Old Ghosts Lyrics - Jethro Tull

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Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
release date: 1979-9-14
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Prog Rock/Folk Rock/Hard Rock
length: 4:24
producer: Robin Black and Ian Anderson
piano: John Evan
lead vocals: Ian Anderson
engineer: Robin Black
electric guitar: Martin Barre
flute: Ian Anderson
organ: John Evan
acoustic guitar: Ian Anderson
percussion: Barriemore Barlow
mandolin: Martin Barre
classical guitar: Martin Barre
synthesizer: Dee Palmer
drums (drum set): Barriemore Barlow
bass guitar: Ian Anderson
assistant engineer: Leigh Mantle
orchestrator: Dee Palmer
pipe organ: Dee Palmer
lyricist: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
Hair stands high on the cat's back like
A ridge of threatening hills.
Sheepdogs howl, make tracks and growl
Their tails hanging low.
And young children falter in their games
At the altar of life's hide-and-seek
Between tall pillars, where Sunday-night killers
In grey raincoats peek.

Misty colours unfold a backcloth cold
Fine tapestry of silk
I draw around me like a cloak
And soundless glide a-drifting
On eddies whirled in beech leaves furled
Brown and gold they fly
In the warm mesh of sunlight
Sifting now from a cloudless sky.

I'll be coming again like an old dog in pain
Blown through the eye of the hurricane
Down to the stones where old ghosts play.



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 North Sea Oil
  • 2 Orion
  • 3 Home
  • 4 Dark Ages
  • 5 Warm Sporran
  • 6 Something's on the Move
  • 7 Old Ghosts
  • 8 Dun Ringill
  • 9 Flying Dutchman
  • 10 Elegy