Aqualung Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson, Jenny Anderson
album: Track 1 in album Aqualung
release date: 1971-3-19
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genres: Rock Non-Music Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Prog Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 6:38
producer: Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis
conductor: Dee Palmer
vocal: Ian Anderson
engineer: John Burns
percussion & drums: Clive Bunker
piano & Mellotron & organ: John Evan
flute & acoustic guitar: Ian Anderson
orchestrator: Dee Palmer
descant recorder / soprano recorder & electric guitar: Martin Barre
treble recorder / alto recorder & bass guitar: Jeffrey Hammond Hammond
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson, Jennie Franks

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Aqualung cover art
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Sitting on a park bench
Eying little girls
With bad intent.
Snot running down his nose
Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
Drying in the cold sun
Watching as the frilly panties run.
Feeling like a dead duck
Spitting out pieces of his broken luck.

Sun streaking cold
An old man wandering lonely.
Taking time
The only way he knows.
Leg hurting bad,
As he bends to pick a dog end
Goes down to a bog to
Warm his feet.

Feeling alone
The army's up the rode
Salvation a la mode and
A cup of tea.
Aqualung my friend
Don't start away uneasy
You poor old sod
You see it's only me.

Do you still remember
December's foggy freeze
When the ice that
Clings on to your beard is
Screaming agony.
And you snatch your rattling last breaths
With deep-sea diver sounds,
And the flowers bloom like
Madness in the spring.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Aqualung
  • 2 Cross-Eyed Mary
  • 3 Cheap Day Return
  • 4 Mother Goose
  • 5 Wond’ring Aloud
  • 6 Up to Me
  • 7 My God
  • 8 Hymn 43
  • 9 Slipstream
  • 10 Locomotive Breath
  • 11 Wind-Up