"Backwater" as written by Alan Charles Lancaster and Richard John Parfitt....
Down at Backwater junction rolling down the line
In the dark early morning I heard the one-forty-nine
I was walking down the highway, needed somewhere to go
A lady laid beside me and she invited me home
She led me cold, tired and hungry down the backwater road

In a house on the corner looking over the track
I woke up with a fever and a pain in my back
She was lying there beside me, my fever started to grow
Had a funny feeling but the lady said no
My lover needs a doctor down the Backwater Road

Whatcha lookin' for, whatcha lookin' for
Lady do you know what cha' lookin' for
Was I wrong to play along?
Lady was I right or lady was I wrong?

Backwater doctor, you've got me breathing in time
It's ten-thirty in the morning and I'm feeling alright
I went back to my lady but I wasn't to know
Lady left this morning and she's not coming home
I was cold when she left me down the Backwater Road

I am just a poor man, got nowhere to go
All my leaves have fallen, left me all alone
If I was a rich man, if I was a king
I would give you all I have, give you everything
If you'd just take me, just take me now
If you'd just take me

Never seen my daddy, died when I was two
Mama did the best she could, taught me all she knew
Said that love was everything, tears came to her eyes
Never knew the meaning, now I realise
Love is all you need, all you need now
If you just take me

I'm trying hard to get you, I'm not the only one
Never had a big car, but I'm not on the run
If love has got a meaning see it in my eyes
If you see the beginning, then you'd realise
Love is all you need, all you

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"Backwater" as written by Richard John Parfitt Charles Lancaster Alan

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