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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

The chateau d’isaster tapes

by Jethro Tull. Buy album CD: A

a) Scenario

In long years of ancient time, stood alone a friend of mine.
Reflected by the ever-burning sigh of a god who happened by.
And in the dawn, there came the song of some sweet lady singing in his ear.
Your god has gone, and from now on, you'll have to learn to hate
the things you fear.

We want to know, are we inside the womb
of passion plays, and by righteousness consumed?
Or just in lush contentment of our souls?

And so began the age of man.
They left his body in the sand.
Their glasses raised to a god on high
who smiled upon them from the sky.
So take the stage. Spin down the ages. Loose the passion.
Spill the rage upon your son who holds the gun up to your head ---
the play's begun.

b) Audition

Then God, the director, smells a rat.
Pulls another rabbit from His hat.
Sniffs the air and He says, ``Well, that's that --- I'm going.''
The actors milling helplessly --- the script is blowing out to sea.
But what the hell, we didn't even pass an audition.
The lines you'll have to improvise. The words are written in
the eyes of politicians who despise their fathers.
And so the play necessitates that all you boys participate
in fierce competition to eliminate each other.

And groupies, on their way to war,
get to write the next film score.
But the rock and roll star knows his glory is really nothing.
Men of religion, on the make,
pledge an oath they undertake to
make you white for God's own sake, and none other.

While ladies get their bedding done
to win themselves a bouncing son ---
but bad girls do it for the fun of just being.
And me, I'm here to sing along,
and I'm not concerned with the righting wrongs,
just asking questions that belong without an answer.
The God is laughing up his sleeve
as He pours himself another cup of tea,
and He waves goodbye to you and me,
at least for now.

c) No Rehearsal

Did you learn your lines today? Well, there is no rehearsal.
The tickets have all been sold for tomorrow's matinee.
There's a telegram from the writer,
but there is no rehearsal.
The electrician has been told to make the spotlights brighter.
There's one seat in the circle --- five hundred million in the stalls.
Simply everyone will be there, but the safety curtain falls when
the bomb that's in the dressing room
blows the windows from their frames.
And the prompter in his corner is sorry that he came.

Did you learn your lines today? Well there is no rehearsal.
The interval will last until the ice-cream lady melts away.
The twelve piece orchestra are here, but there is no rehearsal.
The first violinist's hands are chilled --- he's gone deaf in both ears.
Well, the scenery is colourful, but the paint is so damn thin.
You see the wall behind is crumbling,
and the stage door is bricked-in.
But the audience keep arriving
`till they're standing in the wings.
And we take the final curtain call, and the ceiling crashes in.

