Steve Winwood: About Time

Steve Winwood Jun 17, 2003 Wincraft / SCI Fidelity
# Title Duration
1 Play Different Light (Winwood)
Different light
Searching for the truth I find
That I am running quite short of time
And I am no longer certain of my destiny

Different light
Things that I once thought were right
Are now reflected in a different light\

And it seemed that I overlooked a part of me
I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality

Different light
Searching for the truth I find
Is that what I thought was peace of mind?
It was only me escaping my reality

I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality
I had questioned my philosophy
So that I can see the truth in me

Searching for the truth
I found out what I thought would be
Peace of mind
Things that should’ve stayed the same
Are prone to change
Now I’ve seen a little light

I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality
I have questioned my philosophy
So that I could see the truth in me
Different Light

I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality
And I have questioned my philosophy
So that I could see the truth in me
06:37
2 Play Cigano (For the Gypsies) (Winwood/Neto)
Moving on
No abode
Through the day and night, bridle road
Turning from the thirsty day
Time is right to slip away

Cigano, it’s a road to anywhere
With open sky for shelter
Freedom’s all you have to bear
Cigano, it’s a never-ending road
Secret destination

Lonely fires, darkened sky
Never staying just passing by
At the crossroads, horses fed
Guided by stars overhead

Cigano, it’s a road to anywhere
With open sky for shelter
Freedom’s all you have to bear
Cigano, a never-ending road
Secret destination
Destiny foretold

Moving on
No abode
Through the day and night, bridle road
Turning from the thirsty day
Time is right to slip away

Cigano, it’s a road to anywhere
With open sky for shelter
Freedom’s all you have to bear
Cigano, it’s a never-ending road
Taking his existence (secret destination)
Destiny foretold
06:21
3 Play Take It to the Final Hour (Winwood/Crawford)
Late in the evening
Early she is to dawn
I have belief in this Evensong
To offer up, up to Heaven
So much, a part of livin’

Young voices fillin’ up my life
That’s what I’ve been put here to do
Teaching what has been taught to me
Hold on to what my Father said
Take it to the final hour

I have belief in
Twilight to turn me on
Peace falls in Summer’s rain
This evening song
To offer up, up to heaven
So much a part of living

Off out into the distance now
Someday she is on her way
To bring us all together now
Hold on
To what my Father said
Take it to the final hour

Hold on
To what my Father said
Take it to the final hour

Young voices fillin’ up my life
That’s what I’ve been put here to do
Teaching what has been taught to me
Hold on to what my Father said
Take it to the final hour
Hold on to what my Father said
Take it to the final hour
05:36
4 Play Why Can't We Live Together (Thomas)
Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why
Why can't we live together?
Tell me why, tell me why
Why can't we live together?

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?

No more war, no more war, no more war
Just a little peace
No more war, no more war
All we want is some peace in this world

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?

No matter, no matter what color
You are still my brother
I said, "No matter, no matter what color"
You are still my brother

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?

Everybody wants to live
Everybody's got to be together
Everybody wants to live
Everybody's going to be together

Everybody's got to be together
Everybody wants to be together

I said, "No matter, no matter what color"
You're still my brother
I said, "No matter, no matter what color"
You're still my brother

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?
Gotta live together, together
06:39
5 Play Domingo Morning (Winwood/Neto)
Six days have I laboured hard
Finding help out of no man’s hand
All night as my body aches
Rest my heart ‘til the morning breaks

Souls are waking the world
Is awaiting Domingo morning
Rest in the Sanctuary Six
Day’ll pass ‘til Domingo morning

Fortune you have shone on me
I found a place where I can be free
Beauty lying in your eyes
Seventh day we will realize

Souls are waking the world
Is awaiting Domingo morning
Rest in the Sanctuary Six
Day’ll pass ‘til Domingo morning

Work hard to help me be
Take my opportunity
Moonlight will just pass by me
Domingo

Work hard just to help me be
Hours go by with reality
Hungry just to help me see
Where I get my immunity

Souls are waking the world
Is awaiting Domingo morning
Rest in the Sanctuary Six
Day’ll pass ‘til Domingo morning
05:06
6 Play Now That You're Alive (Winwood/Winwood
Well you can run run
And move away from
But you cannot hide yourself
From self possession
Well you can run run
And move away from
But you keep my eyes forever

And your drug will keep you up at night
And your drug will mix you up
You don’t love enough
Keep your eyes open wide
Even though you’re tired
While you justify
What you’ve self-prescribed

Well you can run run
And move away from
You indulge your fix and
And then you’re chasin’ another

Well you can run run
And move away from
But you can’t deny forever

So that love can wake you up at night
So that love can heal your soul

You can love enough
Please close your eyes tonight
There’s no need to cry
You can free your mind
Now that you’re alive

Free your mind

Well you can run run
And move away from
But you cannot hide yourself
From self possession
Well you can run run
And move away from
But you keep my eyes forever

And your drug will keep you up at night
And your drug will mix you up
You don’t love enough
Keep your eyes open wide
Even though you’re tired
While you justify
What you’ve self-prescribed
05:29
7 Play Bully (Winwood/Winwood)
Bully
Can you be wrong?
You are crooked
As the day is long
Easy come and easy go
Heaven knows the things you took
Without my knowin’

You tried to ruin my life
It’s gonna ruin yours instead
What’s wrong
If I broke his hand?
Would he understand?
Even though he carries on

Bully
Can you be wrong?
You have sunk
Below the deepest hole,
Easy said, el numero
Does it make it taste so sweet
Because you stole it?

You tried to ruin my life
It’s gonna ruin yours instead
What’s wrong
If I broke his hand?
Would he understand?
Even though he carries on

Dig it all up
Never should have took that from me
Burn the light and shine it
Burn the light and shine it on
05:40
8 Play Phoenix Rising (Winwood/Topley)
See you on the avenue
And I know you’re gonna be
Hearing secret harmonies yeah
It’s a very fine line
A trembling leaf
‘Tween the heaven here on earth
And mystery you’ve witnessed in your own dreams

As the stars shine with magic illusion
And the sirens sing up from the streets

Phoenix Rising Phoenix Rising Phoenix Rising
Hear the beat, feel the heat
Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising

Blue is what you make it babe
No one else can make you cry
While seasons mark your proud beliefs Yeah
And the passion fills your eyes with sodium light
And the secrets that you hold within you
Should be mine and mine alone now

Well it’s love not illusion that’s what I want
Like the music that flows from the streets at night

Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising
Hear the beat, feel the heat
Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising

Take the rhythm now
As it rolls on
All through the town
Close your eyes
Take your prize

Just as I stumble through the heat, and I remember
As I wander through the streets
I remember ancient beats
Though the sidewalk burns my feet, I surrender

As the stars shine with magic illusion
And the sirens sing up from the street

Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising
Hear the beat, feel the heat
Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Rising

Find your space
Take your place
07:26
9 Play Horizon (Winwood/Winwood)
Horizon in the distant sky
The steady line fixed my eye
For a million miles

Long quiet of the afternoon
Dripping lights of evening
I’m no longer blue

There’s a lamp
If you’ve lost your way
Stars to guide
Soft fields to lay

Safe harbor from a restless sea
Deep pools of silence calm me
So I can be

Wind whispers
The fog has cleared
The sound of sacred music
That I long to hear

I am here to the very end
No more anxious thoughts within

New seasons pass in front of me
Now there’s a world where I find
I can smile at thee
04:31
10 Play Walking On (Winwood/Crawford)
There’s a place that I know
From this feeling
It keeps on getting better now
Making love
Seeing faces in the clouds
Hear what they will tell me now
Out beyond the blue horizon and
In the wake of falling stars
A new day dawns giving rise to reasons why
It is that I am walking on

High above looking down on me
So alive and it’s flowing free
Through my veins in eternity
As I walk

Open handed open-hearted lazy thoughts
Of nothing serious
Just a day in a life with another chance
To see what yet has to be seen
Placing one foot in front of the other
Feel the breeze flow through your body now

An angel on my shoulder’s telling me
Keep on walking and believe
04:55
11 Play Silvia (Who Is She?) (Winwood/Neto)
Silvia
Who is she, what is she? We wonder
Flames with praise acclaim her
Of wisdom and beauty
And grace has lent her
That she might admired be

Silvia, I can see
Wisdom in your eyes
Silvia, love will be
Your cure to devise
Silvia, I was blind
But saw the way clear
Silvia with your help
Our whole world is here

In a song of Silvia
Then always remember
She compares to no one
Transcending every mortal being
From our earthly dwelling we bring her
Our song of love

Silvia, I can see
Wisdom in your eyes
Silvia, love will be
Your cure to devise
Silvia, I was blind
But saw the way clear
Silvia with your help
Our whole world is here
11:28
12 Play Dear Mr. Fantasy (Live)* (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)
Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years
08:07
13 Play Why Can’t We Live Together (Live)* (Thomas)
Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why
Why can't we live together?
Tell me why, tell me why
Why can't we live together?

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?

No more war, no more war, no more war
Just a little peace
No more war, no more war
All we want is some peace in this world

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?

No matter, no matter what color
You are still my brother
I said, "No matter, no matter what color"
You are still my brother

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?

Everybody wants to live
Everybody's got to be together
Everybody wants to live
Everybody's going to be together

Everybody's got to be together
Everybody wants to be together

I said, "No matter, no matter what color"
You're still my brother
I said, "No matter, no matter what color"
You're still my brother

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together?
Gotta live together, together
06:35
14 Play Voodoo Chile (Hendrix) 14:48

 

*Bonus Tracks recorded live on tour 2005.

 

PLAYERS:

 

Steve Winwood: Vocals and Hammond Organ on all tracks

Jose Neto: Guitar on all tracks

Walfredo Reyes, Jr.: Drums on all tracks

 

NOTES:

 

Producer: Steve Winwood

Associate Producer: Johnson Somerset

Recording Engineer: George Shilling

Assistant Recording Engineer: James Towler

Mixing Engineer: James Towler

Mastering Engineer: Tony Cousins

Recorded and Mixed at Wincraft Studios, UK

Mastered at Metropolis Mastering, London, UK

Additional Percussion on Tracks 2, 4 - Walfredo Reyes Jr.

Congas on Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 – Karl Vanden Bossche

Timbales on Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 – Richard Bailey

Saxophone on Tracks 1, 6 – Karl Denson

Flute on Tracks 8, 10 – Karl Denson

Record Label: Wincraft Music Inc., administered by SCI Fidelity Records LLC.

Artist Management: Mick Newton at Atomic, London, UK

Bonus tracks mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark at Townhouse

Artist Management: Madison House Inc., Boulder, CO

Business Management: Brighten Jeffrey James, London, UK

Charles Sussman, Nashville, TN

Agency: Scott Clayton at Creative Artists Agency, Nashville, TN

Agency: Pete Nash at Helter Skelter, London, UK

Artwork: Michael Rios

CD Booklet: Andy Dutlinger, Mark Berger - Madison House Design

Photography: Gordon Jackson

Drum & Percussion Endorsement: Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, LP Music,

Remo and Regal Tip

About Time with bonus disk featuring exclusive recordings of classic Winwood material: Dear Mr. Fantasy (live), Why Can’t We Live Together (live), & Voodoo Chile. The tracks total almost 30 minutes of additional music.

“A Special Thank You to my wife, Eugenia, for making everything happen and for standing by me through thick and thin. To my children Mary Clare, Eliza, Cal, and Lilly for your support and understanding during the recording. To Ross and the whole team at Lower Dean and Hill Barn”