BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THROWING SHAPES (1989)

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TRACK LISTING
01. How Do I Look
02. Starting All Over
03. Shape
04. Odd Man Out
05. The Nineties
06. Scarecrow
07. As I Am
08. Waiting In The Wings
09. Giant
NOTES: This is SAGA's 8th studio album, originally released in 1989. This album was remastered and re-released in 2002 on the SPV Label.


( RELEASED IN 1989 )

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1. How Do I Look

My eyes will barely open
And I can't feel my arm
I hear the voice of the scarecrow calling me
I'm rolling in my bed
And still my eyes won't focus
I wonder which one of me I'll need to be today
Stir it up
Mix it up
I'll keep you guessing
I must admit, just like you
I have my ups and downs
Take a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!
A quick glance in the mirror
And then I'm on my way
I think I'll know who I'll have to
Be today
Sir it up
Mix it up
I'll keep you guessing
I must admit, just like you
I have my ups and downs
Take a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!
I must admit, just like you
I have my ups and downs
Take a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!
How are you at picking out
A face within a crowd
Have a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!
I must admit, just like you
I have my ups and downs
Take a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!
How are you at picking out
A face within a crowd
Have a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!
I must admit, just like you
I have my ups and downs
Take a look, can you tell me
How do I look? Now!

2. Starting All Over

There hasn't been a single day go by
That I haven't wondered what it would be like
If I could just stop thinking 'bout yesterday
Cause I know all of my tomorrows start today
Sometimes I sit back and wonder
If a little temptation is all I really need
We're on a road that we've never been before
Where in the world will it end?
Now I'm face to face with my point of no return
I'm starting all over again
I still remember hearing someone say
That all good things come to those who wait
But over and over I've been told
That patience is a barricade
So I'm still waiting to be shown the way
Sometimes I sit back and wonder
If a little temptation is all I need
We're on a road that we've never been before
Where in the world will it end?
Now I'm face to face with my point of no return
I'm starting all over again
We're on a road that we've never been before
Where in the world will it end?
Now I'm face to face with my point of no return
I'm starting all over again

3. Shape

I'm startin' to feel
A bit like frankenstein
'Cause I know how it feels to wake up
And be some other guy
Every little movement I'm forced to modify
I know everyone does it
So I won't apologize
I'm not just the one you think you see
Today I'm gonna look one way
The one they should know
Can't you see the other side of me?
Tonight you're gonna see me change
And not just my clothes
Oh... the shape I'm in
Would you know at a glance
If it's me or him?
Every little action
Is somehow magnified
I know everyone does it
Is it any wonder why?
I'm not just the one you think you see
Today I'm gonna look one way
The one they should know
Can't you see the other side of me?
Tonight you're gonna see me change
And not just my clothes
Oh... the shape I'm in
Would you know at a glance
If it's me or him?
I wear this disguise like a second skin
Oh....the shape I'm in
Oh....the shape I'm in

4. Odd Man Out

You are who we say you are
We know you know who we are
I know!
They don't think I understand
When I'm not feeling like myself
That's why I leave when I can
Taking the odd man out
Now and then I have the feeling
They're just outside looking in
When I'm surrounded by these strangers
I feel like the odd man out (here I am)
You are who we say you are
Why can't you leave me alone?
We know you know who we are
Why won't you tell me what you
Want from me?
I hear them having conversations
But they keep it to themselves
And half the time they can't remember
Who is the odd man out
I have so many mixed emotions
Is this life I live my own?
I hear them whispering my name
Am I the odd man out?
Who am I to be this time?
Am I on my own?
Tell me who you see or do you know?
Who am I to be this time?
Make me feel at home
Don't let me spend too much time alone
Too much time alone
They don't think I understand
When I'm not feeling like myself
That's why I leave when I can
Taking the odd man out

5. The Nineties

No way I'm ready for 2001
Some things have got to change
Before that day comes
It's touch and go,
Excuse me have you got the time?
We know what happened here
We don't need a judge
When someone shouts "incoming"
Now it's, here comes the sun
And we don't have to wait 'til 1999
So are you ready for some changes
And if we're gonna do it, let's be dangerous
So when the nineties come
We'll do what must be done
And when the nineties come
We'll sing a different song
I don't know to patch a hole in the sky
I only know that we had better try
This is the game and you don't have to qualify
We only get one chance so let's make it good
Unless you think you'll need some firewood
And we can hardly wait 'till 1999
So are you ready to make some changes
And if we're gonna do it, let's be dangerous.
So when the nineties come
We'll do what must be done
And when the nineties come
We'll sing a different song

6. Scarecrow

Hey, you look like you're lost
Maybe you don't realize where you are
Now I'll tell you to stop
Just turn around and forget you made
A start
But you hesitate
Get ready get set
The longer you wait
The bigger I get
I'm the scarecrow
You better stay just where you are
I'm the scarecrow
You know I'll never let you get too far
Hey, I see you're still here
Didn't you get something from our talk
Now your eyes make it clear
But nevertheless you know you won't get far
But you hesitate
Get ready get set
The longer you wait
The bigger I get
I'm the scarecrow
You better stay just where you are
I'm the scarecrow
You know I'll never let you get too far
I say, "Push off" but you move too slow
I tell you to step, but you just won't go
One of these days you'll wish you were dead
There's a scarecrow now lying under your bed
I'm the scarecrow
You better stay just where you are
I'm the scarecrow
You know I'll never let you get too far

7. As I Am

How well do you still know me?
There's more to me than meets the eye
You seem to look right through me
I know you'd like to change my mind
Your eyes surround
Within, without
Just take me as i am
Won't you take me as i am?
You will break me as i am
You're never too far from me
Your hand is always reaching out
Although you think you're helping
What happens when you're not around?
Your eyes surround
Within, without Just take me as i am
Won't you take me as i am?
You will break me as i am
You are the one, and whatever it is
You know you won't let go
And you made me as i am
Can't you take me as i am?
You will break me as i am
You are the one, and whatever it is
You know you won't let go
And you made me as i am
Won't you take me as i am?
You will break me as i am
You are the one, and whatever it is
I know you won't let go
Won't you take me as i am?
You will break me as i am

8. Waiting In The Wings

Sometimes it isn't so easy
To have a mind of your own
I can imagine why sometimes
You lose control
Don't treat me like a stranger
I can help you more than you know
I'll just wait until you feel like letting go
You're never alone
I'll be right here waiting
I'll be here, I won't disappear
I'm waiting in the wings
You're never alone If you need something
I'm out of view but I'm watching you
Waiting in the wings
You've got a lot of secrets
Don't keep them all to yourself
You can trust all of your feelings
And I'm the one you can tell
It's not a sign of weakness
You don't have to stand alone
You know you'll never have to
Do it on your own
You're never alone
I'll be right here waiting
I'll be here, I won't disappear
I'm waiting in the wings
Sometimes it isn't so easy
To have a mind of your own
I can imagine why sometimes
You lose control
You're never alone
I'll be right here waiting
I'll be here, I won't disappear
I'm waiting in the wings

9. Giant

Looking back I can still remember
The day a stranger came to town
He didn't say much of anything
So why did everybody
Try and put him down?
I must admit that he looked
A little different
Maybe we just didn't understand
I knew that he'd never
Fit into the system
But from his eyes I could
See he had a plan
There was a moment of real hesitation
They didn't like a stranger
Playing the game
But if he was faced with
That kind of situation
Wasn't that the time to make change?
As time goes by
There's one thing I have come to realize
The time goes by
Never let yourself force to be compromised
But even now I remember
The way you made me feel
And I've been living with the question
Where are you now?
All Change!
As time goes by
There's one thing I have come to realize
The time goes by
Never let yourself force to be compromised
As time goes by
There's one thing I have come to realize
The time goes by
Never let yourself force to be compromised
As time goes by
There's one thing I have come to realize
The time goes by
Never let yourself force to be compromised
As time goes by
The time goes by
As time goes by

 
 
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