Food for Thought Song Lyrics

UB40

UB40 Signing Off cover art
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Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.
Barren is her bosom, empty as her eyes,
Death a certain harvest scattered from the skies.

Skin and bones is creeping, doesn't know he's dead.
Ancient eyes are peeping, from his infant head.
Politician's argue sharpening their knives.
Drawing up their Bargains, trading baby lives.

Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.

Hear the bells are ringing, Christmas on it's way.
Hear the angels singing, what is that they say?
Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.
Barren is her bosom, empty as her eyes,
Death a certain harvest scattered from the skies.

Skin and bones is creeping, doesn't know he's dead.
Ancient eyes are peeping, from his infant head.
Politician's argue sharpening their knives.
Drawing up their Bargains, trading baby lives.

Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.

Hear the bells are ringing, Christmas on it's way.
Hear the angels singing, what is that they say?

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tyler
  • 2 King
  • 3 12 Bar
  • 4 Burden of Shame
  • 5 Adella
  • 6 I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  • 7 25%
  • 8 Food for Thought
  • 9 Little by Little
  • 10 Signing Off
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Madam Medusa
  • 2 Strange Fruit
  • 3 Reefer Madness


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
    album: Track in album Signing Off
    release date: 1980-8-29
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Reggae
    styles: Reggae/Dub
    length: 4:12
    writer: Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Jim Brown, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terence Wilson

    Album Information

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