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You put a load on me
Though you probably didn't mean to
I'm on the road you see
Leading to my mind, to my work, to you...

It's all dividing me
It's a hard, hard game I play
And eventually
It could take my reason to live away

Reaching out in eagerness to please
Seeking out the happiness of ease
At the same time holding out a hand
Though the other one keeps
On making all these plans


STARGAZER (Mark Clarke/Susie Bottomley)

Walking down a dusty road
I was lookin' for a reason
An awful long way from my home
Just lookin' for some peace of mind

Walking down a dusty road
That's where I saw him coming near me
Something special about him, then
He smiled and seemed so friendly

He's a stargazer
He's lighted up my world
He's a dreammaker
He touches my soul
He's a stargazer
He knows what life can be
This dreammaker - he shows it all to me


SECRET (Ken Hensley)

What is this place I find myself in?
Where we're all supposed to think the same way
All I see is patience growing thin
While the people need someone with something to say

In the garden of peace all around me is dying
And the place where my love grew is empty
At this moment in time how can truth be a crime
I'll tell you if only you'll let me

I'll let you into a secret of mine
Like a delicate wine, threat it gently
By setting free all the love in your heart
Life will become what it was meant to be originally

With this memorized take your place by my side
And we'll ponder the joys of tomorrow
Only in love can we live with our pride
For in love lies no reason for sorrow



I once read a story
'Bout a world full of love
Of freedom and glory
As seen through the eyes of a child

We learned to believe
That the earth was all ocean and ground
Though we were soon to see
That there wasn't enough to go 'round

I saw words and wars
Though my books had told me
Man made laws
Although laws make man so
Uncertain, so uncertain what's right
And what's wrong

Confused without reason
Stumblin' helplessly day by day
It was all so deceiving
For that child was me
And I can't find the book


PART THREE (Ken Hensley)

Once upon a time
Reason lived with rhyme
And today I see
You're in love with me

I just sit and count
My time is running out
All I want is you
You and your heart too

But don't be too late to take my heart
My love won't wait to make a start
I see us ridin' on a wave of joy
I see us runnin' round the moon
One day we're sure to find our rainbow's end...
To begin again...

Oh how I love you
Oh how I love you
Oh how I love you



How well I remember the days in the house on the hill
With the cat, the raccoon and a fat lazy daydream to kill
And the moon to sing me to sleep
And the birds to open my eyes
And the first thing I'd see would be you...
...And you made me happy

I know I could love you
If I knew that you wanted me to
And the house on the hill
And all of the things we could do

How good it is just to live
And to need nothing more
The way I feel now I don't know
But I don't need to be sure
'Cause the sun that brought us together
Will follow my dreaming forever
And the first thin I'll see will be you...
...And you make me happy



See how the sun shines beyond the grey sky
Then watch the snow fall and ask yourself why
Lovers keep loving through wind and through rain
Winter or summer real love is the same
Watch from the wayside and you could be left out
Fearful of the day when it's too late to show
Love is like time it will wait for no one
Give it and seek it or you'll find you're all alone
You can save the day
You can show the way
To all the lonely hearts
You see before you
But before you choose to ignore my song
Am I right or wrong?
Or am I dreaming?


TAKE AND TAKE (Ken Hensley)

I gave my friend a helping hand
But I find it hard to understandWhy 
this and more never seems to be enough
For as long as I live I'm prepared to give
Just as much of myself or of what I have
For I know what it's like when the going's really rough
But I can see there are decisions I will have to make
In a world that seems to live on take and take and take

And what will happen should the river of my soul run dry?
Will I be needed then?
Will someone sing me a lullaby?

My friend gave me a helping hand
And I wondered then if I could be a man
Strong enough to forgive with a smile
Now as I've traveled far-off lands
I see it clearer and it makes me glad
I guess I'm happy 'cause I'll go on giving for a while
And I hope it's for all my life



Winter came today and took the sun away
Leaving me with nothing but the stars to play
But I'm sure that I won't let it bring me down
The rough comes with the smooth but that's what life's about

Working on the principle that you'll be here
I can stand alone for quite a while
I know I can learn to live the changes of the year
Mellow in the river of your smile

I know that the season's Queen can hear me
She's brining longer shadows to the trees
Perhaps she knows I'd love to have you near me
So she tries her very best to please - her best to please

I suppose I'll always have these memories
Till we are together once again
Of the days which were so long and lonely
Till the longer shadows and all the golden meadows
tell me that the time has come for us to live again


IN THE MORNING (Mark Clarke)

I'm just wandering through this day
Thinking of you, father time rolls away
Night comes nearer it's getting to me now
But in the morning I'll be better
In the morning I'll be better

I've been waiting so long for this day
Darkest nights all alone far away
All that's past, I don't mind this last time
'Cause in the morning I'll be better
In the morning I'll be better

When I get home and I see you again
In the morning we'll be better

One last mile this old car must go faster
I'm on my knees, yet I'm higher today
Now I see you I know I'm nearly better
'Cause in the morning I'll be better
In the morning I'll be better


HOW SHALL I KNOW (Ken Hensley)

Momma told me one day
I'd hear the bells ringing in my head
But the ones I think I'm hearing
I've imagined in my bed
She said love will watch and guide you
Walk beside you in the dark
But I'm scared at night
With no love in sight
Though I'm really trying hard

Love, love, love, love, where are you now that I need you
Show your face, don't ever go away
It's so hard to find my friends today
For so few of them have faces
But without you in my heart
My world's a really empty place

When I finally meet you
Will I find the words to greet you
If it comes to that will you even know my name
Will you wear a coat, or an angel's wings
So I'll know it's you that's coming
I just can't stay
With my life this way
You'll have to think of something
Or else how shall I know
How shall I know