Velvet Green

Album: Songs from the Wood (1977)
  • Walking on velvet green
    Scots pine growing
    Isn't it rare to be taking the air, singing
    Walking on velvet green
    Walking on velvet green
    Distant cows lowing
    Never a care, with your legs in the air, loving
    Walking on velvet green

    Won't you have my company, yes, take it in your hands
    Go down on velvet green, with a country man
    Who's a young girls fancy and an old maid's dream
    Tell your mother that you walked all night on velvet green
    One dusky half-hour's ride up to the north
    There lies your reputation and all that you're worth
    Where the scent of wild roses turns the milk to cream
    Tell your mother that you walked all night on velvet green
    And the long grass blows in the evening cool
    And August's rare delight may be April's fool
    But think not of that, my love
    I'm tight against the seam
    And I'm growing up to meet you down on velvet green

    Now I may tell you that it's love and not just lust
    And if we live the lie, let's lie in trust
    On golden daffodils, to catch the silver stream
    That washes out the wild oat seed on velvet green
    We'll dream as lovers under the stars
    Of civilizations raging afar
    And the ragged dawn breaks on your battle scars
    As you walk home cold and alone upon velvet green

    Walking on velvet green
    Scots pine growing
    Isn't it rare to be taking the air, singing
    Walking on velvet green
    Walking on velvet green
    Distant cows lowing
    Never a care, with your legs in the air, loving
    Walking on velvet green Writer/s: IAN ANDERSON
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Jason from Neosho, WiIt's as if being part of a midevil carnival,completely seperates you from the present. GREAT STUFF!! Jason,wis.
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrJohn Glascock got as much recognition as John Deacon on Queen's stuff...just thinkin'...
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrI have to say "Vevlvet Green" is my fav, but Priboch (cap in hand) comes in as a close second....
  • Jen from Salt Lake City, UtThis is truly the finest album of all time, nothing else can compare. Each and every song takes you to another place mentally.
  • Tim from Clarkdale, AzSongs from the Woods is bar none, Tull's finest album. It will rock your pagan soul. Thematically speaking, Songs is flawless and powerful. Complex arrangements and instrumentation will ensure you will never get bored.
  • Tom from Marble Falls, ArThis is such a cool song, especially the instrumental bridge in the middle. I loved the album, Songs From the Wood, where this comes from.
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