Wounded, Old and Treacherous

Jethro Tull


writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 8 in album Roots to Branches
release date: 1995-9-4
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Folk Rock
length: 7:51

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 724383541812
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Roots to Branches cover art


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A walk on the quiet side, late in the day
The Gods seem willing: sun's in the sky.
Old crows cawing as the straight crows fly.
There was a time for the tooth and the claw.
Heaven Express on my credit card.
Now let me draw the jungle line
Won't make trouble, I don't need no fuss.

You cross it once, you cross some friends of mine.
But they're wounded, old and they're treacherous.
In the crisp of evening, on sacred ground
Big cats prowling inside your head -

I won't cross yours if you don't cross mine.
But I'm wounded, old and I'm treacherous.
A walk on the quiet side, late in the day
The Gods seem willing: sun's in the sky.
There was a time when love was the law.
Last rites given, no holds barred.

Big mother calling you from underground.
But she's wounded, old and treacherous.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Roots to Branches
  • 2 Rare and Precious Chain
  • 3 Out of the Noise
  • 4 This Free Will
  • 5 Valley
  • 6 Dangerous Veils
  • 7 Beside Myself
  • 8 Wounded, Old and Treacherous
  • 9 At Last, Forever
  • 10 Stuck in the August Rain
  • 11 Another Harry's Bar