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Faces — Flying
Album: First Step
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm flying across the ocean and I'm soaring
Back home to the place I was born
And probably raised and I'm flying
Across the mountains and valleys
Back home to the one that I love so happily

Can ya' blame me for feeling homesick
'Cause I've been away such a very long, long time
I served a while in the county jail
Five years for, for being hungry tired and poor

On and on, woh woh woh
You know, I will follow
With your buttons and your bows

On and on, and on and on and on
You know, I will follow
With your buttons and your bows

On and on
You know I will follow
With your buttons and your bows

I'm flying across the ocean
Goin' home, woh woh woh
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 Relayer wrote:
Ah, when Rod wasn't a washed up pop crooner. He had a great 6-7 year run with some serious quality music. Then disco, then pop, then cover albums, then christmas albums, then.......
 

More profitable. He's got lots of kids & ex-wives. 
Good morning rp - i love Faces {#Bananajam}
 h8rhater wrote:

They did indeed.  The lead singer's lisp is killer, but I don't think they rise to the level of the Faces.

 
I've submitted a couple of Pearls Before Swine songs, since they're not on the playlist.  I'm new to this, but hope they'll be played.
Ah, when Rod wasn't a washed up pop crooner. He had a great 6-7 year run with some serious quality music. Then disco, then pop, then cover albums, then christmas albums, then.......
Such a great example of FACES
Miss this emotive music - nothing like it today.

 chinaski wrote:
This takes me back to when rock was rock.
Hey h8hater, the rock band Pearls Before Swine came before Faces did. Remember?

 
They did indeed.  The lead singer's lisp is killer, but I don't think they rise to the level of the Faces.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Such a shame! I'd never listened to this before.
Great stuff!

 
I can thank commercial radio for my black out on "Faces."  What a great cut, and with that lineup, the whole band/album must be super.  Ahh, those were the days.
 Spots_Stew wrote:
Did Faces influence Blind Melon?

 
I dare say a big yes!  Thanks for pointing it out.
LJB on LDS.
 
 
bb_matt wrote:
When rod Stewart was good.

 


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                   Stewart has always been 'good', - he just hasn't always been in the same band as the great Ron Wood.



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 dew34 wrote:
Long John Baldry does a very haunting rendition of this song on his LP around the same time. I prefer that recording, but yes Rod was really a rocker then and a soulful and energetic performer!

 
Agreed

I remember - 
"Can we have less lights now that we know the words?"
or something like that from the opening of the LJB version...


Said it before and I'll say it again - there is such a nice "sweet spot" in Rock & Roll from approx. 1968 to 1973. 
Did Faces influence Blind Melon?
 bb_matt wrote:
When rod Stewart was good.

 
I think he would even agree with you at this point while he writes another alimony check.
When rod Stewart was good.
Rock  at its finest - most excellent at least!
 grahamdillabough wrote:
I had never heard this version before (I think it is the original).  I have to admit, I prefer Long John Baldry's version on 'It Ain't Easy' (Rod Stewart produced one half of this album, Elton John the other).  I probably prefer the other because I heard it first, a long time ago.  Nevertheless, a great tune from a great rocker.

Graham (somewhere in Kuwait)

 

 
I feel the same way, never heard this version before but I've always liked John Baldry's version.
Rock. Band.
I had never heard this version before (I think it is the original).  I have to admit, I prefer Long John Baldry's version on 'It Ain't Easy' (Rod Stewart produced one half of this album, Elton John the other).  I probably prefer the other because I heard it first, a long time ago.  Nevertheless, a great tune from a great rocker.

Graham (somewhere in Kuwait)

 
This takes me back to when rock was rock.
Hey h8hater, the rock band Pearls Before Swine came before Faces did. Remember?
Don't know how I missed it, but never heard this before. What a great tune.
Only 6.8 for this amazing rocker!?!  A foundation stone upon which the house of Rock is built.

Pearls cast before swine.
Rod Stewart at his best with the Faces, unlike the garbage he did by himself.  Akin to Steve Miller with and without Boz Scaggs.  Well, really never liked Boz Scaggs sans Steve Miller either.  Always seemed like he was wearing his leisure suit in his quasi-disco days.
Long John Baldry does a very haunting rendition of this song on his LP around the same time. I prefer that recording, but yes Rod was really a rocker then and a soulful and energetic performer!
this was a good album, more like a Rod Stewart album than Faces
Yeah, a good rocker, for sure. The organ is so reminiscent of the times; reminds me of Argent!  Rod's voice is used quite well on this...
Reminiscent of King Crimson.
 
Back before Rod sold out to top 40 garbage. Saw him in 1968 with Jeff Beck....awesome performer.
An old favorite alongside lj baldry's version 
Haven't heard it in over 25 years i think.
Nice.
 
don't ask me why suddenly, while this song is playing, I'm thinking " There is not enough Bon Jovi on Radio Paradise ! "  ^^

 
New to me too.  Don't recall hearing this back in the day.

I recognize many in the line-up though.

Radio Paradise, eh?  Ya don't say.... 
Such a shame! I'd never listened to this before.
Great stuff!
 h8rhater wrote:
YES!

 
What he said.
pretty great piece! Rod Rocks!
Interesting...I'd only ever heard this song sung by Long John Baldry , never knew the Faces recorded it as well.
YES!
 Rockin' Rod?