising a better day 
Somewhere the spark is burning
Away 

As we look to the horizon 
Way out on the sea 
We see the sun still rising 
Just for you and me 

When we were young 
Life was so strange 
So complicated we would cry 
But when we grow old 
Will mystery hold us both in its spell?
As time goes by 

Don't you know that it's not too late?
The time's not past 
Don't you know it's not too late? Ohh...
And even though I tell myself 
All is lost 

Somewhere there's a spark of hope 
Somehow the world keeps turning 
Promising a better day 
Somewhere the spark is burning away 
Away

Don't you know that it's not too late?
The time's not past 
Don't you know it's not too late? Ohh...
And even though I tell myself 
All is lost 

Somewhere there's a spark of hope 
Somehow the world keeps turning 
Promising a better day 
Somewhere the spark is burning away 
Away....

Something To Believe In
Phil Palmer and Paul Bliss

Little brother's got a habit 
That he thinks he's getting under control 
And he's selling all our love 
And best wishes as the hunger grows 
Living by the scripture on the subway walls 
He wants to be a rebel but he can't find a cause 

He needs something to believe in 
He needs something to believe in 
All he ever wanted was to get away 

Little sister's getting serious 
With a fellow nearly twice her age 
And she's aiming to move in with him 
As soon as they can find a place 
There's no getting through to her
There's no other way 
You can't learn from mistakes that somebody else made 

She needs something to believe in 
She needs something to believe in 
All she ever wanted was to get away 

Caught in the void of no hope and no choice 
It's a nobody win situation 
What can they do? 
It's a catch-22 
It's a breakdown in communication 

Mum and Dad are so confused 
Little wonder they don't understand 
Little wonder there's a wind of change 
Blowing through this land 
Nobody's guilty
It's a sign of the times 
But we won't see the future till we open our eyes 

Something to believe in...
We need something to believe in 
Something to believe in 
We need something to believe in 
All we ever wanted was to get away 

The Way Of The World
Justin Hayward

I took a walk down by the prison wall 
I didn't know, I couldn't see 
The side of the wall I needed to be 

I looked at the sky, I looked at the clouds 
Still rolling by 
I worship the sun giving its life 
To everyone 
Yeah, I watch the clouds roll by 
'Cause we are all equal underneath the sun 

That's the way
That's the way of the world 
The way of the world 
That's the way
That's the way of the world 
The way of the world 

I took a ride over the ocean wide 
I didn't know, I couldn't see 
Who I could trust or who trusted me 

I traveled the earth 
Trying to find the good and the kind 
I had to choose 
If I should win Or if I should lose 
Yeah, I had to choose the way 
'Cause we are all equal underneath the sun 

That's the way
That's the way of the world 
The way of the world 
That's the way
That's the way of the world 
The way of the world 

That's the way
That's the way of the world 
The way of the world 
That's the way
That's the way of the world 
The way of the world 

That's the way of the world...


This three track promotial CD single includes a shorter version of "The Way of the World" for airplay, the full album version, and "The Promised Land".

Sometimes Less Is More
Dennis Lambert and Justin Hayward

This time I'm not gonna go so crazy 
I'm not gonna let it faze me 
I'm building my resistance 
Bound to keep my distance 
Slowly, determined to take it slowly 
Refusing to let it throw me 
Feeling every feeling 
Staring at the ceiling 

And if it's real, a heart will know 
All the time 
And come the spring, it will grow 
Or die upon the vine 
But if it's love, love will come 
Knocking at my door 
I do believe it now 
Sometimes less is more 

This time I'm not gonna stoke the fire 
I'm not gonna walk the wire 
Oh heart, you've learned your lesson 
Love is not obsession 
Easy, I swear that I'll take it easy 
And passion you won't deceive me 
I'll hear the music playing 
Hear the songbird saying 

That if it's real, a heart will know 
All the time 
And come the spring, it will grow 
Or die upon the vine 
And when it's love, love will come 
Knocking at my door 
I do believe it now 
Sometimes less is more 

And if it's real, I will know 
Know this time 
And come the spring, it will grow 
Or die upon the vine 
And if it's love, love will come 
Knocking at my door 
I do believe it now 
Sometimes less is more 

Troubadour
Justin Hayward

I was only a little boy 
When I heard the call 
Like a voice in the wilderness 
That calls to us all 

So I took to the Gypsy life 
In the City of Love 
And I walked with the troubadours 
And flew with the doves 
In the City of Love 

In the garden of paradise 
I heard a voice sing 
I can still feel the thrill of it 
The chills it would bring 

Far away in the western sky 
Over the sea 
There's a land that we dream about 
Peaceful and free 
Waiting for me his

Hold my hand 
Let me take you there 
Let's go walking in the morning 

As time goes by 
Love will wash us clean 
Let love bring to us our freedom 
And we will sing of the heroes 
And fly on the breeze 
Love with the lovers of the world 
Oh, we'll be free 

In the dark of the mystic night 
Music is born 
In that hands of the troubadour 
The piper of dawn 

And it's heard on a foreign shore 
Over the sea 
In the land that we dream about 
Peaceful and free 
Waiting for me 

Hold my hand 
Let me take you there 
Let's go walking in the morning 

As time goes by 
Love will wash us clean 
Let love bring to us our freedom 
And we will sing of the heroes 
And fly on the breeze 
Love with the lovers of the world 
Oh, we'll be free 

