Steve Winwood: Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood Jun 1, 1977 Island Records
# Title Duration
1 Play Hold On (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi)
Hold on to me when you're falling
when you're falling down to the ground
Hold on to me when you feel like
When you feel like you can't go on

Don't be afraid I'll never refuse you
playing with a broken heart that's lame again
Don't be ashamed to reach out and take my helping hand
it's so easy to be, to be free,
all you got to do is
hold on to me when you're falling
hold on to me when you're falling down
hold on to me when you're falling down to the ground.

(Hold on to me when you're falling, Hold on to me when you're falling)

Reach out to me when you're crying
When you're crying out in the rain
Reach out to me when you feel like when you
feel like you can't stand the pain.

Don't be ashamed to hold your head up
Walking to this state of mind aint' no big deal
Don't be afraid to reach out and there's a friendly sky
Take your clue. all you've got to do is...
Hold on to me etc....
04:33
2 Play Time Is Running Out (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi)
Every day there's something new that's going around
Crazy people getting all dressed up to paint the town
Business men they shake their heads and then they frown
Everybody tries so hard to put them down

It seems to me that maybe they got something going
And if you don't make an effort, then you got no way to know
Time is running out

Woman, can you hear me clear?
I hope that you can
Before you go to sleep at night
Take care of your man

And if you want a love that will always be around forever
Then you finally get it, ah, but you ain't gonna have it together

Time is running out, running out
Time is running out, running out

Johnny drives a Thunderbird, he's in a big rage
Always being criticized for being his age
In his nose a safety pin and life's a razor blade
He's so sick of everything that's been made

It seems to me that maybe he's got bad frustration
And all we can do is try and give the right information
Oh, 'cause time is running out

Population on the move
So don't you delay
Get yourself right in the groove
'N' hear what I say
It's no good being lazy
You've got to get up on your feet and shout
'Cause it'll make you crazy
When you realize you've been left out

Time is running out, running out
Time is running out, running out
Time is running out, running out

In the future there's no room
People standing on your toes
Mother nature's on the run
Everybody's got a gun

Soldiers walking in the street
Giving off a lot of heat
There just ain't enough to eat
If you're poor, you've got no meat

Advertising in the sky
They like to stick it in your eye
So mad it will make you cry
All the things that you don't need

Trouble in the family (Said, separation and the [sea?])
There is no more unity (Remind me what it used to be)
Complications everywhere (It seems to me it has to be)
[?] people stare (You know it's true and)
Time is running out, running out
Time is running out, running out

Television in my home (People watching every day)
Someone's talking on the phone (I can't hear a word I say)
There's no time to be alone (There's no time to get away)
Wonder why your mind is blown (Nervous breakdown every day)

Take me where the air is clean
To the country, fresh and green
I just cannot stand this pace
Sorry, but there's no such place
Time is running out, running out
(Repeat and fade)
06:30
3 Play Midland Maniac (Winwood)
Take me away beyond the night
Take me away before the day
Happens nowhere else but here
Where can I go
Except for the show?
And sometime from now -and it won't be long
I'm gonna stay in my home country
And you see it, can you see it?

Let me tell you' bout someone I knew
Communicated but he didn't know how
Telepathy
Met a lady but he didn't know who
Midland maniac
Pouring out his soul to me
He's a prisoner but he thinks he's free
He has no one in the world to be

Let me tell you 'bout a thing or two
I sail the ocean just to get to you
Telepathy
I hear you calling but you can't get through
Midland maniac
Pouring out my soul to you
I hope you get it and I know you do
That is one thing I can do for you

Take you away beyond the night
Take you away before the day
Happens nowhere else but here
Where can i go- except for the show?
And sometime from now-and it won't be long
I'm gonna stay in my home country
And you see it, can you see it?
08:32
4 Play Vacant Chair (Winwood, Viv Stanshall)
When a western man loses his best friend many days are spent in years
And without belief he knows his empty grief is a name for his own fears
Oh, the eyes are still. Oh, but even sleeping

My dearest friend till we meet again and ever, we'll be blowing
Maybe weep awhile for those below; until then I'll keep on going
But oh, the heart, the hurt keeps on keepin' on, on and on

Let them alone for those down there speak our sorrow
While we can't share the joke together, yeah, we keep on going
My dearest friend till we meet again
O-ku Nsu-kun No-ko
The dead are weeping for the dead
06:54
5 Play Luck's In (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi)
Some people get lonely, while some people get blue
But nobody can tell you just what you should do
Somebody is laughing while somebody is crying
While one child is born, there's somebody dying

You hold the key in the palm of your hand, my love
And it seems to me
There ain't no [special crime? sense in crying?] in heaven above

There's something about you, I don't know what you got
But you and me girl, we're gonna give it a shot
Feel my luck's in,
I feel like I'm flying
I don't want to see nobody crying

If you saw my love
Then you'd know what I mean
She's the only one
That makes this world like a dream

I think it's amazing just what you can do
When somebody wants you, and their love is true
Hot love is a fire, and you can get burned
I once was [?], now my luck's turned
Luck's In
05:23
6 Play Let Me Make Something in Your Life (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi)
Sometimes it's hard to express what you feel
While trying to say the things that are real
I don't wanna fight for fighting just brings pain
Just wanna hold you in my loving arms again

Let me see the sunrise shining in your eyes
Taste the winds and feel blue skies
I've heard all I can tell all your troubles and strife
Let me make something Let me make something in your life
Sometimes I catch myself talking loud
While others I get lost in a crowd
Then all my thoughts is being scared and get lost
Cause I paid for my freedom too high a cost

Let me see the sunrise etc (2nd time)

I've been so lonely and I've been so blue
Now without you, there's nothing I can do
Why can't we try and make amends?
We used to be good friends, why?
I don't want to lose you
We don't have to say goodbye.
05:33

 

 

PLAYERS:

 

Willie Weeks: Bass, except tracks 3 and 4.

Steve Winwood: Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals.

Andy Newmark: Drums, except tracks 3 and 4.

Jim Capaldi: Drums and Backing Vocals on track 2.

Nicole Winwood: Backing Vocals on track 2.

Reebop Kwaku Baah: Congas on tracks 2 and 5.

Julian (Jr) Marvin: Guitar on track 4.

John Susswell: Drums on track 4.

Alan Spenner: Bass on track 4.

Brother James: Percussion on tracks 1 and 4.

 

 

 

NOTES:

 

Produced by Steve Winwood and Chris Blackwell in association with Mark Miller Mundy

"Midland Maniac" written, composed, and performed entirely by Steve Winwood

Recorded at Basing Street Studios, Chipping Norton Studios and Island Mobile

Re-Engineered By Phil Brown, Assistant Engineers Robert Ash and Ray Doyle

Mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound, NYC

Cover Painting by James Hutcheson

 

SINGLES:

 

"Time Is Running Out" / "Penultimate Zone" released as UK single, 06/77