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Free Spirit
Bronze Records 1980

Recorded At Roundhouse Recording Studios, London,
T.W. Music, London, Dodgy Demos, Berkshire
Produced And Mixed by Ken Hensley
Assisted by John Gallen
Mixed At Roundhouse Recording Studios
Engineered by John Gallen, Tony Patrick, Lawrence Burrage
Mastered At Town House Studios, London
Assisted by Julian Cooper
Personal Assistance Chris Cockram
Cover by Martin Poole & Linda Curry

Line up:
Bass Guitar:
Drums:
Mark Clarke:


Trevor Bolder:


Denny Ball:

Gary Taylor:
Inside The Mystery
Do You Feel Alright

New York
Telephone

Woman

The System
When
No More
Jim Toomey:

Geoff Allan:





Ian Paice:

Kenny Jones:
Inside The Mystery

New York
The System
When
No More
Woman

Brown Eyed Boy

Telephone
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and all other Instruments:
Ken Hensley

Side 1:
  1. Inside The Mystery (Williams) 4:36
  2. New York (Hensley) 2:25
  3. The System (Hensley) 2:35
  4. When (Hensley) 3:48
  5. No More (Hensley) 4:36
Side 2:
  1. Brown Eyed Boy (Hensley) 4:03
  2. Do You Feel Alright (Hensley) 2:52
  3. Telephone (Hensley) 3:09
  4. Woman (Hensley) 3:21
  5. New Routine (Hensley) 3:28

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Inside The Mystery
Williams

Mysteries sometimes need
Special people to stop and read
In between the written lines
To find the meaning
Inside the mystery
Inside the mystery

You and I, we take it slow
Writing stories as we go
Understanding what we see
To the world it's hidden deep
Inside the mystery

To you and I everything is fine
To the world it ain`t so right, no no
Bur who's to say who's right
And who's wrong
Let us move along tonight
When you and I have travelled on to
Greener pastures and clearer seas
We will live in all their dreams
Inside the mystery

Maybe it's an illusion
Or a masquerade
Or it could be a decision
That only you and I can make
While jokers come in thousands
And the actor hopes to deceive
You and I have a paradise
Right here inside the mystery

To you and I everything is fine
To the world it ain`t so right
Bur who's to say who's right
And who's wrong
Let us move along tonight
When you and I have travelled on to
Greener pastures and clearer seas
We will live in all their dreams
Inside the mystery

Oh yeah, inside the mystery ...

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New York
Hensley

New York, you're such a fickle city
You've got a heart
But you won't admit it
You've got a soul
And I'd like to get in it
But you can't have
My dreams in exchange

'Cause I came to you
With an open mind
With my heart full of hope
Of a special kind
But the doors stayed closed
For the longest time
So I thought of inside
Wondering what I might find

But you played with my illusion
'Till my image laughed in my face
I would have loved to love you
But my heart needs a different space

New York, New York ...

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The System
Hensley

The night is closing in
On another day
A momentís peace some time
To sleep my dreams away
But not enough to hide
From the truth

'Cause the system's gonna get you
Come what may
Sooner or later it's gonna find a way
You're gonna see, there's no escape
From the system

Try as you do
You're just not getting thru'
Makes no difference
What you try to do
You won't be satisfied you'll have
Frustration at your side

Put it to the test
To hell with the rest
Make your deal with the devil
You'll find it hard to stay alive
Just to survive

Itís the system ...

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When
Hensley

When will you rise
When will you rise again
When will you rise
And show me the way
I need you now in my uncertainty
I need your strength
To face the new day

Swept off my feet
By life's sweet mystery
Sometimes it's hard
Just getting along
I know you're there
Why won't you come to me
You know I'm lost without a song

Dance with me, sweet inspiration
Seems to me only you know how
Dance with me, oh dance with me
Share my fantasy just for now

Inspiration's gonna rise again
Gonna take me by surprise again
You'll see the light in my eyes again
Inspiration's gonna rise again

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No More
Hensley

You've been cheating me so long
Giving me the run around
Spreading evil everywhere you go
But I tell you here and now
You will pay the price somehow
You can say goodbye
To everyone you know

'Cause I won't take no more
No more, no more of your lies
No no no more
No more, no more

You mean one thing
And say another
Trying to confuse your brother
It's all too much
For me to understand
For you will need my help one day
And I just might turn you away
Think about that while you're
Holding out your hand

So you think you can run around
Breaking people's hearts
Tearing apart the ones
You should love
Well, I think you would be wiser
To heed the prophets words
One false move and
All your love is lost

Write it down to experience
It's all part of life
And who will be the loser in the end
But is that really what it's all about
Is it reason enough
To sing and shout
You lost another lover
But you've also lost a friend

No more, no more
No more of your lies
No no no more
No more, no more

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Brown Eyed Boy
Hensley

Well I picked her up on the 44
One evening back in July
She looked so pretty
In the full moonlight
That I just couldn't pass her by
And we hadn't rolled
But a mile or more
Before the lady started
Making her moves
It was becoming steadily clearer
That she was into a boogie groove

Well she said she was hurtiní
From too much flirtin'
And I shouldn't get the wrong idea
So I said what's a pretty girl like you
Doin' in a place like here
Well she got into a fix
Lookiní for some kicks
Her high ideals had been blown
So I tried to be nice, I told her twice
She was the prettiest girl in town

And she said brown eyed boy
Play me a rock 'ní roll tune
And maybe there's a chance we can
Dance by the light of the moon
Yeah, brown eyed boy
Wonít you play me a rock 'n roll tune
And maybe there's a chance we can
Dance by the light of the moon

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Do You Feel Alright
Hensley

Do you feel alright ...

One in the morning
I'm always on the run
And still it seems I never get far

The road's never ending
It looks like I've just begun
And life's just a game and
I'm playing my part

When will I see you
I'm longing to hold you
Just the sound of your voice
Will help me through

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Telephone
Hensley

Well, I'm sitting by the telephone
Waiting for you to call
I've got the welcome light shining
Got the red carpet down in the hall
And my heart starts jumping
Just thinking about
The sound of your voice
You know I hate to wait but
l love you, so I got no choice

They say absence makes
The heart grow fonder
But I'll go crazy if I wait much longer
I'm beginning to wonder
If you remember our love at all

Well, the problems of the night
Seem much better in the light of day
But if you don't hurry honey then
I'll have to give my heart away
lt takes a certain kind of man to
Let this loneliness go on and on
You know I hate to wait
By tomorrow l just might be gone

I picked up the phone
As soon as it rang
Picked up the phone
And my heart really sang
And I suddenly forgot all the trouble
I'd been thinkiní about

You said goodbye
And I said I love you
You said hold on and I said forever
And then you were gone and
I was left alone with my doubt

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Woman
Hensley

Woman you are a mystery to me
You're really not what I thought
You would be from the start


And I've tried just as hard
As any man can
But you never seem to
Understand my heart

Woman

Lady we've been together
For a good long time
But every time I start to think
You're all mine, you stand back

I tried but I'm slowly
Running out of ideas
And my joy is quickly
Turning to tears and that's a fact

Woman, you gotta trust me
If we're gonna stay in love
Then you know
Thats the way that it must be
Won't you try a little harder
To understand

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New Routine
Hensley

New routine ...

Risin' early, sleepin' easy
I got myself a new routine
Time for talkin' and lazy walkin'
Rememberin' the things I've seen

New routine
Iíve got myself a new routine

If I keep smilin' it'll turn to laughin'
And day by day
Get better and better
Got a lady in this eye of mine
Gonna quit my dreaming
Go on out and get her

Sometimes people change their names
But stay the same inside
To me it's such a pointless exercise
Wouldn't it be better
If they changed their ways
And made a little sacrifice
They might become so much wiser
You never know, no you never know

Appreciation and dedication
Coming from my
Dim and distant past
But with patience
We might stay together
And find a love that just might last