Trickster ‎– Find the Lady (1977)

Find the Lady is the first of two albums by English rockers Trickster, released in 1977 on Jet.


B2. “Your Money or Your Life” (4:51) | Writer: Hewinson / Bates | Style: pomp rock, glam

Lyrics

Fools losing their way
Life’s a game that they just don’t want to play
Content to watch from the sidelines
Not me, I like to meet
People don’t let them pass the wind in my feet (?)
Get out and find me some good times
Bright lights spin my head round
Feel so high on my feet, don’t touch the ground
Feel the air breathing something magic

I can feel it in a heartbeat
To the people out on the street
In the city, there’s many bees around the hive
It feels good to be alive

Fools fighting to take
Chance to sit in the back, playing it safe
Keep it inside the guidelines
Why should I sit on the shelf?
It’s time I started to make a life for myself
I’ve had enough of the breadlines
You see the cities of life
On every corner you find a bed for the night
But fools tell me that it’s just for sleeping

I can feel it, I can feel the heat
Every roadblock, every nursery (?)
To the city, there’s too many bees around the hive
This feeling gets me alive

Alive, you’re making every time a night on the town
You make a jokes favored clown
Or the nice guy
You’re never short of friends who help you spend your money

Your money or your life

Till now, the joker was me
Nothing is ever quite what it seems to be
Been reading too many headlines
This is me dialing the phone
Suddenly I can find no one at home
They’ve even drawn in the lifelines
Alone, nobody cares
No one sees just to know or even stares
There’s just no time for a hard luck story

Take it on me, you can lose the street (?)
You can smile but you’re gazing me (?)
In the city, there’s too many bees around the hive
But the city could never know what it is to be live

Alive, you’re making every time a night on the town
You make a jokes favored clown
Or the nice guy (who cares?)
You’re never short of friends who help you spend your money

Your money or your life

You find you’re making every time a night on the town
You make a jokes favored clown
Or the nice guy (who cares?)
You’re never short of friends who help you spend your money

Your money or your life


Tracklist:
A1. “Listen to My Music” (5:20)
A2. “Rich Man” (3:56)
A3. “Louise” (5:08)
A4. “Miles and Miles Away” (4:45)
B1. “If That’s the Way the Feeling Takes You” (2:44)
B2. “Your Money or Your Life” (4:51)
B3. “The Song Will Always Be the Same” (3:55)
B4. “Goodbye ’65” (3:34)
B5. “Let It Lie” (6:03)

Credits:
Phil Bates — guitar, vocals
Mike Sheppard — bass, backing vocals
Paul Elliott — drums, percussion
Colin Hewinson — keyboards, backing vocals

Martin Rushent — producer


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