World Anthem

Label

CBS/Columbia Records

Release Date

1977

Credits

Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion, Timpani – Frank Marino
Bass – Paul Harwood
Drums – Jim Ayoub
Artwork [Cover], Design – Bob Lemm
Photographer – Steve Caraway
Photographer [Studio] – Daniel Poulin
Liner Notes – Frank Marino
Synthesizer – Phil Bech
Engineer – Billy Szawlowski, Gordon Gibson
Mastering – George Marino, J. Messina
Producer, Composer, Arranger – Frank Marino

Lyrics

Requiem For A Sinner

I’m lookin’ down
Into a lonely place I’ve known
I hear the moan
Of a tortured battered soul
Well, he’s only tryin’ to see
Where he’s gone
And I’m sorry ‘cause he feels…

All alone
All alone

I’m walking round
In a cold unearthly place
I hear the sound
Of a mixed-up human race
Well, they’re only tryin’ to know
Where they’ve gone
And I’m sorry ‘cause they feel…

So alone
So alone

I’m so sorry that they feel

…All alone…

Hey Little Lover

I said, hey Little Lover
I want all of what you got to offer
I said, hey little baby
I don’t want to hear you say maybe

I’ve been lookin’ for someone like you
For a long, long time

Little Lover

And now I know that I’ve found you
And I’m gonna make you mine

Little Lover

I said, hey sweet sugar
The love that I’ve got for you is growin’ bigger
I said, hey sweet sister
I can’t wait to get you in my arms and kiss you

Well I been waiting for you and your kiss
For a thousand nights

Little Lover

And now I see that our love’s gonna shine
Like a million lights

That’s right

I said, hey Little Lover
I don’t want you to think of no other
I said, hey sweet sugar
You loaded up my heart, you squeezed my trigger

Well, I know you been sent down to me
From up above

Little Lover

And I’m sure that it’s true ’cause with you
I have fallen in love

In love

In love, In love

Little Lover, Little Lover, Little Lover, Little Lover,
Little Lover

Broken Heart Blues

Four in the morning and I’m still tryin’ to sleep
Looks like it won’t come around
The things that you said, you know they cut very deep
They’re really bringin’ me down

Well, hey babe how could you hang me up this way
You threw my love in my face
Well hey, babe, I’m tryin to say
I wish I could forget you today

Because

I’m breakin’, foresaken
You’ve taken all my love away
I’m lonely, so lonely
My only love has gone away
Well I know now we must be apart
But listen, darlin’, you know it’s breakin’ my heart

Yeah, hey
Yeah, yeah

Alright, yeah

Alright

I know, girl, it wasn’t working right
But there’s no need to go this way
I had the feelin’ when we started to fight
That we’d be finished today

Well hey, babe, I remember the way
You said those things to my face
Well hey, baby, I’m wishin’ that maybe
I will forget you today

Because

I’m cryin’, I’m dyin’
My tryin’s all gone down the drain
Yeah, yeah
I’m broken, so broken
Your spoken words cut through my brain
Well,I know it’s best we stay apart
But listen lover, it’s still breakin’ my heart

Yeah, yeah

All Right,

In My Ways

So tired I’d like to lay me down
And drift on aimlessly
Been years since I’m on the ground
So long I feel I’m not me

My life is so bizarre
Some say I won’t get far
But I know who they are
Oh Yeah! And I’m stuck, in my ways

In my ways

In my ways

My life has had it’s ups and downs
The same as everyone
But this time the ups ain’t comin’ ‘round
And I’ve been waitin’ so long

I guess I’m lookin’ for
Something I had before
Until it comes I’m sure
Oh Yeah! I’ll be stuck… in my ways

In my ways

In my ways

If you have felt the same as I
Then you know what I mean
Just keep on goin’ don’t you cry
It won’t solve anything

Don’t take my words too light
I’m sayin’ what I know is right
Stick to your guns and fight
Oh Yeah! See I’m stuck… in my ways

In my ways

In my ways

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So tired I’d like to lay me down
And drift on endlessly
Been years since I’m on the ground
So long I feel I’m not me

My life is so bizarre
Some say I won’t get far
But I know who they are
Oh Yeah! Cuz I’m stuck, in my ways

In my ways

In my ways

My life has had it’s ups and downs
Same as everyone
But this time the ups ain’t comin’ ‘round
So long I feel it’s not done

I guess I’m lookin’ for
Something I had before
Until it comes I’m sure
Oh Yeah! And I’m stuck… in my ways

In my ways

In my ways

If you have felt the same as I
Then you know what I mean
Just keep it goin’ don’t you try
It won’t close anything

Don’t take my words too light
I’m sayin’ what I know is right
Stick to your guns and fight
Oh Yeah! Said I’m stuck… in my ways

In my ways

In my ways

The World Anthem

Instrumental

Now we stand united and
We pledge eternal brotherhood
Now we sing as one and bring
Our hearts to all that’s good
For all those who tried
Fought and bravely died
Let their fight not be in vain
Come sing in freedom’s name
Now we’re marching undivided
Taking strength in unity
Now we hold to peace on earth
That all men may be free
We shall see no more
Hunger, hate and war
God we pledge our love to Thee. . .
To Thee. . .

Look At Me

Lookin’ at a portrait of a king
Wonderin’ ’bout the places he has been
And seen…
Do you know what I mean
It’s easy,
Like thinkin’ of you and me
It’s easy,
Just look at me

Listenin’ to a sound from yesterday
An old sweet sound so full of hope
It’s not too far away,
From me…
Can you hear what I’m dreamin’
It’s easy,
Like singin’ out of key
It’s easy,
Just look at me

Well, some folks say there aint no such thing
And some say there’s no yesterday
But I found out that dreamin’ can bring
Happiness in some strange way
Thoughts of things too sweet to only say
Love and all its colours, in full array
And music… to take me away

Well, I know that I may seem a bit insane
To people who don’t understand
A bit about the game we’re playin’,
Do you know what I’m sayin’
I’m only
Tryin’ to help someone to see
That dreamin’ can be good for you and me
It’s easy, like walkin’ by the sea
It’s easy, when you let yourself be free
It’s easy,
Look at me

It’s easy,

…Just look at me…

Lady

Lady, what are you tryin’ to do
Lady, you’re makin’ me a fool
I’m so tired of you tryin’ to make me run to you

Baby, you’re always runnin’ ’round
Maybe you like to put me down
But I’m wise to your jive
So don’t think I’m a clown
I don’t cry, so don’t try to make me cry
For you
For you

Hey hey!

Lady, listen to me now
Lady, I won’t be hangin ’round
Cuz I’m hip,to your shit and I’m glad
I found out
Your chance came, you played games, but it’s a shame
I won’t be stayin’ ’cause now I’m saying
So long
So long

Try For Freedom

On some morning when you wake up
You may find inside of your mind
Something you thought you had left behind

And you’ll know that somethings real and
Even though you won’t know why
You’ll have the feelin’ you want to cry

Well that’s fine

Reach out around you
Though it may astound you… please try
Please try

Find out the meaning
No, don’t think you’re dreaming… just try
Just try

I’ve been through all what I’m sayin’
And I’m playin’ all I know
So you can see what I’ve got to show

And I know that once you’ve seen it
And you’ve tasted all you can
That’s when I’m sure you will understand

Oh yeah

Savour the feelin’
Your head may be reelin’… but please try
Please try

It may caress you
And you will miss it unless you… just try
Don’t ask why

Well, I’ve spoken all I’ve had to
Now I think it’s up to you
You will find out what I’ve said is true

Just remember when I leave
I didn’t speak no make believe
I spoke of something we all must do
Me and you

Touch all the bases
Embrace all the places… you’’ll see
You’ll see

Life has its offerings
Don’t enjoy the sufferings… be free
Be free

Be free…