Steve Winwood: Arc of a Diver
While You See a Chance (Winwood, Will Jennings)
Stand up in a clear blue morning until you see what can be Alone in a cold day dawning, are you still free? Can you be? When some cold tomorrow finds you, when some sad old dream reminds you How the endless road unwinds you While you see a chance take it, find romance fake it Because it's all on you Don't you know by now no one gives you anything Don't you wonder how you keep on moving one more day your way When there's no one left to leave you, even you don't quite believe you That's when nothing can deceive you Stand up in a clear blue morning until you see what can be Alone in a cold day dawning, are you still free? Can you be? And that old gray wind is blowing and there's nothing left worth knowing And it's time you should be going
Arc of a Diver (Winwood, Vivian Stanshall)
She bathes me in sweetness I cannot reveal For sharing dreams I need my woman This humble expression meagerly dressed My eyes so mean it has no meaning But jealous night and all her secret chords I must be deaf on the telephone I need my love to translate I play the piano no more running honey This time to the sky I'll sing if clouds don't hear me To the sun I'll cry and even if I'm blinded I'll try moon gazer because with you I'm stronger Arc of a diver effortlessly, my mind in sky and when I wake up Daytime and nighttime I feel you near Warm water breathing she helps me here This time to the sky I'll sing if clouds don't hear me To the sun I'll cry and even if I'm blinded I'll try moon gazer because with you I'm stronger Lean streaky music spawned on the streets I hear it but with you I had to go 'Cause my rock 'n' roll is putting on weight and the beat it goes on Arc of a diver effortlessly, my mind in sky and when I wake up Daytime and nighttime I feel you near Warm water breathing she helps me here With you my love we're going to raid the future With you my love we're going to stick up the past We'll hold today to ransom 'til our quartz clock stop until yesterday
Second-Hand Woman (Winwood, George Fleming)
Go down babe a slot machine to take my dime Cunning diversion to pass the time Flash in the pan a weekend trip in any town She'll light the fuse and watch you drown From a cut-price lady to second-hand woman You're society's slave babe you're an ugly rumor Go down babe a slot machine to take my dime Cunning diversion to pass the time I wanted to say please don't go away today Tomorrow's okay
Slowdown Sundown (Winwood, Will Jennings)
Sundown coming down too soon, no time to be alone So I'll take a glass of memories and understand the blues Oh they're the last thing you lose Slowdown sundown, all I really need is time For faded love songs and feelings in the wine Let them take me down the line Sunrise, a woman's eyes, good loving one warm afternoon Here's to all the strong ones who don't care if they win The kind I'll never see again Slowdown, give me just a little while It's not the darkness, it's just the night's so long Puts the sadness in the song Here's to someday when someone understands it Why life keeps turning like a mad thing Until that someday I'll just play what I have to play though I play it alone Slowdown sundown, all I really need is time For faded love songs and feelings in the wine Let them take me down the line
Spanish Dancer (Winwood, Will Jennings)
I can feel the heat, no one has to tell me It's so good, once it starts I'll never let go I can feel the beat like a Spanish dancer Under my feet, making the world go 'round, I can't come down You can't hold me when I get to feeling this way It's all over, I'm inside that music that's playing It takes me out across the wall It makes my life a carnival I go out on the street and take my chances Don't even have to ask, I know the answers
Night Train (Winwood, Will Jennings)
Out of the night burning with light Train shining black, I won't look back, life is running Hoping some day someone will say I got it made Pull up the shade, let the sun in Down on the night train, I feel the starlight steal away Use up a lifetime looking for the break of day Border patrol looking through me Towns without names all look the same, I hear crying Paris to Spain, countries in pain Caught up in flight, feeling the sight, Europe dying Rolling on, hear the wheels singing, fever keep coming on so strong My ticket paid, trying to fade I hope I get there not just somewhere I was leaving Out in the dark all the wolves bark I fold my arms try to keep warm by believing Hard rain following on, cold wheels moving on Everybody they're so alone down on the night train
Dust (Winwood, George Fleming)
Time they call the universal healer but you're back every three days Settling all around me A feather duster's no substitute for the real thing And the dust you left behind is settling still With you dawn never tasted so good Swept up like debris on a Saturday night Did we ever have fun? The dust, the gentle legacy you left behind Is falling softly on my mind Dust, the timeless memory of you, I love you I do for all the little things you do and I guess I always will The dust settles again to remind me still Of memories I've cherished so long Hold me close to your side 'cause my love won't decay anymore Memories of hope of those long summer days And the dust you left behind is settling still Feeling your body stretched so long, what was it went to wrong, went wrong That our love, our love it was gone but our friendship going strong
Steve Winwood: Synthesizer, Guitar, Composer, Keyboards, Vocals.
All Instruments Played By Steve Winwood
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed By: Steve Winwood
Cover by Tony Wright
RIAA Certified Platinum
BPI Certified Gold
"While You See a Chance" / "Vacant Chair" released as UK single, 12/80.
"While You See a Chance" / "Vacant Chair" released as US single, 1980. Peaks at #7, spends 17 weeks on Billboard Hot.
"Arc of a Diver" / "Dust" released as US single, 1980. Peaks at #48 on Billboard Hot 100 charts, spends 18 weeks on chart. Peaks at #11 on Album Rock charts.
"Spanish Dancer (Remix)" / "Hold On" released as UK single, 03/81.
"Night Train" / "Night Train (instrumental)" released as UK single, 09/81.
"Night Train" / "Night Train (instrumental)" released as US single, 1981.