This post is a small double shot…I included the A-side Easy Livin’ but the one I like the most is the B side Traveler In Time. This wasn’t the original single…it was released a little later.
Sometimes I like going off the beaten path and I’m in the woods with this one. Traveler In Time, I picked up from the BBC TV show Life On Mars from 2006. I’m not a huge fan of progressive rock but the song has a good musical hook and the singer is unreal.
Traveler In Time and Easy Livin’ was on the album Demons and Wizards released in 1971. The album made it to #23 in the Billboard Album Chart, #22 in Canada, and #20 in the UK.
Easy Livin’ peaked at #39 in the Billboard 100 and #27 in Canada in 1972.
Easy Livin’ was the only Uriah Heep song to crack the Top 40 in the United States. It was an even bigger hit in the Netherlands and Finland, two countries that had a large Uriah Heep fanbase.
Traveller In Time
Every day I have to look to the sun
To see where it was that I have come from
I have a feelin that there must be a time
When I’ll get a chance to go home
‘Cause I’m so tired of being here alone
But I’m just a traveller in time
Trying so hard to pay for my crime
If I could go back the same way I got here
And see the people that I once held so near
I’d do my best to find an answer for you
But first I must wait ’til I’m set free
And I don’t know how long that’s gonna be
‘Cause I’m a man with a whole lot on his mind
Just out there somewhere travelling in time
Travelling in Time
I’ve tried for so long to find some way
Of helping mankind