Audition Lyrics

Jethro Tull

publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing
writers: Printz Board, Nicholas Michael Furlong, Lyrica Nasha Anderson
album: Track in album Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973–1991
release date: 1993-11-22
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length: 2:34

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973–1991 cover art
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Then God, the director, smells a rat.
Pulls another rabbit from His hat.
Sniffs the air and He says,
"Well, that's that I'm going."

The actors milling helplessly
The script is blowing out to sea.
But what the hell,
We didn't even pass an audition.
The lines you'll have to improvise.
The words are written
In the eyes of politicians
Who despise their fathers.
And so the play necessitates
That all you boys participate
In fierce competition
To eliminate each other.

And groupies, on their way to war,
Get to write the next film score.
But the rock and roll star
Knows his glory is really nothing.
Men of religion, on the make,
Pledge an oath they undertake
To make you white for God's own sake,
And none other.
While ladies get their bedding done
To win themselves a bouncing son,
But bad girls do it for the fun of just being.
And me, I'm here to sing along,
And I'm not concerned with righting wrongs,
Just asking questions that belong
Without an answer.
But God is laughing up his sleeve
As He pours himself another cup of tea,
And He waves goodbye to you and me,
At least for now.

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 First Post
  • 2 Animelée
  • 3 Tiger Toon
  • 4 Look at the Animals
  • 5 Law of the Bungle
  • 6 Law of the Bungle, Part II
  • 7 Left Right
  • 8 Solitaire
  • 9 Critique Oblique
  • 10 Post Last
  • 11 Scenario
  • 12 Audition
  • 13 No Rehearsal
    CD 2
  • 1 Paradise Steakhouse
  • 2 Sealion II
  • 3 Piece of Cake
  • 4 Quartet
  • 5 Silver River Turning
  • 6 Crew Nights
  • 7 The Curse
  • 8 Rosa on the Factory Floor
  • 9 A Small Cigar
  • 10 Man of Principle
  • 11 Commons Brawl
  • 12 No Step
  • 13 Drive on the Young Side of Life
  • 14 I Don't Want to Be Me
  • 15 Broadford Bazaar
  • 16 Lights Out
  • 17 Truck Stop Runner
  • 18 Hard Liner