Teacher Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 8 in album Benefit
release date: 1970-4-20
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:59
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Benefit cover art
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Well the dawn was coming,
Heard him ringing on my bell.
He said, "My name's the teacher,
That is what I call myself.
And I have a lesson
That I must impart to you.
It's an old expression
But I must insist it's true.

Jump up, look around,
Find yourself some fun,
No sense in sitting there hating everyone.
No man's an island and his castle isn't home,
The nest is for nothing when the bird has flown."

So I took a journey,
Threw my world into the sea.
With me went the teacher
Who found fun instead of me.

Hey man, what's the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can't seem to find
What I was looking for, got something on my mind.

Then the teacher told me
It had been a lot of fun.
Thanked me for his ticket
And all that I had done.

Hey man, what's the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can't seem to find
What I was looking for, got something on my mind.


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 With You There to Help Me
  • 2 Nothing to Say
  • 3 Inside
  • 4 Son
  • 5 For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me
  • 6 To Cry You a Song
  • 7 A Time for Everything?
  • 8 Teacher
  • 9 Play in Time
  • 10 Sossity; You’re a Woman