Category: XTC

Sacrificial Bonfire – XTC

So evil must die And yields are good So men pull back hoods and smile The scapegoat blood spilled Spittled and grilled it crackled and spat And children grew fat on the meat Change must be earnt Sacrificial bonfire must burn Burn up the old Bring in the new Burn up the old Bring in […]

My Weapon – XTC

I dunno wot she got I dunno what she got but it seems to have a grip upon me No telling where she learn the things she do to me And I don’t know what she done wrong but I want to hurt her (wanna) take it out on her Take it out on her […]

Mermaid Smiled – XTC

From caves of memory I saw the children at heart That we once used to be Borne on foaming seahorse herd Compose with trumpeting shell From lines across their hands A song as new as new moon As old as all the sands Shrank to stagnant from Atlantic wild Lost that child ’til mermaid Smiled […]

Runaways – XTC

Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways, (Please come home) Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways (Please come home) Daddy hit you in a temper, But he’s sorry now, (Please come home) Just a quarrel had with mummy, Just a family row (Please come home) You caught mum chasing dad with a knife, (Don’t cry, don’t […]

Wrapped In Grey – XTC

Concrete daubed in dull monotone Your heart is the big box of paints And others, the canvas we’re dealt Your heart is the big box of paints How coloured the flowers all smelled As they huddled there, in petalled prayer They told me this, as I knelt there Awaken you dreamers Adrift in your beds […]

Rook – XTC

Who murders who and where is the treasure hid? Crow, Crow Spill all you know Is that my name on the bell? Rook, Rook Gaze in the brook If there’s a secret can I be part of it? Crow, Crow Before I’ll let go, say is that my name on the bell? Soar up high, […]

The Everyday Story Of Smalltown – XTC

Woken by the clank It’s just the milkman’s dawn round Smalltown, hiding undercovers The lodgers and the lovers Are asleep ’round Smalltown Shiney grey black snake of bikes He slithers Bearing up the men and boys To work We’re standing in poplar lines Making alarm clocks that’ll wake our wives up Don’t ask us, we […]

Me And The Wind – XTC

Me and the wind are pulling kites and pushing tress Me and the wind are celebrating your loss Me and the wind are feeling freer than air should ever be Should ever be should ever be should ever And when you lured me into your syrup All I could think of was what a lovely […]

The Ugly Underneath – XTC

It’s so warm that you could bake by it Designed to take attention from their Ugly Underneath Then there’s the wedding The co-ordinated bedding And the fairy tale shredding Boy it’s Ugly Underneath After the pretty There’s a gluttony of pity On a cake called nitty gritty And it’s Ugly Underneath Did you ever try […]

English Roundabout – XTC

People rushing round with no time to spare. I’m so dizzy, I’m neither here nor there. In this traffic jam, I just want to shout, Let me off o’ this English roundabout English roundabout And all the the horns go ‘beep! beep!’ All the people follow like sheep, I’m full of light and sound, Making […]

One Of The Millions – XTC

But I’m afraid it’ll come out wrong. I’m not akin to the Eighties thing, Where you look after number one. But I won’t rock the boat, ‘Cause I’m scared what might happen. I won’t rock the boat, ‘Cause I’m one of the millions. Who never seem to do anything. (He never seems to do anything.) […]

My Bird Performs – XTC

Fine art never moved my soul No vintage wine designer clothes But my world shakes for me My bird sings sweetly A different kind of tinsel Decorates my tree Yes my bird performs A thousand Cheshire cats Grin inside of me Yes my bird performs There she goes Shakespeare’s sonnets leave me cold The drama […]

Train Running Low On Soul Coal – XTC

They push+pull tactics are driving me loco They shouldn’t do that no no no They shouldn’t do that Me train running low on dream steam They pull me whistle too hard me bound to scream And they shouldn’t do that no no no They shouldn’t do that Think I’m going south for the winter Think […]

Big Day – XTC

So you want to tie the knot Tie it tight, don’t let it rot, the memory of this day Are you deafened by the bells Could be heaven, could be hell In a cell for two Big day come and big day go Life goes on after the show But will your love have the […]

Dear God – XTC

Hope you got the letter, And I pray you can make it better down here. I don’t mean a big reduction in the price of beer, But all the people that you made in your image, See them starving on their feet, ‘Cause they don’t get enough to eat From God, I can’t believe in […]

Life Begins At The Hop – XTC

Come with me to the church on the corner the hop There’s nuts and crisps and ccc cola on tap A good time had by the boys and girls at the hop Tell me what do you say Tell me what do you say Life begins at the hop, boys and girls Prepare yourself for […]

That’s Really Super, Supergirl – XTC

If you want to fly Can’t you see I’m all broke up inside Well just you use your two X Ray eyes Hurt like Kryptonite Put me on my knees Now that I’ve found out just what you’re doing With your secret identities That’s really super Supergirl How you saved yourself in seconds flat And […]

Outside World – XTC

So she can’t hear what’s going on No she can’t hear what’s going on In the outside world In the outside world In the outside Bad black and white men Standing in their pigpen Selling guns to simpletons To shoot ’em in the abdomen And she’s not interested in that And she’s not interested in […]

Funk Pop A Roll – XTC

Oozing like napalm from the speakers and grill Of your radio Into the mouths of babes And across the backs of its willing slaves Funk pop a roll consumes you whole Gulping in your opium so copiously from a disco Everything you eat is waste But swallowing is easy when it has no taste They […]

Fruit Nut – XTC

Ah you’ve got to have a hobby A man must have a shed to keep him sane Spraying my buds, spraying my buds Got to keep away diseases I mix the poisons and the wife don’t complain Some people say That I am out of my tree Or just a strawberry fool Someday they’ll see […]

Fly On The Wall – XTC

I am the fly on the wall, My prying eyes are looking through your bottom drawer. I just came flying through your door, You didn’t notice that your number had been called. I see the mother who’s beating the babe, I see the money, The pennies you save, Stored on computers, From birth to the […]

Ball And Chain – XTC

Save us from the ball and chain, Save us from the ball and chain, Save us from the ball and chain, oh yeah, The diggers and the tower cranes, The diggers and the tower cranes. Don’t want demolition, Don’t want your compensation, It’s not just bricks and mortar, We are lambs to slaughter. Save us […]

You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful – XTC

I walk around the world to make sure she’s alright And every evening ‘fore I bolt the door I give the stars a stir to make sure they will spin all night For I see people who will scratch and spit and kick and fight And I see nations war about whether right is left […]

Snowman – XTC

It isn’t even winter and I’m freezing, freezing, This sort of feeling isn’t pleasing, And what I want to know, man, why, oh why, Does she treat me like a snowman? She’s been building me, Up quite steadily, Seems like I’ve been here years and years and years and years; I wait patiently, Froze in […]

Greenman – XTC

He wants to make you his bride Please to bend down for the one called the Greenman Forever to him you’re tied And you know for a million years he has been your lover He’ll be a million more And you know for a million years he has been your lover Down through the skin […]

The Mayor Of Simpleton – XTC

Never took a paper or a learned degree, And some of your friends think that’s stupid of me, But it’s nothing that I care about. Well I don’t know how to tell the weight of the sun, And of mathematics well I want none, And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton, But I know […]

Jason And The Argonauts – XTC

There may be no golden fleece, But human riches I’ll release Oh, my head is spinning like the world and it’s filled with beasts I’ve seen, Let me put my bag down and I’ll tell you it all right from the start, Like the scarlet woman who would pick on the boys she thought were […]

I Can’t Own Her – XTC

I own this river, I own this town All of its climbers and its wino’s sliding down But I can’t own her and I never will No I can’t own her and that’s a bitter pill Taken with rain ‘Til the gutter shines like the swirling sky Like the swirling sky I’ve got all morning, […]

I Bought Myself A Liarbird – XTC

He came with free drinks just to blur The lies falling out like rain On an average English summer’s afternoon I bought myself a new notebook Sharpened my guitar and went to look If this biz was just as bongo as the liarbird made out All he would say Is “I can make you famous” […]

Rocket From A Bottle – XTC

me and air are feeling light today jets should hide, I’ll fly alongside me and pride are bolted tight today I’ve been set off by a pretty little girl I’m like a rocket from a bottle shot free I’ve been just explosive since you lit me I’ve been up with the larks I’ve been shooting […]

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