The Roaring Silence Album

Artist(s): Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Cover Art

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band The Roaring Silence Cover Art

Tracklist

Blinded by the Light

length: 7:07
percussion: Chris Slade
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
vocal: Chris Thompson and Manfred Mann
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Doreen Chanter, Chris Slade, Irene Chanter, Mick Rogers and Suzann Lynch
choir vocals: Laurence Holden, Jeremy Paynton-Jones, Hilary Farmborough, Graham Jenkins, Gillian Ainscow, Chris Sennett, Jacqueline Nicholls, Jane Bunting, Stan Bailey, Philip Keywood, Peter Cudmore and Marilyn Bennet
keyboard: Manfred Mann
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
horn: Derek Wadsworth
solo saxophone: Barbara Thompson
strings: David Millman
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

COME TOMORROW
Manfred Mann

If the song of the songbird
Could replace my wrong word
Then my dear, that's the song I would borrow

CHORUS:
& tonight you would hear
The saddest song of the year
& you'd be mine once again come tomorrow

If the song of the swallow
Could reveal my sorrow
Then my dear, he would sing just for you

(chorus)

Just tonight, while in flight
On your windowsill daylight
To tell you all of my tears

(chorus)

(repeat verse 2)

(chorus twice)

Sing, sing, sing, sing, sing, Mr. Songbird
Come on & sing just one, little swallow
& make her mine once again come tomorrow


From: Collins Crapo

Singing the Dolphin Through

length: 8:16
vocal: Chris Thompson
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Chris Slade, Mick Rogers, Suzann Lynch, Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
percussion: Chris Slade
choir vocals: Chris Sennett, Gillian Ainscow, Stan Bailey, Peter Cudmore, Graham Jenkins, Jacqueline Nicholls, Jane Bunting, Marilyn Bennet, Hilary Farmborough, Jeremy Paynton-Jones, Laurence Holden and Philip Keywood
strings: David Millman
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
solo saxophone: Barbara Thompson
keyboard: Manfred Mann
horn: Derek Wadsworth
composer: Mike Heron
lyricist: Mike Heron

Farewell Plymouth, your morning cold and grey
Is painting shadows on my thoughts
And we're bound for nowhere

Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through still waters

Joseph, I know you're trusting me to see you right
And I know you can't stand the fighting
Yes I know you can't stand the fighting
For one more, one more night

Joseph, the mud gives way to coral somewhere
And the hours of light they last and last
We'll see no hostile flag there from craft unknown
We will have grown free from sighing

Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through still waters

Waiter, There's a Yawn in My Ear

length: 5:38
percussion: Chris Slade
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
vocal: Chris Thompson
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Chris Slade
keyboard: Manfred Mann
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
composer: Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Roaring Silence
Waiter, There's A Yawn In My Ear
(Manfred Mann)
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The Road to Babylon

length: 6:52
percussion: Chris Slade
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
vocal: Chris Thompson
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Mick Rogers, Chris Slade, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter and Suzann Lynch
choir vocals: Peter Cudmore, Philip Keywood, Stan Bailey, Jeremy Paynton-Jones, Chris Sennett, Gillian Ainscow, Graham Jenkins, Hilary Farmborough, Jacqueline Nicholls, Jane Bunting, Laurence Holden and Marilyn Bennet
keyboard: Manfred Mann
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
horn: Derek Wadsworth
solo saxophone: Barbara Thompson
strings: David Millman
writer: Manfred Mann, Colin Pattenden, Peter Thomas

By the waters of Babylon
We lay down and wept and wept for these I am
We remember, we remember, we remember these I am

A golden helmet blinded minds
Among ten thousand swords along the road to Babylon
A golden thunder silenced songs
Among ten thousand voices on the road to Babylon

Well, well, well
Beware that golden helmet
Well, well, well
There's no easy way to go
Well, well, well
No easy road to follow
Well, well, well

A golden ocean turned to fire
And burned ten thousand ships along the road to Babylon
A golden dreamer touched the sky
Alone in empty silence on the road to Babylon

