British band

Supertramp are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Though their music was initially categorised as progressive rock, they later incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band's work is marked by the songwriting of founders Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and the prominent use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone.

Supertramp, 1971

Song lyrics

  • Nothing to show, for love has never been,
    Nothing to show, for love has never been,
    Nothing to show, for love has never been.
  • Did your shadow ever speak to you?
    And did he say that something's wrong?
    Huddle figure on a lamp-let wall
    Never realized he cared at all
    Did he stop you going on?
    • Shadow Song, lyrics by Richard Palmer-James
  • Your poppa don't mind what you do or say.
    You can't surprise him any more.
    You don't believe in Heaven, like a good man should.
    Your poppa don't mind at all.
    • Your Poppa Don't Mind, lyrics by Rick Davies
  • Oh but Rosie, a girl with a strange kind of humor,
    Stupidly took in a rumor,
    Making her think that she'd lost,
    Double-crossed by a man who was dear,
    Very near to her.
    • Rosie Had Everything Planned, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
  • While I am still living I've just got this to say:
    It's always up to you
    • School
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  • Hide in your shell, cos the world is out to bleed you for a ride.
    What can you gain making your life a little longer?
    • Hide in Your Shell, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
  • Dreamer, you know you are a dreamer,
    Well can you put your hands in your head? Oh no!
  • Well, if my thoughts had wings,
    I'd be the bird that sings.
    I'd fly where love isn't shy,
    And everyone is willing to try.
    • Easy Does It, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
  • When I was a small boy,
    Well, I could see the magic in a day,
    But, now I'm just a poor boy.
    Well, maybe it's the price you have to pay,
    If you lock your dreams away.
    If no-one wants to listen.
    • Sister Moonshine, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
  • Give a little bit
    Give a little bit of your love to me
    I'll give a little bit
    I'll give a little bit of my love to you
    There's so much that we need to share
    So send a smile and show you care
  • Sometimes I slowly drift away
    From all the dull routine that's with me every day
    A fantasy will come to me
    Guess I'll always have to be
    Living in a fantasy
    That's the way it's got to be
    From now on
    • From Now On, lyrics by Rick Davies
  • History recalls how great the fall can be
    While everybody's sleeping, the boats put out to sea.
    Borne on the wings of time,
    It seemed the answers were so easy to find.
    "Too late, " the prophets cry.
    "The island's sinking, let's take to the sky."
  • When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
    A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
    And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
    Oh joyfully, playfully watching me.
    But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
    Logical, oh responsible, practical.
    And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
    Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical.
  • There are times when all the world's asleep,
    The questions run too deep
    For such a simple man.
    Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned.
    I know it sounds absurd,
    Please tell me who I am.
    • The Logical Song
  • It was an early morning yesterday,
    I was up before the dawn.
    And I really have enjoyed my stay,
    But I must be moving on.

    Like a king without a castle,
    Like a queen without a throne,
    I'm an early morning lover
    And I must be moving on.

  • Goodbye stranger, it's been nice, hope you find your paradise
    Tried to see your point of view, hope your dreams will all come true
    Goodbye Mary, goodbye Jane, will we ever meet again
    Feel no sorrow, feel no shame, come tomorrow, feel no pain.
    • Goodbye Stranger
  • Take a look at my girlfriend,
    She's the only one I got.
    Not much of a girlfriend,
    Never seem to get a lot.
    Take a jumbo across the water,
    Like to see America.
    See the girls in California,
    I'm hoping it's going to come true.
    But there's not a lot I can do.
  • So you think you're a Romeo,
    Playing a part in a picture-show.
    Take the long way home.
    Take the long way home.
  • I know that there's a reason why I need to be alone
    You've shown me there's a silent place that I can call my own
    Is it mine?
    Oh Lord, is it mine?
    • Lord Is It Mine, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
  • It doesn't matter what I say
    You never listen anyway
    Just don't know what you're looking for
    Imagination's all I have
    But even then you say it's bad
    Just don't see why we disagree
    Casual conversations and how they bore me
    • Casual Conversations, lyrics by Rick Davies
  • Know who you are
    There's a world wants to know you
    Know where to go
    There's a world wants to touch you
    Feel all you can
    Let your heart speak and guide you
    Don't be afraid
    Of the love deep inside you
    • Know Who You Are, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
  • Sometimes I wonder where my life is taking me
    Sometimes I wonder what they all expect of me
    Well there are days I can tell you quite honestly
    I've seen myself hanging up in the monastery
    'Cause all that I have is this music
    Coming to me
    And all that I have is this rhythm
    Running through me
    • C'est le Bon, lyrics by Roger Hodgson
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