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Demons and Wizards

Uriah Heep

℗ 1972 Bronze Records ILPS 9193 / Island Records

℗ 1972 Mercury Records SRM 1 630

Uriah Heep  1972  Demons and Wizards

Demons and Wizards - URIAH HEEP. ~ 1972 Lansdowne.

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The Wizard

(Ken Hensley Mark Clarke)

He was the wizard
Of a thousand kings
And I chanced to meet him
One night wandering
He told me tales
And he drank my wine
Me and my magic man
Kinda feeling fine

He had a cloak of gold
And eyes of fire
And as he spoke
I felt a deep desire
To free the world
Of its fear and pain
And help the people
To feel free again

Why don't we listen to
The voices in our hearts
'Cause then I know we'd find
We're not so far apart
Everybody's got to be happy
Everyone should sing
For we know the joy of life
The peace that love can bring

So spoke the wizard
In his mountain home
The vision of his wisdom
Means we'll never be alone
And I will dream of my magic night
And a million silver stars
That guide me with their light

Traveller in Time

(David Byron Lee Kerslake Mick Box)

Every day I have to look to the sun
To see where it was that
I have come from
I have a feeling that
There must be a time

When I'll get a chance to go home
'Cause I'm so tired
Of being here alone
But I'm just a traveller in time
Trying so hard to pay for my crime

If I could go back
The same way I got here
And see the people that
I once held so near
I'd do my best to
Find an answer for you

But first I must wait till I'm set free
And I don't know
How long that's gonna be
'Cause I'm a man with
A whole lot on his mind
Just out there somewhere
Travelling in time
Travelling in time

I've tried for so long to find
Some way of helping mankind

Easy Livin'

(Ken Hensley)

This is a thing I have
Never known before
It's called easy livin'
This is a place I've
Never seen before
And I've been forgiven

Easy livin' and I've been forgiven
Since you've taken
Your place in my heart

Somewhere along the lonely road
I had tried to find you
Day after day on that windy road
I had walked behind you

Easy livin' and I've been forgiven
Since you've taken
Your place in my heart

Waiting, watching
Wishing my whole life away
Dreaming, thinking
Ready for my happy day
And some easy livin'

Poet's Justice

(Ken Hensley Lee Kerslake Mick Box)

Cold winds and cloudy skies
Turned to sweetness in her eyes
Fantasies I realised
Came to life to my surprise

Rain came and took her away
Just when I thought
She was here to stay
Sun gone I was left high and dry
Love came by and touched me
And kissed me so long

Shine hard October moon
Eagle take me to her soon
Run swiftly silver stream
Find my love or let me dream

Half of me is all of her
I'd be much happier if I were whole
All my words and wisdom fall
The poet's justice
Leads me to my goal
Leads me to my goal

Circle of Hands

(Ken Hensley)

Circle of hands
Cold spirits plan
Searching my land
For an enemy
Came across
Love's sweet cost
And in the face of beauty
Evil was lost

Sky full of eyes
Minds full of lies
Black from their cold hearts
Down to their graves
Murdered the dawn
Spreading their scorn
Cursing the sun
Of which love was born

We must keep them away
Or pretty soon we'll pay
And count the cost in sorrow
Sacrifice - the future has it's price
And today is only
Yesterday's tomorrow

Tomorrow

Rainbow Demon

(Ken Hensley)

There rides the rainbow demon
On his horse of crimson fire
Black shadows are following closely
On the heels of his desire

Ridin' on in the mist of morning
No one dared to stand in his way
Possessed by some distant calling
Riding on through night and day

Rainbow demon
Pick up your heart and run
Rainbow demon
Lives for his sword and his gun

All My Life

(David Byron Lee Kerslake Mick Box)

I had a little look
For a minute today
And I told there was something
That I wanted to say

Just sitting there glowing
With her red light on
So I've gotta make fast
And it shouldn't take long

Maybe she will
Maybe she won't
We can get it so together
If she doesn't say don't

I've never ever thought
I was looking for a wife
But I think I could love her
For the rest of my life

I only took one 'cause
I couldn't take two
I wanna make love
And it's gotta be you

Every little thing that
I ever tried to say
Is coming out right
In my own kinda way

Take it, make it
It really feels fine
She must be Lady Luck
If she's gonna be mine

I will love you all my life

Paradise

(Ken Hensley)

I feel you trying
Though in my heart
I know you're lying
And though your love
For me is dying
I see you crying

It's the pain of your secret heart
Bringing you to tears
Filling you with fears
For your mind and for your soul

I touch you softly now
Borne on by hope
Until the end somehow
I am a man and I must keep my vow
I must go on

But the wall of your secret heart
Keeps my distance clear
Helps my footsteps fall
Back in line inside my mind

What's the use you turned me loose
And left me here to cry
Where's the love we talked about
Where's my sunny sky

Secret hearts and sorry tales
Will never help love grow
Spread your wings my daunted soul
The time has come to go

I will not be hurried down
Or blackened by your lies
I must go and find my dream
And live in paradise

The Spell

(Ken Hensley)

What do you think I am
Do you think I'm dreaming
Don't you know I know
What it is you're scheming

Who d'you think gave you the right
Hidden by the dead of night
To take the world and
Turn it upside down
When it should be round

Seems I made it just in time
To use my reason and my rhyme
To save us from
The evils of your mind

I will cast the spell
Be sure I'll cast it well
I will light a fire
Kindled with desire

I'll fill you with fear
So you know I'm here
And I won't be treated like a fool

It's no good you pretending
There'll be no happy ending
I'm alive and darkness is my tool

But when the night is over
And daytime steals your cover
The goodness of the morning sun
Will warm away
What you have done
And leave you cold

I have no need for moonlight
You're wrong to trust in sunlight
For I exist not just in storms
But in life itself in so many forms
To leave you cold

I will leave you now
But you won't defeat me
You had best beware
When you come to meet me

Love and truth will follow me
An army of reality
Brought from every corner
Of the world

You will never break the spell
I'll summon all the fires of hell
And this is my advice
For what it's worth

Let us not begin
This fight we cannot win
Be sure you're watching me
'Cause all through your life
Everyday and everynight
You should know that
I'll be watching you

Why [extended version]

(Ken Hensley)

Thought of no tomorrow
The pain, tears and sorrow
And you never told me why
The way you cheated
And mistreated
I could never ask you why

Well, I'm gonna find out
I'm gonna find out
What's been messing up your mind
Messing up your mind

Well, I've been through
Some changes
Now I'm leaving
While me mind rearranges
Why I'm grieving
I don't mean that you hurt me
Or deceived me
For I know that you're there
And you need me
You sure do
But I hope you can't see how it is
I can't stay any longer
I've got to go

Is there any true reason
Or anything I can explain
Can't we talk about it baby
And get together again
You see I have the feeling
That this isn't the end
And I feel knowing
On you I depend
I depend on you

I'm gonna find out, yes I am
I'm gonna find out
What it is that's been
Messing up your mind

Well, I said that I love you
And I need you
Then it means I am yours
Yes, I belong to you

But I just can't be certain
That you love me too
Well, I've got to know
If I can believe in you
Please believe my heart is yours
I can't stay any longer
I've got to go

Perhaps it's best for us
To stay together
And try to live our lives as one
And maybe we will find
We're still together
To watch the setting of the sun

Home Again to You

(Ken Hensley)

Don't throw it all away
Hear what I've gotta say
Because you're always on my mind
I've got an eye on you
And only you will do
And I don't wanna waste my time

So won't you hear my out
Because it's all about when
I come home again to you

You're such a little child
You're gonna drive me wild
As I just don't know what to say
I got an eye on you
And only you will do
And I don't wanna get in your play

Hesitate, because I cannot wait
Till I come home again to you

You make me feel so old
Just like I have been told
Because it's always up to you
Oh baby, hear me out
I've done all my time
And I don't wanna be misused

So please don't hesitate
Because I cannot wait
Till I come home again to you

Can't waste all my time
Give me all today
Well it's on my mind
You can't own me
When all I wanna be
But I don't wanna waste all my time

Hear me out
Because I'll scream and out
When I come home again to you

Home to you