Senses Working Overtime

XTC

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Andy Partridge
album: Track in album English Settlement
release date: 1982-2-12
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:45
background vocals: Colin Moulding
acoustic guitar: Andy Partridge
lead vocals & background vocals: Andy Partridge
fretless bass: Colin Moulding
drums & drum machine: Terry Chambers
percussion & 12 string guitar: Dave Gregory
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge

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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Hey hey,the clouds are whey,
And the innocents can all sleep safely

There's fodder for the cannons
All sleep safely.
And all the world is football shaped,
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste
Trying to take this all in,
Trying to taste the difference 'tween the lemons and limes
The church bells softly chime...
Hey hey, night fights day,
And the innocents can all live slowly
My, my the sky will cry
All die slowly all die slowly.
It's just for me to feed my face
And I've got one, two,three, four, five sense working overtime
I've got one, two, three, four, five senses working overtime
The pain and the pleasure and the church bells softly chime...
And birds might fall from black skies
And buses might skid on black ice
Beautiful (a striking beauty!)
It's just for me to kick in space
And I've got one,two,three,four,five senses working overtime
I've got one,two,three, four,five senses working overtime
Dirt or treasure and there's
Trying to take this all in,
Trying to taste the difference 'tween the lemons and limes
Hey hey,the clouds are whey,
And the innocents can all sleep safely

There's fodder for the cannons
All sleep safely.
And all the world is football shaped,
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste
Trying to take this all in,
Trying to taste the difference 'tween the lemons and limes
The church bells softly chime...
Hey hey, night fights day,
And the innocents can all live slowly
My, my the sky will cry
All die slowly all die slowly.
It's just for me to feed my face
And I've got one, two,three, four, five sense working overtime
I've got one, two, three, four, five senses working overtime
The pain and the pleasure and the church bells softly chime...
And birds might fall from black skies
And buses might skid on black ice
Beautiful (a striking beauty!)
It's just for me to kick in space
And I've got one,two,three,four,five senses working overtime
I've got one,two,three, four,five senses working overtime
Dirt or treasure and there's
Trying to take this all in,
Trying to taste the difference 'tween the lemons and limes

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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