"Rainbow Blues"
music and lyrics by Ian Anderson

'M.U.': The Best of Jethro Tull (1975), A Classic Case (1985), 36 Greatest Hits (1998), Warchild (remaster) (2002), The Essential Jethro Tull (2003)

Through northern lights on back streets
I told the coachman, 'Just drive me on
It's the same old destination
but a different world to sing upon'
So he threw back his head and he counted
I jumped out about five to nine
And I waved at the stage door-keeper
Said, 'Mister, get me to the stage on time'
Oh, but the rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So I slipped behind a rainbow
And waited till the show had done
I packed my ammunition
Inside the crowd was shouting, 'Encore'
But I had a most funny feeling
It wasn't me they were shouting for
So when the tall dark lady smiled at me
I said, 'Oh, baby let us go for a ride'
And we came upon two drinks or four
And popped them oh so neatly inside
Oh, but the rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So I slipped behind a rainbow
And waited till the show had done
Let me pack you deep in my suitcase
Oh, there's sure to be room for two
Or you can drive me to the airplane
But don't let me catch those rainbow blues