Who Sang Beat the Retreat? Strawbs

Strawbs Don’t Say Goodbye cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock
length: 5:06
Lyrics

The rat race was over
Before it was won
And I started walking
When I could have run
Like a child who missed out
On a Sunday school treat
Now you know how I feel when
I beat the retreat
I slept like a soldier
My gun at my side
My uniform folded
I wore it with pride
I could not rest contented
Till I joined the elite
Now you know how I feel when
I beat the retreat
This winter wind brings
Such a chill to my bones
Erect in my memory
A small cairn of stones
So that those from afar
Can see where our paths meet
Now you know how I feel when
I beat the retreat
The last post is sounding
Now it's time to be gone
There's no further reason
For singing this song
The battle is over
I accept the defeat
Now you know how I feel when
I beat the retreat


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Boy and His Dog
  • 2 Let It Rain
  • 3 We Can Make It Together
  • 4 Tina Dei Fada
  • 5 Big Brother
  • 6 Something for Nothing
  • 7 Evergreen
  • 8 That’s When the Crying Starts
  • 9 Beat the Retreat

  • Release information
    label: Chord Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016458200423
    script: Latin