Towers of London

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"Towers of London" is a song written by Andy Partridge of the English rock band XTC, released as the second single from their 1980 album Black Sea. It peaked at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. The BBC-2 documentary XTC at the Manor featured the group recording the song in the studio. Partridge later reflected that he may have been "subconsciously" trying to rewrite the Beatles' "Rain", desiring "clangorous guitars crashing together, and sort of droning." The night after John Lennon was killed, XTC played a gig at Liverpool, where they performed both "Towers of London" and "Rain" in tribute to the Beatle.  


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Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Did you watch over the men who fell 
Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell 

Pavements of gold leading to the underground 
Grenadier Guardsmen walking pretty ladies around 
Fog is the sweat of the never never navvies who pound, pound, pound, pound, pound 
Spikes in the rails to their very own heaven 

Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Did you watch over the men who fell 
Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell 

Bridges of muscles spanning so long and high 
Merchants from Stepney walking pretty ladies by 
Rain is the tears of the never never navvies who cry 
For the bridge that doesn't go 
In the direction of Dublin 

Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Did you watch over the men who fell 
Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell 

And I've seen it in a painting 
And I've seen it in engraving 
And I've seen it in their faces 
Clear as children's chalk lines on the paving 

Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Did you watch over the men who fell 
Towers of London 
When they had built you 
Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell 

Towers of London 
Towers of London 
Towers of London 
Towers of London 

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XTC

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 commercial) success. more »

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