Who Sang Circular Breathing? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson The Secret Language of Birds cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
release date: 2000-3-6
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:45
producer: Ian Anderson
engineer: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson
Pick up my wings and fly into a constable sky
Look down on the world and try to make you out
On the distant ground Lonely toy in a lost toy town
Suspended in spiral sounds, sounds of circular breathing

I'm a kite on a silver thread, daring lightning to strike me dead
Harsh echoes of things you said banished me to a thinner space
With unholy ghosts of your bedroom face
Hands cupped to my ears to place the sound of circular breathing

Matchbox cityscape below
I watch Lowry matchstick figures go
Caught in the timeless flow of discreet silence

Matchbox cityscape below
I watch Lowry matchstick figures go
Caught in the timeless flow of discreet silence

Pick up my wings and fly into a constable sky
Look down on the world and try to make you out
On the distant ground Lonely toy in a lost toy town
Suspended in spiral sounds, sounds of circular breathing



Tracklist
  • 1 The Secret Language of Birds
  • 2 The Little Flower Girl
  • 3 Montserrat
  • 4 Postcard Day
  • 5 Water Carrier
  • 6 Set-Aside
  • 7 A Better Moon
  • 8 Sanctuary
  • 9 The Jasmine Corridor
  • 10 The Habanero Reel
  • 11 Panama Freighter
  • 12 The Secret Language of Birds, Part II
  • 13 Boris Dancing
  • 14 Circular Breathing
  • 15 The Stormont Shuffle