The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive) Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull Too Old to Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll: Too Young to Die! cover art
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The disc brakes drag,
The chequered flag sweeps across the oil-slick track.
The young man's home; dry as a bone.
His helmet off, he waves: the crowd waves back.
One lap victory roll. Gladiator soul.
The taker of the day in winning has to say,
Isn't it grand to be playing to the stand,
Dead or alive.

The sunlight streaks through the curtain cracks,
Touches the old man where he sleeps.
The nurse brings up a cup of tea
Two biscuits and the morning paper mystery.
The hard road's end, the white god's-send
Is nearer everyday, in dying the old man says,

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Quizz Kid
  • 2 Crazed Institution
  • 3 Salamander
  • 4 Taxi Grab
  • 5 From a Deadbeat to an Old Greaser
  • 6 Bad-Eyed and Loveless
  • 7 Big Dipper
  • 8 Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die
  • 9 Pied Piper
  • 10 The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive)

  • credits

    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 10 in album Too Old to Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll: Too Young to Die!
    release date: 1976-4-23
    popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:27
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

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