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Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

(1973)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
LabelsMCA Records
Album rating :  90.3 / 100
Votes :  15
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Never Turn Your Back on a Friend Lyrics

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Submitted by level Sathanas       Last modified by level Besi Karat
1. Breadfan (6:05)
Open up your mind
Open up your purse
Open up your bones
Never, never gonna lose it

Breadfan
Take it all away
Never give an inch
Gotta make a mint
Gotta make me a million

Breadfan
You got it wrong
Some long time friend's gonna lose it
In the end who's a fool

Seagull
Give it all away
Stay a bird
Stay a man
Stay a ghost
Stay what you wanna be

Loser
Give it all away
Never stay with the winner
With the man
With all the filthy money

Come on
Keep it on the side
With a ride
On a record on the top
If you're gonna be a bad boy

Breadfan
You got it wrong
Some long time friend's gonna lose it
In the end who's a fool

Seagull
Give it all away
Stay a bird
Stay a man
Stay a ghost
Stay what you wanna be
2. Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams cover) (5:25)
Rollin' off you go
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby please don't go

Why don't you mind that guard
Why don't you mind that guard
Why don't you mind that guard at the County Farm
With your shackles on
Baby please don't go

Gonna be a doll
Gonna be a doll
Gonna be a doll to get your way down here
To make you walk along
Baby please don't go
Don't you go
Don't you go
Yeeeah ha

Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby please don't go

Why don't you mind that guard
Why don't you mind that guard
Why don't you mind that guard at the County Farm
With your shackles on
Baby please don't go
3. You Know I'll Always Love You (2:08)
Sun and moon and sky above me.
These are things I treasure most
Sun that lights my way goes on and on and on.
Simple things will not be lost.

You know I'll always love you,
No matter where you are
Feel it all around you
My love will travel far.

Sea of grass and earth below me.
These are things I treasure most.
Men who read the signs go on and on and on.
Better things will soon be gone.

You know I'll always love you
No matter where you are
Feel it all around you
My love will travel far
4. You're the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk (8:46)
You're the biggest thing since powdered milk
Believe for me it's true
I can't give you any old thing
But we just got to be good too
My oh my, my kinda woman
In an all time winning gaffe
I knew some sunny story 'bout a novel and a man

Though it hurts me when I cry
Oh woman child
Oh give it all to me

You're The Biggest Thing Since Powdered milk
Believe for me it's true
I can't give you my guitar
It's all decided blue
You're all I ever want
Oh I need you more and more
But I don't need nobody else
To give me what I came here for

Though it hurts me when I cry
Oh woman child
Oh give it all to me

[Solo]

Watch out or the woman will ruin my soul
Watch out or the woman will take you whole
Oh woman to woman no tears, my soul
That kinda of a woman will ruin my home
And when you want him you tell him 24, tell him 24

The mind is burning
Bright lights in my brain
My mind is confusing
The rich with the sane
Oh woman to woman

Not afraid of the snow
Believe me woman
Don't lead me home
And when you want him
You tell him 24, tell him 24

Oh Yeah

What kind of a woman will ruin my soul
What kind of a woman will leave me whole
Woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, oh woman
5. In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand (6:24)
You got your feelings
Your old fashioned feelings
About the world and its ways
No retribution
No simple solution
I think we're caught in a maze

And all the plunder
That feeling down under
It tends to gnaw at you
We're in the grip it's a total Eclipse
The tyre fitter's got you

Now let me explain
This feeling of pain
Comes from the man at the top.
His grip is so tight
His political might
The tyre fitter will not stop

He's bleeding your brain
He'll drive you insane
Nobody making a move
He'll give you a pen
But he's got him a gun
The tyre man is oh so shrewd

I'm licking my wounds
And mending my bones
And catching the wind out of town
We're all in the grip of a tyre fitter's hand
It's only doing me harm

Running away
Just isn't the way
You got to get it yourself
Watch what we do
We just gotta make do
And hide away on the shelf
6. Riding My Nightmare (2:40)
Take the words I from my praying
And make me feel at home
Not to feel alone
And every time I look behind
I keep on thinking black
There ain't no looking back

Riding my nightmare
Riding my nightmare
Riding my nightmare
And it won't be long
You will find me there

Hold the word I from that way
And wipe my sweat away
You know it hurted bay
Is your mind with better choice
And then in time to come
Think I'm me as one

Riding my nightmare
Riding my nightmare
Riding my nightmare
And it won't be long
You will find me there
7. Parents (10:21)
When I was a little boy
They would say to me
Don't go in the world and play
It's bad company

All they had was child and faith
Let him grow and let him wait
Just to find out what it was to be free

But now I'm over twenty one
Growing up I've had my fun
And I know it's got to be

Baby lying in a womb
Are you free or in a tomb
Let me in,
I feel I want to cry.

Oh the road is long
Oh the road is long
Come on back, back.

Wash your hands and up to bed
Mind your manners
Or you're dead
Mind the cars cos you've got school on Monday

Put my trust in God
Who is he I know not what
Something mummy said one Sunday.

Maybe love is life but life is not
It's something I need plenty of.
Oh! I wish I'd died and never lived a day.

Now there's no one near me now
Tell me what to do and how
Take me back and sing my cares away.

Take me let me sing my cares away
Oh! the road is there
Oh that road is there
Come on back, back.

Oh! I'm empty now
Rainy pain has left me now.
Think of what my people used to say.

Black is black and white is white
Which to choose and which is right
Guide me to a place where I can stay.

Wrap me up and keep me warm
Hide myself far from the storm
Sleep and love will keep my mind at rest.

Only now I realise what my parents had to try.
Love you all and keep you all my life.

Oh that road is there
Oh the road is there
Come on back, back
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