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Written by: Mick Box, David Byron, Paul Newton & Ken Hensley
This song was recorded for the first time at 'Look At Yourself' sessions in 1971 and is often called 11.18 min. version 
because of the length but this recording remained unreleased until it appeared on 'The Lansdowne Tapes' CD in 1993
The first released version was recorded in early 1972 prior to 'Demons And Wizards' recording sessions and 
an edited version was released as b-side of 'The Wizard' single in Germany & US and 'Easy Livin' single in UK
The two versions are different in arrangement and have slightly different lyrics. 1971 version has 
David Byron only on lead vocals but 1972 version has additional verses which are sung by Ken Hensley.
NOTE: Paul Newton plays bass guitar on earlier 11.18 min. version and Mark Clarke on single b-side version
There are also a other alternate versions released as bonus tracks on CD's and they are all from 1972 with Mark Clarke


Single b-side (1972) version

Thought of no tomorrow
The pain, tears and sorrow
And you never told me why
The way you cheated
And mistreated
I could never ask you why

Well, Iím gonna find out
Iím gonna find out
Whatís been messing up your mind
Messing up your mind

Well, Iíve been through
Some changes
Now Iím leaving
While me mind rearranges
Why Iím grieving
I donít mean that you hurt me
Or deceived me
For I know that youíre there
And you need me, you sure do
But I hope you canít see how it is
I canít stay any longer
Iíve got to go

Is there any true reason
Or anything I can explain
Canít we talk about it baby
And get together again
You see I have the feeling
That this isnít the end
And I feel knowing
On you I depend
I depend on you

Iím gonna find out, yes I am
Iím gonna find out 
What it is thatís been
Messing up your mind

Well, I said that I love you
And I need you
Then it means I am yours
Yes, I belong to you
But I just canít be certain
That you love me too
Well, Iíve got to know
If I can believe in you
Please believe my heart is yours
I canít stay any longer
Iíve got to go

Perhaps itís best for us
To stay together 
And try to live our lives as one 
And maybe we will find
Weíre still together
To watch the setting of the sun


11.18 min. (1971) version

Thought of no tomorrow
The pain, tears and sorrow
And you never told me why
The way you cheated
And mistreated
You could never tell me why

But Iím gonna find out
Iím gonna find out
Whatís been messing up your mind
Messing up your mind

Is there any true reason
Or anything I can explain
Canít we talk about it baby
Get together again
You see, I have the feeling
That this isnít the end
And I feel it knowing
On you I depend

Iím gonna find out
Yeah, Iím gonna find out 
What has been
Messing up your mind

Perhaps itís best for us
To stay together 
And try to live our lives as one 
And maybe we will find
Weíre still together
To watch the setting of the sun