Rain Dances

Camel, 1977

First Light


Andrew LatimerGuitars, Pan Pipes
Peter BardensMinimoog, String Synth
Richard SinclairBass
Andy WardDrums
Mel CollinsAlto Saxophone



Time on your hands
You doodle the day
Shuffle your feet
And turn on the news
To hear what they might say

They've made a machine
A new fangled device
They're lighting the fuse
There's no need to worry
Your world will be alright

Time for a smoke
A pint and a joke
You muddle on through
Silently screaming
"What can I do?"

Till time trips you out
Larking about
Blows you away
High as a kite
On a windy day

Andrew LatimerGuitar
Peter BardensElectric Piano, Organ, String Synthesizer
Richard SinclairBass, Vocals
Andy WardDrums, Money, Percussion
Mel CollinsTenor Saxophone

Tell Me


Tell me everything
Don't be afraid to give yourself away
Sometimes, it's easier
Your fears melt away
And turn it all to moonshine
Words that rhyme
Still in your mind
Still in your mind

Play me anything
Maybe music is the only way
to tell me how you feel
Somehow, you'll find the way
And all the words to your song
Will carry on
Still in your mind
Still in your mind

Andrew LatimerFretless Bass, Backing Vocals, Flute
Peter BardensElectric Piano, Minimoog
Richard SinclairVocals
Andy WardFinger Cymbals, Glockenspiel
Mel CollinsClarinet, Bass Clarinet

Highways of the Sun


We are sailing in a ship that's got no sails
We are riding on a train right off the rails
We are in an old sedan that's lost a wheel
But it makes no difference to the way we feel

It's been a long time - seems like a lifetime
To be where we are
Take a little tumble, fall and maybe stumble
Now we've gone so far

All along the highways of the sun

No one knows how far it is we have to go
Because every step we take reveals some more
But we'll keep right on as far as the eye can see
Over there where land and sky appear to be

Crusing down the highways of the sun

All along the highways of the sun

Andrew LatimerLead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Peter BardensEl & Ac Piano, Organ, Minimoog, String Synthesizer
Richard SinclairBass
Andy WardDrums, Percussion
Mel CollinsBass & Concert Flutes



Sleepless nights, restless days
Memories of her gentle ways
Love locked out looks for a home
A place to find a shelter from the storm

She said you are the air I breathe
The life I love, the dream I weave
Without a word, with just a touch
Now I realize you meant so much

Been awake so long
I feel like I belong
With the rain

Morning light appears
The feelings of the night

Somewhere inbetween
The waking and the dream
Feel you close to me

Andrew LatimerGuitar, Vocals
Peter BardensClavinet, Minimoog Electric Piano, String Synthesizer, Car Horns
Richard SinclairLead Vocals, Bass
Andy WardDrums, Rototone, Percussion

One of these Days I'll Get an Early Night


Andrew LatimerGuitar
Peter BardensElectric Piano
Richard SinclairBass
Andy WardDrums, Talking Drum, Percussion
Mel CollinsAll Saxophones
Martin DroverTrumpet
Malcolm GriffithTrombone



Andrew LatimerElectric & Acoustic Piano, Minimoog, String Synthesizer, Fuzz Guitars, Flute
Brian EnoMinimoog, Random Notes, Electric And Acoustic Piano, Bells
Fiona HibbertHarp



Andrew Latimer6 and 12 string Guitars, Bass
Peter BardensElectric Piano, Minimoog, String Synthesizer
Andy WardDrums, Whistle, Tunisian Clay Drums
Mel CollinsAlto Saxophone
Martin DroverFlugelhorn
Malcolm GriffithsTrombone

Rain Dances


Andrew LatimerPizzicato Guitars, Glockenspiel, Treated Piano
Peter BardensString Synthesizer, Minimoog
Mel CollinsSoprano Saxophone

The lyrics were submitted by Aymeric Leroy, maintainer of the excellent Calyx - The Canterbury Web Page
Various Corrections submitted by Steve Howarth
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