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The Gods
Genesis
1968

Line up:

Ken Hensley - Keyboards, Guitar, Lead Vocals
John Glasscock - Bass Guitar
Lee Kerslake - Drums
Joe Konas - Guitar, Vocals

Produced by David Paramor
Engireened by Peter Vince
The second engineer by Jeff Smith

Thanks to Tapio Minkinen and the Heepfiles
for these lyrics !
Track listing:
  1. Towards The Skies (Konas) 3:24
  2. Candles Getting Shorter (Hensley/Konas) 4:28
  3. You're My Life (Konas/Kerslake) 3:20
  4. Looking Glass (Konas/Hensley) 4:14
  5. Misleading Colours (Konas/Kerslake) 3:38
  6. Radio Show (Sugarman/Robertson) 3:12
  7. Plastic Horizon (Sugarman/Robertson) 3:26
  8. Farthing Man (Konas) 3:30
  9. I Never Know (Konas/Hensley) 5:41
  10. Time And Eternity(Konas/Kerslake) 2:41
Bonus tracks:
  1. Baby's Rich (Hensley/Konas) 2:45
  2. Somewhere In The Street (Hensley) 2:47
  3. Hey Bulldog (Lennon/McCartney) 3:01
  4. Real Love Guaranteed (Konas/Hensley) 2:29

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Towards The Skies
(Konas)

Ah ... Towards the skies
Ah ... Towards the skies

Turn your face to the wall
That's where I'll be
In the crack of the paint
My eyes you'll see
Locked away in my mind
I must be free

Reason with myself I find
Life is treating me unkind

Run the fields of green
And touch the ground
Zipping on my ears
To hear a sound
Picking things to see
Up from the ground

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Candles Getting Shorter
(Hensley/Konas)

And the candle's getting shorter
And the flame has nearly gone
You didn't love me like you
Ought to have done
Why do I, why do I keep on crying
Why do I, why do I keep on crying

How long will the sadness last
Will it be too long before it's past
How Iíve been so
Hopelessly out class
Since our love died
I've cried and cried and I cried
Since our love died
I've cried and cried and I cried

It doesn't really matter
If I wake one day and find
You didn't want to stay
My heart will just go on pretending
That I didn't love or
Want you anyway, no

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You're My Life
(Konas/Kerslake)

You're my life, you're my heart
In my dreams you play a part
When I wake everyday
I think of words that you say

I'll never find a girl
Sweeter in this world
I've gotta find a way
The thing to you I say

Youíre my blood in my veins
You're my life, you'll never change
You're my life, you're my heart
In my dreams you play a part

You're my life, you're my heart
Iíll never find a girl
You're my life, you're my heart
Sweeter in this world
You're my life, you're my heart
Gotta find a way
You're my life, you're my heart
The thing to you I say

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Looking Glass
(Konas/Hensley)

When she looks in
The looking glass on the wall
She can see sheís
The fairest of them all
Makes me do anything
Has me on a string
And there isnít anything I can do
La la la la la la ...

Sheís there on a place
No-one else above
Thereís no chance of her loving me
The way I love her
What in the world is left to do
Sheís crying out for someone new
And there isnít anything I can do
La la la la la la ...

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Misleading Colours
(Konas/Kerslake)

Misleading colours
Misleading colours
Misleading colours
For the eye to see

Raving colours going
ĎRound my mind
Filling my eyes till I go blind
Colours are followed by the score
My eyes can't focus anymore

Wishing a wish that won't come true
Doing things that you want to do
Seeing prisms yet to come
Knowing that it's just begun

Misleading colours ...

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Radio Show
(Sugarman/Robertson)

I got a car and I drive it
All night in the rain
A little blue horn and
Iíll blow it again and again
I go so quickly, quickerly, quickly

I saw a fire in the night
As I drove down the lane
A little red house was ablaze
As I tore down the lane
I go so quickly, quickerly, quickly

Would you believe me if I said
Iím losing my mind
Would you believe me if I said
Iím losing my mind

You can win a candy
On a fluorescent one-armed bandit
Here in Andrewís Nickel Bar
If your alligator shoes can dance
The mashed potato blues
Youíre a dandy, yes you are
You can buy a custom-built
Banana Wonder Sundae
Here in Andrewís Nickel Bar

I can hear the pitter-pat of the rain
I can hear the pitter-pat of the rain
Again and again
I can hear the pitter-pat of the rain

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Plastic Horizon
(Sugarman/Robertson)

Trying to see
Trying to see tomorrow
Listening to laughter
Children who do not know why

It was on my mind
Itís on my mind

Hey, we are not shadows
That cling to each other

Whose eyes are prisons of sleep
Whose lips are heavy with dreams

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Farthing Man
(Konas)

Give a man a penny
Give a man a penny
Penny for the farthing man
Treat him to a penny
Treat him to a penny
He will do what he can
He will do what he can
Little man, farthing man
Will do just what he can

Jump little man, jump high little man
Try for another penny
Laugh little man
Laugh loud little man
Or you wonít have any
Or you wonít have any little man
Farthing man is good
For your last penny

M an in the pouring rain
Has got a wet head
Something inside of him shows
Heís never fed
Though it may rain or snow
Heís always out there
Picking up pennies from people
Who donít really care

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I Never Know
(Konas/Hensley)

Never knew what time it was
Till I saw you hanging around
Never knew the time because
My head was stuck deep
In the ground

Times were bad, had to be sad
Times were cruel till I met you

Hadnít had a life, and then
You turned the light into my eyes
Now I no longer need a friend
You are my true paradise

Pink champagne drown my brain
When oneís mind has no time

"The Gods are managed by Dave Harvey ?"

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Time And Eternity
(Konas/Kerslake)

When youíre tired and blue
Think of what to do
You canít explain your heart
La la la la la la la la la

Life has just begun
I aim to touch the sun
For money I am poorer
La la ...

My mind is travelliní
I know where it will be
The tides are turniní
Through time and eternity

The day has broken through
My mind is clear to you
My life is just a ball
La la ...

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Baby's Rich
(Hensley/Konas)
Single a-side, included as a bonus track on CD

My my, my babyís rich
Girl, she buys me everything
My my, my babyís hitch
Always acting like the king

Money in this world isnít everything
They tell me
Itís no good acting like the king
They tell me
For every penny that you spend
Youíll allways find you loose a friend
In the end, end, end, end!

Iím gonna show you a different life
If you let me
If money is your biggest thing
Then forget me
If ouíre always gonna pinch a penny
When it comes to friends
You wonít have any
In the end, end, end, end!

Oh, oh, la la la ...

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Somewhere In The Street
(Hensley)
B-side of "Babyís Rich" single, included as a bonus track on CD

Somewhere in the street
I saw a face I couldn't forget
Later in that street
I cried a tear of bitter regret

I reached the place
Where she stood
Only a moment before
Now there's no face
Only lonely shadows
And raindrops of tears

I am so tired
So tired of chasing
A face in a dream
Waiting and watching
From a lonely window
It's always the same

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Hey Bulldog
(Lennon/McCartney)
Single A-side, included as a bonus track on CD

Sheep dog standing in the rain 
Bull grog doing it again 
Some kind of happiness is 
measured out in miles 
What make you think you're 
something special when you smile 

Childlike no on understand 
Jack knife in your sweaty hands 
Some kind of innocence is 
measured out in years 
You don't know what it's like 
to listen to you fears 

You can talk to me 
You can talk to me 
You can talk to me 
If you're lonely, you can talk to me 

Big man walking in the park 
Wigwam frightened of the dark 
Some kind of solitude is 
measured out in you 
You think you know but you haven't got a clue 

You can talk to me 
You can talk to me 
You can talk to me 
If you're lonely, you can talk to me 

Hey Bulldog

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Real Love Guaranteed
(Konas/Hensley)
B-side of "Hey Bulldog"single, included as a bonus track on CD

Don't waist all your time
Mess up your mind
Looking for dreams

Stop looking so sad
Life's not as bad
As it may seem

If you pay the right price
I've got love that you can buy
Or charge is a little love in return
Good love, real love, guaranteed
Good love, real love, guaranteed

Just before you start
Breaking your heart
Look back at me

Climb out of the crowd
Cast up your shadow
Set yourself free