Jethro Tull - Jump Start Lyrics

Jethro Tull Crest of a Knave cover art
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In the dark of the city backwoods, something stirs then slips away.
Law and order in darkest Knightsbridge.
Crime and punishment at play.
Hey, Mr. Policeman won't you come on over.
Hook me up to the power lines of your love.
Jump start, or tow me away.

And through the bruised machinery, the smoking haze of industry.
Another day with ball and chain.
I do my time, then home again.
Hey, Mrs. Maggie won't you come on over.
Hook me up to the power lines of your love.
Jump start, or tow me away.

Well, should I blame the officers?
Or maybe, I should blame the priest?
Or should I blame the poor foot soldier who's left to make the most from least?
Hey, Jack Ripper won't you come on over.
Hook me up to the power lines of your love.
Jump start, or tow me away.

You can blame the newsman talking at you on the satellite T.V.
And if you're fighting for your shipyards, you might as well just blame the sea.
Hey, Mr. Weatherman come on over.
Hook me up to the power lines of your love.
Jump start, or tow me away.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Steel Monkey
  • 2 Farm on the Freeway
  • 3 Jump Start
  • 4 Said She Was a Dancer
  • 5 Dogs in the Midwinter
  • 6 Budapest
  • 7 Mountain Men
  • 8 The Waking Edge
  • 9 Raising Steam


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 3 in album Crest of a Knave
    release date: 1987-9-11
    popularity : 56 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 4:56
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin