Who Sang The Ugly Underneath? XTC

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Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1992-4-1
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Power Pop/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:56
producer: Gus Dudgeon
mixer: Nick Davis
electric guitar: Andy Partridge
background vocals: Dave Gregory
guest percussion: Gus Dudgeon
lead vocals & background vocals: Andy Partridge
bass guitar: Colin Moulding
synthesizer & Hammond organ & ebow: Dave Gregory
guest percussion & drums (drum set): Dave Mattacks
First there's the handshake
It's so warm that you could bake by it
Designed to take attention from their
Ugly Underneath
Then there's the wedding
The co-ordinated bedding
And the fairy tale shredding
Boy it's Ugly Underneath
After the pretty
There's a gluttony of pity
On a cake called nitty gritty
And it's Ugly Underneath
Did you ever try to prise away the mask
Go ahead, take a spoon and try
I can tell you it's a herculean task
Go ahead, it's okay to cry
What you're chewing on's the truth
And that's the hardest thing
To wash down with a glass of lemonade
The Ugly Underneath
The thing with politicians is
I wouldn't have suspicions
If I saw their worst positions
And their Ugly Underneath
But after all the voting
Suck away the sugar coating
Now they've had you and they're gloating
Boy it's Ugly Underneath
Did you ever try to take away the wheel
Go ahead, take a fork and try
See the unattractive things that make us real
Go ahead, it's okay to cry
What you've trodden in's the truth
And that's the hardest thing
To wash down with a glass of lemonade



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin Japan
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988037014565
    script: Latin