Rare and Precious Chain Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 2 in album Roots to Branches
release date: 1995-9-4
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:35

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Roots to Branches cover art
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Rare and precious chain,
Do I have to tell you, tell you once again?
Under red lights, on soft nights, it all comes back to you.
Rare and precious chain
Binds me to your soul round gently pulsing veins.
Shackled tight, feel love's bite coming back to you.

No gold of fools.
No hostage taking.
No engagement rules.
To leave you forsaken.

Tiny beads of sweat
thin diamond glistening, glistening around your neck,
forgotten rooms, black catacombs
they all come back to you.

No crock of glittering prizes.
No sharply worded telegram.
No excuses for the word-weary.
No excuses for who I am.

It's a rare and precious chain.
Around your neck I place it, place it once again.
Drawn finger tight, feel love's bite coming back to you.
Under red lights, on soft nights, it all comes back to you.
Rare and precious chain.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Roots to Branches
  • 2 Rare and Precious Chain
  • 3 Out of the Noise
  • 4 This Free Will
  • 5 Valley
  • 6 Dangerous Veils
  • 7 Beside Myself
  • 8 Wounded, Old and Treacherous
  • 9 At Last, Forever
  • 10 Stuck in the August Rain
  • 11 Another Harry's Bar