Raising Steam Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull


writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 9 in album Crest of a Knave
release date: 1987-9-11
popularity : 40 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:07
composer: Ian Anderson

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Crest of a Knave cover art


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Over high plains, through the snow
Roll those tracks out, don't you know
I'm raising steam.
Thin vein creeping; hot blood flow
Spill a little where the new towns grow.
I got my whole life hanging in a sack,
Heading out into that wide world wide.
You got your locomotive sitting on your track
And I don't care which way I ride.
I may not be coming back.

Left a lady with a heart
All in pieces come apart
Raising steam.
That engine up front must


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