Who Sang I Can’t Own Her? XTC

Xtc Apple Venus, Volume 1 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1998
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:27
conductor: Gavyn Wright
guest background vocals: Dave Gregory
vocal: Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge
orchestra: The London Session Orchestra
bass: Colin Moulding
guitar: Andy Partridge
additional guest keyboard: Haydn Bendall and Nick Davis
guest piano & guitar & keyboard: Dave Gregory
guest percussion & handclaps & drums (drum set): Prairie Prince
And I may as well wish for the moon in hand

I own this river, I own this town
All of its climbers and its wino's sliding down
But I can't own her and I never will
No I can't own her and that's a bitter pill

Taken with rain
'Til the gutter shines like the swirling sky
Like the swirling sky

I've got all morning, I've got all year
It's down in my pocket with the daylight folded there
But I can't own her and I never will
No I can't own her and that's a bitter pill

Taken with rain
How I'd wash her hair like the swirling sky
Like the swirling sky

And when I say I can't own her
I don't mean to buy her
It's nothing at all to do with money
I simply want her in my arms forever more.
Is that an odd request?
Is that something so funny?

And I may as well wish for the moon in hand
Yes there's more chance of that coming true

But I can't own her and I never will
No I can't own her and that's a bitter pill

So I can't own her (Of all the things you've got the thing you want the most is her)
And I never will (And she's the one thing that you just can't have)
No I can't own her (Of all the things you've got the thing you want the most is her)
And that's a bitter pill (And she's the one thing that you just can't have)

Taken with rain
Which I swallow down with the swirling sky
With the swirling sky

But I can't own her
And I may as well wish for the moon in hand
No I can't own her
Yes there's more chance of that coming true



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: Festival Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9399603199626
    script: Latin