Who Sang Travels in Nihilon? XTC

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: A. Partridge
release date: 1980-9-12
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
length: 6:56
producer: Steve Lillywhite
lead vocals: Andy Partridge
engineer: Hugh Padgham
You've learnt no lessons
All that time so cheaply spent
There's no youth culture
Only masks they let you rent

Travels, travels in Nihilon
We've seen, no Jesus come and gone

Fashion, their vampire
Drapes itself across your back
As you fall from style
It waits rebirth on its rack

Building your whimsy
Hypnotising you to need
Dance goes full circle
One step ahead of your greed

You've learnt no lessons
All those years to get it right
Flashes of promise
Burn out faster than strobe light



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