Take A Long Line

The Angels

About Take A Long Line

"Take a Long Line" is the fourth single by Australian hard rock group the Angels, released in July 1978. "Take a Long Line" first charted on 17 July 1978, where it peaked at number 29 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart and remained in the charts for 26 weeks. The song was released from their second album, Face to Face. In January 2018, as part of Triple M's "Ozzest 100", the 'most Australian' songs of all time, "Take a Long Line" was ranked number 35.


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He was selling postcards from a paper stand
The whiskey bottle in his withered hand
Put his finger on a photo from an old magazine
Saw himself in the shadow of his dream

They found him with his head inside a tin-pot crown
Told him his feet stank and took him downtown
Called him agitator, spy and thief
Shut him up in solitary third degree

Take a long line
Take a long line
Take a long line
Reel him in

He tried to appeal to the king of might
Said "I'm just exercising my sacred right"
The king he said "You ain't got no rights
You're a madman, a traitor, get outta my sight"

Take a long line
Take a long line
Take a long line
Reel him in

They found him with his head inside a tin-pot crown
Told him his feet stank and took him downtown
Called him agitator, spy and thief
Shut him up in solitary third degree

Then they put him aboard a well wound whirlwind
Pulled out his teeth and they told him to grin
He gave them a smile, pulled out a bottle of wine
And said "I never existed, you've been wasting your time"

Take a long line
Take a long line
Take a long line
Reel him in

Take a long line
Take a long line
Take a long line
Reel him in

Take a long line
Take a long line
Take a long, long long long line
Reel him in

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The Angels

The Angels are an innovative, genre-busting, chart-topping rock band that formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1974. The band later relocated from Adelaide to Sydney and enjoyed huge local success until well into the 1990s. The Angels have been cited by bands like Guns N' Roses, and a number of Seattle grunge bands, as a key influence. For the purposes of international release, their records were released under the names Angel City and later The Angels From Angel City. more »

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Written by: BERNARD PATRICK NEESON, JOHN CARRINGTON BREWSTER-JONES, RICHARD BREWSTER-JONES

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