Who Sang The Ballad of a Crystal Man? Donovan

Release information
Writer(s): Donovan Leitch
Release Date: 1965-8-15
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:50
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
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Universal Soldier
  • 2 The Ballad of a Crystal Man
  • 3 Do You Hear Me Now?
  • 4 The War Drags On