Fly on the Wall Lyrics

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credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Moulding
album: Track in album English Settlement
release date: 1982-2-12
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:11
producer: Hugh Padgham
drums: Terry Chambers
engineer: Hugh Padgham
synthesizer: Andy Partridge
lead vocals & background vocals: Colin Moulding
fretless bass: Colin Moulding
electric guitar & 12 string guitar: Dave Gregory
composer: Colin Moulding
lyricist: Colin Moulding

Album Information

label: Virgin
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Xtc English Settlement cover art

Lyrics

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I am the fly on the wall,
My prying eyes are looking through your bottom drawer.
I just came flying through your door,
You didn't notice that your number had been called.

I see the mother who's beating the babe,
I see the money,
The pennies you save,
Stored on computers,
From birth to the grave.

The fly on the wall,
He's seeing it all.

I am the fly upon the wall,
I am the fly on the wall,
My prying eyes are looking through your bottom drawer.
I just came flying through your door,
You didn't notice that your number had been called.

I see the mother who's beating the babe,
I see the money,
The pennies you save,
Stored on computers,
From birth to the grave.

The fly on the wall,
He's seeing it all.

I am the fly upon the wall,

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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)
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 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