Who Sang Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her? XTC

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Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1984-10-15
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:58
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
guest membranophone: Peter Phipps
mixer: XTC and David Lord
recording engineer: David Lord
bass guitar: Colin Moulding
guest euphonium: Steve Saunders
It's raining on the beach
She inches close but out of reach
The waves look painted on
Seagulls screaming

The sea is warship grey
It whispers 'Fool!' then slides away
Black coastline slumbers on
Seagulls screaming kiss her, kiss her

And all the flags that flap on the pier
Spell why on earth do you want
The fog hides much but one thing is clear
She's nearer

Dead deck chairs under shrouds
And life belts gape like minstrel mouths
Her hair still smells of salt
Seagulls screaming kiss her, kiss her
Kiss her, kiss her, kiss her, kiss her
He who hesitates is lost

If you want her, you should tell her
Take her by the hand If you hesitate
If you wait, November wins her November will win her
She returns to sand So get ahold of the girl

I say I like your coat
Her thank-you tugs my heart afloat
I nearly didn't hear for
Seagulls screaming kiss her, kiss her

He who hesitates is lost



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 All You Pretty Girls
  • 3 Shake You Donkey Up
  • 4 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her
  • 5 This World Over
  • 6 (The Everyday Story of) Smalltown
  • 7 I Bought Myself a Liarbird
  • 8 Reign of Blows (Vote No Violence!)
  • 9 You’re the Wish You Are I Had
  • 10 I Remember the Sun
  • 11 Train Running Low on Soul Coal

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