The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive) Lyrics

Jethro Tull

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publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 10 in album Too Old to Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll: Too Young to Die!
release date: 1976-4-23
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length: 5:27

Album Information

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

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Jethro Tull Too Old to Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll: Too Young to Die! cover art

Lyrics

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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,

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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)