"Love Story"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), 20 Years of Jethro Tull: I. Radio Archives and The Rare Tracks (Released But Only Just) (1988), This Was (remaster) (2002)

Going back in the morning time
To see if my love has changed her mind, yeah
I know what I will find that she is wasting time
She could be picking roses
Going back in the morning time
To see if my love has seen the light, yeah
Oh, I told her last night
She should improve her sight
She could be painting the roof
Going back in the morning time
To see if my love has come around, yeah
She offered me no sound
Her head is in the ground
She could be calling for winter

"Christmas Song"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), A Little Light Music (1992), The Best of Jethro Tull: The Anniversary Collection (1993), Living With The Past (2002), This Was (remaster) (2002), Christmas Album (2003), The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)

Once in Royal David's City
Stood a lonely cattle shed
Where a mother held her baby
You'd do well to remember
The things He later said
When you're stuffing yourselves
At the Christmas parties
You'll just laugh
When I tell you to take a running jump
You're missing the point
I'm sure does not need making
That Christmas spirit is not what you drink
So how can you laugh
When your own mother's hungry
And how can you smile
When the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I just messed up
Your thoughtless pleasures
Remember, if you wish
This is just a Christmas song
(Hey! Santa! Pass us that bottle, will you?)

"Living In The Past"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), 'M.U.': The Best of Jethro Tull (1976), Original Masters (1985), A Classic Case (1985), 20 Years Of Jethro Tull: III. The Essential Tull (1988), Live At Hammersmith '84 (1990), A Little Light Music (1992), 25th Anniversary Boxed Set: Remixed Classic Songs, The Beacons Bottom Tapes, and Potpourri - Live Across The World And Through The Years (1993), The Best of Jethro Tull: The Anniversary Collection (1993), 36 Greatest Hits (1998), The Very Best of Jethro Tull (2001), Living With The Past (2002), Stand Up (remaster) (2002), The Essential Jethro Tull (2003), Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull (2005)

Happy and I'm smiling
Walk a mile to drink your water
You know I'd love to love you
And above you there's no other
We'll go walking out
While others shout of war's disaster
Oh, we won't give in, let's go living in the past
Once I used to join in
Every boy and girl was my friend
Now there's revolution
But they don't know what they're fighting
Let us close out eyes
Outside their lives go on much faster
Oh, we won't give in
We'll keep living in the past

"Driving Song"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), Stand Up (remaster) (2002)

Will they ever stop drivin' me?
Have they ever taken time to see
That I need some rest if I'm to do my best?
Can I please stop workin' so hard?
They just tell me gotta close it hard
Got to think of my health, can I be by myself?
Oh, they tell me I'll be home someday
Well I doubt it if I continue this way
'Cause this hard life I've led is makin' me dead

"Sweet Dream"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), Live - Bursting Out (1978), Original Masters (1985), 20 Years Of Jethro Tull: III. The Essential Tull (1988), 25th Anniversary Boxed Set: Remixed Classic Songs (1993), The Best Of Jethro Tull: The Anniversary Collection (1993), The Very Best of Jethro Tull (2001), Living With The Past (2002), Live: Bursting Out (remaster) (2004), 'A' (remaster) (2004)

You'll hear me calling in your sweet dream
Can't hear your daddy's warning cry
You're going back to be
All the things you want to be
While in sweet dreams you softly sigh
You hear my voice is calling to be mine again
Live the rest of your life in a day
Get out and get what you can
while your mummy's at home a-sleeping
No time to understand
'Cause they lost what they thought
They were keeping
No one can see us in your sweet dream
Don't hear you leave to start the car
All wrapped up tightly
In the coat you borrowed from me
Your place of resting is not far
You hear my voice is calling to be mine again
Live the rest of your life in a day
Get out and get what you can
While your mummy's at home a-sleeping
No time to understand 'cause they lost
What they thought they were keeping

"Singing All Day"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), Benefit (remaster) (2002)

Singing all day, singing 'bout nothing (3x)
Oo, my, my, my (2x)
Went down to the station to look for her there
Looked through the crowds
For a glimpse of her hair
Nothing to see
But the crowds keep a-staring at me
My, my, oo, my, my, my
Down in the street, try'n' to remember
Shuffling my feet outside a menswear
Is that her in the fur coat?
No it's not December yet
My, my, my, oo, my, my, my
Singing all day, singing `bout nothing
Back to the house, maybe she'll phone me
Singing my song, feeling so lonely
I'll sing very softly
So if the phone rings I can hear it
I can hear it
Singing all day, singing 'bout nothing (3x)
Oo, my, my, my (2x)

"Witch's Promise"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), Original Masters (1985), 20 Years of Jethro Tull: III. The Essential Tull (1988), 25th Anniversary Boxed Set: Remixed Classic Songs (1993), The Very Best of Jethro Tull (2001), Benefit (remaster) (2002)

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

"Just Trying To Be"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), Benefit (remaster) (2002)

There was a time when you were so young
And walked in their way
They made you feel they loved you
All-seeing they say
You're going wrong
If their game you don't play
And that the song I sing will leave you astray
Unfeeling, feel lonely rejection
Unknowing, know you're going wrong
And they can't see that we're just trying to be
And not what we seem
And even now believe
That it's not real and only a dream

"By Kind Permission of" (Instrumental)
music by John Evan

Living In The Past (1972)

Introduction: "Please, let's give a big welcome for Jethro Tull. Whoop! Hello, hang on, press on, be back with you in a minute. I better not open this now because it might contain contraband. We'll give it to John, supplement his camels, all right. He dropped on his head when he was really small. We occasionally cut his fingernails off and smoke them. This is a song about, about everything. John Evans piano..."

