Tales from the Sun

by aidan nolan

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aidan nolan's 1974 cult classic digitally restored and remastered.

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released March 1, 2010

Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars - aidan nolan
Piano - John A. Bird, Tony Ansell and John J Francis
Electric guitar - Ross Ward
Bass - Roy Giles
Drums - Doug Gallacher and George Ambrosio
Flute - Allan Luchetti
Percussion - Doug Gallacher and John J Francis

Recorded and mixed by John J Francis at
Copperfield Sound Studios, Sydney, Australia

Restoration and premastering by Stephen Lightbody at
Studio 3, Brisbane, Australia
Digitally remastered by Dave Neil at
Modern Mastering, Brisbane, Australia

Produced by John J Francis

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Track Name: Spaceman
I’m gonna be a spaceman, I’m gonna ride across the sky
I’m gonna be a spaceman, I know I can make it if I try
I’ll be traveling past the sun, so if you think you’d like to come
Then climb aboard the love for you and I

I’ve gotta have a space-love, I wanna see it in the sky
Make all of us a space-love, I know we can make it if we try
Have you tried to ride before, and all alone it took much more
But if we go together we’ll get by

I’m gonna be a spaceman, I’m gonna ride across the sky
I’m gonna be a spaceman, I don't wanna stay here till I die

I’m gonna be a spaceman, I’m gonna ride across the sky
I’ve gotta have a space-love, I want see it in the sky
I’m gonna be a spaceman, I’m gonna ride across the sky
Track Name: One Out on a Limb
There’s one out on a limb and he don’t know where to begin
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
There’s one out on a wave, and he don’t know who to save
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
There’s one up in a cloud, and he’s talking much too loud
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why

So you drink and think it up, pass along the coffee cup
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
Somewhere up there in a tower, there’s another happy hour
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why

And so you drink and think it up, pass along the coffee cup
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
Somewhere up there in a tower, there’s another happy hour
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why

There’s lovers on a bus, loking very much like us
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
There’s one out on a limb, and he don’t know where to begin
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty, why
Root toot tooty, root toot tooty
Root toot toot, rooty tooty toot toot
Root toot tooty, why
Track Name: Till I Get Me Some Money
The North Shore housewives won’t leave me alone for a minute
They either want me thrown out or else they want me to be in it
And sometimes I think I better run
When I remember all the things I’ve done
But then I guess I have to stay right here
Till I get me some money

Wait until I get me some money,
When I get me some money, I’m going home
Wait until I get me some money
When I get me some money, I’m going home

Constable Jones says I’m not to hang around on the corner
And I don’t see my body getting by on only bread and water
And the man who runs the liquor store
Says he don’t wish to see my face once more
But there’s really nothing else to do
Till I get me some money

Wait until I get me some money
When I get me some money, I’m going home
Wait until I get me some money
When I get me some money, I’m going home

But I see the sunshine, come looking over my shoulder
And I see the good times, before I get too much older, I

I’m tellin’ you, I’m just
Waiting till I get me some money
When I get me some money, I’m going home
Wait until I get me some money
When I get me some money, I’m going home
Wait until I get me some money
When I get me some money, I’m going home
Track Name: Thursday
Thursday, have you found another reason
Why you lied and made me cry when I was younger
Thursday, have you looked around and found
There is nothing in the sound that made you wonder

And it’s hard to believe
When you can’t find a reason for Thursday
And the memories return
Come to burn and earn their place among my feelings
Thursday and the rain was pouring down
As I lay back and I frowned up at the ceiling

And it’s hard to believe
When you can’t find a reason for Thursday

There was something I said
That went round in my head on Thursday
But it can’t matter now I forget anyhow on Thursday

Thursday and I’m caught here alone
With no love of my own to be smiling
Thursday, yes it’s all much the same
It’s a game on a name spoke in silence

And it’s hard to believe
When you, you can’t find a reason for Thursday
Good old Thursday, good old Thursday
Track Name: Wasting My Time
Did somebody see, a different direction
Did somebody make, a different connection
Though it could be right, it can’t be right for me baby
I’m only wastin’ my time

Run, run city child all gone country style maybe
Make, break any dream, you make better seem, like you’re crazy
I’m only wastin’ my time, I’m only wastin’ my time

And nobody knows, a single collection
And nobody shows, a simple perfection
And though it could be right, it can’t be right for me baby
I’m only wastin’ my time

Say, play any song, help you get along, could be
Lose, choose, anyone, try to catch the sun like it should be
I’m only wastin’ my time, I’m only wastin’ my time

I wanna see you rockin’ till four in the morning
Smilin’ out the good times like a priest to his calling
Swimming seas of happiness the rest of your life, but
I’m only wasting my time

Has anyone seen, a final conclusion
Has anyone been, above the confusion

Tick, tick time away, will tomorrow wait for you
Try, die, you and I, do you wonder why it’s not all you
I’m only wastin’ my time, I’m only wastin’ my time
Track Name: Melanie Moonbeam
Melanie Moonbeam, now that it all seems
How did you know it was going to be you
Melanie Moonbeam, lost in your own dream
How did you know it was going to be you

Melanie Moonbeam, satin and sweet cream
How did you know it was going to be you
Melanie Moonbeam, where has your love been
And how did you know it was going to be you

And in the morning sun I’ll be waiting
To lay you down on dreams I’ve been making
Roll away ‘cos I may want to play in the love you bring to me
Take me in, we begin, will you win with the song you sing to me

Melanie Moonbeam, satin and sweet cream
How did you know it was going to be you
Melanie Moonbeam, where has your love been
And how did you know it was going to be you

