On Returning Lyrics


writers: Colin John Newman, Graham Lewis
album: Track in album 154
release date: 1979-9
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genres: Electronic Rock
styles: New Wave/Post-Punk/Experimental
length: 2:07
producer: Mike Thorne
synthesizer & keyboard: Mike Thorne
composer: Colin Newman
lyricist: Colin Newman

Cover Art

Wire 154 cover art
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You'll be sorry when the sun has roasted you to
Lobster red, nothing said
When yellow has turned green to brown, divide by four
Multiply by nine, describe your divisions, anatomical derision
Lobster head and lobster feet
On arriving with a third language
Tucked into your brief case, next to your toothbrush
Along with a copy of the Nouvelle Observateure
While your sons and daughters who registered naught
Under intensive electronic scanning
You regard your body with regard to events
With which nothing planned
Never lacked a sense of theater
On returning with the tab you've gained
A head of world service, the best of your culture
An evening of fun in the metropolis of your dream

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Should Have Known Better
  • 2 Two People in a Room
  • 3 The 15th
  • 4 The Other Window
  • 5 Single K.O.
  • 6 A Touching Display
  • 7 On Returning
  • 8 A Mutual Friend
  • 9 Blessed State
  • 10 Once Is Enough
  • 11 Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
  • 12 Indirect Enquiries
  • 13 40 Versions
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Song 1
  • 2 Get Down, Parts I & II
  • 3 Let’s Panic Later
  • 4 Small Electric Piece