tundra lyrics – jethro tull

jethro tull – tundra

short arctic desert day —
and someone left their snow-shoes in the tundra.
look around every which way
but i can’t see just where the footprints go.
is it a casual disappearance? —
plucked from the middle atmosphere
like straw wind-blown.
no speck on the horizon —
no simple message scrawled
upon the snow.

unearthly visitation —
someone left their snow-shoes in the tundra.
hungry buzzard flier
circling round and round
rattling death’s tambourine.

have to run it down the cold wire —
late insertion in tomorrow’s lost and found.
should i spread out searching?
but i’m a little thin upon the ground.

so i raise my lips to coax
the last drop of brandy from the bottle.
rest my feet and contemplate
the mystery that’s haunting
this siberian sp*ce.

show-shoes they bind me down —
i’m just one more parasite of the surface layer.
i begin to get the feeling
i’ve been on this stage before
and i’m the only player.

one more arctic desert day —
another set of shoes out in the tundra snow.
i make my fade to white-out
and you can’t see me where my footprints go.

/ jethro tull lyrics