Who Sang Locomotive Breath? Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull Aqualung cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
release date: 1971-3-19
genres: Rock Non-Music Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Prog Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 4:27
remixer: Robin Black
producer: Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis
engineer: John Burns
executive producer: Terry Ellis
orchestrator: Dee Palmer
acoustic guitar & flute: Ian Anderson
bass guitar & treble recorder / alto recorder: Jeffrey Hammond Hammond
conductor: Dee Palmer
descant recorder / soprano recorder & electric guitar: Martin Barre
mellotron & piano & organ: John Evan
percussion & drums (drum set): Clive Bunker
vocal: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson
In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath,
Runs the all, time loser,
Headlong to his death.

He feels the piston scraping
Steam breaking on his brow
Old Charlie stole the handle and
The train it won't stop going

No way to slow down.
He sees his children jumping off
At the stations - one by one.
His woman and his best friend

In bed and having fun.
He's crawling down the corridor
On his hands and knees
Old Charlie stole the handle and

The train it won't stop going
No way to slow down.
He hears the silence howling
Catches angels as they fall.

And the all-time winner
Has got him by the balls.
He picks up Gideons Bible
Open at page one

God He stole the handle and
The train won't stop going
No way to slow down.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Aqualung
  • 2 Cross-Eyed Mary
  • 3 Cheap Day Return
  • 4 Mother Goose
  • 5 Wond’ring Aloud
  • 6 Up to Me
  • 7 My God
  • 8 Hymn 43
  • 9 Slipstream
  • 10 Locomotive Breath
  • 11 Wind-Up