EnglandCat Stevens

Artist rating: 69.65 % (ranking: 99)
Highest rating: 70.05 % (1971)
Most recent trend: 75.29 % (1972)
Highest trend: 84.86 % (1971)

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Born: 1948-07-21

Age: 73
 

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1967
44.66 %
1970
68.00 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1971
90.01 %
1972
55.77 %

Tea for the Tillerman

Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
90.73 %
(2017-02-15)
Release date: 1970-11-23
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD (2005-05-20)
 
Average song length: 03:20
Average song rating:

Ranking

Cat Stevens:
1
/
6
Year (1970):
1
/
64
Decade (1970's):
14
/
590
Overall:
30
/
2642

Tracks

1
lyrics
03:52
2
lyrics
03:47
3
lyrics
03:20
4
lyrics
03:46
5
lyrics
03:37
6
lyrics
01:54
7
lyrics
03:13
8
lyrics
03:25
9
lyrics
05:08
10
lyrics
03:41
11
lyrics
01:02
 
Total time:
 
36:45

Lyrics

Where Do the Children Play?
03:52
Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes.
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train.
Switch on summer from a slot machine.
Yes, get what you want to if you want, 'cause you can get anything.

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass.
For your lorry loads pumping petrol gas.
And you make them long, and you make them tough.
But they just go on and on, and it seems that you can't get off.

Oh, I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you've cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air.
But will you keep on building higher
'til there's no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?
Hard Headed Woman
03:47
I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will take me for myself,
And if I find my hard headed woman,
I won't need nobody else, no, no, no.

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will make me do my best,
And if I find my hard headed woman
I know the rest of my life will be blessed - yes, yes, yes.

I know a lot of fancy dancers,
people who can glide you on a floor,
They move so smooth but have no answers.
When you ask "Why'd you come here for?"
"I don't know" "Why?"

I know many fine feathered friends
but their friendliness depends on how you do.
They know many sure fired ways
to find out the one who pays
and how you do.

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will make me feel so good,
And if I find my hard headed woman,
I know my life will be as it should - yes, yes, yes.

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will make me do my best,
And if I find my hard headed woman...
Wild World
03:20
Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breakin' my heart you're leavin'
Baby, I'm grievin'
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breakin' my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you a sad, girl
Don't be a bad girl
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Baby, I love you
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Sad Lisa
03:46
She hangs her head and cries on my shirt.
She must be hurt very badly
Tell me what's making you sadly
Open your door, don't hide in the dark
You're lost in the dark, you can trust me
'Cause you know that's how it must be

Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa

Her eyes like windows, tricklin' rain
Upon her pain getting deeper
Though my love wants to relieve her
She walks alone from wall to wall
Lost in a hall, she can't hear me
Though I know she likes to be near me

Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa

She sits in a corner by the door
There must be more I can tell her
If she really wants me to help her
I'll do what I can to show her the way
And maybe one day I will free her
Though I know no one can see her

Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa
Miles from Nowhere
03:37
Miles from nowhere
I guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there

Look up at the mountain
I have to climb
Oh yeah, to reach there

Lord my body has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end

Miles from nowhere
Guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there

I creep through the valleys
And I grope through the woods
'cause I know when I find it my honey
It's gonna make me feel good

I love everything
So don't it make you feel sad
'cause I'll drink to you, my baby
I'll think to that, I'll think to that

Miles from nowhere
Not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but it's alright

I have my freedom
I can make my own rules
Oh yeah, the ones that I choose

Lord my body
has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end

I love everything
So don't it make you feel sad
'cause I'll drink to you, my baby
I'll think to that, I'll think to that

Miles from nowhere
Guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
But I Might Die Tonight
01:54
Don't want to work away
Doin' just what they all say
"Work hard boy and you'll find
One day you'll have a job like mine"

'Cause I know for sure
Nobody should be that poor
To say yes or sink low
Because you happen to say so, say so, you say so

I don't want to work away
Doing just what they all say
"Work hard boy and you'll find
One day you'll have a job like mine, job like mine, a job like mine"

"Be wise, look ahead
Use your eyes" he said
"Be straight, think right
But I might die tonight!"
Longer Boats
03:13
Longer boats are coming to win us
They're coming to win us, they're coming to win us
Longer boats are coming to win us
Hold on to the shore, they'll be taking the key from the door

I don't want no god on my lawn
Just a flower I can help along
'Cause the soul of no body knows how a flower grows...
Oh how a flower grows

Longer boats are coming to win us
They're coming to win us, they're coming to win us
Longer boats are coming to win us
Hold on to the shore, they'll be taking the key from the door

Mary dropped her pants by the sand
And let a parson come and take her hand
But the soul of no body knows
Where the parson goes, where does the parson go?

Longer boats are coming to win us
They're coming to win us, they're coming to win us
Longer boats are coming to win us
Hold on to the shore, they'll be taking the key from the door
Into White
03:25
I built my house from barley rice
Green pepper walls and water ice
Tables of paper wood, windows of light
And everything emptying into White

A simple garden, with acres of sky
A Brown-haired dogmouse, if one dropped by
Yellow Delanie would sleep well at night
With everything emptying into White

A sad Blue eyed drummer rehearses outside
A Black spider dancing on top of his eye
Red legged chicken stands ready to strike
And everything emptying into White.

I built my house from barley rice
Green pepper walls and water ice...
And everything emptying into White
On the Road to Find Out
05:08
Well I left my happy home to see what I could find out
I left my folk and friends with the aim to clear my mind out
Well I hit the rowdy road and many kinds I met there
Many stories told me of the way to get there
So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out

Well in the end I'll know, but on the way I wonder
Through descending snow, and through the frost and thunder
Well, I listen to the wind come howl, telling me I have to hurry
I listen to the robin's song saying not to worry
So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to findout

Then I found myself alone, hopin' someone would miss me
Thinking about my home, and the last woman to kiss me, kiss me
But sometimes you have to moan when nothing seems to suit yer
But nevertheless you know you're locked towards the future
So on and on you go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out

Then I found my head one day when I wasn't even trying
And here I have to say, 'cause there is no use in lying, lying
Yes, the answer lies within, so why not take a look now?
Kick out the devil's sin, pick up, pick up a good book now
Yes, the answer lies within, so why not take a look now?
Kick out the devil's sin, pick up, pick up a good book now
Father and Son
03:41
Father:
It's not time to make a change; just relax, take it easy.
You're still young, that's your fault; there's so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy,
To be calm when you've found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot, why, think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son:
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again.
It's always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father:
It's not time to make a change; just sit down, take it slowly.
You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.
(Son: Away, away, away. I know I have to
make this decision alone - no)

Son:
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them you know not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.
(Father: Stay, stay, stay. Why must you go and
make this decision alone?)
Tea for the Tillerman
01:02
Bring tea for the Tillerman,
steak for the sun,
wine for the women who made the rain come.
Seagulls sing your hearts away,
'cause while the sinners sin, the children play.

Oh Lord, how they play and play
for that happy day, for that happy day.
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