Trop Tard Sera Le Cri

One of my favorite Tull songs. This was quite a departure for Ian and the boys and the album itself was not one of their standouts.

“Heat”, from the Under Wraps Album,

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When the rats are running

And the boys are gunning

For heads on a tin plate-

You can hear the footfall

softly in the backyard.

And the Blackjack is called

Face up on the last card.

You can hear it here:

 

The complete lyrics:

When the rats are running
and the boys are gunning
for heads on a tin plate —
you can hear the footfall
softly in the back yard.
And the black jack is called
face up on the last card.

You’d better call your witness
in your dirty business.
Trop tard sera le cri.
Better run while you can —
better set the tall sail.
Better make deep cover
before the boys have you nailed.

There’s just one chance to get away —
I’ll catch up with you another day.
I’ll close my eyes and count to ten
and come right after you again.

Grab your credit cards —
cash in on your resources.
Take your passport from the drawer,
don’t stop to change the horses.

Get out of the heat.

Now can you feel the pressure?
Have you got the measure
of being a wanted man?
Cold drink in your hand —
hot sweat on your brow.
And there’s no understanding
going to help you now.

Grab your credit cards —
cash in on your resources.
Take your passport from the drawer,
don’t stop to change the horses.
Notify all parties
of an earlier vacation.
No use trying to board the train
after it’s left the station.

Get out of the heat.

 

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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4 Responses to Trop Tard Sera Le Cri

  1. Debra says:

    I consider myself a fan, but I didn’t know this! I enjoyed the introduction!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Osyth says:

    My husband is a huge fan of Tull and that song is one of his favourites … I rather like it too.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Claudia says:

    I am a Jethro fan..I have a lot of his music. But I don’t recognize this one. Probably cuz I don’t have the album (is that what they’re still called these days?) Thanks for the share!

    Liked by 1 person

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