Jethro Tull - To Cry You A Song Lyrics



Flying so high, trying to remember
how many cigarettes did I bring along?
When I get down I'll jump in a taxi cab
driving through London town
to cry you a song.

It's been a long time --
still shaking my wings.
Well, I'm a glad bird
I got changes to ring.

Closing my dream inside its paper-bag.
Thought I saw angels
but I could have been wrong.
Search in my case,
can't find what they're looking for.
Waving me through
to cry you a song.

It's been a long time --
still shaking my wings.
Well I'm a glad bird
I got changes to ring.

Lights in the street,
peeping through curtains drawn.
Rattling of safety chain taking too long.
The smile in your eyes was never so sweet before --
Came down from the skies
to cry you a song.





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  1. Miatacrosser

    This and Had To Cry Today by Blind Faith are two of my favorite guitar hard rock songs. Love the guitar duel between Ian and Martin. It's one of the rare times we actually get to hear Ian playing electric guitar. The instrument he first started playing music with.

  2. Miatacrosser

    This and Had To Cry Today by Blind Faith are two of my favorite guitar hard rock songs. Love the guitar duel between Ian and Martin. It's one of the rare times we actually get to hear Ian playing electric guitar. The instrument he first started playing music with.

  3. Miatacrosser

    This and Had To Cry Today by Blind Faith are two of my favorite guitar hard rock songs. Love the guitar duel between Ian and Martin. It's one of the rare times we actually get to hear Ian playing electric guitar. The instrument he first started playing music with.

  4. robert mcknight

    Superb!

  5. robert mcknight

    Superb!

  6. robert mcknight

    Superb!

  7. Jose Gomez

    Timeless song!

  8. Jose Gomez

    Timeless song!

  9. Jose Gomez

    Timeless song!

  10. John F

    Never realised Tull were so heavy.

    Joseph Travers

    I would say this is #2 behind A New Day Yesterday.

  11. John F

    Never realised Tull were so heavy.

    Joseph Travers

    I would say this is #2 behind A New Day Yesterday.

  12. John F

    Never realised Tull were so heavy.

    Joseph Travers

    I would say this is #2 behind A New Day Yesterday.

  13. the real Jack Myers

    Congratulations England.

  14. the real Jack Myers

    Congratulations England.

  15. the real Jack Myers

    Congratulations England.

  16. Spawny Chancer

    Perfection!

  17. Spawny Chancer

    Perfection!

  18. Spawny Chancer

    Perfection!

  19. George Rusch

    Just saw a Neil Young song on YT almost 42,000,000 views, 186K likes smh just no accounting for taste.

  20. George Rusch

    Just saw a Neil Young song on YT almost 42,000,000 views, 186K likes smh just no accounting for taste.

  21. George Rusch

    Just saw a Neil Young song on YT almost 42,000,000 views, 186K likes smh just no accounting for taste.

  22. thovex

    killer tune! would love to hear a mastodon cover of this

  23. thovex

    killer tune! would love to hear a mastodon cover of this

  24. thovex

    killer tune! would love to hear a mastodon cover of this

  25. Chris Manzi

    This song just kicks ass

  26. Chris Manzi

    This song just kicks ass

  27. Chris Manzi

    This song just kicks ass

  28. DYNODRUM

    I,recall going to see this Band in N.Y.C. Imagine, an outdoor concert at night . All of The Benefit album -plus . Blaring thru Central Park.Did not go near the stage ,it was incredible ,they were on top of the game ,Kickin it. Also , seen them two other times , first at Fillmore East opening for Traffic, and the original lineup w/ Abrahams on Guitar .Great Bands.

    Miatacrosser

    Lucky you. Would have loved to see the original lineup. Have Mick's solo lp. I saw them in '70, '72, and '73. After that only saw two more times. They changed and got boring for me after Thick as a Brick

  29. DYNODRUM

    I,recall going to see this Band in N.Y.C. Imagine, an outdoor concert at night . All of The Benefit album -plus . Blaring thru Central Park.Did not go near the stage ,it was incredible ,they were on top of the game ,Kickin it. Also , seen them two other times , first at Fillmore East opening for Traffic, and the original lineup w/ Abrahams on Guitar .Great Bands.

    Miatacrosser

    Lucky you. Would have loved to see the original lineup. Have Mick's solo lp. I saw them in '70, '72, and '73. After that only saw two more times. They changed and got boring for me after Thick as a Brick

  30. DYNODRUM

    I,recall going to see this Band in N.Y.C. Imagine, an outdoor concert at night . All of The Benefit album -plus . Blaring thru Central Park.Did not go near the stage ,it was incredible ,they were on top of the game ,Kickin it. Also , seen them two other times , first at Fillmore East opening for Traffic, and the original lineup w/ Abrahams on Guitar .Great Bands.

    Miatacrosser

    Lucky you. Would have loved to see the original lineup. Have Mick's solo lp. I saw them in '70, '72, and '73. After that only saw two more times. They changed and got boring for me after Thick as a Brick

  31. Mark Solarz

    One of those Tull tunes,................I’d play over and over,..........love that bass riff. One of many favorite Tull tunes!!!!!

  32. Mark Solarz

    One of those Tull tunes,................I’d play over and over,..........love that bass riff. One of many favorite Tull tunes!!!!!

  33. Mark Solarz

    One of those Tull tunes,................I’d play over and over,..........love that bass riff. One of many favorite Tull tunes!!!!!

  34. Richard Schlaud

    One of my favorite albums

  35. Richard Schlaud

    One of my favorite albums

  36. Richard Schlaud

    One of my favorite albums

  37. Josh Johnson

    Darrin Johnson.. you're listening to this right now

  38. Josh Johnson

    Darrin Johnson.. you're listening to this right now

  39. Josh Johnson

    Darrin Johnson.. you're listening to this right now

  40. Doug Nichols

    Clive Bunker really can do those fills.

    Joseph Travers

    Been listening to this since it came out. Always honed in on Clive & Glenn, esp. during the guitar solos. They were cooking with passion!

  41. Doug Nichols

    Clive Bunker really can do those fills.

    Joseph Travers

    Been listening to this since it came out. Always honed in on Clive & Glenn, esp. during the guitar solos. They were cooking with passion!

  42. Doug Nichols

    Clive Bunker really can do those fills.

    Joseph Travers

    Been listening to this since it came out. Always honed in on Clive & Glenn, esp. during the guitar solos. They were cooking with passion!

  43. Daniel Frushour

    These guys are often called prog rockers. Not sure if I see them in the same genre as Yes, King Crimson, etc., though. More like medieval rockers with all that imagery. Their earlier work had some bluesy feel at times (Nothing Comes Easy). No clue on earth why they are not in the RnR Hall of Fame. The HoF really loses a good deal of credibility by ignoring Tull. They had monster success in the early 1970's.Aqualung was everyone's favorite and Thick as a Brick was easily the best theatrical/'one song' albums ever. Far better than the Who's Tommy, which paled in comparison.

    Miatacrosser

    They were their own genre of music. Nobody sounded like them

  44. Daniel Frushour

    These guys are often called prog rockers. Not sure if I see them in the same genre as Yes, King Crimson, etc., though. More like medieval rockers with all that imagery. Their earlier work had some bluesy feel at times (Nothing Comes Easy). No clue on earth why they are not in the RnR Hall of Fame. The HoF really loses a good deal of credibility by ignoring Tull. They had monster success in the early 1970's.Aqualung was everyone's favorite and Thick as a Brick was easily the best theatrical/'one song' albums ever. Far better than the Who's Tommy, which paled in comparison.

    Miatacrosser

    They were their own genre of music. Nobody sounded like them

  45. Daniel Frushour

    These guys are often called prog rockers. Not sure if I see them in the same genre as Yes, King Crimson, etc., though. More like medieval rockers with all that imagery. Their earlier work had some bluesy feel at times (Nothing Comes Easy). No clue on earth why they are not in the RnR Hall of Fame. The HoF really loses a good deal of credibility by ignoring Tull. They had monster success in the early 1970's.Aqualung was everyone's favorite and Thick as a Brick was easily the best theatrical/'one song' albums ever. Far better than the Who's Tommy, which paled in comparison.

    Miatacrosser

    They were their own genre of music. Nobody sounded like them

  46. brian gofkowski

    I get a hipster, beatnik vibe from this album. Am I the only one?

  47. brian gofkowski

    I get a hipster, beatnik vibe from this album. Am I the only one?

  48. brian gofkowski

    I get a hipster, beatnik vibe from this album. Am I the only one?

  49. Rob Thompson

    The smile in your eyes was never so sweet before

  50. Rob Thompson

    The smile in your eyes was never so sweet before

  51. Rob Thompson

    The smile in your eyes was never so sweet before

  52. Rob Thompson

    I really like this album muchly....it’s so over dubbed and musically brilliant

  53. Rob Thompson

    I really like this album muchly....it’s so over dubbed and musically brilliant

  54. Rob Thompson

    I really like this album muchly....it’s so over dubbed and musically brilliant

  55. robert logan

    nice bass work on this, am I wrong for saying that the bassist dominated this cut and does well doing it. bob

    Joseph Travers

    You're not wrong. Those walking bass lines during the guitar solos are ass kicking. The reason I've always come back to this song since the 70's.

  56. robert logan

    nice bass work on this, am I wrong for saying that the bassist dominated this cut and does well doing it. bob

    Joseph Travers

    You're not wrong. Those walking bass lines during the guitar solos are ass kicking. The reason I've always come back to this song since the 70's.

  57. robert logan

    nice bass work on this, am I wrong for saying that the bassist dominated this cut and does well doing it. bob

    Joseph Travers

    You're not wrong. Those walking bass lines during the guitar solos are ass kicking. The reason I've always come back to this song since the 70's.

  58. Dominic Devereaux

    Ian Anderson , was the composer , lead vocals , flute, keyboards , lute , acoustic guitar. and electric guitar .You see why he didn't like the stage.He was 6 people !!!!

  59. Dominic Devereaux

    Ian Anderson , was the composer , lead vocals , flute, keyboards , lute , acoustic guitar. and electric guitar .You see why he didn't like the stage.He was 6 people !!!!

  60. Dominic Devereaux

    Ian Anderson , was the composer , lead vocals , flute, keyboards , lute , acoustic guitar. and electric guitar .You see why he didn't like the stage.He was 6 people !!!!

  61. Dominic Devereaux

    Please excuse my comment . I should have said Ian Anderson .

  62. Dominic Devereaux

    Please excuse my comment . I should have said Ian Anderson .

  63. Dominic Devereaux

    Please excuse my comment . I should have said Ian Anderson .

  64. Dominic Devereaux

    Tull said he hated performing at concerts. Didn't considered himself a show-man , but he loved playing music . In that he DID !!!!!!

    Blaise Grabiak

    You mean Ian Anderson?

    Torkel Svenson

    Is that perhaps why he acted the way he did on stage? To try to make the best out of it? Because he really looks like he's having the time if his life when playing live.

  65. Dominic Devereaux

    Tull said he hated performing at concerts. Didn't considered himself a show-man , but he loved playing music . In that he DID !!!!!!

    Blaise Grabiak

    You mean Ian Anderson?

    Torkel Svenson

    Is that perhaps why he acted the way he did on stage? To try to make the best out of it? Because he really looks like he's having the time if his life when playing live.

  66. Dominic Devereaux

    Tull said he hated performing at concerts. Didn't considered himself a show-man , but he loved playing music . In that he DID !!!!!!

    Blaise Grabiak

    You mean Ian Anderson?

    Torkel Svenson

    Is that perhaps why he acted the way he did on stage? To try to make the best out of it? Because he really looks like he's having the time if his life when playing live.

  67. Scutti

    50 Metallica Fans gefällt das nicht.

    Jack

    i like both lol

  68. Scutti

    50 Metallica Fans gefällt das nicht.

    Jack

    i like both lol

  69. Scutti

    50 Metallica Fans gefällt das nicht.

    Jack

    i like both lol

  70. Dominic Devereaux

    I had ear plugs in , on my Harley reply . " 57 " suicide shift. ( I almost found-out why , on next comment .

  71. Dominic Devereaux

    I had ear plugs in , on my Harley reply . " 57 " suicide shift. ( I almost found-out why , on next comment .

  72. Dominic Devereaux

    I had ear plugs in , on my Harley reply . " 57 " suicide shift. ( I almost found-out why , on next comment .

  73. Dominic Devereaux

    I listened to this on blue barrel acid. Cruising on a " 57 " Harley on Ventura Highway . I reached down to shift, my head came up ,I was a foot from my face into a flatbed .

