I Found That Essence Rare Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andrew Gill, Jonathan King
album: Track 7 in album Entertainment!
release date: 1979-9
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 3:14
producer: Andy Gill, Rob Warr and Jon King
drums: Hugo Burnham
lead vocals: Jon King
engineer: Rick Walton
recorded by: Davy Phee and Edwin Cross
arranger: Gang of Four
guitar: Andy Gill
additional engineer: Davy Phee and Edwin Cross
bass guitar: Dave Allen
writer: Dave Allen, Andy Gill, Jon King, Hugo Burnham

Cover Art

Gang Of Four Entertainment! cover art
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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


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