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Book of Days (2008)
Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (1971)
A Tab In The Ocean (1972)
Remember The Future (1973)
Down To Earth (1974)
Recycled (1975)
Magic Is A Child (1977)
Man In The Moon (1980)
The Prodigal Son (2001)
Evolution (2004)
 
Down To Earth (1974)
Nektar

1. Astral Man

back in town
with the biggest show around
strike up the band
it's time for Astral Man
don't know where he'll be landing
from his tightrope in the sky
don't know if he will make it
close your eyes
watch him fly!

Astral Man
turning in relation to the ground
burning, please remember what you see
returning together down to Earth

Astral Man
how gracefully he lands
thrills all 'round
his antics know no bounds
don't know what he'll be doing
on his tightrope in the sky
he thrills the little children
close your eyes
watch him fly

Astral Man
turning in relation to the ground
burning, please remember what you see
returning together down to Earth

Astral Man
acknowledges the band
people clap
they appreciate his act
he bows towards the people
and leaves the ring behind
hoping he has given
money's worth

"and thank you, Astral Man!"

 

2. Nelly The Elephant

"ladies and gentlemen,
Damen und Herren,
Mesdames et Messieurs,
Caballeros und Horsewomen of the world,
I give to you the fantastic Nelly
and her performing elephanys!
an extraordinary exhibition
of animal dexterity
from the jungles of darkest Africa"
"the elephant's tusk is very valuable
but an elephant is very hard to catch
elephants are extremely fond of oranges
of which they consume enormous quantity"

 

3. Early Morning Clown

oh, comes the morning
the sun is still yawning
the light has brought
day to us here
as the breeze summons
buds on the trees to reappear
oh, it's the morning
the rays are a-falling
through the leaves
with fresh dew on their face
ever moving to find
the right place to catch the sun

oh, it's the morning
rearranged throught the dawning
in the mist slowly
stirring the ground
lonely feelings with grease-paint
and saw-dust all around

don't take me for what I am worth
we can make it
if only my feet can touch the Earth

 

4. That's Life

it's not the way you do it
it's more the way you try
life is just confusion
and that's the reason why
take away the killer
take away his knife
take away his reasons
give him back his life

ooh, la la life
ooh, la la life
ooh, la la life
ooh, la la la la la la la life

now he feels his heartbeat
let him have a chance
more than many people
crying in their hands

he can see the nightmares
now he see the light
giving him no reasons
aggressiveness or fight

ooh, la la life
ooh, la la life
ooh, la la life
ooh, la la la la la la la life

"ja, Frauen und Herren, so ist das Lieben
yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is life
now there follows a short intermission
during which you may smoke cigarettes, matches, etc."

 

5. Fidgety Queen

"Und now, are you ready for this one?
you will like it, kiddies
we present for your fervent felicitations,
the fabulous, futuristic,
far-fetched feats of the fearless Fidgety Queen!"
she's so fidgety
when we're alone
she's so hard to take
why can't she know?

but I'll still take her home
I know that she's all wrong
but she's all right
yes, she's all right
but she's all right with me now

she's so put it on
she's not that way
when she's on the make
can't let her go

and I'll still take her home
I know that she's all wrong
but she's all right
yes, she's all right
but she's all right with me now

she's a circus queen
she lets you know
it's a masquerade
she is a show

but I'll still take her home
I know that she's all wrong
but she's all right
yes, she's all right
but she's all right with me now

 

6. Oh Willy

oh, Willy got the second kind of billing
got me going on a cross-town village
you'll sing a song, I'll sing along
you've got it made now
you've got it made for Saturday, Willy
I'll be around, you've got the sound
you've got the feeling
get it on home, you've got the song
get it on, Willy

seven o'clock and you've got to be going
go get the band, I'll be around
play me that song
you''ll sing a song, I'll sing along
get it on, Willy

 

7. Little Boy

little boy covered in make-up
what has the world done to him?
you think I'm only joking
but I tell you, you're not getting through

we give all our lives for you
just we two
never get away
we give all our love to you
just we two
never get away
never get away

your mind growing older
what has this life done to him?
you think we're only joking
but I tell you, you're not getting through

we give all our lives for you
all day through
never give away
we give all our time you see
just so we
gently slip away
gently slip away
gently slip away

 

8. Show Me the Way

show me the way
I can't find peace of mind
help me fair in every way
nothing but to fall
change what you tried to do
hey, it's the end
you may try to be old
but I'm told you're too young
don't despair
I'll really show you now

riches all around
painted on the ground
takes a long time
please come back
if you can

show me the way
show me, show me the way
show me the way
show me, show me the way

show me the way
show me the way
show me the way
show me, show me the wway

show me the way
not to float to here
in my mind ropes untwine
please don't be long
nothing but to fall
change what you tried to do

hey, it's the end
you may try to be old
but I'm told you're too young
don't despair
I'll really show you now

 

9. Finale

[instrumental]

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