Badfinger

Head First

by Badfinger

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Excerpts from HEAD FIRST recorded at Apple Studios, December 1974. Released November 2000. PETE HAM - TOMMY EVANS - MIKE GIBBINS - BOB JACKSON.
  • 03:36 Lyrics
    Lay Me Down

    Need your loving, need your loving
    Need your loving, it's everything to me
    Need your loving, I need your loving
    I need your loving

    Take me high, take me low
    Show me anything that you know
    But tonight, little lover, lay me down

    Make me laugh, make me sigh
    Tell me how and tell me why
    But tonight, little lover, lay me down

    Lay me down, pull me 'round
    Let me hear the loving sound
    In our nest, we are blessed with our love
    Take and give, take and live
    All the love that we have found
    And just send all the problems away

    Play me fun, play me sad
    Tell me things that can make you glad
    But tonight, love a little, lay me down
    Lay me down

    Need your loving, I need your loving
    I need your loving, it's everything to me
    Need your loving, I need your loving
    I need your loving, it's everything to me

    Lay me down, move me 'round
    Let me hear the loving sound
    In our nest, we are blessed with our love
    Take and give, take and live
    All the love that we have found
    And just send all the problems away

    Play to share, play to care
    You can play with me anywhere
    But tonight, little lover, lay me down
    But tonight, little lover, lay me down
    Lay me down

    Need your loving, need your loving
    Need your loving, it's everything to me
    Need your loving, I need your loving
    I need your loving, it's everything to me
    Need your loving, I need your loving
    I need your loving, it's everything to me
    I need your loving, I need your loving
    I need your loving, it's everything to me
    I need your loving, I need your loving.....

  • 03:35 Lyrics
    Hey, Mr Manager

    Waitin' for the phone to tell me you and I are through
    And I'm not alone, I guess that everybody wants it, too
    You got no feeling, you've been dealing all the wrongs
    The lives you're stealing
    Lord, I think you should be gone

    Hey, Mr. Manager
    You're messing up my life
    Hey, Mr. Manager
    Don't think I need that kind of strife

    It's the same old story, we all know it to the end
    But without your boring glory, we could live again
    You got no feeling, you've been dealing all the wrongs
    The lives you're stealing
    God, I think you should be gone

    Hey, Mr. Manager
    Messing up my life
    Hey, Mr. Manager
    Think I need that kind of strife

    I'm laying down these lines
    This song's especially for you
    It may be simple
    But in some ways, so are you

    Hey, Mr. Manager
    You're messing up my life
    Hey, Mr. Manager
    Think I need that kind of, that kind of, that kind of strife

    Waiting for the phone to tell me
    You and I are through.

  • 04:10 Lyrics
    Keep Believing

    Dooo-do, dooo-do, dooo-do, doo-do, doooooo
    Doo-do, doo-do, doo-do, dooooo

    I couldn't wish you any bad
    I only miss the many highs we had
    Our problems made it hard to smile
    But I still loved you all the while

    I can't deny that times have changed
    I only wish we could have rearranged it
    We were the pawns in someone else's game

    Keep believin', you can make it now
    Keep believin', you can work it out
    Keep believin', you can make it now

    I know the pace was rather slow
    But I was not the one to run the show
    Our problems made it hard to talk
    Slowing our run down to a walk

    I would have liked for things to last
    But now I know the time has floated past
    We were the thorns and we became the pain

    Keep believin', you can find a way
    Keep believin', you can find the day
    Keep believin', you can make it stay

    If you need to blame somebody
    You can blame it all on me
    Just believe and you will see
    Just believe what you will see

    I can't deny that times have changed
    I only wish we could have rearranged it
    We were the pawns in someone else's game

    Keep believin', you can make it now
    Keep believin', you can work it out
    Keep believin', you can make it now

    Dooo-do, dooo-do, dooo-do, doo-do, doooooo
    Dooo-do, dooo-do, dooo-do, doo-do, doooooo
    Dooo-do, dooo-do, dooo-do, doo-do, doooooo
    Doo-do, doo-do, doo-do, doooooo.

  • 04:19 Lyrics
    Passed Fast

    Your eyes have seen the glory of the future that is past
    Make it last
    Lost inside a reason of a love I hope will last
    Take it fast

    Hung on your highest hope
    The hopes your dreams will last
    The future promises will pass
    Nothing is impossible
    You know what you must do
    The flame of hope will see you through

    Time will wash away, this time that's tearing you apart
    Let it start
    Nothing can deny it, all the love that's in your heart
    In your heart

    Hung on your highest hope
    The hopes your dreams will last
    The future promises will pass
    Nothing is impossible
    You know what you must do
    The flame of hope will see you through
    Are you through?
    Through?
    Through?

