Between Today and Yesterday

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Neither my original vinyl LP nor my CD version of this album has lyrics printed inside. I'd love to get these down somewhere, but haven't been able to find them anywhere else.

    I'll post here, one by one, what I think are the lyrics to each of these songs, based on listening to them. If anybody has a lyric sheet (perhaps the UK version included a lyric sheet?), please PM me with any changes I should make. Then I'll edit my posts and we'll end up with a definitive set of lyrics for this album.

    In the meantime, maybe other people can do separate topics for other albums? Eventually we should be able to put together a complete set of Alan Price lyrics.
     
  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Left Over People

    I'm asking you to give us time
    And listen to this tale
    With particular regard for folks whose lives are for sale
    You've heard no doubt of places where you sweat and work for pence
    And the peculiar faith of those you'd think would have more common sense

    Left over people, how will they cope
    Living on dreams, hoping on hope
    Left over people, down on their luck
    All that they know is that living is tough

    So now we'll show how lives are lived
    By those without reprieve
    And watch us closely, closer now
    To see is to believe
    Watch their faces closely as they wend their weary way
    They're carrying tired hearts and minds that can think only of today

    Left over people, how will they cope
    Living on dreams, hoping on hope
    Left over people, down on their luck
    All that they know is that living is tough

    All the left over people
    Ah, left over people

    Left over people, how will they cope
    Living on dreams, hoping on hope
    Left over people, down on their luck
    All that they know is that living is tough



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  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Away, Away

    Breakfast at six for the boys in the yard
    Tired before they start
    Give them the money and they'll do the job
    The boys have got lots of heart

    So it's up in the morning, over the bridge
    Darkness still over the day
    Over the cobbles and down to the yard
    Away, away, away

    Someday you may think he may never come back
    The one who is all your life
    It breaks your heart and it makes you sad
    Is this part of being a wife?

    So it's up in the morning (Breakfast at six)
    over the bridge (For the boys in the yard)
    Darkness still over the day
    Over the cobbles (Give them the money)
    and down to the yard
    Away, away, away(And they'll do the job)

    So it's up in the morning (Breakfast at six)
    over the bridge (For the boys in the yard)
    Darkness still over the day
    Over the cobbles (Give them the money)
    and down to the yard
    Away, away, away (And they'll do the job)



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  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Between Today and Yesterday

    He'll never see his mother's face
    Or feel his father's hand
    Who can you show when you succeed
    In never-never land?

    He's afraid to have his fortune told
    For fear what it might mean
    He doesn't want the picture drawn
    Of things he has to dream

    Between today and yesterday is like a million years
    And the only truthful man he's seen was standing there in tears

    Believe in me, his saviour said,
    And you will be redeemed
    But alas, abdullah, his savior fell
    He wasn't what he seemed

    Now the only happy man he's seen
    Was guilty but insane
    And he laughed and danced because he knew
    That his watchers felt the blame

    Between today and yesterday is like a million years
    And the only truthful man he's seen was standing there in tears

    Beware,the mirror on the wall gets less friendly with passing time
    Enough, I said enough, just draw the shades
    Please let me drink black wine

    Yes, I know it's the ending...



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  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    In Times Like These

    In times like these, it's good to have a friend
    In times like these, on whom you can depend on
    For a helping hand, now isn't it grand?

    When folks next door help you raise a smile
    Makes you forget your troubles for a while
    Now that's what friends are for
    I've told you before

    And when the money doesn't go far
    We end up drinking out of jam jars
    When there's no meat on the table
    We live as well as we are able

    It's just not true that we are all alone
    It's just not true, 'cause someone must have done into
    Somebody else, or else you wouldn't be here.
    Do I make myself clear?

    And when the money doesn't go far)
    We end up drinking out of jam jars
    When there's no meat on the table
    We live as well as we are able

    In times like these, it's good to have a friend
    In times like these, on whom you can depend on
    For a helping hand (a helping hand)
    For a helping hand (a helping hand)
    For a helping hand, isn't it grand?

    We all need a helping hand.



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  6. Guest

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    Under the Sun

    Don't cry, don't cry
    It will be over before it's begun
    Don't cry, don't cry
    We'll be together under the sun

    I must go away today
    And I cannot listen to what you say
    'Cause it's another day and time for us

    You're my heart
    And you're my voice
    It won't be over after you've gone
    Hold me tight, hold me slow
    I don't want my tears to show

    I will watch you walk away
    And I cannot listen to what you say
    'Cause it's another day and time for us

    Don't cry, don't cry
    It will be over before it's begun
    Don't cry, don't cry
    We'll be together under the sun.


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  7. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I've got a couple questions on this one -- any suggestions? PM me with other readings...

    Jarrow Song

    My name is Geordie McIntyre
    And the bairns don't even have a fire
    So the wife says, Geordie go to London town
    And if they don't give us half a chance
    Don't even give us a second glance
    Then Geordie with my blessings burn them down

    Come on follow the Geordie boys
    They'll fill your heart with joy
    They're marching for their freedom now
    Come on, follow the Jarrow lads
    They'll try and make your heart feel glad
    They're singing now, yes, now is the hour.

    My name is little Billy White
    And I know what's wrong and I know what's right
    And the wife says Geordie go to London town
    And if they don't give us a couple of bob
    Won't even give you a decent job
    Then Geordie with my blessings burn them down

    Come on follow the Geordie boys
    They'll fill your heart with joy
    They're marching for their freedom now
    Come on, follow the Jarrow lads
    They'll try and make your heart feel glad
    They're singing now, yes, now is the hour.

    Well I can hear them and I can feel them
    And it's as just as if they were here today
    I can see them I can feel them
    And I'm thinking nothing's changed much today

    Now all that is must fade away and die
    The day will come and here's your heavy hour [?] heart (?)
    Now's the time to live and the time goes on and
    Never changes, changes, cha-aa-anges

    I can feel them I can see them
    And it's as just as if they were here today
    I can feel them and I need them
    And I'm thinking nothing's changed much today

    Now all that is must fade away and die
    The day will come and here's your heavy hour [?]heart (?)
    Now's the time to live and the time goes on and
    Never changes, changes, cha-aa-anges

    My name is little Alan Price
    I've tried to be nice all of my life
    But I'm afraid that up to date it doesn't work
    Because when you lay some money down
    The people try to put you down
    Now where do I stand, either side or not.

    Come on follow this Geordie boy
    He'll try and fill your heart with joy
    We're marching for our freedom now
    Come on, follow this Jarrow lad
    He'll try and make your heart feel glad
    We're singing now, yes, now is the hour.


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  8. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Look At My Face

    Look at my face
    Does it tell you what you want to know?
    Does it show the deepest secrets there?
    It will clear the air

    Look at my life
    Does it show you what you want to be?
    Can you see the deepest secrets there?
    It will clear the air

    So catch what you can
    Your friends are there
    To show you how and how to care
    Catch what you can, your friends are there
    And I am your friend right now

    Look at my heart
    It truly looks a beaten one
    But it beats on, and the deepest secret's there
    It will clear the air

    So catch what you can
    Your friends are there
    To show you how and how to care
    Catch what you can, your friends are there
    And I am your friend right now

    Look at my face
    Does it tell you what you want to know
    Does it show the deepest secrets there
    It will clear the air

    Look at your life
    Does it show you what you want to be?
    Can't you see, the deepest secret's there
    It will clear the air
    It will clear the air.


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  9. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    You're Telling Me

    My mother told me don't ever worry
    But alas she's not here to tell me now
    My daddy told me save all your money
    But my daddy isn't here to tell me how

    I'm just a lonely human being what I am
    Which is lost in a world which is more lost than I am.

    My friends all tell me you should be happy
    You have more than many others in this town
    But I can see now just what they mean now
    They're my friends until my money lets them down

    I'm just a lonely human being what I am
    Which is lost in a world which is more lost than I am.


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  10. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    City Lights

    The city lights are shining out for me
    And I must leave
    And no one will be watching out for me
    Yet I believe
    That it's true
    It's new

    The city dreams are shining out for me
    And I am on my own
    The city eats the children up
    And spits them out
    Before they're almost grown
    It's true
    It's new

    The city lights are shining out for me
    And I must leave
    And no one will be watching out for me
    Yet I believe
    That it's true
    It makes you blue...


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  11. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Angel Eyes

    I never expected to see your face again
    And I never wanted to go through all the pain
    Of knowing that the other guys were falling
    Knowing that the other guys were calling at your door
    Your more than angel eyes
    Looking for lover and lovers
    Your angel eyes reading between the covers
    Of love

    Be-doo-doo be-doo-doo-doo....

    I thought that a change would help me start anew
    And I couldn't realize what had come over you
    Knowing that the other guys were falling
    Knowing that the other guys were calling at your door
    Your more than angel eyes
    Looking for lover and lovers
    Your angel eyes reading between the covers of love...

    Be-doo-doo be-doo-doo doo-be-do-dooo..

    Your angel eyes
    Looking for lover and lovers
    Your angel eyes reading between the covers of love.

    I hope that someday that we will understand
    That we can be together and love the way we planned
    And then nobody will be falling but me
    Nobody will be calling but me at your door
    Your more than angel eyes
    Looking for lover and lovers
    Your angel eyes reading between the covers....



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