Ears of Tin

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Jethro Tull are a British progressive rock group formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Their music is characterised by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969, after he replaced original guitarist Mick Abrahams. more »


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2016
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In the last hours of a sunset rendezvous
Chill breeze against tide, 
That carries me from you.
Got a job in a southern city 
Got some lead-free in my tank.
Now I must whisper goodbye 
I'm bound for the mainland.

Island in the city, cut by a cold sea.
People moving on an ocean. 
Groundswell of humanity.
Now the sum breaks through rain 
As I climb Glen Shiel
On the trail of those old cattlemen 
Who drove their bargain south again.
And in the eyes of those five, 
Five sisters of Kintail
There's a wink of seduction from the mainland.

Island in the city, cut by a cold sea.
People moving on an ocean. 
Groundswell of humanity.
Storm-lashed on the high-rise, 
Their words are spray to the wind.
Blown like silent laughter. 
Falling on ears of tin.
Take my heart and take my brawn.
Take by stealth or take by storm
Set my brain to cruise.
I can see the glow of the suburb lights.
I'm fresh from the out-world
Singing the mainland blues.

There was a girl where I came from.
Seems a long time, long time, long time gone by.
Wears the west wind in her hair.
She calls from the hill, yeah, 
She calls in my mainland blues.

There's a coast road that winds 
To heaven's door
Where a fat ferry floats 
On muted diesel roar.
And there's a light on the hillside 
And there's a flame in her eyes,
But how cold the lights burn on the mainland.

Island in the city, cut by a cold sea.
People moving on an ocean. 
Groundswell of humanity.
Storm-lashed on the high-rise 
Their words are spray to the wind.
Blown like silent laughter. 
Falling on ears of tin
In my mainland blues.

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Written by: IAN ANDERSON

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