Something's on the Move 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: 4:28
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
She wore a black tiara
Rare gems upon her fingers
And she came from distant waters
Where northern lights explode

To celebrate the dawning
Of the new wastes of winter
Gathering royal momentum
On the icy road.

With chill mists swirling
Like petticoats in motion
Sighted on horizons
For ten thousand years

The lady of the ice sounds
A deathly distant rumble
To ***anic-breaking children lost
In melting crystal tears.

Capturing black pieces
In a glass-fronted museum
The white queen rolls
On the chessboard of the dawn

Squeezing through the valleys
Pausing briefly in the corries
The Ice-Mother mates
And a new age is born.

Driving all before her
Un-stoppable, un-straining
Her cold creaking mass
Follows reindeer down.

Thin spreading fingers seek
To embrace the sill-warm bundles
That huddle on the doorsteps
Of a white London Town.

Oh, sunshine take me now away from here
I'm a needle on a spiral in a groove.
And the turntable spins
As the last waltz begins

And the weather-man says
Something's on the move.



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