    William Hinshaw

    Dominic Devereaux Glad you're still with us..

  74. Dominic Devereaux

    I listened to this on blue barrel acid. Cruising on a " 57 " Harley on Ventura Highway . I reached down to shift, my head came up ,I was a foot from my face into a flatbed .

    William Hinshaw

    Dominic Devereaux Glad you're still with us..

  75. Dominic Devereaux

    I listened to this on blue barrel acid. Cruising on a " 57 " Harley on Ventura Highway . I reached down to shift, my head came up ,I was a foot from my face into a flatbed .

    William Hinshaw

    Dominic Devereaux Glad you're still with us..

  76. Mr. Numi Who

    First Tull song that I heard on the radio (the same time Black Sabbath's Paranoid was on)...

  77. Mr. Numi Who

    First Tull song that I heard on the radio (the same time Black Sabbath's Paranoid was on)...

  78. Mr. Numi Who

    First Tull song that I heard on the radio (the same time Black Sabbath's Paranoid was on)...

  79. Tim Penfield

    TULL, EVERY SINGLE SONG=AWESOME.

  80. Tim Penfield

    TULL, EVERY SINGLE SONG=AWESOME.

  81. Tim Penfield

    TULL, EVERY SINGLE SONG=AWESOME.

  82. Steve W

    Saw em in 1977. It was right around when "Songs from the Wood" was released. They were just phenomenal.

    Tim Penfield

    I often wonder what it't would be like to hear M barre's sound+tone live, He;s just so loud and heavy and versatile. I am considering buying an old Hamer guitar. somewhat like his guitar around this time , rest of the band ain't bad either,HAAHAhahaah

    Steve W

    ​@Tim Penfield Here is the entire concert I was at in 1977 at the Capital Centre in Largo Maryland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByXiqkECKQ&t=3504s


    While the camera shots and audio are very good in this video, it rarely ever sounded that way live at the Capital Centre because of the horrible acoustics there and the P.A. equipment in use back then wasn't as good as what we have now.

  83. Steve W

    Saw em in 1977. It was right around when "Songs from the Wood" was released. They were just phenomenal.

    Tim Penfield

    I often wonder what it't would be like to hear M barre's sound+tone live, He;s just so loud and heavy and versatile. I am considering buying an old Hamer guitar. somewhat like his guitar around this time , rest of the band ain't bad either,HAAHAhahaah

    Steve W

    ​@Tim Penfield Here is the entire concert I was at in 1977 at the Capital Centre in Largo Maryland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByXiqkECKQ&t=3504s


    While the camera shots and audio are very good in this video, it rarely ever sounded that way live at the Capital Centre because of the horrible acoustics there and the P.A. equipment in use back then wasn't as good as what we have now.

  84. Steve W

    Saw em in 1977. It was right around when "Songs from the Wood" was released. They were just phenomenal.

    Tim Penfield

    I often wonder what it't would be like to hear M barre's sound+tone live, He;s just so loud and heavy and versatile. I am considering buying an old Hamer guitar. somewhat like his guitar around this time , rest of the band ain't bad either,HAAHAhahaah

    Steve W

    ​@Tim Penfield Here is the entire concert I was at in 1977 at the Capital Centre in Largo Maryland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByXiqkECKQ&t=3504s


    While the camera shots and audio are very good in this video, it rarely ever sounded that way live at the Capital Centre because of the horrible acoustics there and the P.A. equipment in use back then wasn't as good as what we have now.

  85. low down

    Smokin classic rock love it to death & the rock n roll hof sucks donkey dick no tull why?

  86. low down

    Smokin classic rock love it to death & the rock n roll hof sucks donkey dick no tull why?

  87. low down

    Smokin classic rock love it to death & the rock n roll hof sucks donkey dick no tull why?

  88. Mythki11er

    Might be my fav JT song

  89. Mythki11er

    Might be my fav JT song

  90. Mythki11er

    Might be my fav JT song

  91. Barbara Hakimian

    Yeah Jethro Tull. Always one of my absolute favorites since the very early 70,'s

  92. Barbara Hakimian

    Yeah Jethro Tull. Always one of my absolute favorites since the very early 70,'s

  93. Barbara Hakimian

    Yeah Jethro Tull. Always one of my absolute favorites since the very early 70,'s

  94. mangodebango

    Ween's "Did You See Me" pays homage to this song in one part.

    thovex

    good call!!!!

    Les Brown

    Where in the song?
    I don’t see it.

    thovex

    Les Brown 3:48 https://youtu.be/tdMq-5PFsCc

    Les Brown

    @thovex Oh I get it! The reference is musical, not lyrical. I'm surprised that didn't hit me in the face before. Ween!

  95. mangodebango

    Ween's "Did You See Me" pays homage to this song in one part.

    thovex

    good call!!!!

    Les Brown

    Where in the song?
    I don’t see it.

    thovex

    Les Brown 3:48 https://youtu.be/tdMq-5PFsCc

    Les Brown

    @thovex Oh I get it! The reference is musical, not lyrical. I'm surprised that didn't hit me in the face before. Ween!

  96. mangodebango

    Ween's "Did You See Me" pays homage to this song in one part.

    thovex

    good call!!!!

    Les Brown

    Where in the song?
    I don’t see it.

    thovex

    Les Brown 3:48 https://youtu.be/tdMq-5PFsCc

    Les Brown

    @thovex Oh I get it! The reference is musical, not lyrical. I'm surprised that didn't hit me in the face before. Ween!

  97. Mr. Numi Who

    This is the first Tull song that I heard (back in 1970)... Ian was a great song structurist. His lyrics were panned because you could not remember them, but it was his artistic preference - unconnected lines that were more of a 'collage' than a linear story...

    Dominic Devereaux

    Ian wasn't bad on stage for a guy who hated being on stage . I worked for awhile as a Limousine driver . They had a rap party at the Hilton in L.A. Three ways were knocked down , they said " don't worry about it , we made some cash on this tour ." Then " hey get a girl , the room keys are by the BIG window .We got this floor and the one up , just put the keys back when your done with the room." A ton of young girls from 15 up .I was married since I got back from Vietnam . The party was a real trip and had to cost a small fortune . I ended up taking a qualude with a good part of a bottle of Courvoisier, Cognac . I'm from Alsace , France till 12yr. I took them to the Airport about noon .Just another bizarre time in my life. Amour Nicky. ✌ ✌.

  98. Mr. Numi Who

    This is the first Tull song that I heard (back in 1970)... Ian was a great song structurist. His lyrics were panned because you could not remember them, but it was his artistic preference - unconnected lines that were more of a 'collage' than a linear story...

    Dominic Devereaux

    Ian wasn't bad on stage for a guy who hated being on stage . I worked for awhile as a Limousine driver . They had a rap party at the Hilton in L.A. Three ways were knocked down , they said " don't worry about it , we made some cash on this tour ." Then " hey get a girl , the room keys are by the BIG window .We got this floor and the one up , just put the keys back when your done with the room." A ton of young girls from 15 up .I was married since I got back from Vietnam . The party was a real trip and had to cost a small fortune . I ended up taking a qualude with a good part of a bottle of Courvoisier, Cognac . I'm from Alsace , France till 12yr. I took them to the Airport about noon .Just another bizarre time in my life. Amour Nicky. ✌ ✌.

  99. Mr. Numi Who

    This is the first Tull song that I heard (back in 1970)... Ian was a great song structurist. His lyrics were panned because you could not remember them, but it was his artistic preference - unconnected lines that were more of a 'collage' than a linear story...

    Dominic Devereaux

    Ian wasn't bad on stage for a guy who hated being on stage . I worked for awhile as a Limousine driver . They had a rap party at the Hilton in L.A. Three ways were knocked down , they said " don't worry about it , we made some cash on this tour ." Then " hey get a girl , the room keys are by the BIG window .We got this floor and the one up , just put the keys back when your done with the room." A ton of young girls from 15 up .I was married since I got back from Vietnam . The party was a real trip and had to cost a small fortune . I ended up taking a qualude with a good part of a bottle of Courvoisier, Cognac . I'm from Alsace , France till 12yr. I took them to the Airport about noon .Just another bizarre time in my life. Amour Nicky. ✌ ✌.

  100. Patrick Tackett

    Brings back all the times. Smoke a Jay with my best girl and have great sex. Those were the days. The last days. Now this world is just fucked up.