Pilgrims Progress Lyrics

Procol Harum


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Matthew Charles Fisher
album: Track 10 in album A Salty Dog
release date: 1969
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:31

Cover Art

Procol Harum A Salty Dog cover art
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(fisher / reid)

I sat me down to write a simple story
Which maybe in the end became a song
In trying to find the words which might begin it
I found these were the thoughts I brought along

At first I took my weight to be an anchor
And gathered up my fears to guide me round
But then I clearly saw my own delusion
And found my struggles further bogged me down

In starting out I thought to go exploring
And set my foot upon the nearest road
In vain I looked to find the promised turning
But only saw how far I was from home

In searching I forsook the paths of learning
And sought instead to find some pirate's gold
In fighting I did hurt those dearest to me
And still no hidden truths could I unfold

I sat me down to write a simple story
Which maybe in the end became a song
The words have all been writ by one before me
We're taking turns in trying to pass them on
Oh, we're taking turns in trying to pass them on


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Salty Dog
  • 2 The Milk of Human Kindness
  • 3 Too Much Between Us
  • 4 The Devil Came From Kansas
  • 5 Boredom
  • 6 Juicy John Pink
  • 7 Wreck of the Hesperus
  • 8 All This and More
  • 9 Crucifiction Lane
  • 10 Pilgrims Progress