Who Sang My Bird Performs? XTC

Xtc Nonsuch cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Colin Moulding
release date: 1992-4-1
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Power Pop/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:51
producer: Gus Dudgeon
mixer: Nick Davis
background vocals: Dave Gregory and Andy Partridge
guest drums (drum set): Dave Mattacks
electric guitar & synthesizer: Dave Gregory
background vocals & lead vocals: Colin Moulding
electric guitar & percussion: Andy Partridge
bass guitar & electric guitar: Colin Moulding
guest flugelhorn & trumpet: Guy Barker
composer: Colin Moulding
lyricist: Colin Moulding
(Colin Moulding)

Fine art never moved my soul
No vintage wine designer clothes
But my world shakes for me
My bird sings sweetly
A different kind of tinsel
Decorates my tree
Yes my bird performs
A thousand Cheshire cats
Grin inside of me
Yes my bird performs
There she goes
Shakespeare's sonnets leave me cold
The drama stage and the high brow prose
But my world shakes for me
My bird sings sweetly
The brightest fireworks
Are lighting up my sky
Yes my bird performs
The cage is open
But she's no desire to fly
'Cause my bird performs
There she goes
And you keep saying what you got
You keep saying what you got
Look out!

CD 1
  • 1 The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
  • 2 My Bird Performs
  • 3 Dear Madam Barnum
  • 4 Humble Daisy
  • 5 The Smartest Monkeys
  • 6 The Disappointed
  • 7 Holly Up on Poppy
  • 8 Crocodile
  • 9 Rook
  • 10 Omnibus
  • 11 That Wave
  • 12 Then She Appeared
  • 13 War Dance
  • 14 Wrapped in Grey
  • 15 The Ugly Underneath
  • 16 Bungalow
  • 17 Books Are Burning