Who Sang Lost in Crowds? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Rupi's Dance cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-8-19
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock
length: 5:39
I get lost in crowds: if I can, I remain invisible
to the hungry mouths. I stay unapproachable.
I wear the landscape of the urban chameleon.
Scarred by attention. And quietly addicted to innocence.

At starry parties where, amongst the rich and the famous
Iā€™m stuck for words: or worse, I blether with the best of them.
I see their eyes glaze and they look for the drinks tray.
Something in the drift of my conversation bothers them.

So, who am I? Come on: ask me, I dare you.
So, who am I? Come on: question me, if you care to.
And why not try to interrogate this apparition?

I melt away to get lost in this quaint condition.

In scary airports, in concourses over-filled,
I am detached in serious observation.
As a passenger, I become un-tethered when
I get lost in clouds: at home with my own quiet company.

Herald Tribune or USA Today. Sauvignon Blanc or oaky Chardonnay.
Asleep for the movie. Awake for the dawn
dancing on England and hedgerows ā€“
embossed on a carpet of green. I descend and ā€“
forgive me ā€“ I mean to get lost in crowds.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)
  • 2 Rupi's Dance
  • 3 Lost in Crowds
  • 4 A Raft of Penguins
  • 5 A Week of Moments
  • 6 A Hand of Thumbs
  • 7 Eurology
  • 8 Old Black Cat
  • 9 Photo Shop
  • 10 Pigeon Flying Over Berlin Zoo
  • 11 Griminelli's Lament
  • 12 Not Ralitsa Vassileva
  • 13 Two Short Planks
  • 14 Birthday Card at Christmas