URIAH HEEP:   Salisbury

Bird Of Prey

I can see that look that sends me where
You try to move in closer if you dare.
So I will sit and play my waiting game.
And for a while I know you'll do the same.
Watches like an eagle from its tree,
Then like a bird of prey she captured me.
But I am older and more wise than you.
Bird of prey - straight into me you fool.
Now every time I try to set her free
I'm glad to say she comes right back to me
But if I knew she didn't want to stay
I wouldn't try to keep that lovely bird of prey

The Park

Let me walk a while alone
Among the sacred rocks and stones.
Let me look in vain belief
Upon the beauty of each leaf.

There is green in every blade.
The treetops lean, providing shade.
They are spinning happy sounds,
All nature's strength around.

And there's a horse that feels no pain,
Its iron strength to take the strain.
Children rocking to and fro
And gayly trim its color glow.

Above, the sky, devoid of stars
Thinks not to cast a thunder shroud.
And from this place, so full of joy,
A thing of gold of lies in blood.

'So why my heavy heart?' you say,
When tears would stain the sights so gay.
My brother's dreams, once hinted song,
Until he died at the hand of needless wars.

Time To Live

Let me see the sunshine.
Let me feel the rain.
Let me go where I wanna go.
Well I want to smell the flowers,
See the dawn again.
Find those friends I used to know.
Find those friends I used to know.

Well I spent twenty long years
In a dirty old prison cell.
I never saw the light of day.
If you could understand, Oh, that kind of living hell.
That's the price I had to pay.
Oh yeah!
That's the price I had to pay.

They say I killed a man,
But I never told 'em why.
So you can guess what I've been through.
And so for twenty long years
I've been thinking of that other guy
And what I saw him do to you.
What I saw him do to you.

So when tomorrow comes
And I walk outside that door,
Try to understand the strain.
But if you smile that smile
I know I couldn't ask for more.
I know I'd do it all again.
Yes I would.
I know I'd do it all again.

Lady In Black

She came to me one morning,
One lonely Sunday morning,
Her long hair flowing in the mid-winter wind.
I know not how she found me,
For in darkness I was walking,
And destruction lay around me
From a fight I could not win.

She asked me name my foe then.
I said the need within some men
To fight and kill their brothers
Without thought of love or God.
And I begged her give me horses
To trample down my enemies,
So eager was my passion
To devour this waste of life.

But she wouldn't think of battle that
Reduces men to animals,
So easy to begin
And yet impossible to end.
For she the mother of all men
Had counciled me so wisely that
I feared to walk alone again
And asked if she would stay.

'Oh lady lend your hand,' I cried,
'Oh let me rest here at your side.'
'Have faith and trust in me,' she said
And filled my heart with life.

There is no strength in numbers.
I've no such misconceptions.
But when you need me
Be assured I won't be far away.

Thus having spoke she turned away
And though I found no words to say
I stood and watched until I saw
Her black cloak disappear.
My labour is no easier,
But now I know I'm not alone.
I'll find new heart
Each time I think upon that windy day.

And if one day she comes to you
Drink deeply from her words so wise.
Take courage from her as your prize
And say hello from me.

High Priestess

Who brought the sunshine to my eyes.
Who wondered through my sad disguise.
And I have a love that can not die
For you.
High priestess of my heart.
Tell me that we won't part.

Then let's get together in the sky.
To leave the lonely world to wonder why.
For we have a love that cannot die
So true.

High priestess of my heart
Tell me that we won't part.


Somewhere in your eye, that very special glow.
Something drawing me, to where, I do not know.
I never really thought that I would lose myself.
But now I'm going faster than anybody else.

You move without a sound, touch me with your hand
Just like the rain that fondles every grain of sand.
This thing we're gonna do, it's just for you and me.
I'm gonna make it good, good as it can be.
Do it this time with me.

Your kiss is sweeter now, your breath is getting warm.
We must take our time and last it through till dawn.
I wonder will it be? Oh, I expect it to.
There have been other girls, but no one else like you.
I feel a power here I've never felt before.
And I begin to see what drives us to want more.
Oh girl of all my dreams, please tell me if I'm wrong.
Because I think you have been in love.

As time passed, and all too fast,
I just knew it couldn't last.
And I guess that the end was near at hand.
Oh we tried our love inside,
It just crumpled up and died.
What went wrong I will never, never understand.
You tell me why.
Alone again - how could you leave me.
Alone again - I don't wanna be.
Alone again - yeah!

There's a line, in a rhyme, I was going to send to you.
It says: 'All that is to be will surely be'
So, though you had to go 'cause you needed someone new,
Is there still a chance that you'll come back to me?
I want you back you see......

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