I Found That Essence Rare 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 15 in album Entertainment!
release date: 1979-9
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length: 3:14
arranger: Gang of Four
additional engineer: Davy Phee, Edwin Cross
engineer: Rick Walton
guitar: Andy Gill
drums: Hugo Burnham
bass guitar: Dave Allen
producer: Jon King, Andy Gill, Rob Warr
recording: Davy Phee, Edwin Cross
lead vocals: Jon King
writer: Dave Allen, Andy Gill, Jon King, Hugo Burnham

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Aim for the body rare, you'll see it on TV
The worst thing in 1954 was the Bikini
See the girl on the TV dressed in a Bikini
She doesn't think so but she's dressed for the H-Bomb
(For the H-Bomb)

I found that essence rare, it's what I looked for
I knew I'd get what I asked for
Aim for the country fair you read it in the papers
The worst happens any week a scandal on the front page
See the happy pair smiling close like they are monkeys
They wouldn't think so but they're holding themselves down
(Hold themselves down)

I found that essence rare, it's what I looked for
I knew I'd get what I asked for
I found that essence rare, it's what I looked for
I knew I'd get what I asked for
Aim for politicians fair who'll treat your vote hope well
The last thing they'll ever do act in your interest
Look at the world through your Polaroid glasses
Things'll look a whole lot better for the working classes
(Working classes)

I found that essence rare, it's what I looked for
I knew I'd get what I asked for
I found that essence rare, it's what I looked for
I knew I'd get what I asked for

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