Wrapped in Grey

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than … more »

Some folks see the world as a stone  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 colored the flowers all smelled 
As they huddled there, in petaled prayer
They told me this, as I knelt there

 Awaken you dreamers  Adrift in your beds
 Balloons and streamers  Decorate the inside of your heads  Please let some out
Do it today 
But don't let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey

Some folks pull this life like a weight 
Drab and dragging dreams made of slate 
Your heart is the big box of paints 
And others, the canvas we're dealt 
Your heart is the big box of paints 
Just think how the old masters felt, they call

 Awaken you dreamers  Asleep at your desks  Parrots and lemurs  Populate your unconscious grotesques
 Please let some out
Do it today 
But don't let the loveless ones sell you
A world wrapped in grey

And in the very least you can
 Stand up naked and
Grin

Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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