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Justin Hayward

NIGHT FLIGHT

Album Information

Night Flight
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. Night Flight
  2. Maybe It's Just Love
  3. Crazy Lovers
  4. Penumbra Moon
  5. Nearer To You
  6. A Face In The Crowd
  7. Suitcase
  8. I'm Sorry
  9. It's Not On
10. Bedtime Stories

BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2004 CD
11. Bedtime Stories (Single Version)
12. Forever Autumn (Live)

Night Flight
Jeff Wayne and Paul Vigress

We were two lonely travelers 
In the sky that night 
Two lonely travelers, high flying 
Alone in the night on an endless flight 
Killing time with polite conversation 
Killing time in your shy, hesitating way 
Killing time, killing my isolation 

Two lonely travelers breaking ice 
By opening up a few old back pages 

We were two golden eagles in the sky today 
Two golden eagles high flying 
Who swept through the air 
To a secret lair 
Flying free slowly wheeling and gliding 
Flying free on the sea and the high plateau 
Flying free on the breeze without trying 

Two lonely travelers breaking ice 
By opening up a few old back pages 
And letting secrets out of their cages 
But wanting to remain perfect strangers 

'Cause I was on a night flight 
Floating above the world 
Yes it was the moonlight 
Painting the wings in pearl 
High above the clouds 
High above the world 

Yes, I was on a night flight 
Lost in a different world 
I can see the starlight 
Silver, a gypsy girl 
High above the clouds 
High above the world 

We were two lonely travelers 
In the sky that night 
Two lonely travelers, high flying 
Alone in the night on an endless flight 
Killing time with polite conversation 
Killing time in your shy, hesitating way 
Killing time, killing my isolation 

Two lonely travelers breaking ice 
By opening up a few old back pages 
And letting secrets out of their cages 
But wanting to remain perfect strangers 

'Cause I was on a night flight 
Floating above the world 
Yes, it was the moonlight 
Painting the wings in pearl 
High above the clouds 
High above the world 

Yes, I was on a night flight 
Lost in a different world 
I can see the starlight 
Silver, a gypsy girl 
High above the clouds 
High above the world 

Yes, I was on a night flight 
Floating above the world 
Yes, it was the moonlight 
Painting the wings in pearl 
High above the clouds 
High above the world 

Yes I was on a night flight 
Floating above the world 
Yes it was the moonlight 
Painting the wings in pearl 
High above the clouds 
High above the world 

Yes I was on a night flight 


This single, backed with "Suitcase", was released about a month before the album release.

Maybe It's Just Love
Matt Silver

Just like you I'm searching 
Always looking past horizons 
Not every time I'm finding 
What I want to lay my eyes on 
I'm not always knowing 
What I like to know 
But here I am a-sittin' 
With our favorite music on the radio 

Sometimes I smile at what I'm touching 
Just because it's there for me to feel 
You know it doesn't really matter 
If it's in my dreams 
Or really real 

I'm not always getting what I like to get 
But if I keep on moving that's enough to get me set 

'Cause everybody's wearing out their tongues just talking 
I think they got nothing much better to do 
They say you're looking for love and all 
Somebody strong and dark and tall 
Or maybe it's just love that's a-lookin' for you 

So just like you I'm searching 
Always looking past horizons 
Not every time I'm finding 
What I wish to lay my eyes on 
I'm not always knowing 
What I like to know 
But here I am a-sittin' 
With our favorite music on the radio 

'Cause everybody's wearing out their tongues just talking 
I think they got nothing much better to do 
They say you're looking for love and all 
Somebody strong and dark and tall 
But maybe it's just love that's a-lookin' for you 

'Cause everybody's wearing out their tongues just talking 
I think they got nothing much better to do 
They say you're looking for love and all 
Somebody strong and dark and tall 
But maybe it's just love that's a-lookin' for you 
Maybe it's just love that's a-lookin' for you 
Oh, maybe it's just love that's a-lookin' for you 

Crazy Lovers
Justin Hayward

I know that you know that we know 
As plain as the stars that are shining above 
And I know that you know I wait for the morning 
I wake up beside you, my love 

And all of the things that you thought you should tell me 
Are all that I needed to know 
You told me our love was eternal 
Eternity's such a long time left to go 

Two crazy lovers, we must find a way 
Hold on now, baby, I am on my way 
Book us a ticket on the midnight train 
You never know, darling, they might never see us again 

'Cause I know that you know that we know 
As plain as the stars that are shining above 
And I know that you know I wait for the morning 
I wake up beside you, my love 

It seems like the world has been waiting to show us 
A secret it's kept for so long 
And oh, how I know that it's love that has found us 
It's found us right where we belong 

Two crazy lovers, we must find a way 
Hold on now, baby, I am on my way 
Book us a ticket on the midnight train 
You never know, darling, they might never see us again 
They might never see us again 
They might never see us again
Again....
Again.... 

