Who Sang Means to an End? Traffic

Traffic Traffic cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
Release Date: 1968-10
Genre: Jazz Rock Pop
Style: Blues Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 2:36
Lyrics
Well, you told me you were sorry, when I needed your advice
And I was too confused to see the meaning
Like Peter, you disowned me with a voice as cold as ice
And before the fire died and they were leaving.

I'm a means to an end and everybody's friend
To a rich man, poor man, beggar man or thief
From my heart I send a messenger to bend
And take your mind from agony and grief.

Oh, sweet silence without kings and queens
No one here has ever reached your centre
Better to be quiet than to speak without a thought
Or you may lose the meaning of your venture.

I'm a means to an end and everybody's friend
To a rich man, poor man, beggar man or thief
From my heart I send a messenger to bend
And take your mind from agony and grief.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Can All Join In
  • 2 Pearly Queen
  • 3 Don’t Be Sad
  • 4 Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
  • 5 Feelin’ Alright?
  • 6 Vagabond Virgin
  • 7 Forty Thousand Headmen
  • 8 Cryin’ to Be Heard
  • 9 No Time to Live
  • 10 Means to an End

  • Release information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin