Jethro Tull


writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 5 in album War Child
release date: 1974-10-14
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Symphonic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:38
composer: Ian Anderson

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jethro Tull War Child cover art


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Over the mountains, and under the sky
Mating with chance, copulating with mirth
The ice-cream castles are refrigerated;
There's a golden handshake hanging round your neck,
And you balance your world on the tip of your nose

The Almighty Animal Trainer lets it go at that.
With you whiskers melting in the noon-day sun.
Where the long-legged ring-mistress starts and stops.
As the crowd grows uneasy and the boos begin.
You're a SeaLion with a ball at the carnival.
Just a trace of pride upon our fixed grins
There is no reason, no rhyme, no right
The same performance, in the same old way;
So we'll shoot the moon, and hope to call the tune
Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses,


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 War Child
  • 2 Queen and Country
  • 3 Ladies
  • 4 Back‚ÄźDoor Angels
  • 5 Sealion
  • 6 Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
  • 7 Bungle in the Jungle
  • 8 Only Solitaire
  • 9 The Third Hoorah
  • 10 Two Fingers