  • 04:44 Lyrics
    Rock 'N' Roll Contract

    Know you can
    Know you can
    Know you can
    Know you can

    Wrapped up in a rock 'n' roll contract
    Lots of paper, I had to sign lots of times
    Man told me not to worry 'bout the business
    Just keep on poppin' those hits

    Know you can (That'll do for voice deficiency)
    Know you can (You know you can, we'll insure you for that)
    Know you can (Say, you've got a fine voice and you can sing in tune)
    Know you can (And that...)
    Know you can (But I was telling me-lies)
    Know you can (I never really did believe him)
    Know you can
    Know you can

    Sat down in my pyramid mansion
    Old Martin seems to know all the chords
    Blew the band, I could make it without them
    Had the booze so I wouldn't get bored

    You made me your slave
    Whatever God gave me
    You took to the grave, now it's gone
    I gave you my heart
    Whatever God gave me
    You took to the grave, now it's gone
    Yeah, it's gone
    Gone

    Smokin', chokin', drinkin', sinkin'
    Fallin' over
    Cokin', flyin', speedin', dyin'
    Roll me over
    Roll me over
    (Wrapped up in a rock 'n' roll contract)
    Roll me over
    (Wrapped up in a rock 'n' roll contract)

    Know you can
    Know you can
    Know you can
    Know you can.........

  • 00:36
    Saville Row
  • 03:54 Lyrics
    Moonshine

    Baby, shine your light on me
    Tell me what you're gonna be
    Everything's alright
    You're in my thoughts tonight
    Don't pass me by
    Moonshine, moonshine

    One and one and one is three
    Is that the way it's gonna be?
    The world is yours, is mine
    To live in cool delight
    Passin' by
    Moonshine, moonshine

    Lookin' at tomorrow with hope inside your heart
    Hopin' we could try to make it better
    Knowin' you're beside me though we're far apart
    Let a little love pass in between us now

    solo

    May become a part of me
    Break my heart and set me free
    Yours is no disguise
    You're in my thoughts tonight
    Don't ask me why
    Moonshine, moonshine

    Lookin' at tomorrow                   (through these times the old man's reason)
    With hope inside your heart      (lies between the two)
    Hopin' we could try to make it better
    Knowin' you're beside me         (Constant joy without the season)
    Though we're far apart              (make no wish come true)
    Let a little love pass in between us now

    But you hear me, bright or dark, happiness or blue
    See me through the darkest reasons
    Love is all of, love is all of, love is all of you

    solo

    Moonshine, moonshine, moonshine.

  • 02:55 Lyrics
    Back Again

    Love me tonight
    Say you just might
    Make me in the morning
    Take me without warning, please

    Don't get uptight
    Say it's alright
    When the day is dawning
    You can make the most out of me

    But if you wake up and I'm gone
    I'll be back again
    You filled my nights with your love
    And played my games

    Songs of the road
    See me alright
    Take me where I'm going
    Say a little prayer for me

    Doing what I like
    Tell me it's alright
    See my disposition
    Give me your prescription, please

    And if you wake up and I'm gone
    I'll be back again
    You filled my nights with your love
    You played my games

    harmonica solo (Pete Ham)

    And if you wake up and I'm gone
    I'll be back again
    You filled my nights with your love
    You played my games.

  • 04:18 Lyrics
    Turn Around

    As we've turned these empty pages
    I have seen the sweat and pain
    Do we have to waste these ages
    Going through it all again?
    Let's forget all the dreams we had
    They were dreams of yesterday

    When will we ever learn?
    When will we turn around?
    When will we ever learn?
    When will we ever learn?

    All that's left now is to keep on hoping
    We can change the die that's cast
    I remember how they laughed then
    But I knew it wouldn't last
    I've tried so hard to close my eyes
    But I just can't close my mind

    When will we ever learn?
    When will we turn around?
    When will we ever learn?
    When will we ever learn?

    One thing's for certain while we're here
    Nothing's for sure, only the fear

    Guitar solo (Pete Ham)

    I've tried so hard to close my eyes
    But I just can't close my mind

    When will we ever learn?
    When will we turn around?
    When will we ever learn?
    When will we ever learn?

    Hey, yea.

  • 01:33 Lyrics
    Rockin' Machine

    (One, two, buckle my blues)

    I'm making it this time
    I'm making it this time
    I'm making it this time around
    Before I lose my mind again
    Before I lose my mind

    Time, she rules my mind
    I sit here marking time
    Well, I'm well in with the rockin' machine
    Put me down, you don't know where I've been
    Oh, I'm a rockin' machine

    Lately, I've been thinking
    What makes a man
    But I can't for the life of me
    Get away from the rockin' machine
    Oh, I'm a rocking machine
    Oh, I'm a washing machine
    Oh, I'm a washing machine.