Cruel Song Lyrics

Prefab Sprout

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Cruel is the gospel that's sets us all free,
Then takes you away from me.
There is no Chicago urban blues,
More heartfelt than my lament for you.

I'm a liberal guy,
Too cool for the macho ache,
With a secret tooth,
For the cherry on the cake.

With a pious smile,
A smile that changes what I say.
While I waste my time,
In regretting that the days,


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Sing
  • 2 Cue Fanfare
  • 3 Green Isaac
  • 4 Here on the Eerie
  • 5 Cruel
  • 6 Couldn't Bear to Be Special
  • 7 I Never Play Basketball Now
  • 8 Ghost Town Blues
  • 9 Elegance
  • 10 Technique
  • 11 Green Isaac II


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: John Lydon, John Alexander Mcgeoch, Alan Dias
    album: Track 5 in album Swoon
    release date: 1984-3
    popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 4:25
    producer: Prefab Sprout and David Brewis
    drums: Graham Lant
    lead vocals: Paddy McAloon
    engineer: Jon Anderson Turner
    background vocals: Wendy Smith
    keyboard & guitars: Paddy McAloon
    bass guitar: Martin McAloon
    composer: Paddy McAloon
    lyricist: Paddy McAloon

    Album Information

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