XTC - Across This Antheap Lyrics




Soldiers, workers, slaves and farmers,
Nurses, queens and drones.
Wish they'd leave my head tonight,
Let me rest my bones.

(Ziggedy zig zag just look at 'em. Ziggedy zag, hey hey)

A billion feet sound just like a billion drums.
A bed is creaking as the messiah comes.
The cars are crashing and the bacon is hacked.
The coffin's lowered and the lunches get packed.
Still segregating 'cause we insects are too proud.
Doesn't matter what colour of cat you are there's no dogs allowed.

And the screaming sky won't let me sleep.
The stars are laughing at us,
As we crawl on and on across this antheap.

War planes go over but no wages go 'round.
A sign goes up to say hey we're twin towned.
The dough is rising but no bread will be baked.
The fur is genuine but the orgasm's faked.
We're spending millions to learn to speak porpoise,
When human loneliness is still a deafening noise.

And the screaming sky won't let me sleep.
The stars are laughing at us,
As we crawl on and on across this antheap.

Soldiers, workers, slaves and farmers,
Nurses, queens and drones.
Wish they'd leave my head tonight,
And let me rest my bones.

And all the world's babies are crying still.
While all the police cars harmonize with power drills.
As jets and kettles form a chord with screeching gulls.
Accompanied by truncheons keeping time on human skulls.

And the screaming sky won't let me sleep.
The stars are laughing at us,
As we crawl on and on past lovers who'll leap.
On and on past widows who'll weep.
On and on no more than skin deep.
On and on across this antheap.





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  1. Billy Piano

    One of the greatest albums of the rock and roll era in my opinion. Great song writing.

    Steve

    Billy Piano Agreed. How many bands have two individually great songwriters like XTC? Very few. Skylarking and Oranges and Lemons are filled with amazing songs.

    Billy Piano

    That’s right Steve. Memorable, singable melodies over amazingly creative harmonies/accompaniments. In Rolling Stones 100 Top Songwriters of All Time, there was no XTC; but Taylor Swift was on the list-what a joke! Must be politics.

  2. piratexander

    ziggity zig-zag, just look at em

  3. Dan Calestini

    Who sings about ants? These guys do they sing about everything political holidays insects animals opposite sex wars travel Midwest all the continents air water sun kids slavery fruits vegetables cars thugs runaways sailing weather superheroes ECT ECT ECT ECT as Willy wonky would say 👍😜🇺🇸🍺🥃

    metronommie

    i thought i also heard him say 'the bacon is hacked' which is hilarious if true

    Billy Piano

    And penis's

  4. tom forret

    A phenomenal album by Partridge and the boys !