Burning the Boats



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 : 2 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
Under the full moon of May the third
No, I never heard, I never read in the news
Come on tell me who's this for
One by one burning the boats

Telephone calls that do not ring
Who's that hanging off my line?
I know that nothing last forever
Blowing dust from my loud hailer

Lighting the questions and burning the boats
One by one by
The ministry of cooperation
There's a million burning questions

Just by being more than poor
On the floor
Come on tell me who's this for
One by one burning the boats [x2]
Burning the boats


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