Two crazy lovers, we must find a way 
Hold on now, baby, I am on my way 
Book us a ticket on the midnight train 
You never know, darling, they might never see us again 

Two crazy lovers we must find a way 
Hold on now, baby, I am on my way 
It's just the beginning there can be no end 
You never know darling, they might never see us again 
They might never see us again 
They might never see us again
Again...
Again...

Penumbra Moon
Billy Nicholls

Standing in the moonlight 
I saw you standing in the moonlight 
With your hair a-shining blue, I 
I shivered in the midnight air 
He was in the shadows 
He was hiding in the shadows 
Why he looked so dark and cold and lonely 
Only Heaven knows 

Oh, Penumbra 
Just like that moon 
Some of it black, some of it bright 
Some of it blue 

Oh, Penumbra 
I'm just like you 
Feeling so shy 
Hiding behind somebody, too 
Oh, I'm just like you 

If I could have one wish 
I'd take you on a starship 
But I wouldn't know what to do with 
All the love I have for you 
There's nothing much between us 
No there's nothing much between us 
Even Mercury and Venus 
They couldn't take me far from you 

Oh, Penumbra 
Just like that moon 
Some of it black, some of it bright 
Some of it blue 

Oh Penumbra 
I'm just like you
Feeling so shy
Hiding behind somebody, too
Oh, I'm just like you

Yes I'm just like you 

Nearer To You
Justin Hayward

Nearer, nearer to you 
I found that it's true that I'm feeling 
Closer, closer by far 
I found that we are getting closer 

Nearer to you 
Everyday I'm missing you so 
Darling, I know how you're feeling 
I see you so clear in my mind 
It's strange how I find that I'm moving 

Nearer to you 
It's strange but it's true 
My world would turn blue 
Without you 
So come what may 
I'll stay nearer to you 

Nearer to you 
Come what may 
The things that you do 
Everyday 
I'm nearer to you 
Come what may 

Let me love you 
Love you tonight 
You'll see that I'm right when I'm saying 
That love has brought us this far 
You know that we are getting nearer 
I'm nearer to you 
It's strange but it's true 
My world would turn blue 
Without you 
So come what may, I'll stay nearer to you 

Nearer to you 
Come what may 
The things that you do 
Everyday 
Nearer to you 
Come what may 
Nearer to you 
Come what may 
It's strange but it's true 
All the way 


Backed with "It's Not On", this single was released in 1980.

A Face In The Crowd
Justin Hayward

Life is a struggle 
Baby you got to choose 
Hear the call of the wild wind 
What have you got to lose?
So take off that coat and kick off those crazy shoes 
I can see by your smile that you're ready 
Well, I'm ready too 

Oh, life is a puzzle 
Baby you've got to try 
But don't let it get you 
Don't let it pass you by 
'Cause here and now darling 
Here and now you got me 
And something inside me tells me it's meant to be 

Will it be alright?
I'm getting a message from someone 
Will it turn out right?
It's not just a face in the crowd 
It's not just a face in the crowd 
Face in the crowd 

Will it be alright?
I'm getting a message from someone 
Will it turn out right? 
It's not just a face in the crowd 
It's not just a face in the crowd 
Face in the crowd 

Life is a struggle 
Baby you got to choose 
Hear the call of the wild wind 
What have you got to lose?
So, take off that coat and kick off those crazy shoes 
I can see by your smile that you're ready 
Well, I'm ready too 

So just close your eyes 
I'm getting a message from someone 
Through a clear blue sky 
It's not just a face in the crowd 
It's not just a face in the crowd 
Face in the crowd 

Suitcase
Justin Hayward

Sometimes when I'm dreamin' 
And I'm far away from home 
I kind of get the feelin' 
That I'm never quite alone 
See I just can't help but think about you, baby 

Time is of the essence 
And the candle's burning low 
Remind me to remember 
That there's not so far to go 
I just can't help but think about you, baby 

The places that I've been to 
Trying to see them through her eyes 
Like the picture from the childhood 
That I thought I'd left behind 
See I just can't help but think about you baby 

The sunrise in the morning and the glory that was ours 
Is captured in a moment 
Making love among the stars 
I just can't help but think about you baby 

Thinkin', thinkin', thinkin' about my baby 
I just can't help but think about my baby 
She's always on my mind 

I'm Sorry
Daryl Hall and John Oates

Why don't you write me 
Call me on the phone 
Send Western Union 
You can find me home 

I said I'm sorry 
I said I'm sorry 

You know I bled you 
Led you on a lie 
You say I fooled you 
Who's' the fool tonight 

I said I'm sorry 
I said I'm sorry 

High love in motion 
Walking on the ocean of your sorrow 
Round turn the tables 
Lost I am a man with no tomorrow 

You know lop-sided lovin' 
It got me in the end 
Looks like I'm done for 
Now there's no pretending that I'm sorry 
I said I'm sorry 

High love in motion 
Walking on the ocean of your sorrow 
Around turn the tables 
Lost I am a man with no tomorrow 

I said why don't you write me 
Call me on the phone 
Send Western Union 
You can find me home 

I said I'm sorry 
I said I'm sorry 

It's Not On
Jeff Wayne and Gary Osborne

Beyond the tears 
Behind her eyes 
She feels the need 
To rationalize 
To catch the thought 
That can't be caught 
And hold it for a while
 
Beyond the fears 
Behind her lies 
She sees the truth 
But still she tries 
To hold on fast 
To dreams that last 
No longer than a smile 

It's not on 
Too much has come between us 
Too much has gone 
And in our hearts we both know 
That it's just not on 

The feeling's gone 
And in our hearts 
We both know 
That it's just not on 

It's funny how 
As time goes by 
Some feelings grow 
While others die 
But who are we 
To disagree 
With what our hearts dictate 

And only fools 
Who dare ignore 
The empty hours 
That lie in store 
For those who strive 
To keep alive 
Too little love too late 

It's not on 
Too much has come between us 
Too much has gone 
And in our hearts we both know 
That it's just not on 

The feeling's gone 
And in our hearts 
We both know 
That it's just not on 

No it's just not on 


German picture sleeve shown here.

Bedtime Stories
Colin Still

Lay along side me beautiful lady 
Dark as the blackest hour of night 
Deep in my body warm and lazy 
Under the sheets and out of sight 
Won't you tell me, tell me, tell me bedtime stories 
Oh let me close my eyes and drift away 
Tell me, tell me, tell me bedtime stories 
Tell me in a very special way 

Rolling and tumbling 
Sweet sensation doing the things we both do best 
Making the most of a situation, yeah 
I can't stop this pounding in my chest 
When you tell me, tell me, tell me bedtime stories 
Oh let me close my eyes and drift away 
Tell me, tell me, tell me bedtime stories 
Tell me in a very special way 

Won't you tell me, tell me, tell me bedtime stories 
Oh let me close my eyes and drift away 


BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2004 CD

Forever Autumn (Live)
Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne and Jeff Wayne

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old
And darker days are drawing near
The winter winds will be much colder
Now you're not here

I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky
And one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them
Now you're not here 

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away... 

Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way
You always loved this time of year
Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now
'Cause you're not here 

Like the sun the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away... 

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear
My life will be forever autumn
'Cause you're not here

Album Information:
Original LP released June 1980 by Decca Records
Produced, arranged and conducted by Jeff Wayne for JWM Productions, Ltd.
Music co-ordination: The General Booking Company
Brass arranged by Steve Gray and Jeff Wayne
Engineered by Geoff Young with technical assistance from Graham Meek
Assistant Engineers: Paul Taylor, Craig Thompson and Norman Goodman
Guitars: Justin Hayward, Jo Partridge
Drums: "Crazy Lovers" - David Holland
             "Suitcase" - Justin Hayward
              All other songs - Barry de Souza and Stuart Elliot
Bass: "Crazy Lovers" & "Suitcase" - Justin Hayward
           All other songs - Herbie Flowers
Keyboards: Ken Freeman
Piano on "Night Flight": Jeff Wayne
Percussion: Roy Jones and Tony Carr
Girl Singers "Nearer to You" & "Bedtime Stories": Doreen and Irene Chanter

Cover photography: Rod Shone

Original CD release: September, 1989
Co-ordination: John Tracy for Decca International
Co-ordination assistant: Julie Thompson
Re-mastering: Anthony Hawkins

CD Reissue: April 26, 2004

Singles:
May 16, 1980 Nightflight/Suitcase
Aug 15, 1980 Nearer to You/It's Not On
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