Bite the Hand Lyrics


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Fry, Singleton, White
album: Track 9 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983-11-14
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:06
producer: ABC and Gary Langan
drums: Andy Newmark
vocal: Martin Fry
arranger: Stephen Singleton, Martin Fry and Mark White
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
additional percussion: Luis Jardim
strings arranger: ABC and David Bedford
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Howie Casey
assistant engineer: John Kurlander, Bob Kraushaar and Keith Nixon
additional oboe: David Theodore
guitar & piano & synthesizer: Mark White
additional recorder: Adrian Brett
composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
With a little faith we could raise the land
With a little hope we could move as planned
With a little faith we could raise the land
With a little hope we could move as planned
Farm the ghetto up,
Feed the famine down with our nose to the grindstone
Ear to the ground
Find a steady job,
Build a happy home
Farm a steady crop,
Then depose the throne
We could irrigate thirst quenching lake,
Make a fertile place
Thus the desert spake...

Spill the feathers up,
Slash the silk might as well stop boo
Shooing over all that spilt milk,
Empty trap, screaming eye,
Seething lip, stop wondering
Why butter mountains here.
Better motivate it`s getting late,
***assinate the grain, co co co co commotion
Before a global war,
We'd better bridge the ocean

Just like an open wound that
Forever bleeds just like an open plain
In scattered seeds or the foolish man
Believing all he reads,
He begs, he pleads.

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom