Brave New World Album

Artist(s): The Steve Miller Band

Cover Art

The Steve Miller Band Brave New World Cover Art

Tracklist

Brave New World

length: 3:31
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller

We're driving fast
From a dream of the past
To the brave new world

Where nothing will last
That comes from the past
It's a brave new world

Put a smile on your face
As we walk with space
In the brave new world

Now, as you begin
You're born once again
With the rising sun

Something new, nothing old
Something true, something gold

No spirit of the past
Can hold you back
From the brave new world

The direction to start
Is inside your heart
To the brave new world

If you're free in your heart
You can make a new start
It's a brave new world

There's nothing to hide
Leave your troubles behind
It's a brave new world

I told you, my friend
And I'll tell you again
Your trip has begun

Something new, nothing old
Something true, something gold

The direction to start
Is inside your heart
To the brave new world

Celebration Song

length: 2:32
writer: Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Hey, everybody
What do you say
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Hey, everybody
Today is the day
Sha la sha la la la la la la
To be a celebration
The band is going to play
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Hey, hey
Do what you want
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Hey, hey
{??}
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Be a celebration
Everybody trip out
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Be a celebration
Can't you hear the band call
Sha la sha la la la la la la
Hey


Can’t You Hear Your Daddy’s Heartbeat

length: 2:32
composer: Tim Davis
lyricist: Tim Davis

Got Love ’cause You Need It

length: 2:27
writer: Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
Sittin' here waitin', anticipatin'
What I'm gonna do to you
You may not see it
But you sure do need it
And I'll change your mind 'fore you're through
Been cool so far, but I'm gonna steal your car
And you'll learn to dig it too, baby

Come {??} and it won't be long
Before you feel me comin' through
I've got no hands on the wheel
But I'm drivin' by feel
And I got you sewn up and surrounded too
Take you down the track in a burlap sack
And you'll learn to dig it too

You're my horse and you never win a race
But I got to foot this {??} to you
You better not brag, you're a hunky old hag
And that goes for your mother too
Well you tell me you love, gonna slug you in the eye
And you'll learn to dig it baby

Well you've got a job and I've heard that before
And you're in the same line as ***** Galore
You wear your dresses short
And I'll see you in court
You better bring me back some money or don't knock on my door
Gonna get me a whip and I'm gonna teach you to skip
And you'll learn to dig it baby

Well, I'm movin' faster
Than the plaster casters
And all your groupies too
Got love cause you need it, baby
And we're gonna mess with you

Kow Kow

length: 4:28
producer: Glyn Johns and Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
Kow kow calqulator
Was a very smooth operator
Had himself a pet alligator
Kept it in a chrome elevator, yeah

When the sun began to shine
The alligator come outside
Kow kow played the chimes
Together they would go for a ride

As they travelled with a heavy load
They came across a dead horse at the side of the road
With two generals standing at each end
Fighting over whose fault it had been

And all that's left was this war
And they couldn't get things back together like they were before

Well, listen
Turn on your love light
Turn it on, let it shine
Inside your heart
Let it shine, turn it on
Your love light
Turn it on
Turn it on
Let it shine
Inside your mind

So many times kow kow had heard it said before
Oh, don't, lord, don't go near that door
The cause of our evil you'll uncover
Because of our misery you discover
Well, misery seeks it's own company
Kow kow had heard it said

Now he sits there crying
Oh, with his hands across his head
Kow kow calqulator
Oh, a very smooth operator

Get back in your elevator
Kow kow calqulator
Turn on your love light
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Let it shine

Seasons

length: 3:52
producer: Glyn Johns and Steve Miller
writer: Steve Miller, Ben Sidran, Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
Summer, fall, winter, spring
Of the seasons I will sing
To help you through your birth
As you spend your time on earth
In the wind

The summer song won't last long
When this warm old man has come
I'll sing your of your birth
As you spend your time on earth
In the wind

And so it goes
As the wind blows
The seasons will flow
To help you through your birth
As you spend your time on earth
In the wind

A mother's child
A father's son
In this crowd, I'm only one
To tell you of your worth
As you spend your time on earth
In the wind

And so it goes
(And so it goes)
As the wind blows
(As the wind blows)
And so it goes
As the wind blows

Space Cowboy

length: 4:57
producer: Steve Miller and Glyn Johns
writer: Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
I told you 'bout living in the U.S. of A.
Don't you know that I'm a gangster of love
Let me tell you people that I found a new way
And I'm tired of all this talk about love
And the same old story with a new set of words
About the good and the bad and the poor
And the times keep on changin'
So I'm keepin' on top
Of every fat cat who walks through my door

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I was born on this rock
And I've been travelin' through space
Since the moment I first realized
What all you fast talkin' cats would do if you could
You know, I'm ready for the final surprise
There ain't no way around it
Ain't nothing to say
That's gonna satisfy my soul deep inside
All the prayers and surveyors
Keep the whole place uptight
While it keeps on gettin' darker outside

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I see the show downs, slow downs, lost and found, turn arounds
The boys in the military shirts
I keep my eyes on the prize, on the long fallen skies
And I don't let my friends get hurt
All you back room schemers, small trip dreamers
Better find something new to say
Cause you're the same old story
It's the same old crime
And you got some heavy dues to pay

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

LT’s Midnight Dream

length: 2:30
composer: Lonnie Turner
lyricist: Lonnie Turner

My Dark Hour

length: 3:09
producer: Glyn Johns and Steve Miller
background vocals: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set) & guitar & bass guitar: Paul McCartney
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
My dark hour
My dark hour, you know it's drivin' me wild

Well, well, I went to see the doctor
And I had my fortune read
And you know the doctor told me
Son you better stay in bed

Who's that comin' down that road
Looks like he's carryin' a heavy load
{??} and he started to say
Want to come with me on my way

My dark hour, mother nature's child
My dark hour, oh, it's drivin' me wild

Well, I went to see the doctor
Just to have my fortune read
Well, well, well, well, well, the doctor told me
Son you better stay in bed

So do you think these sinners will fall
Or do you think they'll survive us all
Well, well, well, well down this road
Won't you help me carry my load

My dark hour, mother nature's child
My dark hour, oh, it's drivin' me wild