15 "Big" Songs I Like (Part I: The 70s Songs)

By Big Songs, I mean those that they are more than six minutes long. Those songs usually don't receive any Radio Airplay, because of their length, and if they do they are edited in order to fit radio standards.

(In alphabetical order)

1) A Man I'll Never Be by Boston From The Album Don't Look Back (1978)


If I said what's on my mind
You'd turn and walk away
Disappearing way back in your dreams
It's so hard to be unkind
So easy just to say
That everything is just the way it seems

You look up at me
And somewhere in your mind you see
A man I'll never be

If only I could find a way
I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am
And it gets harder every day for me
To hide behind this dream you see
A man I'll never be

I can't get any stronger
I can't climb any higher
You'll never know just how hard I've tried
Cry a little longer
And hold a little tighter
Emotions can't be satisfied

You look up at me
And somewhere in your mind you see
A man I'll never be

If only I could find a way
I'd feel like I'm the man you believe I am
And it gets harder every day for me
To hide behind this dream you see
A man I'll never be

2) Are You Receiving Me by Golden Earring From The Album Moontan (1973)


If your circles could be spirals
And your idols weren't machines
If you could pick up all the signals
And flash on where you've been
Maybe you don't feel it at all
It's your own fault crawl boy, crawl!
If you could quit the miming
And try some different timing
You could get a chance to be free
Are you receiving me
It's the pilot's plea
Are you receiving me
Close to insanity
Are you receiving me
Recharge your battery
Are you receiving me
(or are you out to lunch)
If your prayers could all be answered
And you were given time to pay
The chances would be so heavy
But you'd find a better way

3) Awaking by Jefferson Starship From The Album Freedom At Point Zero (1979)


Thunder awoke me I sat up my feet on the floor
Silver the lightning that shattered the lock on my door
Feel like I've lived my life long
Just waiting for this day to dawn

Racing through time toward the light
We just do what we must
We're more than just ashes our spirits are more than just dust
Ancient we stood in the sun
Older when time first began
Now by the light shining through from within
We'll find our way back to the stars once again

4) Born To Touch Your Feelings by Scorpions From The Album Taken By Force (1977)


I was born from the sound of the strings
For someone to give everything
To be a song just for your feeling


Close your eyes and I'll try to get in
To waken your heart like the Spring
'Cause I was born to touch your feelings


Steal the time, take a song and be glad
Be free as the birds, don't be sad
Your time will come; I'll make you feel it
You're still young like the sun after rain
Follow the light; it's not in vain
And you will see: I'll touch your feelings


You've got your songs
They are everyday for awhile
Just the only way to feel all right
You've got your songs
They are everyday for awhile
Just the only way to feel all right


You were born just to lose or to win
To be someone's chime in the wind
To live between your mind and feelings
Find your way, check it out
Learn each day
Follow the light; it's not in vain
And you will see: I'll touch your feelings


You've got your songs
They are everyday for awhile
Just the only way to feel all right
You've got your songs
They are everyday for awhile
Just the only way to feel all right


I was born from the sound of the strings
For someone to give everything
To be a song just for your feeling
I was born from the sound of the strings
For someone to give everything
To be a song just for your feeling

5) Child In Time by Deep Purple From The Album Deep Purple In Rock (1970)


Sweet child in time
You'll see the line
The line that's drawn between
Good and bad


See the blind man
Shooting at the world
Bullets flying
Ohh taking toll


If you've been bad
Oh Lord I bet you have
And you've not been hit
Oh by flying lead


You'd better close your eyes
Ooohhhh bow your head
Wait for the ricochet


Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Ooo, ooo ooo
Ooo ooo ooo


Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Ooo, ooo ooo
Ooo ooo ooo


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh
Aah I wanna hear you sing


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh
Aaahhhh


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh


Sweet child in time
You'll see the line
The line that's drawn between
Good and bad


See the blind man
Shooting at the world
Bullets flying
Mmmm taking toll


If you've been bad
Lord I bet you have
And you've not been hit
Oh by flying lead


You'd better close your eyes
Ooohhhhhhh bow your head
Wait for the ricochet


Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Ooo, ooo ooo
Ooo ooo ooo


Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Oooooo ooooooo ooooooo
Ooo, ooo ooo
Ooo ooo ooo


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh
Aah I gotta hear you sing


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh
Aah


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh
Aah


Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aaaahh aaaahh aaaahh
Aahh, aahh aahh


Oh..God oh no..oh God no

6) Down In The Sewer by The Stranglers From The Album Rattus Norvegicus IV (1977)


Down in the sewer
Picking up quite a lot of empty Coca Cola cans
And there sure are a lot of them around here


How did I get down here?
Well it's a long story
I should have stayed down home out on the farm
And kept my tootsies warm, instead of freezing them off down here


There's lots of rats down here
You can see the whites of their eyes
They got sharp teeth
Deep breath
And lots of diseases


People say you shouldn't stay down here too long
Lose your sense of light and dark, lose your sense of smell


I tell you what I'm gonna do
Gonna make love to a water rat or two
And breed a family
They'll be called the survivors


You know why?
(No!)
'Cause they're gonna survive ('vive, 'vive, 'vive...)


I'll see you in the sewer, brother


I'll see you in the sewer
I'll see you in the sewer, the sewer, the sewer


I'll see you in the sewer
I'll see you in the sewer


I'll see you in the sewer
I'll see you in the sewer


I'll see you in the sewer

7) Eve Of The War by Jeff Wayne From The Album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (1978)


JOURNALIST: No one would have believed, in the last years of the
nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds
of space.


No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope
studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered
the possibility of life on other planets and yet, across the gulf of space, minds
immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and
surely, they drew their plans against us.


At midnight on the twelfth of August, a huge mass of luminous gas erupted from Mars
and sped towards Earth. Across two hundred million miles of void, invisibly hurtling
towards us, came the first of the missiles that were to bring so much calamity to Earth.
As I watched, there was another jet of gas. It was another missile, starting on its way.


And that's how it was for the next ten nights. A flare, spurting out from Mars - bright
green, drawing a green mist behind it - a beautiful, but somehow disturbing sight. Ogilvy,
the astronomer, assured me we were in no danger. He was convinced there could be no
living thing on that remote, forbidding planet.


"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, " he said.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but still they
come!"


JOURNALIST: Then came the night the first missile approached Earth. It was thought
to be an ordinary falling star, but next day there was a huge crater in the middle of the
Common, and Ogilvy came to examine what lay there: a cylinder, thirty yards across,
glowing hot... and with faint sounds of movement coming from within.


Suddenly the top began moving, rotating, unscrewing, and Ogilvy feared there was a
man inside, trying to escape. he rushed to the cylinder, but the intense heat stopped him
before he could burn himself on the metal.


"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, " he said.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but they still
come!"
"Yes, the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, " he said.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but they still come!"


It seems totally incredible to me now that everyone spent that evening as
though it were just like any other. From the railway station came the sound of
shunting trains, ringing and rumbling, softened almost into melody by the distance. It all
seemed so safe and tranquil.

8. Girl Goodbye by Toto From The Album Toto (1978)



Well I'm out on the road
And the devil's got my soul
And I'm looking for the Lord
In New York City


Yeah I'm out on the run
Got some heat, got a gun
If they don't find me soon
It'll be a damn pity


So it's
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
It's so hard to see the truth with the sun in your eyes
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
Must be in the way that she cries, must be in the way that she cries
Must be in the way that she cries


Oh there's smoke in the air and there's blood everywhere
But I'm hoping that the white man don't recognize me
I'm so sorry what I've done and I say it not in fun
When I tell you that there's no one left inside me


And it's
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
It's so hard to see the truth with the sun in your eyes
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
Must be in the way that she cries, must be in the way that she cries
Must be in the way that she cries


Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
It's so hard to see the truth with the sun in your eyes
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
Must be in the way that she cries, must be in the way that she cries
Must be in the way that she cries


So it's
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
It's so hard to see the truth with the sun in your eyes
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl, girl goodbye
Must be in the way that she cries, must be in the way that she cries
Must be in the way that she cries

9) Hotel California by Eagles From The Album Hotel California (1976)


On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night


There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
'This could be heaven or this could be Hell'
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say


Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here


Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget


So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine'
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say


Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis


Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, we are all just prisoners here, of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast


Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax, said the night man
We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!

10) Lily by Max Webster From The Album Max Webster (1976)


Lily come near me
Lily come sit near me
You can survive and feel alive
Lily can become anyone

Lily come near me
Lily come sit near me
You've gotten this far
See what you are
Lily please become someone

No, I may never make it with sanity
No, I may never make it to be wealthy
So, if you're looking for success
What is it man, man, man?

I just hang around
Try not to feel down
Sometimes feeling cold
Freezing down my soul

11) Money by Pink Floyd From The Album The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)


Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you're okay
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for payrise it's no surprise
That they're giving none away
Away, away, way
Away, away, away

12) Stargazer by Rainbow From The Album Rising(1976)


High noon, oh I'd sell my soul for water
Nine years worth of breakin' my back
There's no sun in the shadow of the wizard
See how he glides, why he's lighter than air
Oh I see his face!

Where is your star?
Is it far, is it far, is it far?
When do we leave?
I believe, yes, I believe

In the heat and the rain
With whips and chains
To see him fly
So many die
We build a tower of stone
With our flesh and bone
Just to see him fly
But don't know why
Now where do we go?

Hot wind, moving fast across the desert
We feel that our time has arrived
The world spins, while we put his dream together
A tower of stone to take him straight to the sky
Oh I see his face!

