CARAVAN
"Back To Front" (1982)


  • A.A. Man (R.Sinclair)
  • Videos Of Hollywood (D.Sinclair/J.Murphy)
  • Sally Don't Change It (D.Sinclair)
  • All Aboard (P.Hastings)
  • Taken My Breath Away (P.Hastings)

  • BACK TO HERNE BAY FRONT
    Words and Music
    by Richard Sinclair

    Down here on Herne Bay front, the weather's not too good
    There's not a lot of crumpet, and the fish and chips are greasy
    My mates and I are working days and sometimes nights
    Sixteen-track recording, though our tiny hands are frozen

    Down here on Herne Bay front, the summer season's gone
    But the 'Bingo' is still open, and there's always roller-skating
    But if you feel weak, a drive down to the 'Dolphin' for a wee drink
    A touch of old 'Peculiar' helps me think

    Down here at Herne Bay front, on promenades 'stroll-on'
    While the kids stop space invaders, fishermen in 'waders' hunt ragworms
    Down here on Herne Bay front, there's eels and liquor pies
    In 'The Sunset' in the morning, four cups of tea they're pouring

    Here in Herne Bay
    The bed and breakfast ladies are out all day
    The slickest thing is oil out in 'The Bay'
    Back to Herne Bay front

    Above 'Rancheros' caff, back to Herne Bay front
    It's not Hotel California, only electric bar-fires warm you
    Down here on Herne Bay Front, the 'Rangoon' has closed down
    Curry and chips right out the question, topless girls give indigestion

    Here in Herne Bay
    In the 'Divers Arms' you'll find them all on display
    Even traffics wardens drink there - hip hip hooray!
    Back to front Herne Bay


    BET YOU WANNA TAKE IT ALL
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    Feelin' bad, back against the wall
    Sick and tired cos you've heard it all
    You've been around and still you find
    You're lookin' for the answer

    You know I'm by when the drinks are cold
    And then I looked at you like you were old
    Why did I noticed you at all
    -------- they can't help it

    You gotta drink just to pass the time
    You want a beer, won't you get the wine?
    You say it's all, it's all just fine
    Cos you're talkin' to the bar maid

    You said you've dreams about life abroad
    And then a husband is inside the fraud
    You said you're no familiar car
    But you wanna take advantage

    Oh, what a night!
    Likely you just can't fail to answer the call
    Well no one said I doubt old sun
    I bet you wanna take it all

    You gotta dance when you're feelin' right
    You got a hand in the pale moonlight
    You gotta hum it on and on
    And then how you gonna chance it

    You think you'd better go back to the bar
    She says why don't you come and take a shower
    You can't believe you luck so far
    And you're shakin' with excitement

    Holley, I wanna
    Holley, I wanna
    All they say I know it is right
    When I feel in my heart

    Holley, I wanna
    Holley, I wanna
    Heaven knows what the future will be
    -------------------

    Oh, what a night!
    Likely you just can't fail to answer the call
    Well no one said I doubt old sun
    I bet you wanna take it all

    You said you never liked the march of touch
    And then you got up on a ------ approach
    And you were he, and she was she
    It's a perfect situation

    And then she said she want a -----
    You're sure you want ----------
    If you can call you took it all
    You just kept on saying, you just kept on saying...


    HOLD ON HOLD ON
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    Makes it all so much better
    And I wanna tell you I feel it in my heart
    You know how, know how I love all the things I said about honey
    Nothing is not in dreams, catches made a sound, you got

    Hold on, hold on - ---------
    Hold on, hold on - ---------

    Makes it all so much better
    You're havin' it all right, singing in your head

    [Saxophone solo]

    Hold on, hold on - ---------
    Hold on, hold on - ---------


    A.A. MAN
    Words and Music
    by Richard Sinclair

    Hey hey, A.A. man!
    Hey hey, A.A. man!
    Hey hey, A.A. man!
    Hey hey, A.A. man!

    Out on the motorway, clocking up the miles
    My coupé's running roughly, steaming over
    Got thirty miles to go to the next services
    I ain't a-gonna make it, yes so this is

    You won't believe the state my engine's in
    I'm leaking oil and reckon I won't make it up the hill
    I should have checked my fanbelt too
    There's a burning smell, and now I'm pulling over to the side

    Hey hey, A.A. man!
    Hey hey, A.A. man!
    Hey hey, A.A. man! - get to me as fast as you can

    It's now well past four and pissing down with rain
    Where's my member's handbook, Patricia darling!
    The wheels are well locked up, I'm going for the phone
    They ain't had the very man to fix it

    Operator, put me through to breakdown
    I'm down the road, in my little red Marina in the rain
    Connect me through to Information
    I'm pumped right out and I've fifteen miles to walk home in the wet

    Hey hey, A.A. man! - get to me as fast as you can
    Hey hey, A.A. man! - ------- up the jerrycan

    Operator, put me through to breakdown
    I'm down the road, in my little red Marina in the rain
    Connect me to Auto Information
    I'm pumped right out and I've fifteen miles to walk home in the wet


    VIDEOS OF HOLLYWOOD
    Words by John Murphy, Music by David Sinclair

    Every star that has died leave a void
    Now locked inside some reel of celluloid
    In some old archive
    In this age of video, could we know
    Or understand the magic and the joy
    That was Hollywood?

    Hollywood, movie queens
    Heart-throb magazines
    Memory's all we've got
    Videos of Hollywood

    I love all those films, so grand
    I see them still, the Cecil B. De Mille's
    On the silver screen
    The legend lingers on, but with time
    The era gone, now images and songs
    That was Hollywood

    Hollywood, movie queens
    Heart-throb magazines
    Memory's all we've got
    Videos of Hollywood


    SALLY DON'T CHANGE IT
    Words and Music
    by David Sinclair

    Now why d'ya have to stand there on your own ?
    I just can't bear to see you so alone
    You want to grab the spotlight, can't you see ?
    For me, your name is up in bright lights
    It will always be

    Sally my love, don't change it
    You don't need to prove you're a star
    Sally don't rearrange it
    Cause I like it the way we are

    I'm so afraid I might forget my lines
    I always say the wrong things all the time
    But if I had the words, I'd cry out loud
    Oh, Sal, we don't need a writer
    What we've got is all about...

    Sally my love, don't change it
    You don't need to prove you're a star
    Sally don't rearrange it
    Cos I like it the way we are

    Sally you're a winner
    Always been a dreamer
    Sally you can be a star
    Sally can't you hear me ?
    Won't you please believe me ?
    Sally that's the way you are

    They say it will be all right on the night
    (Oh Sal, what they talkin' bout ?)
    Why worry, we can fix it with the lights
    (I know that we can work it out)
    And if we fall, they'll send in every clown
    Touché, 86 the mind games
    Can't live my life this way

    Sally my love, don't change it
    You don't need to prove you're a star
    Sally don't rearrange it
    Cos I like it the way, the way we are


    ALL ABOARD
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    Maybe I don't know what is going on - but I know for sure
    You gotta do what you feel is alright when you never have the thought
    It may not cost you a penny, but it all adds up to a crying shame
    When you count the cost of a heart that's lost and you're home again

    You awake with thea morning light, don't wanna face it at all
    What a way to begin in your day when your head feels like a saw
    You slip your head back on the pillow, floating away in a trance
    Only takes 'bout a moment or two when you could find yourself in France

    "All aboard!" - you can hear them calling out
    As you're falling and really trying to shout
    "Wait for me, I don't wanna stay 'round here!"
    While your heart is out on the quayside
    You're still in bed on the floor
    You're searching hard for excuses
    But you've heard it all, you've heard it all before

    Seems like an hour or so later, you're waiting to climb on a train
    Wanna go where the living is slow, and never back again
    You know that in only a moment, your heart will be lost in a glance
    Never sure, now they're closing the door and now you'll never get the chance

    "All aboard!" - you can hear them calling out
    As you're falling and really trying to shout
    "Wait for me, I don't wanna stay 'round here!"
    While your heart is lost at the station
    You're still in bed on the floor
    You're searching hard for excuses
    But you've heard them all, you've heard them all before

    It may not cost you a penny, but it all lines up to the same
    When you count the cost of the heart that's lost
    You find yourself, you find you're home again
    Home again, hu-huh...


    TAKEN MY BREATH AWAY
    Words and Music
    by Pye Hastings

    Ooh ooh, ooh ooh, taking my breath away

    There's a whole wide world at 4 o'clock in the morning
    Didn't have no place to go
    With my luck run out, standing there on the pouring
    My heart was feeling like a stone
    Sick and tired and all alone

    When I called out loud, something stirred in the darkness
    Fingers running down my spine
    Not a shape or sound but a coldness touching my face
    I wasn't gonna hang around
    My feet could hardly touch the ground

    Oh, so scared !
    I could feel those eyes follow me everywhere
    I had to yell
    God, I hope somebody's listening, I need a friend

    Oh, I know I'll have to say
    It's taking my breath away
    Oh oh oh, hey hey
    It's taking my breath away

    Well I must admit, finally in the daylight
    It never seems to be the same
    And you tell your friends really wasn't such a bad fright
    They say it's drink that's got your brain
    You think you maybe grow insane

    Oh it's there
    But to prove it, you would have to go back again
    And you'll yell
    Better pray somebody's listening, you'll need a friend

    Oh, I know you'll have to say
    It's taken your breath away
    Oh oh oh, hey hey
    It's taken your breath away, your breath away

    Crawling through the senses are the voices from the darkness
    Calling all the forces from beyond the other side
    What I know of all this I could say in just one sentence
    Nothing !

    He was an egomaniac before a madman and eccentric
    Crazy people running scared from voices in the night
    ??ing what they say is right, that thief is in the bottle
    Oh oh oh

    When it all comes back to what you thought in the first place
    It can't be wrong, it must be right
    When you know you're cop and got to put on a brave face
    Trace your steps into the night
    Searching for another fright

    Oh, you'll be scared
    You will feel those eyes follow you everywhere
    You will yell
    Better hope somebody's listening, you'll need a friend

    Oh, I know you'll have to say
    It's taking your breath away
    Oh oh oh, hey hey
    It's taking your breath away

    Ooh ooh, ooh ooh, taking your breath away


    PROPER JOB / BACK TO FRONT
    Words and Music
    by David Sinclair

    Late in the night, early in the morning, always telling me I'm wrong
    Always something I've forgotten - can't they see I'm rocking on?
    Music is my life, I need it more and more
    But every time I write a song, it's been heard before
    Fighting for my first break, I just can't work it out
    It's enough to make your heart break - what's it all about ?

    Suddenly I'm rich and famous, gonna be a megastar
    Suddenly we're on the telly, as overnight sensations are
    Mother, she's so proud, she found a colour set
    But all the neighbours down our street can't forget
    Now I've got my first break, she still can't work it out
    It's enough to make your heart break - what's it all about ?

    Took it all, the smiling faces, lost it all with open hands
    Watched it sliding through my fingers, fame and fortune now it's gone
    But music's still my life, I need it more and more
    There'll always be someone who's heard it all before
    Back to front existence blinkers on your eyes
    Won't need no assistance, there'll be no more surprise...