Who Sang Where Am I / I'll Show You Where to Sleep? Strawbs

Strawbs Strawbs cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:28
Where Am I ?

I sit here in peaceful meditation by a river
Watch my thoughts go floating down the stream of consciousness
Never ever changing the direction of my dreaming
To realise myself
Nothing more or nothing less
And as the hours slip away
On this pleasant April day
I sit and watch the flowers grow
Where am I
Where am I ?

I'll Show You Where To Sleep

Just paint a picture of the world
In gentle pastel shades
Indistinct and somehow blurred
Like childhood escapades
The painting box is rather dear
But the paints themselves are cheap
Leave your pack at the side of the road
I'll show you where to sleep.

Dead brown weeds in a ditch at the side
Of a field of burning corn
The road opens out before you
Like the womb where you were born
There's no need to pretend again
To try and earn your keep
Leave your pack at the side of the road
I'll show you where to sleep.

And crowds will gather in the sun
As stone madonnas weep
And the shepherd is a good man
As he tends his flock of sheep.

In case you find your tortoise shell
Is getting rather tight
You can wrap yourself in your magic cloak
And disappear from sight
And I will stand guard over you
As through the door you creep
Leave your pack at the side of the road
I'll show you where to sleep.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
  • 2 That Which Once Was Mine
  • 3 All the Little Ladies
  • 4 Pieces of 79 and 15
  • 5 Tell Me What You See in Me
  • 6 Oh How She Changed
  • 7 Or Am I Dreaming
  • 8 Where Is This Dream of Your Youth
  • 9 Poor Jimmy Wilson
  • 10 Where Am I / I'll Show You Where to Sleep
  • 11 The Battle