THE FUGITIVE

released in 1983
Tony Banks -
Daryl Stuermer - Mo Foster - Tony Beard - Steve Gadd - Andy Duncan 

(all tracks written by Banks)

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THIS IS LOVE
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Here am I, lost in a world behind me
All alone, just like before you found me
Now I stare out on the traffic in the city
Even in the dark
And the rain falls on my window sill
This is love, girl, call it what you will
This is love

As I sit, thoughts of the past surround me
All around, like the sound of the wind in winter
Now I walk among the buildings of the city
Always in the dark
And the rain falls, spray from passing wheels
This is love, girl, call it what you will
This is love

Do what you want, do what you want, you've got to
Be what you want, be what you want, you've got to
Before, my life was a waste without you
What do I do now that I'm gonna lose you?
But you're gonna do exactly what you want to
Finish my world if I don't get to hold you again

Now I walk among the buildings of the city
Always in the dark
And the rain falls, spray from passing wheels
This is love, girl, call it what you will
This is love

And if ever you want me again, I will be there
If your world seems to need me again, I will be there
Now I stare out on the traffic in the city;
Even in the dark
And the rain falls on my window sill
This is love, girl, call it what you will
This is love

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MAN OF SPELLS
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In shadowy holes, the light disappears
Evening is with us now
And all around begins the movement
The many creatures of the night prepare

Undisturbed by the sound, with noisless tread
A figure comes into view
A trail of magic runs behind him
The Man of Spells has come to visit you
He knows how much you really want him
He knows just what you want him to do

Drawn back cloak revealing
Wraith-like form concealing
Healf-heard words beseeching
Half-seen eyes unseeing
Help me as I helped you
Help me now I need you

The enchantment is gone, the ghost disappears
Leaving just a tired old man
In restless dreams we might have changed him
But a wanderer's all he'll ever be
With shuffling feet he turns and is gone
Back to his open home
A trail of ashes runs behindhim
THe man of magic has retired tonight
He knows how much you really want him
He knows just what you wanted him to do

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AND THE WHEELS KEEP TURNING
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And the wheels keep turning, all the time
But there's no pounding or purring, not a sound
Just a feeling of stirring, hold them down, hold them down, hold them
 down

Yes it might happen this way
You have no warning, she is going away
She was the backbone to your life and your plans
And now the unknown, holds you down with its handss
And then you know that there's no turning back from here

And the wheels keep turning, all the time
No mechanical churning, not a sound
Just a feeling of stirring, hold them down, hold them down, hold them
 down

Yes it might happen this way
She is familiar, nothing much more to say
And then the day comes when you look in her eyes
And what you see there takes you quite by surprise 
And then you know that there's no turning back from here

People moving, going about their day
People planning, knowing just what to say
In one year we'll have money to spare
And in five all we require
In ten years we'll have a place of our own
And in forty we'll retire
So we do what we must, before we turn to dust

And the wheels keep turning, all the time
No expansion of burning, not a sound
Just a feeling of stirring, hold them down, hold them down, hold them
 down

Yes it might happen this way
You have no warning, she is going away
She was the backbone, to your life and your plans
Now the unknown holds you down with its hands

And then you know that it might happen this way
She if familiar, nothing much more to say
And then the day comes when you look in her eyes
And what you see there takes you quite by surprise
And then you know that there's no turning back from here

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SAY YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE ME
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On a cold clear night in November
All the people had gone to bed
We found ourselves upon a cliff edge
Looking out to sea
Then a sight in the pale moonlight
Made us shake our heads in dismay
A wave taller than the tallest tree
Bore down on she and me
all the hopes and dreams we had
Dissolved amidst the fear
What I'd be...without you now
Only the stars could ever tell

From the window of our hotel room
We look out on the city below
Driven lights move randomly
The never ending show
And when the bells start ringing
We have fifty floors to go
What I'd be...without you now
Only the stars could ever tell

Say you'll never leave me, never leave me alone
Say you'll never leave me, never leave me alone

On a lake, we cling to the rail
On the back of a sailing boat
A mist falls around us
Now becalmed we float
Then from behind comes a warning sound
We're helplessly adrift
Still, we see nothing
And then we see the ship

High above it dwarfs us
There's nowhere we can go
What I'd be...without you now
Only the stars could ever tell

Say you'll never leave me, never leave me alone
Say you'll never leave me, never leave me alone
Say you'll never leave me
Say you'll never leave me
I'd be so lonely here without you 
So lonely here without you, my love
So lost without your love

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THIRTY THREE'S 
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INSTRUMENTAL

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BY YOU
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As I step inside the street sound
A growl of thunder turns my head round
I see one face in the crowd
Like a beacon in the rain
I see your sunshine calling to me

As the people rush on by you
I will move myself beside you
Link arms like policemen in a chain
Keep ourselves inside the line
I need you now like it needed to rain

As the puddles form around us
And the thunder noise surrounds us
Now I can laugh amid the storm
Like a child in the warm
I feel your sunlight shining on me
All around me, inside me

Then high in the sky, a star appears to be winking
A branch caught by the wind, its leaves beckon to me
Stone still at my feet, its grey matches my thinking
Well water so deep, its song calling me down, down, down ...

Now in the street I stand deserted
With the cold and wet returning
I turn rejoining with the crowd
Like a leaf caught in the stream
I need you now like it needed to rain

I will meet you where the winds blow
The thunder rolls to and the streams flow
I will see your face in the crowd
Like a beacon in the rain
And see your sunshine calling to me

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AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT
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In fading starlight, creeping gloom
At the edge of night
I dream inside this half-lit room
It's gonna be alright
And I will say, that I will stay with you
And be forever by your side
No matter what before might lie
Or what we leave behind

And now the sun shines through the trees
In the morning light
It seems so easy to believe
It's gonna be alright
And I will say, that I will stay with you
And be forever by your side
No matter what before might lie
Or what we leave behind

But if you're thinking that you don't feel that way
I'll leave yo alone now, I'll go away
I promise, I'll go now, no matter what I said
But I'll be waiting, right here for you
Until I lay my body down
And it will be forever night time
If that's the way it is, the way it has to be

And now the stars come back to life
At the edge of night
Another day has slipped away
It's gonna be alright
And I will say, that I will stay with you
Until I lay my body down
then I'll be waiting, right here for you
Until I lay my body down
And it will be forever nighttime
If that's the way it is, the way it has to be

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CHARM
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INSTRUMENTAL

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Moving Under 
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Into the night, but out of the dark,
To be cornered and yet to survive,
The jester performed, with his body he scorned,
With his voice he amused, and a little confused
His masters the King and Queen,
The laugh of the King was clear and strong,
So out of fear the crowd laughed along,
And how I'd love to leave here,
Moving under...

Lost in space and with no hiding place,
And no chance of staying alive,
His men turn to him with confident eyes,
They've been in trouble before, but still they're alive
They're sure he'll think of something,
But slowly their eyes take on looks that accuse
As they realize, he know they must lose,
And how I'd love to leave here,
Moving under...

Doesn't anybody know that I am on the run?
How I'd love to leave here,
Always moving on,
Always moving on somewhere that doesn't mean a thing,
How I'd love to leave here,
How I'd love to be there,
Always on the run,
Always searching for some place that I can be alone,
Doesn't anybody know the reason why?
Doesn't anybody know the reason why?

Into the night, but out of the dark,
To be cornered and yet to survive,
The Fugitive runs, though his hands are tied,
His legs are in irons but his head's held high.
He knows how not to feel.

The time is right to move out of the night,
Into the light and stay out of sight,
How I'd love to leave there.
Moving under...

Doesn't anybody know the reason why?
Doesn't anybody know the reason why?

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K2  
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You and me, we got to go somewhere,
Somewhere where there's air to breathe,
Even though we can't see daylight,
Somehow we can feel the breeze, oh no,
Gonna be there someday - oh, gonna make it some way - oh.

Climbing cross the hills on pathways,
Where wiser men would fear to tread,
The air itself seems made from treacle,
Our shoes they feel they're made from lead, oh no,
Gonna be there someday - oh, gonna make it some way - oh, oh.

I got to know how you feel,
Got to know who you are,
Got to know from where you come,
You and me got nowhere to go,
Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide,
Ways appear, then disappear forever, all around.

We wander down between the houses,
Then walk among the fields again,
If we always keep on moving
We know we'll get there in the end, oh no,
Gonna be there someday - oh, gonna make it some way - oh, oh.

I'm gonna be there someday - oh, gonna make it some way - oh, oh.

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Sometime Never 
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Sometimes I have to ask myself,
How it is that we survive,
We know trains, boats, planes and cars
Will sometimes fail,
And if one don't get you then the other one will,
And if the other don't get you then another one surely will.

Inside, your heart must keep on going,
And so must all the other parts too.
Illnesses and poisons lie in wait,
And if one don't get you the other one will,
And if the other don't get you then another one surely will.

I'm not just talking 'bout the mountain climbers,
Jungle explorers or even hang gliders,
I'm not just talking about test pilots,
Steeplejacks, stuntmen or racing drivers.

Half the people in the world behave
Like they'd like to see the other half dead,
With guns and knives or perhaps just unconcern,
And if one don't get you the other one will,
And if the other don't get you then another one surely will.

I'm not just talking 'bout the mountain climbers,
Jungle explorers or even hang gliders.
I'm not just talking about test pilots,
Steeplejacks, stuntmen or racing drivers.
I'm not just talking 'bout lion tamers,
Human cannonballs or secret agents.
I'm not just talking about skydivers,
Trapeze artists or rodeo riders
I'm not just talking 'bout bounty hunters,
Astronauts, boxers or Billy Bunters...


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