Jethro Tull - Old Ghosts Lyrics

Jethro Tull Stormwatch cover art
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Hair stands high on the cat's back like
A ridge of threatening hills.
Sheepdogs howl, make tracks and growl
Their tails hanging low.
And young children falter in their games
At the altar of life's hide-and-seek
Between tall pillars, where Sunday-night killers
In grey raincoats peek.

Misty colours unfold a backcloth cold
Fine tapestry of silk
I draw around me like a cloak
And soundless glide a-drifting
On eddies whirled in beech leaves furled
Brown and gold they fly
In the warm mesh of sunlight
Sifting now from a cloudless sky.

I'll be coming again like an old dog in pain
Blown through the eye of the hurricane
Down to the stones where old ghosts play.
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 7 in album Stormwatch
    release date: 1979-9-14
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Prog Rock/Folk Rock/Hard Rock
    length: 4:24
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    composer: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin