A Year Or A Day
Ken Hensley

Released on:
Album: Return To Fantasy (May 1975)
Return To Fantasy Remastered CD 1996, Essential ESMCD 381 U.K.
Compilation: Come Away Melinda: The Ballads, June 2001, Castle CMRCD238 (CD) U.K.
Return To Fantasy Expanded De-Luxe Edition 2004
Special Released: Chapter & Verse - The Uriah Heep Story, 2005, Sanctuary SMXBX233 U.K. CD3
Wizards And Demons, The Official History 4 DVD Box Set, 2005, CD3

David Byron - Lead Vocals
Mick Box - Guitars
Ken Hensley - Keyboards
John Wetton - Bass
Lee Kerslake - Drums

Seen from the height
Of a thousand miles
The earth looks the same as it did
How is it we can fly faster than day
But we can't find the things we need

Young man said the old man
Let the youth in your heart be at rest
We may all be dead
In a year or a day
When the devil is put to the test 

The day of creation
Was our finest hour
It's something we ought to defend
But it's been so abused
Since the first day of light
That no glory can come in the end

Young man cried the old man
There is victory in staying alive
And if you care so little
For the world we're in
Why and what do you
Want to survive

Can't we try
To let the past go by
With it's lessons firmly
Settled in our minds
To our children one by one
And before the darkness comes 
Let us leave a world full of light
Of a different kind

In truth they should meet
And with love
Their hearts should beat
And with patience
Solve the problems of our time
It wouldn't be so hard to do
It's only up to me and you
Let us not bequeath
A life that is a crime

Young man cried the old man
Let the youth in your heart be at rest
We may all be dead
In a year or a day
When the devil is put to the test

Young man ...