5.45 Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Andrew Gill, Dave Allen, Hugo H. Burnham, Jon King
album: Track 11 in album Entertainment!
release date: 1979-9
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length: 3:40
producer: Andy Gill, Jon King and Rob Warr
drums: Hugo Burnham
lead vocals: Jon King
engineer: Rick Walton
recorded by: Edwin Cross and Davy Phee
arranger: Gang of Four
guitar: Andy Gill
additional engineer: Davy Phee and Edwin Cross
bass guitar: Dave Allen
writer: Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill, Jon King

Cover Art

Gang Of Four Entertainment! cover art
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How can I sit and eat my tea,
with all that blood flowing from the television.
At a quarter to six,
I watch the news,
Eating, eating all my food
As I sit watching the red spot
In the egg which looks like
All the blood you don`t see on the television.

Still body now, no movement yet
Five men lie die flat on their backs
Were they born to lie in state
Defend the ever stagnate great?

Down on the street ***assinate
All of them look so desperate
Declared blood war on the bourgeois state

Watch new blood on the 18 inch screen
The corpse is a new personality
Ionic charge gives immortality
The corpse is a new personality

Down on the street ***assinate
All of them look so desperate
Declared blood war on the bourgeois state

Watch new blood on the 18 inch screen
The corpse is a new personality
Watch new blood on the 18 inch screen
The corpse is a new personality
Watch new blood on the 18 inch screen
The corpse is a new personality
Watch new blood on the 18 inch screen
The corpse is a new personality
Watch new blood on the 18 inch screen
The corpse is a new personality

Guerilla war struggle is a new entertainment [Repeats]

Down on the street ***assinate
All of them look so desperate
Declared blood war on the bourgeois state


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ether
  • 2 Natural’s Not in It
  • 3 Not Great Men
  • 4 Damaged Goods
  • 5 Return the Gift
  • 6 Guns Before Butter
  • 7 I Found That Essence Rare
  • 8 Glass
  • 9 Contract
  • 10 At Home He’s a Tourist
  • 11 5.45
  • 12 Anthrax