Where is your star?
Is it far, is it far, far?
When do we leave?
Hey, I believe, I believe

In the heat and the rain
With whips and chains
Just to see him fly
Too many die
We build a tower of stone
With our flesh and bone
To see him fly
But we don't know why
Ooh, now where do we go

All eyes see the figure of the wizard
As he climbs to the top of the world
No sound, as he falls instead of rising
Time standing still, then there's blood on the sand
Oh I see his face!

Where was your star?
Was it far, was it far
When did we leave?
We believed, we believed, we believed

In heat and rain
With whips and chains
To see him fly
So many died
We built a tower of stone
With our flesh and bone
To see him fly

But why
In all the rain
With all the chains
Did so many die
Just to see him fly

Look at my flesh and bone
Now, look, look, look, look,
Look at his tower of stone
I see a rainbow rising
Look there, on the horizon
And I'm coming home, I'm coming home, I'm coming home

Time is standing still
He gave back my will
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Going home
I'm going home

My eyes are bleeding
And my heart is leaving here
A place I've known
But it's not home, ooh

Take me back
He gave me back my will
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Going home
I'm going home

My eyes are bleeding
And my heart is leaving here
The place I've known
But it's not home ooh

Take me back, he gave me back my will
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Going home, I'm going home
My eyes are bleeding
And my heart is leaving here

The place I've known
But it's not home, ooh
Take me back, take me back
Back to my home oh oh ooh
Time standing still

13) The Prophet's Song by Queen From The Album A Night At The Opera (1975)


Oh, oh, people of the earth
Listen to the warning
The seer he said
Beware the storm that gathers here
Listen to the wise man.

I dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair
Spreading his hands on the multitude there
A man who cried for a love gone stale
And ice cold hearts of charity bare.
I watched as fear took the old men's gaze
Hopes of the young in troubled graves
"I see no day," I heard him say
So grey is the face of every mortal.

Oh, oh people of the earth
Listen to the warning
The prophet he said
For soon the cold of night will fall
Summoned by your own hand.

Oh, oh children of the land
Quicken to the new life
Take my hand
Fly and find the new green bough
Return like the white dove.

He told of death as a bone white haze
Taking the lost and the unloved babe
Late too late all the wretches run
These kings of beasts now counting their days.

From mother's love is the son estranged
Married his own his precious gain
The earth will shake in two will break
And death all around will be your dowry

Oh, oh people of the earth
Listen to the warning the seer he said
For those who hear and mark my words
Listen to the good plan

Oh, oh, oh, oh and two by two my human zoo
They'll be running for to come
Running for to come out of the rain

Oh flee for your life
Who heed me not let all your treasure make you
Oh fear for your life
Deceive you not the fires of hell will take you
Should death await you

Ah people can you hear me?
And now I know and now I know
And now I know and now I know
That you can hear me
And now I know and now I know
And now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know
The earth will shake in two will break
Death all around around around around
Around around around around
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know now I know
Now I know
Wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo
Listen to the wise listen to the wise listen to the wise
Listen to the wise listen to the wise man
La la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la
La la
La la
Come here (I - You)
Come here (I - You)
Come here (I - You)
Come here (I - You)

Ah ah ah ah ah
Listen to the man listen to the man listen to the man listen to the mad man

God gave you grace to purge this place
And peace all around may be your fortune

Oh, oh children of the land
Love is still the answer take my hand
The vision fades a voice I hear
Listen to the madman!

But still I fear and still I dare not
Laugh at the madman!

14) Whaler by Montrose From The Album Warner Bros. Presents: Montrose (1975)


A salty tide holds a sailor's dream
A year at sea or so it seems
Sail away, until the dusk do you rise
The Captain's call, wipe the sleep from your eyes

(chorus)
You sight the whaler who seems to be wise
A ship and harpoon, a man in disguise
An ocean breeze bring the taste of your life
Whaler...

On deck with a crew of seafaring men
Channeled in calm and waiting for wind
Out of the sea, out of the night
The hour has come, your time has begun...

15) Words (Between The Lines Of Age) by Neil Young From The Album Harvest (1972)


Someone and someone
were down by the pond
Looking for something
to plant in the lawn.
Out in the fields they
were turning the soil
I'm sitting here hoping
this water will boil
When I look through the windows
and out on the road
They're bringing me presents
and saying hello.

Singing words, words
between the lines of age.
Words, words
between the lines of age.

If I was a junkman
selling you cars,
Washing your windows
and shining your stars,
Thinking your mind
was my own in a dream
What would you wonder
and how would it seem?
Living in castles
a bit at a time
The King started laughing
and talking in rhyme.

Singing words, words
between the lines of age.
Words, words
between the lines of age.


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What Girls Said 1

  • 3mo

    Yes! Boston! I love them!

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    • 3mo

      Have you ever listened to their side=project Orion The Hunter?

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    • 3mo

      Debut and Don't Look Back I guess?

    • 3mo

      Yep. My favorite song of them all is peace of mind.
      My dad has their first album on vinyl

What Guys Said 1

  • 3mo

    What about the epic songs of Yes?

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