Don't Sing Lyrics

Prefab Sprout


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Paddy Mcaloon
album: Track 1 in album Swoon
release date: 1984-3
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genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:54
producer: David Brewis and Prefab Sprout
drums: Graham Lant
lead vocals: Paddy McAloon
engineer: Jon Anderson Turner
background vocals: Wendy Smith
guitars & keyboard: Paddy McAloon
bass guitar: Martin McAloon
composer: Paddy McAloon
lyricist: Paddy McAloon

Cover Art

Prefab Sprout Swoon cover art
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An outlaw stand in a peasant land,
In every face see Judas.
The burden of love is so strange.
The stubborn beast and the priest,
Are hiding from the captains.
The burden of love is so plain.
Are they happy to see you?
No, you always bring trouble.
Cast a shadow on Mexico-denial
Doesn't change facts.
Like most I'll cone when I want things done,
Please God don't let that change.
The anguish of love at long range.
Should've been a doctor, oh,
Then they can see what they're getting.

Oh no, don't blame Mexico,
That's the feast that the whiskey priest
May yet have to forego.
Rob me a color,
Make the sound duller,
But never go away.

Trough teeth of sharks the Autumn barks,
And Winter squarely bites me.
Don't ever do this again.
Dawn breaks in the Southern States,
And blindfolded he rests,
The burden of loves last request.
That's the feast that the whiskey priest
May yet have to forego.

Oh no, don't blame Mexico,
They ask for more than you bargained for
And then they ask for more.
Oh no, don't blame Mexico,
That's the feast that the whiskey priest
May yet have to forego.
They ask for more than you bargained for
And then they ask for more.
Rob me a color,
Make the sound duller,
But never go away.


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