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April 10, 2012

Andwella's Dream - Man Without a Name (1969)

Coming out of Nothern Ireland, this band was originally known as The Method. The core of the band was Dave Lewis, who provided lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, and close to all of the songwriting. When they moved to London in 1968, they changed their name to the one you see above. After the release of their first album, Love and Poetry, they changed their name to Andwella and went on to release two more albums before disbanding in 1972.

Coming off of the album Love and Poetry, this song is one of my favorite from a truly stellar album. If given the opportunity, be sure to listen to the whole album in its entirety. There are numerous wonderful tracks that capture the transition of psychedelic rock into the progressive rock of the seventies. If there was ever an album that should have garnered more attention upon its release, this is it. I give it a very high recommendation.

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Andwella's Dream - Man Without a Name (1969)

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Lyrics:

Yesterday I was a young man
With a future hemmed with gold
And today I’m just a soldier
With no home to call my own

Sittin’ by myself
Playin’ my guitar
Tryin’ to pass the time away
If tomorrow’s goin’ to be like this
I might as well die today

I’m just a person
Who has never had a home
Had to fight all my life
Just to keep the things I own

And some people- they look down at me
As a man without a name
And tend to forget
That they came from the same place that I came

All my friends- they have forsaken me
I guess that’s how life goes
When you’re not an empty man
And you can’t buy fancy clothes

And last black man
One more town
That’s closed the gates for me
And destroyed two years of hard work
Set my breast ease free

I’m just a person
Who has never had a home
Had to fight all my life
Just to keep the things I own

And some people- they look down at me
As a man without a name
And tend to forget
That they came from the same place that I came
Woo!

I’m just a person
Who has never had a home
Had to fight all my life
Just to keep the things I own

And some people- they look down at me
As a man without a name
And tend to forget
That they came from the same place that I came
Yeah!

I’m just a person
Who has never had a home
I’ve had to fight all my life
Just to keep the things I own

Sittin’ by myself
Playin’ my guitar
Tryin’ to pass the time away
If tomorrow’s goin’ to be like this
I might as well die today

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this excelent song! Where can i look the others lyrics to this album?

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    1. Hey! Thanks for the comment. All of the lyrics on this site are hand-typed while listening to the songs. For this particular group, I don't believe any of their lyrics are posted anywhere on the Internet except for this one song on this website. So for their other songs, you'll have to hope that we (or somebody else) features a song and posts the lyrics.

      On a side note, there is another song by this band that I've been meaning to post; so perhaps you'll see some new lyrics in the coming weeks.

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