UB40 - Madam Medusa Lyrics

UB40 Signing Off cover art
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From the land of shadows
Comes a dreadful sight
Lady with the marble smile
Spirit of the night

See the scourge of innocence
Swinging in her hand
Hear the silent suffering
That echoes through the land

From the tombs of ignorance
Of hate and greed and lies
Through the smoke of sacrifice
Watch her figure rise
The sick the poor the old
Basking in her radiance
Men of blood and gold

In her bloody footsteps
Speculators prance
Men of dreams are praying
For that second chance

Round her vacant features
Gilded serpents dance
Her tree of evil knowledge
Sprouts a special branch

Madam Medusa
Madam Medusa
Madam Medusa

Knock her right down
And then she bounce right back
Knock her right down
And then she bounce right back

She gone off her head
We've got to shoot her dead
She gone off her head
We've got to shoot her dead

Run for your life before she eat you alive
Run for your life before she eat you alive
Move out of the way 'cause's you're blocking out the day
Move out of the way 'cause's you're blocking out the day
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, Ian Charles Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
    album: Track in album Signing Off
    release date: 1980-8-29
    popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Reggae
    styles: Reggae/Dub
    length: 4:02
    Album Information
    label: Graduate Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin