Traffic: Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory

Traffic Feb 1, 1973 UK: ISLAND ISLD 9224 and US: ISLAND SW 9323
# Title Duration
1 Play Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory (Winwood, Capaldi)
You rise upon a black day, coming from a mile away
And every time I hear you say, that I don't have to be this way
You sneak upon a mean moon, that casts it's shadow too soon
When the spell is in tune, your shadow slips away

Good man gets the good wife, while bad boy's cleaning up his knife
And all I got is trouble and strife to help me on my way
You're running round to nowhere, someone said it might be there
But I'm telling you beware, the hand that fights you'll feed

Investigating downtown, Sergeant Gruesome got shot down
National Guard came all around, but couldn't find his knees
Mickey Mouse was all put out, Donald Duck began to shout
Rumors that were put about, said they would get theirs next
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06:05
2 Play Roll Right Stones (Winwood, Capaldi)
'Till I find out, where will I go, where will I go
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know where
The space is between my eyes
Open up the heavenly sky
Death awaits with pearly gates
Those who've been mesmerized
Many years has come and gone
Went to see a standing stone
Some in circles, some alone
Ancient, worn and weather torn
They chill me to my very bone
Many of these can be seen
In quiet places, fields of green
Of hedgerow lanes with countless names
But the only thing that remains are the roll right stones
Space age before my eyes
Opening up the skies
Marches slowly on to the pearly gate
For those who've been mesmerized
Many years has come and gone
But progress marches slowly on
In nature's paint, she hides the stain
'Cos everybody is going insane
The only, the only thing that will sustain are the roll right stones
Went to see an ancient mound
People buried underground
Long ago, will never know
What it was like to hear their sounds
Black crow, I know you've been here
You've see the sights of yesteryear
You steal the grain of the conquered plain
But the only thing that remains are the roll right stones
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13:40
3 Play Evening Blue Winwood, Capaldi)
Sitting all alone by the fireside
Listen to the wind in the chimney top
Haven't slept for days, and I'm still wide eyed
Try not to think, but my mind won't stop
Evening shadows making my heart sing out
With the setting sun, turning leaves to brown
If I had a lover, who's heart was true
I wouldn't be alone in this evening blue
Everybody's looking for something in life
Not everyone's finds what they're looking for
Everybody wants a little happiness in life
But everyone can open the door
Morning wakens, making my heart sing out
Now that summer's here, changing fears and doubts
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05:19
4 Play Tragic Magic (Chris Wood) 06:43
5 Play (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired (Winwood, Capaldi)
Sometimes I feel so uninspired
Sometimes I feel like giving up
Sometimes I feel so very tired
Sometimes I feel like I've had enough
Sometimes you feel like you've been hired
Sometimes you feel like you've been bought
Sometimes you feel like your room's been wired
Sometimes you feel like you've been caught
But don't let it get you down
There is no reason for not failing
You've got to smile and turn the other cheek
So today you might get up
But by tomorrow you'll be sailing
And you won't even hear these words I speak
Some people want to be so desired
Some people can't stand the light of day
Somebody's laughing while someone is crying
But for to want in the close of the day
But sometimes I feel like my head is spinning
I'm gonna cave with all I see
I don't know who's losing and I don't care who's winning
Hardship and trouble following me
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07:31

 

PLAYERS:

 

Steve Winwood: Piano, Organ

Chris Wood: Saxophone, Flute

Jim Capaldi: Percussion, Backing Vocal on 'Roll Right Stones

David Hood: Bass

Roger Hawkins: Drums

Reebop Kwaku Baah: Percussion

 

NOTES:

 

All Songs Written by Winwood/Capaldi except

"Tragic Magic", written by Chris Wood.

Produced by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi

Cover Art: Tony Wright

Photography: Tommy Write

Recorded at Strawberry Hill Studios, Jamaica

Engineers: Jerry Masters and Steve Melton