Hold my hand 
Let me take you there 
Let's go walking in the morning 

As time goes by 
Love will wash us clean 
Let love bring to us our freedom 
And we will sing of the heroes 
Fly on the breeze 
Love with the lovers of the world 
Oh, we'll be free 
We'll be free 

Shame
Justin Hayward

Everywhere I go I see our shame 
Everywhere I go all I can see is pain 
I see it on the pavements
It's lying in the street 
I see it on the faces of the people I don't meet 

Everywhere I go I hear the sound 
Crying in my head it just goes round and round 
I hear it on the airwaves 
It's coming down the wire 
It's starting to consume us like a fire 

But I'm only dreaming
As you can see 
I don't expect that you should follow me 
The road is lonely 
I don't complain 
It's such a shame 

Everywhere I go I feel the love 
Washing over me
I just can't get enough 
I hear it in the music 
That's coming down through me 
I know there's love between us if we only set it free 
And everywhere I go I feel the joy 
Hold it in your heart
Don't let it be destroyed 

'Cause all we need is freedom 
All we ask is peace 
All we ask is no one on their knees 

But I'm only dreaming
As you can see 
I don't expect that you should follow me 
The road is lonely 
I don't complain 
But it's such a shame 

'Cause all we need is freedom
All we ask is peace 
And all we ask is no one on their knees 

But I'm only dreaming 
As you can see 
I don't expect that you should follow me 
The road is lonely
I don't complain 
But it's such a shame 
It's such a shame

The road is lonely
I don't complain 
But it's such a shame 

It's such a shame
I'm only dreaming
I'm only dreaming
It's such a shame

Billy
Justin Hayward

Billy left home one morning 
He walked right out the door 
He said goodbye to his former life 
And he never came back no more 
Oh, Billy
There's anger in your heart 
Oh, Billy
There's madness in your eyes 

He took his favorite handgun 
With his rifle he felt free 
He cleaned them all the night before 
He was armed as he could be 

Oh, Billy
There's anger in your heart 
Oh, Billy
There's sadness in your eyes 

'Cause it's a sad world 
Where there's no one 
Who can reach out 
To the source of your pain 
Yes it's a sad world 
Such a sad, sad world 
When only peace comes 
At the end of a gun

Whoa, oh, oh, oh...

He found the tallest building 
Like a bird's nest in the sky 
He shed a tear as he took his aim 
At the people passing by 

Oh, Billy
There's anger in your heart 
Oh, Billy 
There's sadness in your eyes 

But it's a sad world 
Where there's no one 
Who can reach out 
To the source of your pain 

Yes it's a sad world
Such a sad, sad world 
When only peace comes 
At the end of a gun 

Whoa, oh, oh, oh...

Before he pulled the trigger 
He knelt as if to pray 
And at the top of the church 
He will never be found 
Since he took his life that day 

Oh, Billy
There's anger in your heart 
Oh, Billy
A sadness in your eyes 

'Cause it's a sad world 
Where there's no one 
Who can reach out
To the source of your pain 

Yes it's a sad world
Such a sad, sad world 
When only peace comes 
At the end of a gun 

Yes it's a sad world
When there's no one 
Who can hold you 
when you just need to cry 

And it's a sad, sad world 
When there's no one 
Who would care if 
If you live or you die 

It's a sad world 
Such a sad, sad world 
It's a sad world 

Children Of Paradise
Justin Hayward

Like the crashing of a wave 
On the shores of consciousness 
We're alive and we're awake to the world 
And with the gift of love we're blessed 

'Cause we can be 
Yes we can be 
We can be 
Children of paradise 
Children of paradise 

In the twinkling of an eye 
Or the turning of a page 
Comes the moment when our time has arrived 
And we can never be the same 

'Cause we can be 
Yes we can be 
We can be 
Children of paradise 
Children of paradise 

And all I know 
Is we're still climbing up that hill 
And all we need to sustain us 
Is love of love 
The light of life 
And the faith to know we can heal 
Like children 

Through the violence and the rage 
By the grace of love be still 
And the spirit that breaks free from the cage 
Is the one they cannot kill 

We can be 
Yes we can be 
We can be 
Children of paradise 
Children of paradise 


Album Information:
Released in Oct 15, 1996 by BMG Records
Producer: Phil Palmer
Vocals, guitars and keyboards: Justin Hayward
Drums and percussion: Elio Rivagli
Bass and Vocals: Mickey Féat
Keyboards and pre-production: Paul Bliss
Guitars and vocals: Phil Palmer
Viola, mandolin and various pipes: Geoffrey Richardson
Cello: Helen Leieimann
Background Vocals: Tessa Niles, Lynda Taylor, Billy Nichols

Engineered and mixed by Stephen W. Tayler
Mix assistant: Robert Cattermole

Recorded at Mullinetti Studios, Recco Italy
Basic tracks of "I Heard It", "Broken Dream" and "Billy"
   recorded at Digital Rendez Vous, Nice
Engineer: Francis Gavet, mixed at Metropolis Studios, London
Mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis Mastering, London

Cover Portrait: Monique Trempe
Cover Design: Wherefore Art?

Singles (on CD):
1996 The Way of the World/The Promised Land
1996 Broken Dream

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