Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Witch's Promise"

Lend me your ear while I call you a fool.
You were kissed by a witch one night in the wood,
and later insisted your feelings were true.
The witch's promise was coming,
believing he listened while laughing you flew.

Leaves falling red, yellow, brown, all are the same,
and the love you have found lay outside in the rain.
Washed clean by the water but nursing its pain.
The witch's promise was coming, and you're looking
elsewhere for your own selfish gain.

Keep looking, keep looking for somewhere to be,
well, you're wasting your time, they're not stupid like he is.
Meanwhile leaves are still falling, you're too blind to see.

You won't find it easy now, it's only fair.
He was willing to give to you, you didn't care.
You're waiting for more but you've already had your share.
The witch's promise is turning, so don't you wait up
for him, he's going to be late.

Ian Anderson is the lead singer and flute player of Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson's father, James Anderson, ran the RSA Boiler Fluid Company in East Port, Dunfermline. He spent the first part of his childhood in Edinburgh. His family moved to Blackpool, Lancashire in 1959, where he gained a traditional education at Blackpool Grammar School,before going on to study fine art at Blackpool College of Art from 1964 to 1966.

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Band Memners 1969-1970
Ian Anderson - lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar
Martin Barre - guitar, vocals
Glenn Cornick - bass, vocals
Clive Bunker - drums, percussion, vocals
John Evan - keyboards, piano, vocals

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