Jethro Tull - North Sea Oil Lyrics

Jethro Tull Stormwatch cover art
sponsored links

Black and viscous --- bound to cure blue lethargy
Sugar-plum petroleum for energy
Tightrope-balanced payments need a small reprieve
Oh, please believe we want to be
in North Sea Oil
New-found wealth sits on the shelf of yesterday
Hot-air balloon --- inflation soon will make you pay
Riggers rig and diggers dig their shallow grave
But we'll be saved and what we crave
is North Sea Oil
Prices boom in Aberdeen and London Town
Ten more years to lay the fears, erase the frown
before we are all nuclear --- the better way!
Oh, let us pray: we want to stay
in North Sea Oil
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 North Sea Oil
  • 2 Orion
  • 3 Home
  • 4 Dark Ages
  • 5 Warm Sporran
  • 6 Something's on the Move
  • 7 Old Ghosts
  • 8 Dun Ringill
  • 9 Flying Dutchman
  • 10 Elegy


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 1 in album Stormwatch
    release date: 1979-9-14
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Prog Rock/Folk Rock/Hard Rock
    length: 3:12
    producer: Ian Anderson and Robin Black
    vocal: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    composer: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin