ABC - Bite the Hand Lyrics

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With a little faith we could raise the land
With a little hope we could move as planned
With a little faith we could raise the land
With a little hope we could move as planned
Farm the ghetto up,
Feed the famine down with our nose to the grindstone
Ear to the ground
Find a steady job,
Build a happy home
Farm a steady crop,
Then depose the throne
We could irrigate thirst quenching lake,
Make a fertile place
Thus the desert spake...

Spill the feathers up,
Slash the silk might as well stop boo
Shooing over all that spilt milk,
Empty trap, screaming eye,
Seething lip, stop wondering
Why butter mountains here.
Better motivate it`s getting late,
***assinate the grain, co co co co commotion
Before a global war,
We'd better bridge the ocean

Just like an open wound that
Forever bleeds just like an open plain
In scattered seeds or the foolish man
Believing all he reads,
He begs, he pleads.

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Fry, Singleton, White
    album: Track 9 in album Beauty Stab
    release date: 1983-11-14
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 3:07
    producer: Gary Langan and ABC
    vocal: Martin Fry
    recorded by: Adrian Brett
    arranger: Mark White, Martin Fry and Stephen Singleton
    Album Information
    label: Neutron Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin