Darlings are you ready for the long winter's fall? said the lady in her parlor said the butler in the hall. Is there time for another? cried the drunkard in his sleep. Not likely said the little child. What's done the Lord can keep. And the vicar stands a-praying. And the television dies as the white dot flickers and is gone and no-one stops to cry. The big jet rumbles over runway miles that scar the patchwork green where slick tycoons and rich buffoons have opened up the seam of golden nights and champagne flights ad-man overkill and in the haze consumer crazed we take the sugar pill. Jagged fires mark the picket lines the politicians weep and mealy-mouthed through corridors of power on tip-toe creep. Come and see bureaucracy make its final heave and let the new disorder through while senses take their leave. Families screaming line the streets and put the windows through in corner shops where keepers kept the country's life-blood blue. Take their pick and try the trick with loaves and fishes shared and the vicar shouts as the lights go out, and no-one really cares.
Dark Ages shaking the dead Closed pages better not read Cold rages burn in your head.
As one, wet merchants turn their eyes towards the west. Trade winds falter as if in dire consequence. Freezing fish to fry, fail to materialise. Christ-child, blood-warm current sends to touch the skies.
Bathing in uncertainty, another age seems to wing from T.V. screens in weather rage. Savage retribution makes for a headline feast. Planet-warming, opinion-forming headless beast.
Cold thrust tongue extends its dark and watery touch. Forces gather, martial stand against the rush. Wily child in mischief here to make his play. Leaves toys for little sister on another day.
"You have a box that says Ian Anderson, and another box that says Jethro Tull, but inside both boxes it's the same old cornflakes" - Ian Anderson
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT