SAGA (1978)

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TRACK LISTING
01. How Long
02. Humble Stance
03. Climbing The Ladder
04. Will It Be You (Chapter 4)
05. The Perfectionist
06. Give'em The Money
07. Ice Nice
08. Tired World (Chapter 6)
NOTES: This is SAGA's 1st studio album, originally released in 1978. This album was remastered and re-released in 2002 on the SPV Label.


( RELEASED IN 1978 )

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1. How Long?

You thought you had it in the bag
Thought you had it all figured out
But now you're having second thoughts
You don't really know your ins from outs
You won't accept the lot you've drawn
You can't face the error of your ways
You turned your back and walked away
Seem bent on finding better days
How long did your dream carry on
How long did your dream spin around
You'd better grab your things and run
All your friends have left you behind
I have no answers for you now
I just wish you had an open mind
How long did your dream carry on
How long did your dream spin around
How long did your dream carry on
How long did your dream spin around


2. Humble Stance

Lately I've been watching a little complex grow
You know, you gotta know
That's why I chose to tell 'ya
That humble stance and timid glance
Makes your world turn so slow
You know, you gotta know
There's no one going to help you
Watching you, that shyness too, with everyone you know
You know, you gotta know
That's how they step around you
It takes you twice the time to find the things you're looking for
You know, you're moving slow
No one will stop to tell you
You can light up anyone you please
You should spend less time down on your knees
Lately I've been watching a little complex grow
You know, you gotta know
That's why I chose to tell 'ya
That humble stance and timid glance
Makes your world turn so slow
You know, you gotta know
There's no one going to help you (x5)
Lately I've been watching a little complex grow
You know, you gotta know
That's why I chose to tell 'ya
That humble stance and timid glance
Makes your world turn so slow
You know, you gotta know
There's no one going to help you

3. Climbing The Ladder

Wiping his brow
He managed to tear himself away
The past few nights
Had left him rather tired
Returned his thoughts
To a need he found overpowering
He felt success
Was now within his grasp.
Climbing the ladder
Three runs forward, two runs back
Climbing the ladder
Trying to stay on just the right track
Keeps us the pace
Tells himself that it's all worthwhile
Hard work is its own reward one day.
Could he be wrong?
Are all his dreams merely fantasies
And would it all
Fall in on him some day?
Now he sits back
Amid all things he worked so hard for
And wonders...
Was his energy well spent?
Whatever the price
He is where he wants to be
The end has justified
The means and all.

4. Will It Be You? (Chapter 4)

The stage is set, all ships have arrived
We know that only one will survive
Will it be me, will it be me, will it be you?
Suspension plates are drawn in tight
Central towers alert to the fight
Will it be me, will it be me, will it be you?
If you bring some you know
I'll have one better
What you want to know
I'll own forever
For years you've watched my vision grow
It's now come time for you to know
Will it be me, will it be me, will it be you?
Are you quite sure you've grown so strong
Since last we met it's not been long
Will it be me, will it be me, will it be you?
If you bring some you know
I'll have one better
What you want to know
I'll own forever
Southwest sector, they're at your door
Silos release black interceptor
Will it be you? Time perfection, defence selection
Intercept without detection
Will it be you?
My contact's made with your feeble raid
Your fleet lies silent, black starlit grave
Will it be me?
Computer dance
Metallic romance
It really seems you had no chance
Yes ! It will be me.

5. The Perfectionist

Ellery Sneed had one great need
To do everything just right,
If things were not planned and all done by hand
He would ready himself for a fight
One afternoon while sitting alone
He came to a great realization
When it's his turn to die
Will there be enough time for plenty of planned preparation
With a few minutes thought his decision was clear
A fate most perfectly neat
Not a friend could remain to witness his death
So a terminal wine he would treat.
The plan was to hold a very large feast
Serving the wine at the end
Joining the fun would be everyone
He'd been calling his friend
Invitations went out, all guests did arrive,
The meal looked a great success,
Deciding the time he brought out the wine,
Up stood a familiar guest.
Here's a toast to our gracious host
Said Ell's friend Billingford Bluffer
Never in my life will I taste but a bite
Of a more perfectly planned out supper.

6. Give'em The Money

Walking slowly helps your day
Or will help some of the new ones
A guided tour could be the lure
To visit your home made ruins
You've been noticing little things
You can't quite find a perspective
Ask a friend how far they'll bend
To get their heart's desire
Most will say with lots of pay
They'll stay just until they tire
You've been noticing little things
You can't quite find a perspective
Give'em the money
Give'em the money
Give'em the money
Less work, more pay
(Repeat)
Walking slowly helps your day
Or will help some of the new ones
A guided tour could be the lure
To visit your home made ruins
You've been noticing little things
You can't quite find a perspective
Give'em the money
Give'em the money
Give'em the money
Less work, more pay
(Repeat)

7. Ice Nice

You look at him twice
Think of how nice
His one on one face
He promised no bite
And finish a fight
Place coin in slot provided
Ice, Nice, everything's twice as bright with money in your hands.
Ice, Nice, everything's twice as bright with money in your hands.
How long have you been listening?
How long have you been listening?
Three in a row is your reason To go on spending your money
You've been here before
You've spent a lot more
This makes it less funny.
How long have you been listening?
How long have you been listening?
Just a few feet away
Just a little to pay
You thought you were cured
Now you've been lured here
Face your own desire
To this smiling toy
Which brings you the joy
No harm just to enquire
Ice, Nice, everything's twice as bright with money in your hands.
Ice, Nice, everything's twice as bright with money in your hands.
How long have you been listening?
How long have you been listening?
Just a few feet away Just a little to pay

8. Tired World (Chapter 6)

A vision of buildings sitting empty
There's not a person to be found
All the cars sit silently waiting
All the leaves have fallen to the ground
Waves crash with no interruption
There's not a ship that you can see
No rock is thrown to change its motion
Rhythms moving, all naturally
A sleeping world, just waiting
A tired world
A sleeping world, just waiting
A tired world
A phone is ringing in the distance
A pulse with no end, no enemy
This cry has no one left it can bother
The person may have left suddenly
A lot of wasted words were spoken
Many vain attempts were made
No one realized that in the long run
It was ourselves we could have saved
A sleeping world, just waiting
A tired world A sleeping world, just waiting
A tired world

 
 
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