Who Sang War Dance? XTC

Xtc Nonsuch cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Colin Moulding
release date: 1992-4-1
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Power Pop/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:23
producer: Gus Dudgeon
lead vocals: Colin Moulding
mixer: Nick Davis
strings arranger: Colin Moulding
synthesizer & acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Dave Gregory
acoustic guitar & bass guitar: Colin Moulding
shakers: Andy Partridge
guest percussion & drums (drum set) & shakers: Dave Mattacks
There's an epidemic
Stirring passions in young hearts
Even the old campaigners
Have got it really bad

Well, we ain't seen nothing like it
Since coronation day

But when the street parties sound
I'm going underground
To keep the rabid hounds at bay

Oh, my, my, this war dance
A patriotic romance
No, we ain't seen nothing like it
Since coronation day
Oh, my, my, my

But when the tickatape flies
And blood is on the rise
You know it's got you in its sway
You've got yourself a war dance

There's a cheap sensation
Keeping Fleet Street wide awake
Everyone wants a slice of
The jingoistic cake

And they're resurrecting Churchill
And bringing national service back
Fueling power and glory fever
Makes for a sicker Union Jack

Yeah, I'm talking about this war dance
A patriotic romance
And I know all you poets
Have seen it all before

About the stirring of those young hearts
Back in the first World War
Oh, my, my, this war dance

Patriotic romance
This war dance
Gotta a World War Three dance

Oh, my, my, my, war dance
The stirring of those young hearts, young hearts
War dance, um, war dance, mmm war dance

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