Wishbone Ash

Bona Fide tracks

Lyrics

1. ALMIGHTY BLUES

Don't tell me baby
'Cause I already know
Things could be better,
Not like this Broadway show.

Always a reason
There's no time to talk.
I don't want you leaving
And I surely don't want you to walk.

'Cause I never felt this way I feel before.
Is this the blues? Almighty Blues.
I've never felt so lonely, since I lost my one and only.

I can't go the distance
I can't close the door.
Feel alone in a crowd
I can't take no more.

'Cause I never felt this way I feel before.
Is this the blues? Almighty Blues.
I've never felt so lonely, since I lost my one and only.

Don't need a reason
To be in your game.
With a loser's luck
It's nothin' but a cryin' shame.

'Cause I never felt this way I feel before.
Is this the blues? Almighty Blues.
I've never felt so lonely, since I lost my one and only




2. ENIGMA

Is this your final answer?
The way you want it to be?
It seems there'll be no chance for
peace, love and harmony.
I know you need no other,
There's no one else involved.
It makes it more the stranger,
A mystery I can't solve.

Love's an enigma.
Seems like I'm blind.
Love's an enigma.
I'm losing my mind.

I gave you all you wanted,
Found opportunities,
Played to your advantage,
Looked out for you constantly.
The summer in your heart
Became an autumn wind
And tore our life apart.
Lord, I want it back again.

Love's an enigma.
Seems like I'm blind.
Love's an enigma.
I'm losing my mind




3. FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE

Reflecting back on the life that I once knew,
I'm pretty sure I could have changed a thing or two.
In our restless youth, we were wild and running fast,
And everyone I knew said “Boy, you'll never last.”

I saw an ad for a player in a band.
I took a train, guitar case in my hand.
Like a dream, sweet music in my ears.
Had a little luck on the course we were to steer.

Never found another reason,
you gave me something to believe in.
You came and you saved me.
Yes I got what I need in.
Faith, Hope and Love.
Faith, Hope and Love.

I settled down with my family, that is true.
I kept my faith in the music to guide me through.
And life can change, if you really want it to.
And you can change, too, just believe in what you do.

Never found another reason,
you gave me something to believe in.
You came and you saved me.
Yes I got what I need in.
Faith, Hope and Love.
Faith, Hope and Love




4. ANCIENT REMEDY

If I seem a bit crazy
It's because these thoughts they crowd my mind.
Gets a little bit hazy;
These events distort my sense of time.
My heart's like a cave where the sun, the sun refuse to shine.

Well, it's bleeding me dry;
It's a little like an ancient remedy.
Nowhere left to hide,
Leeching all my energy.
My thoughts turn to death when I'm in your company.

It used to be that our planets were so perfectly aligned,
In our time.
If you could see that, now it's harder to bring back
All your dreams and all you've left way behind.

There's been a subtle shift
In the population's hearts and minds.
Is there something I missed?
Something kinda hard to define.
Now we search for evidence
Of the stranger in our midst.

It used to be that our planets were so perfectly aligned,
In our time




5. CHANGING TRACKS

Flying over the Mississippi Delta,
John Lee Hooker on my mind,
My faith could move a mountain.
Heart full of Blues, Space and Time.

Took a long train to Memphis,
Stax of music on my mind.
Toss a coin into a fountain,
I kick my heels here for a time.

Am I running away?
Am I changing tracks?
Am I jumping trains?
I ain't turnin' back.
Well, I'm making tracks from ya, baby,
With godspeed and help from below.

Blowin' cold in Chicago,
The sun has the blues and it just won't shine.
The riffs that really move me
Make the hours and the minutes mark time.

Took the blacktop to Texas,
Stevie Ray was on my mind.
Knelt down at the crossroads.
Can't get the devil off my mind.

Am I running away?
Am I changing tracks?
Am I jumping trains?
I ain't turnin' back.
Well, I'm making tracks from ya, baby,
With godspeed and help from below




6. SHOULDA WOULDA COULDA

Well, there comes a time
When a life is lived
To face yourself
And to see what gives.
Did you make your move?
And did you stake your claim?
Did you get a life?
Or did it stay the same?

When he caught your eye,
You looked the other way.
All you could do was sigh,
Like he was in the way.
Now you need more proof,
But the moment's gone.
Yeah, you missed your chance.
He'll be movin' on.

Don't gimme shoulda.
Don't gimme woulda.
Should woulda coulda in your own sweet time.
Don't gimme shoulda.
Don't gimme woulda.
You coulda risked it all and laid it on the line.

We distract ourselves
With our thoughts and deeds.
We blame someone else
If we don't get what we need.
And the biggest fear
Is the fear itself.
And the biggest lie
Is the one you tell yourself.

Don't gimme shoulda.
Don't gimme woulda.
Should woulda coulda in your own sweet time.
Don't gimme shoulda.
Don't gimme woulda.
You coulda risked it all and laid it on the line.

Shoulda, woulda, shoulda woulda coulda …




7. BONA FIDE

(instrumental)




8. DIFFERENCE IN TIME

You call this together;
Can't you feel the time collide?
I'm wondering whether
I can keep my thoughts inside.
Prime time, your time,
I try so hard just to stay online.
Hard time, my time,
Get the feeling that I'm left behind.

You're a step ahead when I'm right behind you.
Just a difference in time.
I look ahead when you're looking back.
It's just the difference in time; our time.

Did you send this SOS?
Is this goodbye or a cry for help?
Seem like a stranger, are you still the same?
I'm wondering what you think I feel.
Love hurts, love scars.
Felt so good now it feels so bad.
This time, our time.
Can we mend what we once had?

You're a step ahead when I'm right behind you.
Just a difference in time.
I look ahead when you're looking back.
It's just the difference in time; our time.

Don't want to lose ya;
Is there a future?

You're a step ahead when I'm right behind you.
Just a difference in time.
I look ahead when you're looking back.
It's just the difference in time; our time




9. COME RAIN, COME SHINE

Ready the armies and try as we must,
Opening wounds of yore.
Under the banner, “In God We Trust,”
Aiming to settle the score.

Come rain, come shine,
All travesties we will repay.
Come rain, come shine,
Till dawns that golden day.

Crowns and thrones may perish and fall,
Kingdoms rise and wane.
But our trust in holy books and relics prevails,
And constant will remain.

Come rain, come shine,
All travesties we will repay.
Come rain, come shine,
Till dawns that golden day.

Rabbis and Popes, Mullahs in cloaks,
In the end, they're all the same.
The past, the future and the time in between
In the name of peace, re-writing the scene.

Come rain, come shine,
All travesties we will repay.
Come rain, come shine,
Till dawns that golden day.

Ready the armies and try as we must,
Under the banner, “In God We Trust




10. PEACE

(instrumental)