Traffic: Last Exit

Traffic May 1, 1969 UK: ISLAND ILPS 9097 and US: UA UAS 6702
# Title Duration
1 Play Just for You (Mason)
A sea of green, a sky of blue
It's their time
All things to do
I see your face before me
and I'm wond'ring is it you
Looking thru the window where there isn't any view
So I'm taking from the chandelier
A crystal just for you

The music plays
the pheasant stays
A plane in the sky
Reality passing by
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02:18
2 Play Shanghai Noodle Factory (Winwood, Capaldi, Wood, Miller, Fallon)
In a Shanghai Noodle Factr'y
Place where I once used to be
No where doing nothing
People there were made of steel
Tiny cogs in one big wheel
Turning never learning

Had to make a break
And soon I had to wake up feeling stronger, feeling stronger
In my island of dreams, with impossible schemes

In a Shanghai Noodle Factr'y
Place where I once used to be
No where doing nothing
People there were made of cans
Packed like roosters in a pen
Crowing, never knowing

Had to make a break
I knew I couldn't fake it any longer
Everything just aches
Soon I'd have to wake up feeling stronger, feeling stronger
In my island of dreams, with impossible schemes
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05:06
3 Play Something's Got a Hold of My Toe (Winwood, Mason, Miller) 02:14
4 Play Withering Tree (Winwood, Capaldi)
Withering tree, bearing no fruit
Never will see an evergreen suit
Reaching right out, out for the sun
Broken old branches, fall one by one
Into the arms of eternity

Fighting the fish up from the deep
Oh how I wish the lake would not sleep
Following dreams into the blue
There you will see, hidden from view
Trees in the arms of eternity
Into the arms of eternity
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03:04
5 Play Medicated Goo (Winwood, Miller)
Pretty Polly Possum what's wrong with you?
Your body's kind a weak
and you think there's nothing we can do
Good Golly Polly shame on you
Cause Molly made a stew that'll make a newer girl out of you

So follow me, its good for you
That good old fashioned Medicated Goo
Ooo, aint' it good for you?
My own homegrown recipe'll see you thru

Freaky Freddy Frolic had some, I know
He was last seem picking green flowers in a field of snow
Get ready Freddy, they're sure to grow
Mother nature just blew it
and there's nothing really to it I know

Aunty Franny Prickett and Uncle Lou
They made some Goo
Now they really sock it to their friends
Frantic friends and neighbors charge the door
They caught a little whiff
Now they're digging it and seeking more
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03:36
6 Play Feelin' Good (live) (Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)
Seems I've got to have a change of scene
'Cause every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
But someone's locked the door and took the key

You feelin' alright? I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, you feelin' alright? I'm not feelin' too good myself

Well, say, you sure took me for one big ride
And even now I sit and wonder why
That when I think of you I start to cry
I just can't waste my time, I must keep dry
Gotta stop believin' in all you lies
'Cause there's too much to do before I die

Don't get too lost in all I say
Though at the time I really felt that way
But that was then, now it's today;
I can't get off so I'm here to stay
Till someone comes along and takes my place
With a different name and, yes, a different face
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10:40
7 Play Blind Man (live) (Malone, Scott)
Blind man
Standing on the corner
Crying out the blues
And I don't need a dollar
And don't give me a dime
Until you bring back that little girl of mine
I can't let her go
I'm hooked I can't let her go
People try to tell me stop crying
And find you someone new
'Cause when that good Lord made one woman
Halleluja!
Don't you know he made two
But I can't let her go
I'm hooked I can't let her go
I can't let her go Lord
I can't let her go
He lifted up his head toward heaven
And said, Lord, I'd rather die
Then let a no-good woman
Make me stand on this corner and cry
Lord knows I'm living in a world of darkness
But that don't bother me
And until I find that sweet little girl of mine
Lord knows, I just don't want to see
I can't let her go
I'm hooked I can't let her go
Won't somebody please help the blind
I can't let her go
07:06

 

PLAYERS:

 

Steve Winwood: Piano, Keyboards

Chris Wood: Bass

Jim Capaldi: Drums

Dave Mason: Guitar

 

NOTES:

 

Produced by Jimmy Miller

Art Direction: Mike Sida and Guy Stevens

Photography: Ray Ross, Richard Polak, Francine Winham

 

"Feeling Good" and "Blind Man" recorded live at the Fillmore West

Originally intended to be Traffic’s farewell album, a la Cream’s Goodbye

"Withering Tree" written for film called "The Touchables," but never used

Single: "Medicated Goo"