Who Sang Your Dictionary? XTC

Xtc Apple Venus, Volume 1 cover art
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
composer: Andy Partridge
lyricist: Andy Partridge
Is that how you spell love in your dictionary
Pronounced as kind
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

Is that how you spell kiss in your dictionary
Pronounced as care
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

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