Who Sang Ballad of a Crystal Man? Donovan

Donovan Fairytale cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Donovan Leitch
Release Date: 1965-10-22
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
Style: Psychedelic/Folk
length: 3:55
writer: Donovan
From the album fairytale

Walk along and talk along and live your lives quite freely
But leave our children with their toys of peppermint and candy.
For seagull I don't want your wings,
I don't want your freedom in a lie.
Your thoughts they are of harlequin, your speeches of quicksilver,
I read your faces like a poem, kaleidoscope of hate words.
For seagull I don't want your wings,
I don't want your freedom in a lie.
On the quilted battlefields of soldiers dazzling made of toy tin
The big bomb like a child's hand could sweep them dead just so to win.
For seagull I don't want your wings,
I don't want your freedom in a lie.
As you fill your glasses with the wine of murdered negroes
Thinking not of beauty that spreads like morning sun-glow.
Seagull I don't want your wings,
I don't want your freedom in a lie.
I pray your dreams of vivid screams of children dying slowly
And as you polish up your guns your real self be reflecting.
For seagull I don't want your wings,
I don't want your freedom in a lie.
Vietnam, your latest game, you're playing with your blackest Queen
Damn your souls and curse your grins, I stand here with a fading dream.
For seagull I don't want your wings,
I don't want your freedom in a lie.




Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Colours
  • 2 To Try for the Sun
  • 3 Sunny Goodge Street
  • 4 Oh Deed I Do
  • 5 Circus of Sour
  • 6 The Summer Day Reflection Song
  • 7 Candy Man
  • 8 Jersey Thursday
  • 9 Belated Forgiveness Plea
  • 10 Ballad of a Crystal Man
  • 11 The Little Tin Soldier
  • 12 Ballad of Geraldine