Traffic: Far From Home

Traffic Jul 1, 1994 UK: Virgin CDV 2727 and US: Virgin 39490
# Title Duration
1 Play Riding High (Capaldi, Winwood)
Don't be afraid, love, when the storm comes
We're gonna make it through on our own
Don't you, don't you ever let go of my love
Think about it, if you believe then it will be

We'll be riding high and we won't look down
See our spirits flying to that higher ground

Over and over, oh, the storm raged
I held you in my arms to keep you warm
No, you, no, you never let go of my love
Through the darkness you were the light that shone on me

Every step I took, through everything I've done
When the lightning struck you were the only one
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
05:30
2 Play Here Comes A Man (Capaldi, Winwood)
I've heard it said people's souls chase the night
Hoping for times that went before when their hearts were flying
No, don't you be blue when you hear the wild birds call
Oh, hold on, love, 'cause I'll never let you fall

Here comes a man who'll give you all the love he can
Far from the rain where you'll never feel the pain
Don't cry, we'll come alive, oh, if you'll wait for me

Out of my head a vision flows bathed in light
Borne by the tide along the shore where the wind is sighing
No, don't you be blue when you hear the music play
Just hold on, love, 'cause we're gonna sail away

I've been coming to set you free 'cause your love belongs to me
Yes, I'm going to make you mine 'till the end of time

Hoping to get through and that the hailstones don't fall
So hold on, love, like you never did before
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
05:06
3 Play Far From Home (Capaldi, Winwood)
I can't afford to take a rest, I'm heading out towards the sun
And find the place where I once saw a new life starting
It's not so far to get there, it's waiting up around the bend
Don't know if I'll be back again

Through the night I'm flying, moving like a raven
To the night unfolding I call your name
To the night I whisper, to the night I pray
Through the night I'm racing
Far from home

I've always tried to do my best, I never cheated anyone
Not like the place where they once turned the wine into water
Running from all pretensions, nothing blocking up my view
No more feeling black and blue

'Cause tonight I'm not a lonely man, yes tonight, oh tonight
Keep holding on to false directions, they'll never set you free
You got to stop the world and let it be, then maybe you will see
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All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
08:33
4 Play Nowhere Is Their Freedom (Capaldi, Winwood)
Locked out of Eden for failing the test
They just can't live like all of the rest
Speaking in tongues without any rhyme
Ragged outcasts on the wastelands of time
Easy rider coming down the road, easy rider overload

Looking for sometime, somewhere, some place
Sometime, somewhere, some space
Sometime, somewhere, some grace,
But nowhere is their freedom

Red flames of fire reflect in her eye
Masked by the smoke that's floating on high
Seizing the road, reaches the sky,
Like a falcon she just wants to fly
Dark clouds gather on the edge of the mist
Hear her laughter and she's gone

There's always one more mountain to climb
But we are all lost, travelers in time, a long way from home

You always fear what you don't understand
Choosing to live in Disneyland
They polish the children, they polish the grass
Definitely in a different class
All is magic on a mushroom ride
It's so tragic when you realize
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
06:57
5 Play Holy Ground (Winwood, Capaldi, Spillane)
What are we doing to this holy ground, this land that God gave to us all
'Cause everywhere I hear that crashing sound that trees make when they fall
Why can't we understand when it turns to sand
There's no way you can bring it back again
Why don't we change the plan, and try to save this land
And make a promise not to hurt again this holy ground
What are we doing to this sacred heart, this heart that's beating for us all
'Cause everywhere I see it torn apart as tears like rain will fall
Why don't we take the time, take a look inside
Try to understand what's going wrong
Stop trying to change the tide, overcome our pride
Take off our shoes, this place we're standing on is holy ground

Get out of doing the things you do in the dark
Keep the flame alive in your heart

What are we doing to the children's lives, the ones we shouldn't hurt at all
'Cause in the night I hear their lonely cries, so frail and small
How can we just stand by and watch them fade and die
Before they even reach the age of ten
Why don't we heal the pain, take away this shame
And make a vow to give them back again this holy ground
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Sony Music Publishing UK administered by Sony Songs Inc. (BMI)
07:48
6 Play Some Kinda Woman (Capaldi, Winwood)
Heats the message that you send
One look at you, I'm burning up inside
You know that I'd give up anything
I can't get enough when you get next to me

Oh you, hey, some kinda woman
You some kinda woman

You cut a notch every time a heart is breaking
One time and then you, oh, never let 'em off
Once you've fixed your sightsv Oh, I want you, I want to tie you to me

Oh, don't hesitate, you got the touch to set me free

I'm like a kid standing outside your door
You make me feel like never before
I feel the heat rising up in my soul
I'm burning out of control

Oh, break down this heat 'cause what you're doing just makes me weak
The way you stand there in your clothes, giving me a look like Edward G.
And then you start to shake the place
And then you lock on tight to the groove
Oh, I want to get it on, looking for the chance to make a move

Look into my heart for what you want
Saying that you will and then you won't
Look into my heart for what you want
Saying that you do and then you don't
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
05:26
7 Play Every Night, Every Day (Capaldi, Winwood)
I don't know how long I can take it
There's times when I don't think I can make it through, baby
Don't know what you and me are gonna do, baby. Hey, baby
You know it's time to face up to what is wrong
I lie awake at night, I can't sleep while you're lying there
This feeling worries me, I can see it's going nowhere
Oh baby, now I just work all day trying to earn my pay
Oh, is it worth it now to sweat all day and see it slip away

Every night, every day, I keep feeling the same old way
Every night, every day, I keep feeling the same old way

Now then I've been thinking' about it
You say that it's okay - it'll be all right, baby. Hey, baby
But that's fine when all you do is party every night, baby
You say my clothes are soiled and my hands ain't clean
But I'm working overtime checking' every wheel is locked in tight
On that production line, baby, running at the speed of light
Oh, have mercy now, when you look that way and you start to play
Then oh, I'm burning up. I tell you one more day, I'm gonna fade away

It's the same old way, baby, it's the same old way now
It's the same way, it's just the same old way, hangs me up all day
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
05:30
8 Play This Train Won't Stop (Capaldi, Winwood)
In the city streets where I was born
People bowed their heads from dusk till dawn
Never realized the potential of their lives
Till the reaper came to cut the corn
Some were born to live a life of ease, never knowing suffering or disease
Till that final day when judgment comes their way, then they fall down on their knees and pray
This train won't stop ... Till we reach the end of the line

In the golden fields of yesterday where the children used to laugh and play
You can hear the sound of hammer breaking steel
When you take more than you give it never heals
I can see it rolling 'cross the sky on the holy mountains where eagles cry
Far from earth below where poisoned rivers flow where I'm free to let my soul and spirit fly
This train won't stop ... Till we reach the end of the line

And will the road find it, and will the soul guide you down
When will we really see that higher love, when we reach the end of our lives
This train won't stop ... Till we reach the end of the line

See the reaper in the field, time to get your spirit healed
Now the doors are open wide, there's no place that you can hide
Tell your children
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
05:23
9 Play State Of Grace (Capaldi, Winwood)
Sometimes your life can be sidetracked, getting lost in things you don't need
But we all lose direction in a world of greed
Some people's lives end in ruin, some people's lives never start
Someone knows what you're doing deep in your heart

In the hour of need you stood ready, looked danger right in the face

Your heart is moved by the spirit when you're living
Living in a state of grace

There's a world never ending, sorrow and pain don't exist
We can live there together, you can't resist

Just when you think you can't take it, dreams disappear into space
Trust in your heart, you can make it, when you're living
Living in a state of grace

There's nothing worse than the sorrow of loved ones you have lost
You can't face tomorrow, you can't bear the cross
But just remember that darkness in this world has no place
You've got so much to give now
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1994 FS Music Ltd./Freedom Songs Ltd. (PRS)
All rights administered by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)
07:16
10 Play Mozambique (Capaldi, Winwood)
I like to spend some time in Mozambique
The sunny sky is aqua blue
And all the couples dancing cheek to cheek
It's very nice to stay a week or two
And fall in love just me and you.

There's a lot of pretty girls in Mozambique
And plenty time for good romance
And everybody likes to stop and speak
To give the special one you seek a chance
Or maybe say hello with just a glance.

Lying next to her by the ocean
Reaching out and touching her hand
Whispering your secret emotion
Magic in a magical land.

And when it's time for leaving Mozambique
To say goodbye to sand and sea
You turn around to take a final peek
And you see why it's so unique to be
Among the lovely people living free
Upon the beach of sunny Mozambique.
04:22

 

PLAYERS:

 

Steve Winwood: Guitar, Percussion, Conga, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Producer, Engineer.

Jim Capaldi: Percussion, Drums, Vocals (bckgr), Producer.

Davy Spillane: Uilleann Pipes on track 5.

Mick Dolan: Guitar on track 4. AKAI S1000 programming on all tracks.

 

NOTES:

 

Produced by Steve Winwood, assisted by Jim Capaldi

Engineered and mixed by Steve Winwood and Mick Dolan.

Assistant Mixing Engineer: Karim Benzezour. Technician: Howard Beck. Project Co-Ordinator: Viv Phillips

Recorded at Woodstock, Kilcoole, Eire. Mixed at Chateau Miraval, France. Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis, London

Samples of Chris Wood used on "Nowhere Is There Freedom"

 

SINGLES:

 

"Here Comes a Man (UK 7")" / "Here Comes a Man (rock mix)" / "Glad (live) " released as UK single, 1994

"Here Comes a Man (rock mix) " / "Here Comes a Man (US 7")" / "Glad (live) " released as US single, 1994

"Some Kinda Woman" / "40,000 Headmen (live) " / "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (live) " / "Some Kinda Woman (LP) " released as UK single, 1994