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FEELINGS

Written by: Ken Hensley
The first released version of this song was recorded at 'Conquest' sessions 1979 with John Sloman on vocals
Full album version was released on: 'Conquest' February 1980 and edited version released as a single in Germany
An earlier version was recorded at so called 'Five Miles' sessions 1979 with John Lawton on vocals but this 
version wasn't released until 'A Time Of Revelation' compilation 1996. The lyrics differ on different versions


John Sloman album version

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

I remember those magic nights
Those nights when it all seemed right
But I knew that by mornin' you'd be gone
And though you tell me that it's not for long
It ain't easy here holdin' on
You gotta tell me where I stand

'Cause either you don't give a damn
Or you don't even care to pretend
Or you won't spare a thought
Though you know it must come to an end

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

You'd better know that I've made up my mind
I gotta high of a different kind
And it's gonna take me where I wanna be
Sure I'll miss ya but I gotta choose
You can't believe that I came here to lose
And you ain't a winner, that's easy to see

So I'll see you around or I'll write
And I'll send you some love
'Cause where I wanna go
There ain't nothing to do but move

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'


John Sloman single version

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

I remember those magic nights
Those nights when it all seemed right
But I knew that by mornin' you'd be gone
And though you tell me that it's not for long
It ain't easy here holdin' on
You gotta tell me where I stand

'Cause either you don't give a damn
Or you don't even care to pretend
Or you won't spare a thought
Though you know it must come to an end

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin', hopin', needin'
Just when I wanted to hold you
You're leavin', you're leavin'
Leavin', you're leavin'


John Lawton version

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin’, hopin’, needin’
Just when I wanted to hold you
You’re leavin’, you’re leavin’
Leavin’, leavin’

When we meet
Every night in the bar
If I’m feelin’ alright
We’ll get high in your car
Then come morning
And you will be gone
You’re my five-minute friend
And you’ve gotta move on

And you don’t stop me
Thinkin’ my feelings
And I’m hidin’ the hurtin’ inside
And I know how you
Set my heart reelin’
As I see it and swallow my pride

Well, either you don’t give a damn
Or you don’t even care to pretend
Or you won’t spare a thought
Though you know
It must come to an end

And I’ve got those feelings
Empty feelings
Prayin’, hopin’, needin’
Just when I wanted to hold you
You’re leavin’, you’re leavin’
Leavin’, leavin’

Feelings, empty feelings
Prayin’, hopin’, needin’
Just when I wanted to hold you
You’re leavin’, you’re leavin’
Leavin’, leavin’