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Jethro Tull - Wind Up

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Published on Apr 9, 2011

From their classic 1971 album Aqualung

Ian Anderson - Vocals, acoustic guitar
Martin Barre - Guitar
Jeffrey Hammond - Bass
John Evan - Piano
Clive Bunker - Drums

Lyrics:

When I was young and they packed me off to school
and they taught me how not to play the game,
I didn't mind if they groomed me for success,
or if they said that I was just a fool.
So I left there in the morning
with their God tucked underneath my arm --
their half-assed smiles and the book of rules.
And I asked this God a question
and by way of firm reply,
He said -- I'm not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays.
So to my old headmaster (and to anyone who cares):
before I'm through I'd like to say my prayers --
I don't believe you
you had the whole damn thing all wrong --
He's not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays.
Well you can ex comunicate me on my way to Sunday school
and have all the bishops harmonize these lines --
How do you dare tell me that I'm my Father's son
when that was just an accident of Birth.
I'd rather look around me -- compose a better song
`cos that's the honest measure of my worth.
In your pomp and all your glory you're a poorer man than me,
as you lick the boots of death born out of fear.
When I was young and they packed me off to school
and taught me how not to play the game,
I didn't mind if they groomed me for success,
or if they said that I was just a fool.
So I left there in the morning
with their God under my arm --
their half-assed smiles and the book of rules.
Well you can ex comunicate me on my way to Sunday school
and have all the bishops harmonize these lines --
When I was young and they packed me off to school
and they taught me how not to play the game,
I didn't mind if they groomed me for success,
or if they said that I was just a fool.
So to my old headmaster (and to anyone who cares):
before I'm through I'd like to say my prayers --
Well you can ex comunicate me on my way to Sunday school
and have all the bishops harmonize these lines --
I don't believe you:
you had the whole damn thing all wrong --
He's not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays.

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