A Change of Horses Lyrics - Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-3
length: 8:05
Last lights wink out on this pale and sultry night.
Stars signal long past two AM.
I feel the lateness in the hour
and I'm fifty long years from home.
A new dawn glimmers. Time for a change of horses.
It's time to chart new courses
and head for safer houses.
No more empty towers of this unholy Babylon.
Some four hundred thousand hours have come and gone.
I smell, in the air, a new meadow morning.
Fresh-flowering grasses stirring
and no pressure free-falling.
Thin mists to bring and light airs to call.
And we treasure all, all that we left behind us.
No pointed cold and dark regrets.
No nameless blame to lay.
Resolute, the optimist, I ride fresh horse and spur it on.
Four hundred thousand hours have come and gone.

CD 1
  • 1 From a Pebble Thrown
  • 2 Pebbles Instrumental
  • 3 Might-have-beens
  • 4 Upper Sixth Loan Shark
  • 5 Banker Bets, Banker Wins
  • 6 Swing It Far
  • 7 Adrift and Dumfounded
  • 8 Old School Song
  • 9 Wootton Bassett Town
  • 10 Power and Spirit
  • 11 Give Till It Hurts
  • 12 Cosy Corner
  • 13 Shunt and Shuffle
  • 14 A Change of Horses
  • 15 Confessional
  • 16 Kismet in Suburbia
  • 17 What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens