Who Sang Down in the Cockpit? XTC

Xtc English Settlement cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1982-2-12
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 5:35
electric guitar: Dave Gregory
background vocals: Terry Chambers
electric guitar & synthesizer: Andy Partridge
lead vocals & background vocals: Andy Partridge
drums (drum set): Terry Chambers
fretless bass: Colin Moulding
Man acting like a farmer and,
He's treated the woman like a poor cow,
We got to treat you better from now,
But man is just a baby and,
He's needing your milk of kindness.
I vow to drink as much as you will allow.

All the way through history,
Man, machine, no mystery,
All the way through history,
Girl have the brain to act like the weaker sex.

Down in the cockpit,
Man need the woman to pull him right out of it,
Down in the cockpit,
Man need the woman to pull him right out of it.

Queen wants the castle,
Back from the rascal,
Queen wants the castle.

The girl tribe are growing up and,
Filling the world full with a new soul,
To get so far they payed a high toll.
Try not to make,
The same mistakes,
As man has done, or you'll fall in that hole,
And you will see us changing our role.

All the way through history,
Man, machine, no mystery,
All the way through history,
Girl have the brain to act like the weaker sex.

Down in the cockpit,
Man need the woman to pull him right out of it,
Down in the cockpit,
Man need the woman to pull him right out of it.

Queen wants the castle,
Back from the rascal,
Queen wants the castle.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Runaways
  • 2 Ball and Chain
  • 3 Senses Working Overtime
  • 4 Jason and the Argonauts
  • 5 No Thugs in Our House
  • 6 Yacht Dance
  • 7 All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late)
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Melt the Guns
  • 2 Leisure
  • 3 It’s Nearly Africa
  • 4 Knuckle Down
  • 5 Fly on the Wall
  • 6 Down in the Cockpit
  • 7 English Roundabout
  • 8 Snowman

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin