----------- TO BE FREED, 1993 - LYRICS ♪ -----------

MY FRIEND JACK 3:53
© Hazel O`Connor - A. Karner

How many roads had I gone, I got to
Feeling like I can't go on and on
Lord it seems, it gets so lonesome when
You're following dreams
And why was I on that road, where
The angels fear, like a fool I chose
To give a stranger a ride in the night,
He said, "heh listen here darling, I'll
Open your eyes"

I've been up to the bottom, and down to the top
Better not give up until you drop.
There's a time to live, there's a time to die
My friend Jack said, he'd tell me why.

You see Jack was a guy back in Vietnam,
He had a key to survival, to dream of a better time,
And boy, joy is a thing of the past
You gotta believe in the future or you won't last

Oh I believe, I believe in love
Oh I believe in the lord above
Oh I believe in a better life for
You and me and you

Well, the next day he was gone, was he dead
Or had he up and run,
And talk with him all his hopes and his dreams
Me I was left with my nightmares and screams

I've been up to the bottom, and down to the top
Better not give up until you drop.
There's a time to live, there's a time to die
My friend Jack said, he'd tell me why.

Well I made it back from that bloody war,
My future what had it all been for
No heroes welcome and my woman had left.
See my name is Jack in case you hadn't guess

Oh I believe, I believe in love
Oh I believe in the lord above
Oh I believe in a better life for
You and me and you

So little lady when your feeling lost
Remember old Jack, remember the cost
So you got no shoes and you wail and weep
But remember there's a guy who ain't got no feet

REACH 4:25
© Hazel O`Connor

I've been waiting here so long for this train
I nearly left the station time and time again
I could change my plans I could go another way
Or I could just have lived my life for this day
(and I'm singing)

Reach, reach oh I'm reaching out (this time)
I, I, I, I, I'm fighting back (for what is mine)
I'm reaching out, I'm fighting on and on and on

See I got a place to go to this time
And the train and me we're leaving all these
bad things behind
I've been around I've seen every kind of
hell hole and town, now I'm on my way home

Reach, reach oh I'm reaching out (this time)
I, I, I, I, I'm fighting back (for what is mine)
I'm reaching out, I'm fighting on and on and on

Unification, liberation
Unification, reciprocation

I would have done this a long time before
But I wasn't sure, I wasn't sure of your reciprocation
I said forget what the body said and search the
very heart of it and you too, come in from the cold

Reach, reach oh I'm reaching out (this time)
I, I, I, I, I'm fighting back (for what is mine)
I'm reaching out, I'm fighting on and on and on


TELL ME WHY 4:24
© Hazel O`Connor - Major Black

Tell me why, why, why when a man wants a woman
does he give her his best, does he try to impress
all the things he will do for her, why,
when that man gets that woman, does he
tend to neglect her, does he tend to forget all
the things, all the things that he said to get her
all the promises that he made, gonna lose
what he gained, cause the...

Time has come for things to change
gotta change

Tell me why, why, why when a woman wants a man
does she give him her best, does she try to impress
all the things she will do for her, why,
when that woman gets that man, does she
give him her heart, does she then fall apart
when he's late start to hate, all those lonely
nights alone when the loving feelings have gone
when his home's not a home, when the...

Time has come for things to change
gotta change

And why does a woman, why does a man
turn something special into a battle ground
When they both know what they're fighting
is just a losing battle against the power
of love which nobody ever wins

Tell me why, why, why when a man loves a woman
why can't he change, just rearrange all the
things that does to hurt her why when
that woman gets that man, why can't she forgive
him, cause, the...

Time has come for things to change
gotta change


TIME AFTER TIME
3:41
© Hazel O`Connor - Major Black

Time after time, I will follow you,
I lay myself on the line, I'll always try for you
Because you, you are my inspiration
you, you are my destination

That's why time after time I choose you

Night after night, I have dreamed of you
I see your smile, see your face, how can I ever hide from you
Because you, you are my inspiration
you, you are my destination

Time after time, I will follow you,

I lay myself on the line, I'd even die for you
Because you, you are my inspiration
you, you are my destination

That's why time after time I choose you
Time after time I choose you
time after time


THIS COULD BE 2:52
© Hazel O`Connor - A. Karner

There you go, make like the world owes you a living again
what do you know, I have done for you the best that anyone could do...
times have been hard, yeah I know, and the knocks
destroy your very soul
you should stop, turn around and start again o come on!

This could be, the very best
that ever happened to you, happened to me
This could be, the very best
that ever happened to you, happened to me

And you talk to me, you talk to me in words of love
there you go...
and you're dreaming of your future, but your holding on,
holding on to your past stuff, let it go...

Come on over here and hold me tight
we got the power babe to change our lives
we gotta stop, turn around and start again
oh come on!

This could be, the very best
that ever happened to you, happened to me
This could be, the very best
that ever happened to you, happened to me

And I wanna feel love
and I wanna breath love
and I wanna seethe with love
and I wanna be in, be in love
oh come on!


REINVENTION 3:27
© Hazel O`Connor - A. Karner

I've seen people walking, sleeping, talking, chalking
up the scorchings of their amores
They're moving, grooving, crusing for a
bruising, winning, losing and I'm singing the blues encore

Cause there's something inside of me I left behind
and there's something inside of me
I just, I just got to find

It's reinvention re-i-n-v-e-n-t-i-o-n
(I'll say it again)
It's reinvention re-i-n-v-e-n-t-i-o-n

At times I have been needing, I've been
feeding on a meeting, with them people
who are cheating with a smile.
And they do their best to let me see
heh every dog can have this day
and I'm singing the blues with style

because there's something inside of me
it's ready to explode
and there's something inside of me
I know, just got to grow

It's reinvention re-i-n-v-e-n-t-i-o-n
(I'll say it again)
It's reinvention re-i-n-v-e-n-t-i-o-n

I searched the whole world over
look and never find
but lately I have realised that
all I saw with my two eyes
ain't nothing, nothing

It's reinvention re-i-n-v-e-n-t-i-o-n
(I'll say it again)
It's reinvention re-i-n-v-e-n-t-i-o-n


THOSE EYES
3:32
© Hazel O`Connor - A. Karner

There have been eyes, have mystified me,
have blinded me, those eyes
and there have been arms, have held me tight
all through some crazy nights, those arms

Nobody was holding me the way that you do
nobody could get to met the way that you have been gotten through

It's those eyes, I can't get them out of my mind
it's your eyes, and they're mine

I just wanna tell you, I'm in love with your eyes

At times I love you, you've been my best friend
I hate when you pretend to me, we're enemies at times
did I tell you, I need you, it's like the air that I breathe,
and I believe in you, I believe

It's those eyes, I can't get them out of my mind
it's your eyes, and they're mine

I just wanna tell you, I'm in love with your eyes


TO BE FREED (4:39)
© Hazel O`Connor - A. Karner

I was drowning in my anger and my mystery,
someone once told me
it's a diver you must learn to be
so I dived to the bottom of the ocean
I made friends with the things that
I feared, and didn't I rise to the tides
and I was freed

I was climbing up the mountain with
My excess baggage getting me down, down, down
My strength had all deserted me, mistakes
They weigh so heavily, Lord I fell to the ground
Then I looked inside my suitcase full
Of trouble and strife and all my victories
And sorrows of my past life and didn't I rise
and I was freed

I was dreaming we were eagles, flying
high, high to the edge of the sky
we vowed before the universe, stars
lit the space like some great church
where many candles shine
and your eyes were bright and firey
like the day that we met, I remembered
how I felt before our war made me forget.
And didn't I rise to the sky
and I was freed

Now I realise, these obstacles
that we find - are teachers and the guides -
in my life, in my life, in my

I still love you, and I know
you still love me too

To be freed...


SING OUT SISTER 3:46
© Hazel O`Connor

Well, I'm sitting here wondering what can I do.
I tell you I'm half crazy just thinkin' about you.
Where can you be babe, I need you so bad
say, I need your love, like I never had

Oh what can I do, heh I'm feeling blue
heh I wanna
sing, sing, sing out sister
sing, sing, sing out sister
sing, sing, sing out sister
sing, sing, sing out sister

See the little girl she be on her way
she gonna make it in the U.S. of A.
and she gonna get her a great big car
she gonna ride that baby, ride that bay very far

Oh what can I do, heh I'm feeling blue
heh I wanna
sing, sing, sing out sister
sing, sing, sing out sister
sing, sing, sing out sister
sing, sing, sing out sister


OVER YOU 3:27
© Hazel O`Connor - A. Karner

Did you think it's easy to leave me
I dare you baby you try
'cause if that's your fun, this game of hit and run
I ain't gonna waste my life crying

Over you, over you
I ain't gonna waste my life
crying over you

Well my mamma earth she said, heh I've seen love,
I've seen hate, I've seen anger and pain
and they stripped my body for all that it's worth,
but ain't gonna waste my life crying

Over you, over you
I ain't gonna waste my life
crying over you

The Moral of the story
is she tattered and torn
Hell hath no fury
like a woman scorned


LET THERE BE MUSIC 3:57
© Hazel O`Connor

Well the years go past far to fast for me
and my heart grows cold, too cold, so cold to see
and the old man waits at the door
and the child inside calls out there must be more

Let there be music, dancing, music
flight of fancy, music and dancing with your heart
let there be real life
let there be real life
let there be real emotion
let there be real life let there be real...

Light, that light, dog gone, gone left your sight oh love
them bright light, city lights, got'ya sitting pretty
what you gonna do tonight
when you burned out, beaten and torn
let the child inside call out there must be more

Let there be music, dancing, music
flight of fancy, music and dancing with your heart
let there be real life
let there be real life
let there be real emotion
let there be real life let there be real...

Why must this life be so insecure
why must hide people hide behind close doors
I am gonna change it today
gonna open the door and I'm on my way
gonna change it (real life)
gonna change it (real emotion)
see this girl she's on her way
she gonna open the doors starting today

Let there be music, dancing, music
flight of fancy, music and dancing with your heart
let there be real life
let there be real life
let there be real emotion
let there be real life let there be real...


DRIFTWOOD 5:18
© Hazel O`Connor

Sitting on the sunny shoreline, see some driftwood
come to rest
worn out by the tides, born up by its endless rides
never free, just a bit like me.
I've been that piece of wood I've been tossed about
Upon the ocean of illusion, confusion.
Bitter and twisted like waves lashing out at the rock.

Well I now know I just gotta find
that shore line oh yeah, that little peace of mind
and let the sun shine on me

I swam the sea of passion, jealousy and pain,
ignorance pretends to drown, grabs for your hands
again, drags you down again.
Yeah, but my soul cries out just to break those chains,
Well listen you who've travelled all these jungles
concrete and the other kind, you know there's more
you got your own key the door, go on open it open it up

Well I now know I just gotta find
that shore line oh yeah, that little peace of mind
and let the sun shine on me

Been a long time from my home and I want
to get back there,
but most of my memories got washed away with the tide
a friend waits for me at the edge of the sea
my soul is your lover I cry

Oh beloved wipe away these tears from my eyes
of my illusion, my confusion.
Brittle and twisted like waves lashing out at the rock

Well I now know I just gotta find
that shore line oh yeah, that little peace of mind
and let the sun shine on me...

WILL YOU? 4:49
© Hazel O`Connor - Wesley Magoogan

You drink your coffee and I sip my tea
And we're sitting here playing so cool, thinking What will be, will be
But it's getting kind of late now
Oh I wonder if you'll stay now, stay now, stay now, stay now
Or will you just politely say goodnight?
I move a little closer to you, not knowing quite what to do
And I'm feeling all fingers and thumbs, I spill my tea, oh silly me!
But it's getting kind of late now
I wonder if you'll stay now, stay now, stay now, stay now
Or will you just politely say goodnight?

And then we touch much too much
This moment has been waiting for a long long time
Makes me shiver, it makes me quiver
This moment I'm so unsure
This moment I've waited for
Is it something you've been waiting for, waiting for too?
Take off your eyes, bare your soul
Gather me to you and make me whole
Tell me your secrets, sing me the song
Sing it to me in the silent tongue
But it's getting kind of late now
I wonder if you'll stay now, stay now, stay now, stay now
Or will you just politely say goodnight?

 

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