Knuckle Down Lyrics

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publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 4 in album English Settlement
release date: 1982-2-12
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 4:26
drums: Terry Chambers
electric guitar: Dave Gregory
percussion: Terry Chambers, Andy Partridge
fretless bass: Colin Moulding
acoustic guitar: Andy Partridge
lead vocals: Andy Partridge

Knuckle down,
Love his skin,
It doesn't matter what colour skin he's locked in,
Knuckle down,
Knuckle down and love that skin.

Knuckle down,
Love his race,
It doesn't matter if you win or lose a little face,
Knuckle down and love that race.

One bright morning the world might end with a big bang,
And you'll never get yourself another chance.
Put aside the hoodoo and some of the voodoo,
'Bout people being different,
They're not so different.

Take them by the arm and run to the street,
Take a little drum to supply the beat,
Soon the whole world will be up on it's feet and dancing.

For my sake,
Won't you put your knuckles down, boys?
For my sake,
Won't you put you knuckles down?

Love her skin,
It doesn't matter what colour skin she's locked in,
Knuckle down,
Knuckle down and love that skin.

Knuckle down,
Love her race,
It doesn't matter if you win or lose a little face,
Knuckle down and love that race.

One bright morning you just might wake when the coin drops,
Even though you think that love is such a corny thing.
You can burst the bubble full up with trouble,
Says that people always got to be fighting
(not right!)

Take them by the arm and run to the fields,
Blow on your horn until Jericho yields,
Soon the whole world will lay down swords and shield for singing.

For my sake,
Won't you put your knuckles down, boys?
For my sake,
Won't you put you knuckles down?

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Track Listing

  • 1 Runaways
  • 2 Ball and Chain
  • 3 Senses Working Overtime
  • 4 Jason and the Argonauts
  • 5 No Thugs in Our House
  • 6 Yacht Dance
  • 7 All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late)
  • 1 Melt the Guns
  • 2 Leisure
  • 3 It’s Nearly Africa
  • 4 Knuckle Down
  • 5 Fly on the Wall
  • 6 Down in the Cockpit
  • 7 English Roundabout
  • 8 Snowman