Who Sang Magdalena? Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer Endless Flight cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Danny O'Keefe
release date: 1976
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock
length: 4:23
producer: Richard Perry
membranophone: Jeff Porcaro
piano: Bill Payne
vocal: Leo Sayer
recording engineer: Howard Steele
bass: Leland Sklar
percussion: Bobbye Hall
mellotron: Jimmy Phillips
assistant engineer: Dana Latham
acoustic guitar & dobro & guitar: Dean Parks
composer: Danny O’Keefe
lyricist: Danny O’Keefe
Magdalena sits in her chair
Speaking on the mass
She talks in splice and splinters
She laughs not breaking glass
She said that she would have me
Spirit her away
Stealing all my images
Till there`s nothin` left to say

Oh, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are
Your love is like a razor
My heart is just a scar
Oh, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are

She tells me that she wants me
Then she tells me not to bother
She tells me that I couldn`t hold
A candle to her father
She knows that she`s got me
When I start to rave about
She`ll just smile and flash her eyes
And blow the candle out

Oh, magdalena
Oh, ho, ho, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are

Magdalena lying there
Could make a dancer stumble
Make a preacher bite his tongue
And leave him with a mumble
And if you think I`m crazy babe
Or that I`m kiddin` you
Just pay your dues and lose your blues
When she gets her tongue in you

Oh, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are
Your love is like a razor
My heart is just a scar
Oh, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are

Well, I can`t be forgotten
And I can`t be ignored
You find me with my poems
And my songs
But if upon your journey you`re turning to l.a.
Won`t you take this little red-haired girl along?

Oh, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are
Your love is like a razor
My heart is just a scar
Oh, magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hold on to My Love
  • 2 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  • 3 Reflections
  • 4 When I Need You
  • 5 No Business Like Love Business
  • 6 I Hear the Laughter
  • 7 Magdalena
  • 8 How Much Love
  • 9 I Think We Fell in Love to Fast
  • 10 Endless Flight