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A Tab In The Ocean (1972)
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Recycled (1975)
Magic Is A Child (1977)
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Magic Is A Child (1977)
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1. Away From Asgard

dawn the minstrel, distant runner
turn the handle, mystic wonder
fire turn the ore into steel
chariots of Thor turn your wheels

away from Asgard
his hammer needed in the North
the warring people will know
his power and his force

bless the saads that we sow help them grow
wheat covered fields into bread keep us fed
we'll work in the sun 'til it's done
not giving up 'til we've won

Oktoberfest celebration
the harvests in the winters coming
streets alive with people dancing
music fills the air

Alpine horns through valleys echo
months of toil turn to leisure
aged lines sun parched faces
now to be released

down on your knees, hide your eyes
light like a hole in the sky
fire turning ore into steel
chariots of Thor turn your wheels

away from Asgard
his hammer needed in the North
the warring people will know
his power and his force

trees burning, sky's fiery red today
wheels turning, winds coming back again

dawn the minstrel, distant runner
turn the handle, mystic wonder

 

2. Magic Is A Child

at the time I was a little boy
all my senses were in bloom
the forests were adventure
there dwelt the legends of my mind
I was the keeper of the golden key
I made all the rules
I only had to dream
to create the scene

magic is a child
imagination is alive
magic is imagination
a child is alive

how the trees were so high
the cheese in the sky
were part of my imagination
I was goblins and elves
with small mushroom shelves
as brothers Grimm would tell their stories

opening my eyes in the morning I would see
patterns in the trees making shapes
that were a face to me

in those tireless times and those carefree lines
that we draw ourselves but they're never kept

I know magic is a child, imagination is alive
magic is imagination, a child is alive
magic is a child, imagination is alive
magic is a child, alive as a child's imagination

 

3. Eerie Lackawanna

rolling away, riding the rails in the night
rhythm in steel, turning a song in my head
over and over, repeats the refrain

stop look seems strange, years begin to fall away
seasons all change, leaves are green then brown again
wind through my hair, closing my eyes in the breeze
senses unreal, changing the thoughts in my head
over and over, as we're swept away

spook light fascination, there won't be no hesitation
stretching out imagination, this may be an innovation

speed of light, eerie time and space train
we've got her up to full steam, while travelling unseen
we're two hundred years from the start

 

4. Midnite Lite

out the door, down the dusty village streets
cobbles bright, and burning hot under my feet

the shops open their goods displayed
beginning of the business day
Schmidt the baker's late today
thye old folks chat the day away

hark the sound of distant city bells
as they find their way through forests' deepest dells

passing through the everglades
I look across the glistening lake
through reeds and flowers frogs at play
I see atop the green array
I waterfall so magical
I climb abourd the mystic ship
and cast the line away from shore
I sail toward the liquid roar

I find behind the roaring waterfall
a place - where the
minite midnite lites the water water
and it's falling falling
midnite midnite lites the water water
and it's falling falling

midnite lite it's only water falling down
hold until you dream your way
down the dusty village streets
dream your dreams
cobbles hot under your feet
midnite midnite lites the water water
and it's falling

midnite lite it's only water falling down
hold onto your dreams

 

5. Love To Share (Keep Your Worries Behind You]

[son:]
my father said "son, you are much older now
times come when I think it's too late
the shoes that I wore have long since walked away
I hope that you'll learn from all of my past mistakes"

"keep your worries behind you"

watching the sand - pass through an hourglass
painting the blue in the skies
"dream away" I hear him say

[father:]
but keep your worries behind you
so you can see what's before you

lay my slippers by the fireside
making this our home as long as we're together
remember the guiding lines that I taught you now

and keep your worries behind you
so you can see what's before you

son, since you are older now
it's not too late to begin
there's no doubt about your life

[father and son:]
just keep your worries behind you
so you can see what's before you

[son:]
I see all of my years
they are before me
now I know it's not too late
now let's begin

 

6. Train From Nowhere

in a 747 or the Santa Maria
the new world is the focus of the foreigner's dream
takes to the sea he takes to the skies
money he blows follows his nose he won't care

he may arrive in New York or the Spanish steps in Rome
he's the spirit looking harder for the place he'll call home
new kingdom in the making though the odds against him's high
in the splendour of morning
he is now arriving at the platform someplace
on the train from nowhere
there is no on there to greet the stranger
but you'll see he won't care

passing through the borders with a smile upon his face
he always has to slow down just to join the human race
which takes him through his life at only twice the normal pace
and as soon as he's rested he'll do it again

now arriving at the platform someplace
it's the train from nowhere
there is no one there to meet the stranger
but you'll see he won't care

passing through the borders with a smile 'pon his face
he always has to slow down when he joins the human race
which takes him through his life at only twice the normal pace
and as soon as he's rested he'll do it again
doesn't know when he won't care
(on the) train from nowhere

 

7. Listen

listen to these thoughts as they drift away
worried times
can turn around all the things we do
blinded
by veils we hang to avoid the truth
searching for the times that we lost in youth

listen

there is no light within my eyes
as darkness comes with no surprise
shifting shadows on the wall
as night beings to fall
times so hard hurts me deep inside
but life keeps on moving though daybreak seems so far away

listen

listen, can you hear me?
confusion takes me as I sing this song
leaves me nothing to do btu try again
right or wrong, you're gonna see a change in me

 

8. On The Run (The Trucker)

hey, come on over on in
tell me how your life has begun
does it catch you on the run
life is like the setting sun
beautiful but then it's gone
does it catch you on the run
are yesterday's dreams
all that's left on my mind
nobody answers
but the voice from inside

and it's so long
since I had time for a phone call
it's been so long
don'tcha know what I mean
finding me someone to say
tell me how you feel
tell me that it's real today
does it catch you on the run?
hey, I hear you're doing well
you must be working hard as hell
does it catch you on the run?

then I hear music
as the rhythms reivve
am I still dreaming?
said the voice from inside

I'm working so hard
I feel lazy in the morning
always on call
have to leave without a warning

and it's so long
since I had you here to talk to
it's been so long
don'tcha know what i mean
now we weill be always together
finally someone to talk to
it takes me high in the sun
it takes me high in the sky

 

9. Spread Your Wings

you've had me screaming at the cellar door
you've got me begging let me have some more
you come so close you know it feels real nice
but look out babe, I can be cold as ice

shake it babe, I'll watch you do your thing
going through the motions makes me want to sing
don't tantalize me honey, soon you'll see
that I'll be cruising, you'll be losing me

open up, spread your wings, let me have some more
deny my honey, I'll be walking out that door
open up, tired to leave, couldn't find the key
couldn't fight it, do that thing you do to me

you come too late to catch the early show
when I've got time you always have to go
don't five and dime me no more, song and dance
step in line girl, come on now's your chance

choo choo choo baby, train is leaving soon
chu chu chugging, just on your perfume
no use complaining, time to realize
that you've been used, just maybe once or twice

can't fight it, do that thing that you do to me

 

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