Burning the Boats Song Lyrics



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cathal Joseph Smyth, Christopher Foreman, Christopher John Foreman, Daniel Mark Woodgate, Graham Mcpherson, Lee Jay Thompson, Mark William Bedford
album: Track 7 in album Mad Not Mad
release date: 1985
popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Ska/Pop Rock
length: 4:32
writer: Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman

Album Information

label: Geffen Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 720642407929
script: Latin

Cover Art

Madness Mad Not Mad cover art


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The Government have announced
That London Bridge is to be closed
Under the full moon of May the third
All the lighthouses and seaside roads
No, I never heard, I never read in the news

Come on tell me who's this for
Lighting the questions and burning the boats
One by one burning the boats
One by one by

Tap tap tap birds that sing
Telephone calls that do not ring
One two three what's the time?
Who's that hanging off my line?


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 I'll Compete
  • 2 Yesterday's Men
  • 3 Uncle Sam
  • 4 White Heat
  • 5 Mad Not Mad
  • 6 Sweetest Girl
  • 7 Burning the Boats
  • 8 Tears You Can't Hide
  • 9 Time
  • 10 Coldest Day