XTC - All Along the Watchtower Lyrics

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"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."

"No reason to get excited," the thief, he kindly spoke,
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late."

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Radios in Motion
  • 2 Cross Wires
  • 3 This Is Pop
  • 4 Do What You Do
  • 5 Statue of Liberty
  • 6 All Along the Watchtower
  • 7 Into the Atom Age
  • 8 I’ll Set Myself on Fire
  • 9 I’m Bugged
  • 10 New Town Animal in a Furnished Cage
  • 11 Spinning Top
  • 12 Neon Shuffle


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
    writers: Bob Dylan
    album: Track 6 in album White Music
    release date: 1978-1-20
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: New Wave/Post-Punk/Pop Rock
    length: 5:42
    producer: John Leckie
    drums: Terry Chambers
    lead vocals: Andy Partridge
    engineer: John Leckie
    bass guitar: Colin Moulding
    composer: Bob Dylan
    lyricist: Bob Dylan
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin