Thick as a Brick Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 9 in album A Classic Case: The London Symphony Orchestra Plays the Music of Jethro Tull
release date: 1985-2-15
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length: 12:33

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Really don't mind if you sit this one out.

My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT.
I may make you feel but I can't make you think.
Your sperm's in the gutter -- your love's in the sink.
So you ride yourselves over the fields and

You make all your animal deals and
Your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick.
And the sand-castle virtues are all swept away in
The tidal destruction

The moral melee.
The elastic retreat rings the close of play as the last wave uncovers
The newfangled way.
But your new shoes are worn at the heels and

Your suntan does rapidly peel and
Your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick.

And the love that I feel is so far away:
I'm a bad dream that I just had today -- and you
Shake your head and
Say it's a shame.

Spin me back down the years and the days of my youth.
Draw the lace and black curtains and shut out the whole truth.
Spin me down the long ages: let them sing the song.

Track Listing

  • 1 Locomotive Breath
  • 2 Thick as a Brick
  • 3 Elegy
  • 4 BourĂ©e
  • 5 Fly by Night
  • 6 Aqualung
  • 7 Too Old to Rock'n'roll; Too Young to Die!
  • 8 Medley: Teacher / Bungle in the Jungle / Rainbow Blues / Locomotive Breath
  • 9 Living in the Past
  • 10 War Child