Ether Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Andrew Gill, David Allen, Hugo Burnham, Jonathan King
album: Track 1 in album Entertainment!
release date: 1979-9
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length: 3:48
producer: Jon King, Andy Gill 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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Trapped in heaven life style (locked in Long Kesh)
New looking out for pleasure (H-block torture)
It's at the end of the rainbow (White noise in)
The happy ever after (a white room)

[Chorus]
Dirt behind the daydream
Dirt behind the daydream
The happy ever after
Is at the end of the rainbow

Dig at the root of the problem (Fly the flag on foreign soil)
It breaks your new dreams daily (H-block Long Kesh)
Fathers contradictions (Censor six counties news)
And breaks your new dreams daily (each day more deaths)

[Chorus]

White noise in a white room [Repeat: x4]

Trapped in heaven life style (locked in Long Kesh)
New looking out for pleasure (H-block torture)
It's at the end of the rainbow (White noise in)
The happy ever after (a white room)

[Chorus]

Dig at the root of the problem (Fly the flag on foreign soil)
It breaks your new dreams daily (H-block Long Kesh)
Fathers contradictions (Censor six counties news)
And breaks your new dreams daily (each day more deaths)

[Chorus]

There may be oil
(Now looking out for pleasure)
Under Rockall
(It's at the end of the rainbow)
There may be oil
(The happy ever after)
Under Rockall
(It's corked up with the ether)
There may be oil
(It's corked up with the ether)
Under Rockall
(It's corked up with the ether)
There may be oil


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