Flying Colours Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull The Broadsword and the Beast cover art
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Shout if you will, but that just won't do.
I, for one, would rather follow softer options.
I'll take the easy line; another sip of wine,
And if I ignore the face you wore it's just a way of mine
To keep from flying colors.

Don't lay your bait while the whole world waits
Around to see me shoot you down
It's all so second-rate.
When we can last for days on a loving night;
Or for hours at least on a warm whisper given.
You always pick the best time to rise to the fight.
To break the hard bargain that we've driven.
Once again we're flying colors.

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beastie
  • 2 Clasp
  • 3 Fallen on Hard Times
  • 4 Flying Colours
  • 5 Slow Marching Band
  • 6 Broadsword
  • 7 Pussy Willow
  • 8 Watching Me Watching You
  • 9 Seal Driver
  • 10 Cheerio


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 4 in album The Broadsword and the Beast
    release date: 1982-4-10
    popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:41
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin