Who Sang The Caves of Altamira? Steely Dan

Steely Dan The Royal Scam cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1976-5
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Jazz-Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:34
I recall when I was small
How I spent my days alone
The busy world was not for me
So I went and found my own
I would climb the garden wall
With a candle in my hand
I'd hide inside a hall of rock and sand
On the stone an ancient hand
In a faded yellow-green
Made alive a worldly wonder
Often told but never seen
Now and ever bound to labor
On the sea and in the sky
Every man and beast appeared
A friend as real as I

[Chorus]
Before the fall when they wrote it on the wall
When there wasn't even any Hollywood
They heard the call
And they wrote it on the wall
For you and me we understood

Can it be this sad design
Could be the very same
A wooly man without a face
And a beast without a name
Nothin' here but history
Can you see what has been done
Memory rush over me
Now I step into the sun

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kid Charlemagne
  • 2 The Caves of Altamira
  • 3 Don’t Take Me Alive
  • 4 Sign in Stranger
  • 5 The Fez
  • 6 Green Earrings
  • 7 Haitian Divorce
  • 8 Everything You Did
  • 9 The Royal Scam

  • Album Information
    label: ABC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin