Jethro Tull - Rover Lyrics

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I chase your every footstep
And I follow every whim.
When you call the tune I'm ready
To strike up the battle hymn.
My lady of the meadows,
My comber of the beach.
You've thrown the stick for your dog's trick
But it's floating out of reach.
The long road is a rainbow and the pot of gold lies there.
So slip the chain and I'm off again
You'll find me everywhere.
I'm a Rover.

As the robin craves the summer
To hide his smock of red,
I need the pillow of your hair
In which to hide my head.

I'm simple in my sadness,
Resourceful in remorse.
Then I'm down straining at the lead
Holding on a windward course.

Strip me from the bundle
Of balloons at every fair:
Colourful and carefree
Designed to make you stare.
But I'm lost and I'm losing
The thread that holds me down.
And I'm up hot and rising
In the lights of every town.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 ...and the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  • 2 Acres Wild
  • 3 No Lullaby
  • 4 Moths
  • 5 Journeyman
  • 6 Rover
  • 7 One Brown Mouse
  • 8 Heavy Horses
  • 9 Weathercock


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 6 in album Heavy Horses
    release date: 1978-4-10
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:17
    producer: Ian Anderson
    vocal: Ian Anderson
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin