Uriah Heep : High and Mighty

Hard Rock / Royaume-Uni
(1976 - Bronze Records / Warner Music Group)
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1. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

There's been some changes in my time
But this one's playing games with my mind
Stopped in my tracks
No thought of looking back
The lady's got me tied up
But I've already made my mind up
One way or another she'll be mine

It wasn't anything I could define
None of those ringing bells giving me a sign
I just took a look
But I was on the hook
The lady's got me tied up
Don't know how it's gonna wind up
One way or another gonna be all right

I'm beginning to think that a forever kind of love
Is the kind of love I'll look for forever
But still I'll love and love again
One way or another I will find my friend

I knew some day my heart would lead my head
Beyond the path my chosen life had led
I'd been so sure
But where is the cure
The lady's got me real good
But you can't say what I should do
One way or another it's all over now

One way or another
(repeat w/ vocal adlib)


2. WEEP IN SILENCE

You who thought your eyes could tell no lies
So your life became a compromise
And it was you who had seen man dyin'
And you heard their children cryin'
While their women weep in silence

And you, who thought you were so wise
Succeeded only in disguise
Now and then you'd find a bridge to cross
Reach the other side and you'd still be lost
Evaded by the sweet smell of life

And the people that you try to show the way
Never believe you, never believe you - no way
And the people that you try to show the way
Never believe you, never believe you - no way
And the people that you try to show the way
Never believe you, never believe you - no way
And the people that you try to show the way
Never believe you, never believe you - no way

And you, who thought you were so wise
Succeeded only in disguise
Reach the other side and you'd still be lost
Evaded by the sweet smell of life
While your women weep in silence
Your women weep in silence
Your women weep in silence


3. MISTY EYES

I was missing my little Miss Misty Eyes
She made my life complete
I'd been waiting on true love's sweet surprise
And it tasted so sweet
Oh it tasted so sweet!

I could hear the sound of a love bell
It told me all it could tell
And the sight of the blue moon rising
Told me all was well
Told me all was well

I was just driftin' as a wind blown wave
Like a stricken ship I thought I'd never be saved
So far below me there seemed so much more
Yet a man has to know what he's looking for

Something unknown kept my life turning around
But I couldn't get near to putting my feet on the ground
With all that I had, any man would be glad
But my everything was nothing, so what made me sad

I was missing my little Miss Misty Eyes
She made my life complete
I was waiting on true love's sweet surprise
And it tasted so sweet
It tasted so sweet!

I could hear the sound of the love bell
Told me all it could tell
And the sight of the blue moon rising
Told me all was well
Told me all was well

Farewell to that same lonely road
I've seen the last of that heavy load
No more blues about paying dues
It's time for reaping all the seeds I sowed

I was missing my little Miss Misty Eyes
She made my life complete
I was waiting on true love's sweet surprise
And it tasted so sweet
Oh it tasted so sweet!

I could hear the sound of a love bell
It told me all it could tell
And the sight of the blue moon rising
Told me all was well
Told me all was well
Told me all was well
Told me all was well


4. MIDNIGHT

I just lay down wonderin' what to lay down
Lately I can do it every day undisturbed
I think I know what but I can't find out how
The morning didn't show me what it was worth

Miles and miles of smiles, getting me nowhere
Opportunities I just can see
You can't lead me to the slaughter 'cause I'll already be there
I've been up that street and I know what's waiting for me
Just waiting

Midnight - it was midnight
Moon bright - and the moon was bright
Day into day - it's a day, it's a day, it's a day
No escape, I must stay - no escape until
Midnight, show me the way
Show me the way
Give me something to play
Something to play
To help me make a new day

Take me out of the darkness into the light
I've no friends to stand by me here in the night
It's an affair of a sad and weary heart
Take me out of the darkness back to the start

I just lay down wonderin' what to lay down
Lately I can do it every day undisturbed
I think I know what I just can't find out how
The morning didn't show me what it was worth


5. CAN'T KEEP A GOOD BAND DOWN

I can't believe y'all are still sayin'
We're a long way from rock'n'roll
You won't look for the good in the tunes we're playin'
You prefer to say we got no soul

But day after day in town after town
People say we're doin' alright
We play and we stay boogyin' down
And rockin' on into the night

It's breath and words and time you're wastin'
When you should be tryin' to have a good time
For a good few years it's been yours we've tasted
So here's a little piece of our mind

We'll roll and we'll roll and we'll roll and we'll roll
Till we run out of reason to try
If it happens you don't approve
It don't matter we won't ask why

You can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
You're dealin' with an institution

We'll fill our cup with wine while you
Fill your head with high ideals
You know so much but you still can't touch
Till you find out how it feels

It'll take much more than the high and mighty
To bring down the king of the road
We could still be friends and quit this fightin'
And let the real story be told

You see you can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
You're dealin' with an institution

You can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
With your paragraphs of pollution

You see you can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
You're dealin' with an institution

You can't keep a good band down
You'll never find the solution
You won't stop us runnin' around
With your paragraphs of pollution

You can't keep a good band down
Let me tell ya
You can't keep a good band down
Let me tell ya


6. WOMAN OF THE WORLD

Did you ever meet the kind of a lady
She lives her whole life saying maybe
Running here and there as she pleases
No not a thought for the social diseases

Though she never thinks of settling down
She'll spend time turning you head around
But don't let your heart start dancing
The lady don't waste no time romancing

Are you mine or are you a woman of the world?
Are really so different from all the other girls?
Do you care that I care about the things that you do?
Does anything matter to you?
Does anything matter to you?

Once in a garden of glory
Someone sowed the seeds of this story
And the whole thing began with a woman and a man
But still it's something no one understands

Are you mine or are you a woman of the world?
Are really so different from all the other girls?
Do you care that I care about the things that you do?
Does anything matter to you? Anything?
Does anything, anything, anything matter to you?


7. FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

Just like footprints in the snow
Who knows where my heart will go
Will it lead me to you
Or will I see another empty day

Seasons come and quickly go
Kinda makes me wonder if they know
Why my heart keeps running near and far
If only they could tell me where you are

If you've ever been in love
Then you'll know the rocky road
I've been speaking of
You'll remember when the times were good
And the times you had to do without
Think carefully my friend
It may look like a start but it could be the end

Well, I'm not trying to bring you down
I'm just so tired of hanging around
I won't make the same mistake again

If you've ever been in love
Then you'll know the rocky road
I've been speaking of
You'll remember when the times were good
And the times you had to do without

Think carefully my friend
It may look like a start but it could be the end
Think carefully my friend
It may look like a start but it could be the end
Ooh, think carefully my friend


8. CAN'T STOP SINGING

I can't stop singing
I can't see the end just a new beginning
As long as I keep on trying
I'll survive just fine
Free to take my time

Ridin' the moon in the midnight sky
I can see through the man who lies with his eyes
And the real thing that's wrong is he has no song to lean on
So I'll take my time just to give you my rhyme
To try to be sure and open the door
'Cause there's much more to life than a day and a night to dream on

I can't stop singing
I can't see the end just a new beginning
As long as I keep on trying
I'll survive just fine
Free to take my time

Now I ain't confessin' to some kind of blessin'
I'm trying to say why I'm happy today
I'm not preachin', teachin', makin' some speech in dedication
'Cause it's no good me sayin' where the blame should be layin'
For with that kind of reason it comes out the same
With an ear to the ground each day I found inspiration

I can't stop singing
I can't see the end just a new beginning
As long as I keep on trying
I'll survive just fine
Free to take my time

I can't stop singing
I can't see the end just a new beginning
As long as I keep on trying
I'll survive just fine
Free to take my time
(repeat to fade)


9. MAKE A LITTLE LOVE

I walked you to your doorstep
Believin' we could make a little love
And I let you have my heart
I was as certain as the stars above, yeah

Looked here and there
Every everywhere
I even searched beyond the dawn
But you were nowhere to be found
And I was going round and round
Lost like I'd never been born

I walked you to your doorstep
Believin' we could make a little love
And I let you have my heart
I was as certain as the stars above, oh yeah

Time after time
I lost my love for a rhyme
And my reason seemed good enough
You always put me down
While you made me run around
I can't take anymore of that stuff

I walked you to your doorstep
Believin' we could make a little love
And I let you have my heart
I was as certain as the stars above, oh yeah

Time after time
I lost my love for a rhyme
And my reason seemed good enough
You always put me down
And you made me run around
I can't take anymore of that stuff

I walked you to your doorstep
Believin' we could make a little love, oh no
And I let you have my heart
I was as certain as the stars above
One more time!

I walked you to your doorstep
Believin' we could make a little love, yeah
And I let you have my heart
I was as certain as the stars above, get out!


10. CONFESSION

I'm so sorry for the things I've done
And the times it went a little wrong
Try to understand that I made my plans
With my love for you in mind

Sometimes you get the wrong idea
And I can't seem to make it clear
If my heart doesn't show it's cause I don't know
The best way to say I love you

Every living day you fill my heart
With a breath of spring
And I search the universe for some joy
That I can bring
To you

Every living day you fill my heart
With a breath of spring
And I search the universe for some joy
That I can bring
To you!

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