Who Sang Your Dictionary? XTC

Xtc Apple Venus, Volume 1 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Andy Partridge
release date: 1998
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:15
guest background vocals: Dave Gregory
vocal: Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge
bass: Colin Moulding
guitar: Andy Partridge
additional guest keyboard: Haydn Bendall and Nick Davis
guest keyboard & guitar & piano: Dave Gregory
guest percussion & drums (drum set) & handclaps: Prairie Prince
H-A-T-E
Is that how you spell love in your dictionary
K-I-C-K
Pronounced as kind
F-U-C-K
Is that how you spell friend in your dictionary
Black on black
A guidebook for the blind

Well now that I can see my eyes won't weep
Now that I can hear your song sounds cheap
Now that I can talk all your corn I'll reap
I'm not so sure that Joey wed a Virgin Mary
There are no words for me inside your dictionary

S-L-A-P
Is that how you spell kiss in your dictionary
C-O-L-D
Pronounced as care
S-H-I-T
Is that how you spelled me in your dictionary
Four-eyed fool
You led 'round everywhere

Now that I can see it's the queens new clothes
Now that I can hear all your poison prose
Now that I can talk with my tongue unfroze
I'm not so sure of Santa or the buck-tooth fairy
There are no words for me inside your dictionary

Now your laughter has a hollow ring
But the hollow ring has no finger in
So let's close the book and let the day begin
And our marriage be undone



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 River of Orchids
  • 2 I’d Like That
  • 3 Easter Theatre
  • 4 Knights in Shining Karma
  • 5 Frivolous Tonight
  • 6 Greenman
  • 7 Your Dictionary
  • 8 Fruit Nut
  • 9 I Can’t Own Her
  • 10 Harvest Festival
  • 11 The Last Balloon

  • Album Information
    label: Festival Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9399603199626
    script: Latin