6. Solo Album

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CRYING (Ken Hensley)

I'm crying
From deep in my soul to the core of my heart
I'm crying

And I'm crying
For the door to close so I can make a new start
I'm crying

Yeah, yeah

I'm trying
To understand it all how I missed the call
I'm trying

And I'm dying
From the pain inside and all the tears I've cried
I'm dying

I wanna hold you in till the nightmare ends
That our love was within the lost years

I wanna kiss you again 
I wanna kill the pain
Swim in the flood of our tears

But I can't do that now
Because you're far away from me

I've let you go 
So I'm howling now
It's much too late to see the light

One mistake
Is that all it takes?
To erase the love of my life?

Seems insane
That one moment's shame
Can wipe out all that I done right

And I've tried
How I've tried
Still I looked
Found a place to hide

And I've tried
God knows I've tried
Still I loved, lived and died 

I wanna hold you in till the nightmare ends
That our love was within the lost years

I wanna kiss you again 
I wanna kill the pain
And swim in the flood of our tears

But I can't do that now
Because you're far away from me

I've let you go 
So I'm howling now
It's much too late to see the light

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LETTING GO (Ken Hensley)

Images of Nikky Lynn came drifting through my head this morning
Long forgotten memories from oh so long ago
And it made me start to wonder why and if this often happens
While we have our problems sometimes simply letting go

Day ... Day ... Day

Why plan your life within the past what used to wait in there?
Why spend so much time wondering
When perhaps I shouldn't care
Do the legends of our past's mistakes really make the future brighter?
Is it something I should dwell upon, Is it something I should share?

Why can't I let go 
Why can't I let go 

I will let go
I will let go
I will let go
I will let go
Oh

We all have things that were convinced we can't live without
Joined at the hip to a sinking ship surrounded by a sea of doubt
Now we should be bigger than our grip on temporary satisfaction
Make a fine eye if and leave the past behind us
Lessons learned in the cause of action

Now I must let go
Now I must let go

I will let go 
I will let go
I will let go
I will let go

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GIVE ME A REASON (Ken Hensley)

I was downtown drinking with the boys
All of the sudden coming out of the noise
One of my so called friends about grooving my night

Told me you've been seen around
Told me you've been playing in the town
Seemingly without respect
All a fact it's your mind

If you think you're coming back to me
You're running in some to injury
You'd better try your luck some other day

When u can 
Give me a reason
A reason to stay

Oh, I realise the more it hurts
You're out there acting like some small town flirt
Telling me you're spending your nights dreaming of me

You're asking me to overlook
Asking me to let you off the hook
Well obviously that's not the way its gonna be

You're so busy making up my mind
I'm gonna do it in my own sweet time
Come back baby when u got something better to say

When u can 

Give me a reason

A reason to stay

I wanna hear it

Take it away

You're so busy making up my mind
I'm gonna do it in my own sweet time
Come back baby when u got something better to say

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SECOND CHANCE (A NEW BEGINNING) (Ken Hensley)

There's a hole in our love
Don't know where it came from or how it got there
There's a hole in my heart
And there's no way to live with the pain there
Can we go back in time?
Can we go back and find?
All the bridges we crossed
All the love we lost

We knew something was wrong
And we both should have seen it coming
We kept cruising along
Until nothing turned into something
Can we have it again?
Can we even be friends?
Do we have enough time?
Or is this how it ends

I believe in love forever
I believe in us together
We can't waste another minute
Forget all this, there's nothing in it
Think about the love we tasted
Forget about the time we wasted
No more loosing, only winning
A second chance, a new beginning

We belong in the past
Behind us the last
Keep on holding my hand
The original plan

I believe in love forever
I believe in us together
We can't waste another minute
Forget all this, there's nothing in it
Think about the love we tasted
Forget about the time we wasted
No more loosing, only winning
A second chance, a new beginning

I believe in love forever
I believe in us together
We can't waste another minute
Forget all this, there's nothing in it
Think about the love we tasted
Forget about the time we wasted
No more loosing, only winning
A second chance, a new beginning

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I KNOW WHO YOU ARE (Ken Hensley/Jack Williams)

Don't try to control me
Don't try to console me
Don't bother to write or call
Cause I've heard it all before

You had me fooled for a short time
With your empty words and your fine lines
But it ain't happening anymore
Cause I know who you are

You said you'd help me to turn my life around
All you did was to turn it upside down
I can't believe that I gave you so much trust
Now you're trying to turn my rough to dust

Don't try to control me
Don't try to console me
Don't bother to write or call
Cause I've heard it all before

You had me fooled for a short time
With your empty words and your fine lines
But it ain't happening anymore
Cause I know who you are

People say that I should have seen the sign
You think that playing with life is  fine
No matter how hard you try I will survive
Cause the moment of truth have just arrived

Don't try to control me
Don't try to console me
Don't bother to write or call
Cause I've heard it all before

You had me fooled for a short time
With your empty words and your fine lines
It ain't happening anymore
Cause I know who you are

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THE VOICE OF LOVE (Ken Hensley)

No matter where you are, you'll hear my voice
Calling out to you
What else can I do when my heart is beating
Slightly out of tune

You'll know the sound of the voice of love
So cute and crystal clear
Trying to let you know that I've seen enough of 
Living without you here

Somewhere in my heart a fire is burning
And the flame will never die
While I watch the wheel of fortune turning
And the long night passing by

Ain't it funny how the time seems to go so slow?
When you're looking through a crystal ball
And I have to rely on the voice of love
And I hope you'll hear my call

So I will go so far away
Just run with the love, that's a chant
Now I find myself standing here
Seems it's how much I can

Cause your love
Is the only love
I'll ever want or need

So listen to the voice of love
Listen to my plea

Voice of love

Somewhere in my heart a fire is burning
And the flame will never die
While I watch the wheel of fortune turning
And the long night passing by

Ain't it funny how the time seems to go so slow?
When you're looking through the crystal ball
And I have to rely on the voice of love
And I hope you'll hear my call

So I will go so far away
Just run with the love, that's a chant
Now I find myself standing here
Seems it's how much I can

Cause your love
Is the only love
Ill ever want or need

So listen to the voice of love
Listen to my plea

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GIVE 'EM WHAT THEY WANT (Ken Hensley)

Don't ask them for what you're looking for
Don't ask them why
'Cause they can't really tell you right from wrong
An educated guess will be the best you'll get
Cause without a soul
You'll never find a heart of a song

Don't waste your time imagining you're getting through
Don't kid yourself that anybody cares
It doesn't make a difference what you try to do
Just don't waste your time
Get it straight in your mind

Give 'em what they want
Give 'em what they're looking for
Just give 'em what they want
And send them away

Give 'em what they want
Give 'em what they're looking for
Just give 'em what they want
And send them away

Don't waste your time imagining you're getting through
Don't kid yourself that anybody cares
It doesn't make a difference what you try to do
Just don't waste your time
Get it straight in your mind

Give 'em what they want
Give 'em what they're looking for
Just give 'em what they want
And send them away

Give 'em what they want
Give 'em what they're looking for
Just give 'em what they want
And send them away

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WHO KNOWS (Ken Hensley)

Who knows who's to blame for it?
Who knows who will pay for it?
Who knows how it came to be?
In whose name and by what degree?

Is there something out there?
Bigger than you and me?
Is there something out there that we can't see?
Who knows?

Do you know what you're doing here?
What did you see in your father's tears?
Anything to show for all these years?
Can you really hear a thing through the endless cheers?

There is something out there
Better than you and me
There is someone quite near
That we can't see

Maybe I shouldn't think so much
Maybe I shouldn't care
Maybe I'm a little out of touch
Who knows, who cares?

Who knows what's in store for us?
Who decides peace or war for us?
God wants so much more from us
You decide who you're gonna trust

You ought to know who this Aumbrey is
You wanna live in the light	
You wanna feel the spirit's kiss
Even though you try to take his life

Who knows? 

God knows

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DANCIN' (Ken Hensley)

You are my life 
You are my love
You're the heart that beats within me
You're the one I'll never leave
You're what makes my life worth living

And if the worship come
We must move to a different drum
We will take it anyway
Cause no matter what they say

We'll be
Dancin' with the wind
Dancin' with the rain
Dancin' to the beat of my heart
Dancin' to the melody ringing in my head
Nothing's gonna keep us apart

You are the sun
You are the moon
You are my imagination
We're gonna win
We just can't loose
Not without this inspiration

They can try and take our stuff
They can't touch this special love

We're together come what may
And no matter what they say

We'll be
Dancin' with the wind
Dancin' with the rain
Dancin' to the beat of my heart
Dancin' to the melody ringing in my head
Nothing's gonna keep us apart

They can try and take our stuff
They can't touch this special love

We're together come what may
And no matter what they say

We'll be
Dancin' with the wind
Dancin' with the rain
Dancin' to the beat of my heart
Dancin' to the melody ringing in my head
Nothing's gonna keep us apart

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DID YOU KNOW (A LULLABY FOR JESUS) (Ken Hensley)

On Christmas day we celebrate 
That Jesus Christ was born
Our lives are filled with special things
We dance from dusk till dawn
But did you know he also died for you
Did you know he paid a price for you?
Do you know him as the greatest gift of all?

He reminds us of a fairytales
Reindeer on the ride
Wrapped the toys with love and care
Preparing for that special night
But did you know that Jesus died for you 
Did you know he paid a price for you?
Do you know him as the greatest gift of all?

Did you know that everyone will meet him in the end?
Did you know he really loves you and wants to be your friend?
Did you that a simple prayer will bring you all his love?

Did you know?
Did you know?

So Christmas comes and Christmas goes
But Christ himself will stay  
If you let him live inside your heart
It's Christmas everyday 

For he came to earth to die for you
He came to pay a price for you 
Do you know him as the greatest gift of all?

Did you know that everyone will meet him in the end?
Did you know he really loves you and wants to be your friend?
Did you that simple a prayer will bring you all his love?

Did you know?
Did you know?

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THE LAST DANCE (EL GITANO VIEJO) (Ken Hensley)

I met a sad old gypsy on the road to Berlin
By chance I got to spend a little time with him
He shared a few life stories on a dusty old train
So I thought I'd take a minute just to share them again 
With you

He talked of all the twist and turns he'd taken in life
How his spirit taught him how to do what was right
Sure enough he counted the price but never the cost
Felt the rain as he shared with me all that he had lost

If you could only see what was there in his eyes
An eternity of wondering in search of the price
He had it all, the money, the fame and romance
Now he shed a tear as he faced
The last dance

The question comes with what he said
But its not for you, it must be shared
And if you deep into yourself
You'll be no use for anyone else
And he, who'll give, will take away
You will face the same dark day
That even now is all my pain
I'll never have this dance again

Chances dances

How could we dislike passes?
All our hopes and all our dreams
All lost in all our selfish schemes
It's not about you, it's not about me
It's about something we can't see
It's all about being willing to share
It's about our hearts and who lives there

As the train went into the city
He shook his head as if to say
It's your turn now 
Just know the game, that you're about to play 
And it seems if that right there and then
A light came to his eyes
As he exchanged the dance of life for a far better price
So the life of the gypsy drifted slowly away
Beaten by the game he taught so many to play
He said: I'll do it all again, if I have the chance
But I'm ready now for one more bow
I'll take the last dance

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Bonus Tracks: (on russian release only)

LADY IN BLACK (Ken Hensley)
(1971) Salisbury
extended remix

LADY IN BLACK (Ken Hensley)
(1971) Salisbury
THE LAST DANCE (EL GITANO VIEJO) (Ken Hensley)

LADY IN BLACK (Ken Hensley)
(1971) Salisbury
chill T-Loop remix

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