Nightingales Lyrics

Prefab Sprout


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Paddy Mcaloon
album: Track 5 in album From Langley Park to Memphis
release date: 1988-3
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length: 5:54
conductor: Robin Smith
guest instrument: Stevie Wonder
strings: Gavyn Wright
keyboard: Gary Moberley, Prefab Sprout, Paul Wickens
percussion: Luis Jardim
harmonica: Stevie Wonder
strings arranger: Robin Smith
mastering: George Marino
mix: Mike Shipley
producer: Paddy McAloon, Jon Kelly
recording: Mike Ross, Richard Hollywood
lead vocals: Paddy McAloon
composer: Paddy McAloon
lyricist: Paddy McAloon

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Tell me do, something true, true of you and me
That we're too busy living through, too busy to see.
What is it that we do makes us what we are
If we sing are we nightingales, shine are we stars?

Who are we? what we got? are we a firework show?
Growing pale like a star that burnt out years ago
Stranger things have been, stranger things have gone,
I find it hard right now to name you one
Tell me do something true and drop the fairytales.
If singin' birds must sing, with no question of choice
Then livin' is our song, indeed our voice
Best agree you and me we're probably nightingales

[Instrumental verse]
Who are we? what we got? are we a firework show?
Growing pale like a star that burnt out years ago
Stranger things have been, stranger things have gone,
I find it hard right now to name you one
Tell me do something true and drop the fairytales.
If singin' birds must sing, with no question of choice
Then livin' is our song, indeed our voice
Best agree you and me we're probably nightingales

God's a proud thundercloud we are cartoon cats
With a fear that is biblical under our hats

Who are we? what we got? are we a firework show?
Growing pale like a star that burnt out years ago
Stranger things have been, stranger things have gone,
I find it hard right now to name you one
Tell me do something true and drop the fairytales.
If singin' birds must sing, with no question of choice
Then livin' is our song, indeed our voice
Best agree you and me we're probably nightingales

Track Listing

  • 1 The King of Rock 'n' Roll
  • 2 Cars and Girls
  • 3 I Remember That
  • 4 Enchanted
  • 5 Nightingales
  • 6 Hey Manhattan!
  • 7 Knock on Wood
  • 8 The Golden Calf
  • 9 Nancy (Let Your Hair Down for Me)
  • 10 The Venus of the Soup Kitchen