Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall

Jethro Tull

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 5 in album Catfish Rising
release date: 1991-9-10
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:23
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 094632188625
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Catfish Rising cover art

Lyrics

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(Alright?)
You want to be aloof?
Looking down from the roof?
You should be, should be raging
With some friends from the mall.
Fly before you fall,

And modify your walk.
But try to be a sparrowhawk.
In the heat in the day.
Some predatory instinct.
Don't stay forever in your limbo:
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall.

Don't want to be your engineer of sin.
I'm only banging on a mandolin
On the schoolyard wall.
There's nothing wrong with learning.
So exercise some judgment.
Feel a little sensation
You should be, should be raging down
Don't stay forever in your limbo:

On the schoolyard wall.
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall.
Little sparrow on the schoolyard wall.

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 This Is Not Love
  • 2 Occasional Demons
  • 3 Roll Yer Own
  • 4 Rocks on the Road
  • 5 Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall
  • 6 Thinking Round Corners
  • 7 Still Loving You Tonight
  • 8 Doctor to My Disease
  • 9 Like a Tall Thin Girl
  • 10 White Innocence
  • 11 Sleeping With the Dog
  • 12 Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket and Tie
  • 13 When Jesus Came to Play