The Old School Tie Lyrics

Peter Hammill


album: Track 7 in album pH7
release date: 1979-10
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Avantgarde/Prog Rock
length: 5:08
producer: Peter Hammill
writer: Peter Hammill

Album Information

label: Charisma
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Peter Hammill pH7 cover art


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Oh the bright young man in the tight-buttoned suit
the light beams out from capped smiles to the shines
on their lick-spittle books
Oh these sharp young sparks with their fresh rosettes
Yeh, the artful ways that they promise the earth
to all suffragettes -
What they won't promise we don't know yet.
They say they're build - and shaping society
but we know they're just saving for their own
Safe home in politics
Anything goes: look at them run.

Come from every side, noses Pinocchio clean;
Lock in synchromesh, oil the wheels and the gears
of the party machine.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 My Favourite
  • 2 Careering
  • 3 Porton Down
  • 4 Mirror Images
  • 5 Handicap and Equality
  • 6 Not for Keith
  • 7 The Old School Tie
  • 8 Time for a Change
  • 9 Imperial Walls
  • 10 Mr. X (Gets Tense)
  • 11 Faculty X