Wheels of Fortune Lyrics

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album: Track 5 in album Under the Flag
release date: 1982-9-1
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
length: 4:55
engineer: John Fryer
synthesizer: Frank Tovey, Dave Simmonds
timpani: Nick Cash
vibraphone: Nick Cash
saxophone: Alison Moyet
grand piano: Dave Simmonds
percussion: Nick Cash
producer: John Fryer, Frank Tovey
programming: Frank Tovey
choir vocals: John Fryer, Jill Tipping, Andrew Kay, Anne Clift, Yvette Anna, Alison Moyet, Barbara Frost
lead vocals: Frank Tovey
composer: Frank Tovey
lyricist: Frank Tovey

Cover Art

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I choke on my words as I speak
Brain damaged citizens file along the street
A view from my window
A motorway intersection
Exhaust pipes at pram level
Now playgrounds are carparks

Wheels keep rolling round and round
Their feet hardly ever touch the ground
The tiger in the tank is a vile compound
Hold on to precious breath you're homeward bound

I've got to breathe, lead free
Breathe, lead free


I've got to breathe, high octane
Oh, oh, high octane

Wheels of Fortune keep rolling on
Five star fantasies of multi-storey power games
A money spinner

Bullets richochet just above my head
In a hole in the ground I make my bed
Wake up in the morning and find me dead
Load up my weapon and pump them full of lead

Track Listing

  • 1 Under the Flag I
  • 2 Scapegoat
  • 3 Love Parasite
  • 4 Plainsong
  • 5 Wheels of Fortune
  • 6 Life on the Line IV
  • 7 The Sheep Look Up
  • 8 Cipher
  • 9 For Whom the Bells Toll
  • 10 Under the Flag II