XTC - Harvest Festival Lyrics

Xtc Apple Venus, Volume 1 cover art
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See the flowers round the altar
See the peaches in tins 'neath the headmaster's chair
Harvest festival

See the two who've been chosen
See them walk hand in hand to the front of the hall

Harvest festival
Harvest festival
What was best of all was the
Longing look you gave me
That longing look
More than enough to keep me fed all year

See the children with baskets
See their hair cut like corn neatly combed in their rows

Harvest festival
Harvest festival
What was best of all was the
Longing look you gave me
That longing look
Across the hymnbooks and the canvas chairs
The longing look you gave me
That longing look
More than enough to keep me fed all year

What a year when the exams and crops all failed
Of course you passed but you were never seen again
We all grew and we got screwed and cut and nailed
Then out of nowhere invitation in gold pen

See the flowers round the altar
See that you too got married and I wish you well

Harvest festival
Harvest festival
What was best of all was the
Longing look you gave me
That longing look
Across the hymnbooks and the canvas chairs
The longing look you gave me
That longing look
More than enough to keep me fed all year

Harvest festival

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 River of Orchids
  • 2 I’d Like That
  • 3 Easter Theatre
  • 4 Knights in Shining Karma
  • 5 Frivolous Tonight
  • 6 Greenman
  • 7 Your Dictionary
  • 8 Fruit Nut
  • 9 I Can’t Own Her
  • 10 Harvest Festival
  • 11 The Last Balloon


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Andy Partridge
    album: Track 10 in album Apple Venus, Volume 1
    release date: 1999-2-17
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 4:16
    guest background vocals: Dave Gregory
    vocal: Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge
    bass: Colin Moulding
    guitar: Andy Partridge
    guest additional keyboard: Haydn Bendall and Nick Davis
    guest piano & guitar & keyboard: Dave Gregory
    guest percussion & handclaps & drums: Prairie Prince
    Album Information
    label: Canyon International
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988013841338
    script: Latin