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  1. ... & the mouse police never sleeps
  2. 17
  3. A better moon
  4. A gift of roses
  5. A new day yesterday
  6. A Passion Play Edit No 8
  7. A small cigar
  8. A stitch in time
  9. A time for everything?
  10. Acres wild
  11. Aeroplane
  12. Alive and well and living in
  13. Animelee
  14. Another christmas song
  15. Another harry's bar
  16. Apogee
  17. Aqualung
  18. Astronomy
  19. At last, forever
  20. Audition
  21. Automotive engineering
  22. Awol
  23. Back - door angels
  24. Back to the family
  25. Bad - eyed & loveless
  26. Bad-eyed and loveless
  27. Baker street muse
  28. Baker street muse (baker street muse)
  29. Baker street muse (crash-barrier waltzer)
  30. Baker street muse (mother england reverie)
  31. Baker street muse (pig-me and the whore)
  32. Beastie
  33. Beggar's farm
  34. Beltane
  35. Bends like a willow
  36. Beside myself
  37. Big dipper
  38. Big riff and mando
  39. Black and white television
  40. Black mamba
  41. Black satin dancer
  42. Blues instrumental (untitled)
  43. Boris dancing
  44. Bouree
  45. Broadford bazaar
  46. Broadsword
  47. Budapest
  48. Bungle in the jungle
  49. By kind permission of
  50. Cat's squirrel
  51. Cheap day return
  52. Cheerio
  53. Christmas song
  54. Circular breathing
  55. Cold wind to valhalla
  56. Commons brawl
  57. Coronach
  58. Crash-barrier waltzer
  59. Crazed institution
  60. Crew nights
  61. Critique oblique
  62. Cross eyed mary
  63. Crossword
  64. Cup of wonder
  65. Dangerous veils
  66. Dark ages
  67. Dharma for one
  68. Different germany
  69. Doctor to my disease
  70. Dogs in the midwinter
  71. Dot com
  72. Down at the end of your road
  73. Dr.bogenbroom
  74. Drive on the young side of life
  75. Driving song
  76. Dun ringill
  77. Ears of tin
  78. El nino
  79. Elegy
  80. End game
  81. European legacy
  82. Fallen on hard times
  83. Far alaska
  84. Farm on the freeway
  85. Fat man
  86. Fire at midnight
  87. First post
  88. Fly by night
  89. Flying colours
  90. Flying dutchman
  91. For a thousand mothers
  92. For later
  93. For michael collins, jeffery, and me
  94. For michael collins, jeffrey and me
  95. From a dead beat to an old greaser
  96. General crossing
  97. Glory row
  98. Gold - tipped boots, black jacket & tie
  99. Gold-tipped boots, black jacket and tie
  100. Grace
  101. Hard liner
  102. Heat
  103. Heavy horses
  104. Heavy water
  105. Home
  106. Hot mango flush
  107. Hunt by numbers
  108. Hunting girl
  109. Hymn 43
  110. I don't want to be me
  111. I’m your gun
  112. Inside
  113. It all trickles down
  114. It's breaking me up
  115. Jack frost and the hooded crow
  116. Jack in the green
  117. Jack-A-Lynn
  118. Jeffrey goes to leicester square
  119. John barleycorn
  120. Journeyman
  121. Jump start
  122. Just trying to be
  123. Kelpie
  124. King henry's madrigal
  125. Kissing willie
  126. Ladies
  127. Lap of luxury
  128. Later, that same evening
  129. Law of the bungle
  130. Law of the bungle part ii
  131. Left right
  132. Lick your fingers clean
  133. Life is a long song
  134. Life's A Long Song
  135. Lights out
  136. Like a tall thin girl
  137. Living in the past
  138. Living in these hard times
  139. Locomotive breath
  140. Look at the animals
  141. Look into the sun
  142. Looking for eden
  143. Love story
  144. Made in england
  145. Man of principle
  146. Mango surprise
  147. March the mad scientist
  148. Mayhem, maybe
  149. Minstrel in the gallery
  150. Montserrat
  151. Mother england reverie
  152. Mother goose
  153. Moths
  154. Motoreyes
  155. Mountain men
  156. Move on alone
  157. My god
  158. My sunday feeling
  159. Night in the wilderness
  160. No lullaby
  161. No rehearsal
  162. No step
  163. Nobody's car
  164. North sea oil
  165. Nothing is easy
  166. Nothing to say
  167. Nothing To Say - Jethro Tull
  168. Nursie
  169. Occasional demons
  170. Old ghosts
  171. One brown mouse
  172. One for john gee
  173. One White Duck
  174. One white duck / 0^{10} = nothing at all
  175. One white duck/0=nothing at all
  176. One white duk
  177. Only solitaire
  178. Only Solitare
  179. Orion
  180. Out of the noise
  181. Overhang
  182. Pan dance
  183. Panama freighter
  184. Paparazzi
  185. Paradise steakhouse
  186. Part of the machine
  187. Pibroch
  188. Pibroch (cap in hand)
  189. Pibroch (pee break)/black satin dancer (instrumental)
  190. Piece of cake
  191. Pied piper
  192. Pig-me and the whore
  193. Play in time
  194. Post last
  195. Postcard day
  196. Pussy willow
  197. Quartet
  198. Queen and country
  199. Quizz kid
  200. Radio free moscow
  201. Rainbow Blues
  202. Raising steam
  203. Rare and precious chain
  204. Reason For Waiting
  205. Reasons for waiting
  206. Requiem
  207. Rhythm in gold
  208. Ring out, solstice bells
  209. Rock island
  210. Rocks on the road
  211. Roll yer own
  212. Roots to branches
  213. Rosa on the factory floor
  214. Round
  215. Rover
  216. Saboteur
  217. Said she was a dancer
  218. Sailor
  219. Sailor (unreleased)
  220. Salamander
  221. Sanctuary
  222. Saturation
  223. Scenario
  224. Seal driver
  225. Sealion
  226. Sealion ii
  227. Serenade to a cuckoo
  228. Set - aside
  229. Sezen Aksu
  230. Silver river turning
  231. Singing all day
  232. Singing All Day - Jethro Tull
  233. Skating Away
  234. Skating away on the thin ice of the new day
  235. Sleeping with the dog
  236. Slipstream
  237. Slow marching band
  238. So much trouble
  239. Solitaire
  240. Some day the sun won't shine for you
  241. Something's on the move
  242. Son
  243. Song for jeffrey
  244. Songs from the wood
  245. Sossity, you're a woman
  246. Sparrow on the schoolyard wall
  247. Spiral
  248. Steel monkey
  249. Still loving you tonight
  250. Stormy monday blues
  251. Strange avenues
  252. Strip cartoon
  253. Stuck in the august rain
  254. Summerday sands
  255. Sunshine Day
  256. Sweet dream
  257. Taxi grab
  258. Teacher
  259. The chateau d’isaster tapes
  260. The chequered flag
  261. The chequered flag (dead or alive)
  262. The clasp
  263. The curse
  264. The dog - ear years
  265. The habanero reel
  266. The jasmine corridor
  267. The little flower girl
  268. The rattlesnake trail
  269. The secret language of birds
  270. The secret language of birds, pt. ii
  271. The stormont shuffle
  272. The third hoorah
  273. The waking edge
  274. The water carrier
  275. The whaler's dues
  276. The whistler
  277. The%witch's%promise
  278. Thick as a brick
  279. Thick As a Brick Edit No 1
  280. Thinking round corners
  281. This free will
  282. This is not love
  283. Tiger toon
  284. To be sad is a mad way to be
  285. To cry you a song
  286. To Cry You A Song - Jethro Tull
  287. Toad in the hole
  288. Tomorrow Was Today
  289. Too many too
  290. Too old to rock 'n' roll: too young to die
  291. Too Old To Rock N Roll: To Young To Die
  292. Trains
  293. Truck stop runner
  294. Tundra
  295. Two fingers
  296. Under wraps
  297. Under wraps #1
  298. Under wraps #2
  299. Undressed to kill
  300. Up the 'pool
  301. Up to me
  302. User - friendly
  303. Valley
  304. Velvet green
  305. Walk into light
  306. Warchild
  307. Warm sporran
  308. Watching me watching you
  309. We used to know
  310. Weathercock
  311. When jesus came to play
  312. White innocence
  313. Wicked windows
  314. Wind up
  315. With you there to help me
  316. Won'Ring Aloud
  317. Wond'ring again
  318. Wond'ring aloud
  319. Wounded, old and treacherous
  320. Crossfire
  321. Fylingdale flyer
  322. Working John, Working Joe
  323. Black Sunday
  324. Protect & survive
  325. Batteries Not Included
  326. Uniform
  327. 4.W.D. (Low Ratio)
  328. The Pine Marten's Jig
  329. And Further On


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