XTC - Wrapped in Grey Lyrics

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Some folks see the world as a stone
Concrete daubed in dull monotone
Your heart is the big box of paints
And others, the canvas we're dealt
Your heart is the big box of paints
How colored the flowers all smelled
As they huddled there, in petaled prayer
They told me this, as I knelt there
Awaken you dreamers
Adrift in your beds
Balloons and streamers
Decorate the inside of your heads
Please let some out
Do it today
But don't let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey
Some folks pull this life like a weight
Drab and dragging dreams made of slate
Your heart is the big box of paints
And others, the canvas we're dealt
Your heart is the big box of paints
Just think how the old masters felt, they call...
Awaken you dreamers
Asleep at your desks
Parrots and lemurs
Populate your unconscious grotesques
Please let some out
Do it today
Don't let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey
And in the very least you can
Stand up naked and grin
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
  • 2 My Bird Performs
  • 3 Dear Madam Barnum
  • 4 Humble Daisy
  • 5 The Smartest Monkeys
  • 6 The Disappointed
  • 7 Holly Up on Poppy
  • 8 Crocodile
  • 9 Rook
  • 10 Omnibus
  • 11 That Wave
  • 12 Then She Appeared
  • 13 War Dance
  • 14 Wrapped in Grey
  • 15 The Ugly Underneath
  • 16 Bungalow
  • 17 Books Are Burning


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Andy Partridge
    album: Track 14 in album Nonsuch
    release date: 1992-4-1
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Power Pop/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 3:47
    producer: Gus Dudgeon
    guest violin: Stuart Gordon and Gina Griffin
    guest drums: Dave Mattacks
    mixer: Nick Davis
    background vocals: Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory
    guest cello: Rose Hull
    background vocals & lead vocals: Andy Partridge
    bass guitar: Colin Moulding
    piano & synthesizer: Dave Gregory
    guest viola: Florence Lovegrove
    percussion & tambourine: Andy Partridge
    composer: Andy Partridge
    lyricist: Andy Partridge
    Album Information
    label: Virgin Japan
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988037014565
    script: Latin