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Vagabonds of the Western World

(1973)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHard Rock
LabelsDecca
Album rating :  81.7 / 100
Votes :  3
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Vagabonds of the Western World Lyrics

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1. Mama nature said (4:52)
Mama Nature said
"It's murder what you've done"
I sent you forth my brightest world
Now it's nearly gone

Birds and bees
Been telling me
You can't see
The forest for the trees

You cover up your lies
With sympathies
And I got no solutions
To your persecution

Mama Nature said
"I can't believe it's true"
I gave you life and food for thought
Look what did you do

You're killing my rivers
Drowning my baby streams
Day by day by day by day
I hear them scream

I'm so disillusioned
I'm so disillusioned

Mama Nature said
"You're guilty of this crime"
Now it's not just a matter of fact
But just a matter of time

Cruel will be the vengeance
So savage is the deed that's done
And I've got no solutions
To your own pollutions
2. The hero and the madman (6:08)
The hero he rode a white horse
Across the desert to where his woman was
He'd been riding for four days
When he saw the tower where she was locked

In the moonlight he left his old steed
Near the drawbridge that he crossed
And by way of a rope ladder
He tip-toed to where his woman was

If I recall you're the actor
Who followed the stars
Searching for
The lost city of Mars

Hoping time would heal the scars
Knowing fate held no bars
Are you the one
That I think you are?

Are you the hero or are you the madman?

The madman climbed
The steeple spire
"Go higher" said the crowd
From down below

"But...the world's on fire" cried the madman
From the steeple spire
"You're a liar" cried the crown
From down below

The madman climbed the steeple spire
And let a crystal ball tear
Fall on the crown
From down below

If I recall you're the actor
Who took to the stage
Set the world ablaze
With your anger and your rage

With every new leaf
You turned and wrote a new page
Cleverly concealing
Your real age

Those that knew you
Were always quite amazed
Are you the one
Who can take this praise?

Are you the hero or are you the madman?

"You're the only one"
"who can save us"
Said the wizard
"Or all is lost"
3. Slow blues (5:14)
My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad
My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad

A hard hearted woman
A hard hearted woman true
My baby don't love me
My baby don't love me

Oh baby, let the flags fly at half mast
Let this darkened hour drift past
Oh baby, you don't know
How much I'm missing you

All my tears are falling
Slow blues is calling
Oh baby, you don't know
How much I'm missing you

Oh baby, baby, baby, go tell this crazy world the true tale
Please let loose this lover's ship to sail
Oh baby, you don't know
How much I'm missing you

You don't know how much I love you
Oh no no no no no

My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad
My baby don't love me
My baby's gone and made me sad
4. The rocker (5:12)
I am your main man if you're looking for trouble
I'll take no lip 'cause no ones tougher than me
If I kicked your face you'd soon be seeing double
Hey little girl, keep your hands off me 'cause I'm a rocker

I love to rock and roll
I get my records from the Rock On stall
Sweet rock and roll
Teddy boy, he's got them all

Down at the juke joint me and the boys were stompin'
Bippin' an a boppin', telling a dirty joke or two
In walked this chick and I knew she was up to something
I kissed her right there out of the blue

I said "Hey baby, meet me I'm a tough guy"
Got my cycle outside, you wanna try?
She just looked at me and rolled them big eyes
And said "Ooh I'd do anything for you 'cause you're a rocker"

That's right I'm a rocker

I love to rock and roll
I get my records from the Rock On stall
Sweet rock and roll
Teddy boy, he's got them all
5. Vagabonds of the western world (4:44)
I could tell you the story of a vagabond
A playboy of the western world
One day by chance he came upon
A fair young maid, a country girl

He told her that he loved her
And he took all of her silver
He told her that he needed her too
He said "Hey baby, you got eyes of blue"
But he was a vagabond

Blue eyes, oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
The kind of eyes that say "I do" eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

He roamed around the cities
Searching for his fortune and fame
No lady ever got to know his name
Shame, but that was his game

Gave a girl a baby boy
He said "This child is my pride and joy"
"I'm busy running wild and free"
"Make sure he grows up like me"
And I'm a vagabond

Blue eyes, oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
The kind of eyes that say "I do" eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes
Oh baby blue, oh blue eyes

Oh I could tell you a story of a vagabond
He was a playboy of the western world
He wore an earring in his left ear
You see his father he was a gypsy

You just might meet him upon the highway
Pretty fine dancer too
But he's leave you blue, he'd leave
He'd leave you woman
6. A little girl in bloom (5:12)
Little girl in bloom
With happy heart you wipe aside
Any sadness, sorrow or gloom
Tomorrow you'll be a blushing bride
That loves her blushing groom

Little girl in bloom
You watch the men play cricket
From the window in your room
See the ball go from bat to wicket
Pass away the afternoon

Little girl in bloom
Carries a secret
The child she carries in her womb
She feels something sacred
She's gonna be a mammy soon

When your daddy comes home
Don't tell him till alone
When your daddy comes back
Go tell him the facts
Just relax and see how he's gonna react

Little girl in bloom
All the clouds will go drifting by
So sing your lullabying tune
Every word is in your eyes
As you sit and softly croon

Little girl in bloom
Your love it fills the air
With the scent of the sweetest, sweet perfume
You feel so good you just don't care
You're gonna be a mammy soon

When your daddy comes home
Don't tell him till alone
When your daddy comes back
Go tell him the facts
Just relax and see how he's gonna react
7. Gonna creep up on you (3:27)
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna gonna

The writing on the wall showed the scandal
Pointed out the victim of the vandal
The lady was upset by the angle
Scratch your back and hot to handle

I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna gonna

You're sly, you're slick, you're sleek, you're outstanding
My legs are week, my heart, it beats, it's pounding
Soon you're gonna weep in your sleepless surrounding
`Cause I'm the one taking you down for grounding

I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna creep up on you
I'm gonna gonna

Little lady let me take a little bit of your love
8. A song for while I'm away (5:10)
These words I wrote, play and sing to you
Do not convey the love I brought and bring to you
For this is a song for while I'm away
To say all the things I'd love to say

You are my life, my everything, you're all I have
You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true
You're all I have
Please heed me now these words I have to say

Now I'm headed for the border
You see this song it ends right at the start
I swore when I was younger
No one would win my heart

And far away hills look greener still
But soon they'll all slip away
It's then I'll be returning
And I'll be coming home to stay

You are my life, my everything, you're all I have
You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true
You're all I have
Please heed me now these words I have to say
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