Albatross

by Public Image Ltd.

Duration:
10:34
Released:
Nov 23, 1979
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Lyrics for Albatross by Public Image Ltd.:

Slow motion
Slow motion

Getting rid of the albatross
Sowing seeds of discontent
I know you very well
You are unbearable
I've seen you up far too close

Getting rid of the albatross

Frying rear blinds
If I wanted

Should I really
If I run away

Run away

Riding along on the crest of the wave
Getting rid of the albatross
Another will not forget
I know you very well

Run away
Run away
Should I

I run away

Getting rid of the albatross
I know you very well
You are unbearable
I've seen you far too close

If I wanted to
If
Run away
Run away
I ran away

I ran away
Hiding on carpet
Another
Soul

Sowing the seeds of discontent

Running away from the albatross
Still the spirit of '68

I ran away
I ran away

Far
Far too personal
Should I really stay

Getting rid of the albatross

All stuck

Always
Lie
Getting rid of
Of the

If I wanted to

Only the lonely
Only the lonely

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Song Facts

The first and longest winded track in PiL’s sophomore album, “Metal Box” (also known as Second Edition).

The song is a 10 minutes minimalist piece with a bass driven instrumental accompanied with John Lydon’s expressive vocals and lyrics.

As said by members of the band, supposedly this song was recorded in only one take and was mostly improvised.

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