5.45 Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Dave Allen, Andrew Gill, Jon King, Hugo H. Burnham
album: Track 11 in album Entertainment!
release date: 1979-9
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 3:40
arranger: Gang of Four
additional engineer: Edwin Cross, Davy Phee
engineer: Rick Walton
guitar: Andy Gill
drums: Hugo Burnham
bass guitar: Dave Allen
producer: Jon King, Andy Gill, Rob Warr
recording: Edwin Cross, Davy Phee
lead vocals: Jon King
writer: Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill, Jon King

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

  • 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