Who Sang The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul? XTC

Xtc Skylarking cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1986-10-27
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:24
producer: Todd Rundgren
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
engineer: Todd Rundgren
guest percussion: James Mingo Lewis
guest bongos: James Mingo Lewis
guest drums (drum set): Prairie Prince
piano & electric guitar: Dave Gregory
finger snaps & bass guitar: Colin Moulding
The man who sailed around his soul
From East to West, from pole to pole
With ego as his drunken captain
Greed, the mutineer, had trapped all reason in the hold

The man who walked across his heart
Who took no compass, guide or chart
To rope and tar his blood congealed
When he found his self revealed ugly and cold

And the Sirens that sing
By your nose with its ring
They'll drag you in
For your sins

Now he sits all alone
And it's no place like home
It's empty skin
A bag to keep life's souvenirs in
The man who sailed around his soul
The man who sailed around his soul

The man who sailed around his soul
Came back again to find a hole
Where once he thought compassion and the truth
Had laid to warm his freezing carcass on return

The man who walked across his heart
Was doomed to journey to the start
Of every love affair he'd broken
All the lies he'd ever spoken
Tattooed on his arm
And the jellyfish stings
Even angels with wings
Who look too deep
And dare to peep

Now he sits all alone
Knowing flesh blood and bone
Is everything
He found the treasure he'd been seeking
The man who sailed around his soul [Repeat x6]



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Summer’s Cauldron
  • 2 Grass
  • 3 The Meeting Place
  • 4 That’s Really Super, Supergirl
  • 5 Ballet for a Rainy Day
  • 6 1000 Umbrellas
  • 7 Season Cycle
  • 8 Earn Enough for Us
  • 9 Big Day
  • 10 Another Satellite
  • 11 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
  • 12 Dear God
  • 13 Dying
  • 14 Sacrificial Bonfire

  • Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642411728
    script: Latin