Who Sang Adrift and Dumfounded? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-3
length: 4:26
ADRIFT AND DUMFOUNDED
He stands at the crossroads of New St. and Old Town.
Gerald Something from good-home-on-sea.
Thinking back to the child that he once was.
All bread and b___er and jam for his tea.
Men came and went in his moments of madness.
Muttered apologies, late for a meeting.
Too much intensity too much feigned sadness.
Crestfallen, hangdog, glances too fleeting.
He was your golden boy, he's adrift and dumfounded
with nowhere to go, no appointments to keep.
He's our little man, he's adrift and dumfounded.
Head on hard pillow, waiting for sleep.
Broken societies, selfish, uncaring.
Addled brains clutching at chemicals soothing.
Desperate measures, desperately tearing
at last vestige of dignity, his for the losing.
He was your golden boy, he's adrift and dumfounded
with nowhere to go, no appointments to keep.
He's our little man, he's adrift and dumfounded.
Head on hard pillow, waiting for sleep.

Tracklist
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