Jethro Tull - We Used to Know Lyrics

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Whenever I get to feel this way,
Try to find new words to say,
I think about the bad old days
We used to know.

Nights of winter turn me cold
Fears of dying, getting old.
We ran the race and the race was won
By running slowly.

Could be soon we'll cease to sound,
Slowly upstairs, faster down.
Then to revisit stony grounds,
We used to know.

Remembering mornings, shillings spent,
Made no sense to leave the bed.
The bad old days they came and went
Giving way to fruitful years.

Saving up the birds in hand
While in the bush the others land.
Take what we can before the man
Says it's time to go.

Each to his own way I'll go mine.
Best of luck in what you find.
But for your own sake remember times
We used to know.
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 A New Day Yesterday
  • 2 Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square
  • 3 BourĂ©e
  • 4 Back to the Family
  • 5 Look Into the Sun
  • 6 Nothing Is Easy
  • 7 Fat Man
  • 8 We Used to Know
  • 9 Reasons for Waiting
  • 10 For a Thousand Mothers


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 8 in album Stand Up
    release date: 1969-8-1
    popularity : 123 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin