CARAVAN
"The Album" (1980)


  • Heartbreaker (P.Hastings)
  • Corner Of Me Eye (G.Richardson)
  • Watcha Gonna Tell Me (D.Sinclair)
  • Piano Player (D.Sinclair/J.Murphy)
  • Make Yourself At Home (D.Sinclair)
  • Golden Mile (J.Atkinson)
  • Bright Shiny Day (P.Hastings)
  • Clear Blue Sky (G.Richardson)
  • Keepin' Up De Fences (P.Hastings)
  • It's Never Too Late (P.Hastings)

  • HEART-
    BREAKER
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    I fell from the right side into that dark
    I did time with the Bullet Boys and I thought that really smart
    Then you came to me with that smile on your face
    The light's in your eyes and that sense of disgrace

    Heartbreaker, I fell for you so
    Soul taker, now everybody knows
    Nobody knew it quite as well
    While with you was a heartache, without you is a hell

    If I thought of anyone, I thought of myself
    I stood crying with my fingers high, I didn't need nobody else
    Then you took me down with a flash and a grin
    Showed me what it's all about and threw me back on in

    You can feel cold when you're getting old, you can feel tall when you're small
    Would you think twice when a summer night's gonna run for you to call
    If it hits you like a thunderbolt right between the eyes
    You don't know what is happening, you just feel surprised


    CORNER OF ME EYE
    Words and Music
    by Geoff Richardson

    Saw you at the corner of me eye on second day
    Wondered what I'd done wrong but I stayed there anyway
    Saw you in the classroom and I saw you in the street
    Knew your name and knew your face and landed on me feet

    Oh, we was dancing!
    Oh, was romancing!
    Oh, we was dancing!
    Oh, couldn't chance it

    You were going out with someone I called me best friend
    Tried to look him in the eye, it's useless to pretend
    Saw you in the classroom and I saw you in the street
    Knew your name and knew your face and landed on me feet


    WATCHA GONNA TELL ME?
    Words and Music
    by David Sinclair

    Watcha gonna tell me if you're not growing old?
    Think about the love that's lost when I'm all alone
    Give a little thought to all the times that we had
    Can't you see what you're doing to me?
    Don't you know it makes me really sad?

    Watcha gonna tell me when the night fades away?
    Where you gonna run to in the cold light of day?
    Think about it now cause it might get you, you know
    Seems to me if you wanna be free
    Then I'll have to let your loving go


    PIANO PLAYER
    Words by John Murphy, Music by David Sinclair

    From a distant room came a lonely tune, hangs heavy in the air
    Sounds of scene where often been of depression and despair
    People laughing and joking, drinking and smoking, they are not aware
    Of the guy or his song as the piano plays on, they don't really care

    He's just paid to please them, he's a clown without a face
    A sound to fill their silence, a soul that leaves no trace
    Every happy song is drowned in, drowned in sorrow
    Yet no one sees the tears in his eyes
    His dreams are gone, no special song, no tomorrow
    No chorus as his spirit slowly dies

    In the hazy gloom of this living tomb, a stripper earns her pay
    To lusty cheers and the drunken leers, the piano fades away
    As she sheds her clothes in a vulgar pose, she strips him of all pride
    Yet he plays on such a desperate song, feels a savage changing tide

    Won't someone help me?
    I just want to play my song
    If only you would only listen
    I'd be so happy if you all would sing along
    I'd have the things that I've been missing

    But very soon came the final tune, no worry turned to song
    Just an empty stool and a stagehand's call, his weakness was too strong
    So twisted and high while starting to fly, he saw the changing tide
    And he followed its will, until all was still, the piano player died


    MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
    Words and Music
    by David Sinclair

    Come in, everybody, just make yourself at home
    You can dance all night, you can feel alright till tomorrow
    Come in, anybody, just treat it as your own
    There's a lot to say if you wanna stay till tomorrow

    Take the daily strain from upon your brain
    And move around at ease
    Give yourself a break from the same mistakes
    Close the window now and breathe

    Come on, take your shoes off, make yourself at home
    Have a drink or two, it'll see you through till tomorrow

    Come in, everybody, just make yourself at home
    You can dance all night, you can feel alright till tomorrow
    Laugh on, dance on, sing on, and join the company
    Just forget the time, have some peace of mind

    Come in anybody, in our hospitality
    Then soon you'll see that tomorrow never comes


    GOLDEN MILE
    Words and Music
    by John Atkinson

    My daddy played a blue guitar
    And dances roses Africa
    So so Picasso

    Cowboy cap, they slowly come
    Fucked all those movie stars
    So so Picasso

    We're walking down the Golden Mile
    Honky-ponky Spanish style
    Where is Picasso ?

    e says he's the only man around
    But wait till you look into his eyes

    Chanson trouvée, chanson trouvée
    S'il le pouvait, s'il le pouvait
    He'd have love

    He says he's the only man who cares
    But that's just because he's scared

    Crocodiles and gigolos
    And quietsome quasimodo
    So so Picasso

    I like the joy and loneliness
    And sex and sex and sex and sex uh
    So so Picasso

    We're walking down the Golden Mile
    Honky-ponky Spanish style
    Where is Picasso ?

    This is the only song around
    Sounds like a fountain on the ground

    He says he's the only man around
    But wait till you look into his eyes

    He says he's the only man who cares
    That's just because he's scared


    BRIGHT SHINY DAY
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    After all, your day is done and the nighttime's calmed you
    Till the dawn comes again and the sunlight warms you
    There is a light in the fire, reflected in your eyes
    So with the warmth of desire that comes out of the glow
    Shining on your face above, making shadows on the wall
    Baby I love, baby I love

    No disgrace can cause a shadow to rest on your face
    But Heaven knows where it comes and where it all goes
    But there is a bright shiny day waiting to be called
    If you've the will, there's a way to brighten up your life
    Oh, silver lining calling me, keep my head above
    Baby I love, baby I love

    Don't cry, don't sigh, don't spend your life on the fall
    Living alone with a sad face won't do no good, won't do no good at all, no good at all
    Someday, some way, somebody'll open your eyes
    Then you'll be like a sunshine, when the morning comes and your be no surprise

    Feel the glow, reaching out in through my window
    For when you smile, it touches me somewhere deep down inside
    Oh, you are a bright shiny day come to take me back
    I got a will, you're the way, you brighten up my life
    When you smile, you call to me with a message from above
    Baby I love, baby I love


    CLEAR BLUE SKY
    Words and Music
    by Geoff Richardson

    Clear blue sky
    Like a angel's eye
    That clear blue sky
    It makes me sigh - sigh

    When I think of all my daydreams
    When I think of all my fears
    All my fears

    Just as pure as glue
    Like an angel's eye
    When I come too
    Beneath that clear blue sky - sky


    KEEPIN' UP DE FENCES
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    Standing in the hall, waiting for a call, trying to keep a smile on my face
    Fell out of a dream that nearly had me screaming, now I'm all over the place
    And I was calling everywhere, but I could get no answer
    There isn't anybody here, there's no answer

    Running in the night, trying to get it right, couldn't get it out of my head
    Everywhere it seemed, I was followed by a dream, a voice that was clearly said
    "You won't escape from me tonight, you know I've got your number
    You are the next in line my friend, I've your number !"

    Gotta stay awake when night falls
    Gotta find a way to fight boy
    Gotta keep a line of decencies
    Gotta keep up my defences

    Started me a soul, a face by the dawn, it seemed to be calling me
    Had a smaller glow and he said that he would show me a way that I could shake a flea
    Didn't have a voice, didn't have a choice, and my head felt like dynamite
    Any moment now it felt like it could blow to a thousand pieces in the night
    Oh, God help me now, I need to find the answer
    There isn't anybody here, there's no answer

    Oh, God help me now, I'm keepin' out decencies
    If you will only keep up my defences


    IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    If you sail away on a heartache
    You'll live a life full of lonely roads
    Lost between the words of hate and sadness
    But whichever way you see it now
    It's gonna get you anyhow
    So why waste the time that you could lose ?

    Oh isn't it a pity, oh isn't it a crying shame ?
    When you lose someone you love, you're nobody
    You've gotta take it home before it breaks in two
    Get it out before it gets to you
    Heartache, such an awful mount of pain

    You know it's never too late - it's never too late to learn
    You gotta take it on, you gotta shake it all, you gotta move it
    How do you know you're gonna get the best you can
    If you don't try, you don't try hard to lose
    You'll lose, you're losing, oh oh

    We all go on the right line, if we don't get in before the close
    We can help each other staying out in the cold
    But you'll never know if you never try, if you wanna live or you wanna die
    But to not know is an awful way to go

    So take me into your arms, I'll give you my heart
    Will you give me your charms ?
    Shine on, shine on my day, shine on my life
    Shine on my heartache

    Take my heart but don't you dare lose it
    Or I'll come and get your body and soul
    Take my heart but don't you dare lose it, oh no no
    Take me through the night cause I want a thousand nights
    With a love lying deep in my arms
    No more excuses, no more excuses, no harm done
    Take me from this heartache
    Take me from this heartache...

    If you sail away on a heartache
    Don't forget about the lonely roads
    And don't forget the words of hate and sadness
    But whichever way you see it now
    It's gonna get you anyhow
    So why waste the time that you could lose ?