Well, well, well
Beware that golden thunder
Well, well, well
That dreamed and sang the song
Well, well, well
The empty sound of sorrow
Well, well, well

A golden helmet blinded minds
Among ten thousand swords along the road to Babylon
A golden thunder silenced songs
Among ten thousand voices on the road to Babylon

Well, well, well
Beware that golden helmet
Well, well, well
There's no easy way to go
Well, well, well
No easy road to follow
Well, well, well

This Side of Paradise

length: 4:45
percussion: Chris Slade
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
vocal: Chris Thompson
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Mick Rogers, Suzann Lynch, Chris Slade, Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter
choir vocals: Peter Cudmore, Philip Keywood, Stan Bailey, Jane Bunting, Chris Sennett, Gillian Ainscow, Graham Jenkins, Hilary Farmborough, Jacqueline Nicholls, Jeremy Paynton-Jones, Laurence Holden and Marilyn Bennet
keyboard: Manfred Mann
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
horn: Derek Wadsworth
solo saxophone: Barbara Thompson
strings: David Millman
writer: Manfred Mann, Colin Pattenden, Peter Thomas

Life passes slowly just this side of paradise
Eyes watching skies with salt water rain
There you stay watching day follow day

Living lonely and only just this side of paradise
Oh it's easy to see when the moon passes by
And a cloud dies in a clear black sky

Living lonely and only just this side of paradise
Oh, it's easy to see when the moon passes by
Like a leaf spin slow slow

Maybe that's where the sun and the rain live together
Maybe it's time to get up and move out forever

Life passes slowly just this side of paradise
Eyes watching skies with salt water rain
There you stay watching day follow day

Starbird

length: 3:08
percussion: Chris Slade
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
vocal: Chris Thompson
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Mick Rogers, Chris Slade, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter and Suzann Lynch
choir vocals: Peter Cudmore, Philip Keywood, Stan Bailey, Jeremy Paynton-Jones, Chris Sennett, Gillian Ainscow, Graham Jenkins, Hilary Farmborough, Jacqueline Nicholls, Jane Bunting, Laurence Holden and Marilyn Bennet
keyboard: Manfred Mann
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
horn: Derek Wadsworth
solo saxophone: Barbara Thompson
strings: David Millman
writer: Manfred Mann, Chris Slade

Starbird let your cry lead us all through the night
Rising from the ashes, your light'll show us the way
Starbird you can fly me take me everywhere you go
Roaring with the windsong, burning in your fiery glow
Screaming through the darkness
Roaring with the windsong
Starbird keep your light shining for all to see

Starbird let your cry lead us all through the night
Rising from the ashes, your light'll show us the way

Questions

length: 3:58
percussion: Chris Slade
guitar: Chris Thompson and Dave Flett
vocal: Chris Thompson
bass: Colin Pattenden
background vocals: Suzann Lynch, Chris Slade, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter and Mick Rogers
choir vocals: Philip Keywood, Stan Bailey, Gillian Ainscow, Chris Sennett, Marilyn Bennet, Jane Bunting, Jacqueline Nicholls, Hilary Farmborough, Jeremy Paynton-Jones, Laurence Holden, Peter Cudmore and Graham Jenkins
keyboard: Manfred Mann
drums (drum set): Chris Slade
horn: Derek Wadsworth
solo saxophone: Barbara Thompson
strings: David Millman
writer: Chris Slade, Manfred Mann
In a dream it would seem
I went to those who close the open door
Turning the key I sat and spoke to those
Inside of me

They answered my questions with questions
And pointed me into the night
Where the moon was a star-painted dancer
And the world was just a spectrum of light

They reached to my centre of reason
And pulled on the touchstone that's there
The shock of that light has me reeling
And I fell into the depths of despair

They answered my questions with questions
And set me to stand on the brink
Where the sun and the moon were as brothers
And all that was left was to think

They answered my questions with questions
And pointed me into the night
The power that bore me had left me alone
To figure out which way was right