Who Sang Hide in Your Shell? Supertramp

Supertramp Crime of the Century cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Richard Davies, Roger Hodgson
release date: 1974-9
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Art Rock/Prog Rock
length: 6:49
producer: Supertramp and Ken Scott
vocal: John Helliwell, Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies
engineer: John Jansen and Ken Scott
guitar & piano: Roger Hodgson
strings arranger: Richard Hewson
bass guitar: Dougie Thomson
saxophone & clarinet: John Helliwell
keyboard & harmonica: Rick Davies
percussion & drums (drum set): Bob Siebenberg
lyricist: Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
composer: Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
Hide in your shell 'cause the world is out to bleed you for a ride
What will you gain making your life a little longer?
Heaven or hell, was the journey cold that gave your eyes of steel?
Shelter behind painting your mind and playing joker

Too frightening to listen to a stranger
Too beautiful to put your pride in danger
You're waiting for someone to understand you
But you've got demons in your closet
And you're screaming out to stop it
Saying life's begun to cheat you
Friends are out to beat you
Grab on to what you scramble for

Don't let the tears linger on inside now
'Cause it's sure time you gained control
If I can help you, if I can help you
If I can help you, just let me know
Well, let me show you the nearest signpost
To get your heart back and on the road
If I can help you, if I can help you
If I can help you, just let me know.

All through the night as you like awake and hold yourself so tight
What do you need, a second-hand-movie-star to tend you?
I as a boy, I believed the saying the cure for pain was love
How would it be if you could see the world through my eyes?

Too frightening- the fire's getting colder
Too beautiful- to think you're getting older
You're looking for someone to give an answer.
But what you see is just an illusion
You're surrounded by confusion
Saying life's begun to cheat you
Friends are out to beat you
Grab on to what you can scramble for
Don't let the tears
Just let me know
I want to know
I want to know you
Well let me know you
I want to feel you
I want to touch you
Please let me near you
Can you hear what I'm saying?
Well I'm hoping, I'm dreamin', I'm prayin'
I know what you're thinkin'
See what you're seein'
Never ever let yourself go

Hold yourself down, hold yourself down
Why d'ya hold yourself down?
Why don't you listen, you can
Trust me,
There's a place I know the way to
A place there is need to feel you
Feel that you're alone
Hear me
I know exactly what you're feelin'
'Cause all your troubles are within you
Please begin to see that I'm just bleeding to
Love me, love you
Loving is the way to
Help me, help you
Why must we be so cool, oh so cool,?
Oh, we're such damn fools

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 School
  • 2 Bloody Well Right
  • 3 Hide in Your Shell
  • 4 Asylum
  • 5 Dreamer
  • 6 Rudy
  • 7 If Everyone Was Listening
  • 8 Crime of the Century