Who Sang Rudy? 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: 7:20
producer: Supertramp and Ken Scott
vocal: Roger Hodgson, John Helliwell and Rick Davies
engineer: Ken Scott and John Jansen
piano & guitar: Roger Hodgson
strings arranger: Richard Hewson
bass guitar: Dougie Thomson
clarinet & saxophone: John Helliwell
keyboard & harmonica: Rick Davies
percussion & drums (drum set): Bob Siebenberg
lyricist: Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
composer: Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
Rudy's on a train to nowhere, halfway down the line
He don't want to get there, but he needs time
He ain't sophisticated, nor well-educated
After all the hours he wasted, still he needs time.
He needs time - he needs time for livin',
He needs time - for someone just to see him.
He ain't haid no lovin'
For no reason or rhyme
And the whole world's above him.
Well it's not as though he's fat-
No there's more to this than that-
See he tries to play it cool-
Wouldn't be nobody fool.

Rudy thought that all good things comes to those that wait
But recently he could see that it may come too late.

All through your life, all through the years
Nobody loved, nobody cared.
So dim the light, dark are your fears
Try as I might, I can't hold back the tears
How can you live without love, it's not fair?
Someone said give but I just didn't dare.
What good advice are you waiting to hear?
Hearing's alright for them that's all there
You'd better gain control now
You'd better show 'em all now
You'd better make or break now
You'd better give and take now
You'll have to push and shove now
You'll have to find some love now
You'd better gain control now.
Now he's just come out the movie.
Numb of all the pain,
Sad but in a while he'll soon be
Back on his train

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