Exit: "Thank you, John Evans Piano, thank you."

"Wond'ring Again"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972)

There's the stillness of death
On a deathly unliving sea
And the motor car magical world
Long since ceased to be
When the Eve-bitten apple
Returned to destroy the tree
Incestuous ancestry's charabanc ride
Spawning new millions
Throws the world on its side
Supporting their far-flung illusion
The national curse
And those with no sandwiches
Please get off the bus
The excrement bubbles
The century's slime decays
And the brainwashing government lackeys
Would have us say it's under control
And we'll soon be on our way to a grand year
For babies and quiz panel games
Of the hot hungry millions
You'll be sure to remain
The natural resources are dwindling
And no one grows old
And those with no homes to go to
Please dig yourself holes
We wandered through quiet lands
Felt the first breath of snow
Searched for the last pigeon
Slate grey I've been told
Stumbled on a daffodil
Which she crushed in the rush
Heard it sigh, and left it to die
At once felt remorse
And were touched by the loss of our own
Held its poor broken head in her hands
Dropped soft tears in the snow
And it's only the taking
That makes you what you are
Wond'ring aloud will a son one day be born
To share in our infancy
In the child's path we've worn
In the aging seclusion of this earth
That our birth did surprise we'll open his eyes

"Life Is A Long Song"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), 20 Years of Jethro Tull: II. Flawed Gems (Dusted Down) and The Other Sides Of Tull (1988), 25th Anniversary Boxed Set: Remixed Classic Songs (1993), The Best of Jethro Tull: The Anniversary Collection (1993), The Very Best of Jethro Tull (2001), Living With The Past (2002), Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull (2005), The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)

When you're falling awake
And you take stock of the new day
And you hear your voice croak
As you choke on what you need to say
Well, don't you fret, don't you fear
I will give you good cheer
Life's a long song, life's a long song
Life's a long song
If you wait then your plate I will fill
As the verses unfold
And your soul suffers the long day
And the twelve o'clock gloom
Spins the room you struggle on your way
Well, don't you sigh, don't you cry
Lick the dust from your eye
Life's a long song, life's a long song
Life's a long song
We will meet in the sweet light of dawn
As the Baker Street train spills your pain
All over your new dress
And the symphony sounds underground
Put you under duress
Well don't you squeal as the heel
Grinds you under the wheel
Life's a long song, life's a long song
Life's a long song
But the tune ends too soon for us all

"Up The 'Pool"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull (2005)

I'm going up the 'pool
From down the smoke below
To taste my mum's jam sarnies
And see our Aunty Flo
The candyfloss salesman
Watches ladies in the sand
Down for a freaky weekend
In the hope that they'll be meeting
Mister Universe
The iron tower smiles down upon the silver sea
And along the golden mile
They'll be swigging mugs of tea
The politicians there
Who've come to take the air
While posing for the daily press
Will look around and blame the mess
On Edward Bear
There'll be bucket, spades and bingo
Cockles, mussels, rainy days
Seaweed and sand castles, icy waves
Deck chairs, rubber dinghies, old vests
Braces dangling down
Sun-tanned stranded starfish in a daze
Oh Blackpool, oh Blackpool

"Dr. Bogenbroom"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972)

I have one foot in the graveyard
And the other on the bus
And the passengers do trample
Each other in the rush
And the chicken hearted lawman
Is throwing up his fill
To see the kindly doctor
To pass the super pill
Well, I'm going down
Three cheers for Doctor Bogenbroom
Well, I'm on my way
Three cheers for Doctor Bogenbroom
Well I've tried my best to love you all
All you hypocrites and whores
With your eyes on each other
And the locks upon your doors
Well you drowned me in the fountain of life
And I hated you for living while I was dying
We were all just passing through
Well, I'm going down
Three cheers for Doctor Bogenbroom
Well, I'm on my way
Three cheers for Doctor Bogenbroom

"For Later" (Instrumental)
music by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972)

"Nursie"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

Living In The Past (1972), 20 Years of Jethro Tull: II. Flawed Gems (Dusted Down) and The Other Sides Of Tull (1988), A Little Light Music (1992), 36 Greatest Hits (1998)

Tip-toes in silence 'round my bed
And quiets the raindrops overhead
With her everlasting smile
She still my fever for a while
Oh, nursie dear, I'm glad you're here
To brush away my pain