Wrapped in Grey Lyrics

XTC


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track 14 in album Nonsuch
release date: 1992-4-1
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length: 3:47
tambourine: Andy Partridge
violin: Stuart Gordon, Gina Griffin
guest instrument: Stuart Gordon, Gina Griffin, Dave Mattacks, Florence Lovegrove, Rose Hull
drums: Dave Mattacks
bass guitar: Colin Moulding
synthesizer: Dave Gregory
piano: Dave Gregory
viola: Florence Lovegrove
percussion: Andy Partridge
cello: Rose Hull
mix: Nick Davis
producer: Gus Dudgeon
background vocals: Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, Andy Partridge
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge

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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

  • 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