Who Sang Towers of London? XTC

Xtc Black Sea cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Partridge
release date: 1980-9-12
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
length: 5:23
producer: Steve Lillywhite
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
engineer: Hugh Padgham
Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell

Pavements of gold leading to the underground
Grenadier Guardsmen walking pretty ladies around
Fog is the sweat of the never never navvies who pound, pound, pound, pound, pound
Spikes in the rails to their very own heaven

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell

Bridges of muscles spanning so long and high
Merchants from Stepney walking pretty ladies by
Rain is the tears of the never never navvies who cry
For the bridge that doesn't go
In the direction of Dublin

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell

And I've seen it in a painting
And I've seen it in engraving
And I've seen it in their faces
Clear as children's chalk lines on the paving

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell

Towers of London
Towers of London
Towers of London
Towers of London

La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la Londinium
La la la la la Londinium



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Respectable Street
  • 2 Generals and Majors
  • 3 Living Through Another Cuba
  • 4 Love at First Sight
  • 5 Rocket From a Bottle
  • 6 No Language in Our Lungs
  • 7 Towers of London
  • 8 Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)
  • 9 Burning With Optimism’s Flames
  • 10 Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
  • 11 Travels in Nihilon

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