Swing high, Melanie Moonbeam
Swing low, Melanie Moonbeam
Swing up, Melanie Moonbeam
Swing round, Melanie Moonbeam
Track Name: Can't Go On Like This
I had a dream you were down on the farm trying to get your head
I should have seen there was cause for alarm, and no one cared
I don’t think I can make it without you
No one seems to know anything about you
And now that you’ve gone, I can’t go on like this

I was away fooling round with the “stars” but you could not reach
What could I say as we sat in the bars I just could not teach
And I don’t think I can make it without you
No one seems to know anything about you
And now that you’ve gone, I can’t go on like this

Oh! It’s funny to wake up and find, there’s suddenly so little time
The memory trips over my mind, it was fine

I had a dream I was there by your side and it all came true
Now that it’s been there is nowhere to hide, not for me and you
But I don’t think I can make it without you
No one seems to know a single thing about you
And now that you’ve gone, I can’t go on like this

I can’t go on like this! I can’t go on like this
I can’t go on like this! I can’t go on, like this
Track Name: Rock You
Up on the moon they told me, don’t be afraid of shadows
Think of the one you only, think of the time that matters
Each and everyone, stands before the sun

I wanna rock you, I wanna get down and see your soul
I wanna rock with you lady and I’m thinking every time you smile
That it’s only just another mile away

You’ve always said you know me, lift up your skirt and show me
Cast your shadow down, on the empty ground

I wanna rock you, I wanna get down and see your soul
I wanna rock with you lady and I’m thinking every time you smile
That it’s only just another mile away

And if you’re running away I’ll find you
You are a friend of mine, you
Brighten up the skylight of my every single day
And if you’re looking around I’ll know you
And if you need me to guide I’ll show you
I only want to see you get away, hey, hey, hey, hey

I wanna rock you, I wanna get down and see your soul
I wanna rock with you lady and I’m thinking every time you smile
That it’s only just another mile away

Up on the moon they told me, don’t be afraid of shadows
Think of the one you only, think of the time that matters
Each and everyone, stands before the sun

I wanna rock you, I wanna get down and see your soul
I wanna rock with you lady and I’m thinking every time you smile
That it’s only just another mile away
Track Name: Laughing
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
Ooooh, when they asked me for more
I just walked out the door and away
Ooooh, someone called me a clown
And the word went around all the day

But, I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I, feeling lost and alone, I just hung up the phone and I read
High, every line that I wrote tangled up in my throat and my head

But, I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I

So many people with nothing to do
But polish their shoe, and see what I drew
So many people with too little care
But they comb their hair, making holes in the air

I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
I laugh a lot, I, I laugh a lot, don’t I
Track Name: Sweet Soft Summer Sound
Sweet soft summer sound came, rolling over top of me
But it made me feel glad, even more like a man
Every day I’m alive, looking for a girl not exactly like you

Oh, did it make me so, took me out of the day
Oh, did it let me know, did it make me say, ”Hey”
Did it make me say, “Hey?”

Sweet soft summer sound came, rolling over top of me
But it made me feel glad, even more like a man
Every day I’m alive, looking for a girl not exactly like you

And all the balloons and the tunes that are lost in the sky
Are finally out and about with a tear and a sigh
Looking for fun and the one with a wink in his eye

Sweet soft summer sound came, rolling over top of me
But it made me feel glad, even more like a man
Every day I’m alive, looking for a girl not exactly like you

Oh, every picture show that’ll never be seen
Oh, every thing you know that is only a dream
Do you know what I mean

Oooh, take a note to the pilot, I’m flying away again
Oooh, take a note to the pilot, I’m flying away again
Oooh, take a note to the pilot, I’m flying away again
Oooh, take a note to the pilot, I’m flying away again
Track Name: Q
Q, ya, the love that you put me through, ya
Have burned a hole in my blue, ya
And led me out of my mind, ya
Q, ya, the secret woman in you, ya
Has spun your web into view, ya
And lost me deep in your time, ya

Ooooh, the sweet defeat of the lies
As all the loneliness dies, just look in your eyes
Just look in the paradise of your hypnotize

Q, ya, I think I know what to do, ya
And though I see that you knew, ya
I’m gonna love you a while, ya
Q, ya, I’m told that I can be cruel, ya
But I’m just trying to be true, ya
You know that I’ll make you smile, ya

Ooooh, the lazy days by your side
On wings we go softly glide, just look in your eyes
Just look in the paradise of your hypnotize

Q, ya, the love that you put me through, ya
Have burned a hole in my blue, ya
And led me out of my mind, ya
Track Name: Down Again
Here we are again at the top of the hill
Wouldn’t it be nice to be down again
Swinging like fire on a telephone wire
Wouldn’t it be nice to be down again

I made a couple of friends but they don’t write
They don’t write, but that’s alright
I found a couple of reasons but they don’t rhyme
They don’t rhyme, they haven’t got the time but

Here we are again at the top of the hill
Wouldn’t it be nice to be down again
Swinging like fire on a telephone wire
Wouldn’t it be nice to be down again

I did a lot of talking but no one heard
No one heard, no not a word
I did a lot of laughing but no one cared
No one cared, I think I should have said that

Do, re, me, fa, so, la toe
I don’t know where to go and I don’t know who to know
One, two, three, four, five, six, eight
I better not wait it’ll be too late, but

Here we are again at the top of the hill
Wouldn’t it be nice to be down again
Swinging like fire on a telephone wire
Wouldn’t it be nice to be down again