Jethro Tull - Back to the Family Lyrics

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My telephone wakes me in the morning
Have to get up to answer the call.
So I think I'll go back to the family
Where no one can ring me at all.

Living this life has its problems
So I think that I'll give it a break.
Oh, I'm going back to the family
'Cause I've had about all I can take.

Master's in the counting house
Counting all his money.
Sister's sitting by the mirror
She thinks her hair looks funny.

And here am I thinking to myself
Just wondering what things to do.

I think I enjoyed all my problems
Where didn't I get nothing for free.
Oh, I'm going back to the family
Doing nothing is bothering me.

I'll get a train back to the city
That soft life is getting me down.
There's more fun away from the family
Get some action when I pull into town.

Everything I do is wrong,
What the hell was I thinking?
Phone keeps ringing all day long
I got no time for thinking.

And every day has the same old way
Of giving me too much to do.

Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 A New Day Yesterday
  • 2 Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square
  • 3 BourĂ©e
  • 4 Back to the Family
  • 5 Look Into the Sun
  • 6 Nothing Is Easy
  • 7 Fat Man
  • 8 We Used to Know
  • 9 Reasons for Waiting
  • 10 For a Thousand Mothers


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 4 in album Stand Up
    release date: 1969-8-1
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 3:50
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin