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Jethro Tull — Sossity, You're a Woman
Album: Benefit
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:27
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Hello you straight-laced lady,
dressed in white but your shoes aren't clean.
Painted them up with polish
in the hope we can't see where you've been.
The smiling face that you've worn
to greet me rising at morning --
sent me out to work for my score.
Please me and say what it's for.
Give me the straight-laced promise
and not the pathetic lie.

Tie me down with your ribbons
and sulk when I ask you why.
Your Sunday paper voice cries
demanding truths I deny.
The bitter-sweet kiss you pretended
is offered, our affair mended.
Sossity: You're a woman.
Society: You're a woman.

All of the tears you're wasting
are for yourself and not for me.
It's sad to know you're aging
Sadder still to admit I'm free.
Your immature physical toy has grown,
too young to enjoy at last your straight-laced agreement
woman, you were too old for me.
Sossity: You're a woman.
Society: You're a woman.
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Methinks this needs more lute.
 Pezz9 wrote:
I saw Tull in concert in the 70's at their prime. I fell asleep.

 
About 6 or 7 years ago I checked out a Tull album from the local library. One I was not familiar with. It was pretty much unlistenable. I will give any album (or novel, for that matter) probably more opportunities to convince me than is reasonable. However, the plodding instrumentals were devastating. I guess this band's reputation exists on record from a short period in time. After that, who cares? I still remember hearing Aqualung when it was debuted on a Cleveland radio station (possibly its American debut: Cleveland was once where these things got played first) and the contrast between their original and novel work as opposed to what they showed as musicians later on was not encouraging. It worked, however: Ian Anderson played his fame into a fortune, so it worked, if not on a musical basis.
Let this be a lesson to you young dudes not to date those cougars.   D:
 Catalytic wrote:
While it's impressive that he's managed to sing like a record spun backwards the novelty wears off very quickly. PSD!

 
I absoultely thought the same!
 Catalytic wrote:
While it's impressive that he's managed to sing like a record spun backwards the novelty wears off very quickly. PSD!

 
Yes it does.  The musical parts are pleasant enough, but that stilted vocal style sounds silly at best.
back when this was a trippy band.

thank God for the 1970s

очень даже неплохо
 Rather strange concept...like singing while inhaling.  Seems it would sound better if spoken or sung in tongues or another language. A bit is ok, but not an entire song {#Frown}LowPhreak wrote:


Yeah, I've been told from a reliable source that Ian practiced that exact vocal talent, often to heathen recordings like Beatles' White Album, Sabbath's first album, and Led Zeppelin IV all played backward.

{#Devil_pimp}

 


 A_Radio_Head wrote:

Ha! The same thing happened to me at a Rush concert.

 
Unbeleivable !
 A_Radio_Head wrote:

Ha! The same thing happened to me at a Rush concert.

 
Ha! Same thing happened to me at a 10,000 Maniacs show.
 Catalytic wrote:
While it's impressive that he's managed to sing like a record spun backwards the novelty wears off very quickly. PSD!

 

Yeah, I've been told from a reliable source that Ian practiced that exact vocal talent, often to heathen recordings like Beatles' White Album, Sabbath's first album, and Led Zeppelin IV all played backward.

{#Devil_pimp}


 Pezz9 wrote:
I saw Tull in concert in the 70's at their prime. I fell asleep.

 
Ha! The same thing happened to me at a Rush concert.
Give us this day our daily Tull . . .

Much of his music sounds more contrived as time goes on.
Or, perhaps it is just the frequency.

PSD 

STAT!
While it's impressive that he's managed to sing like a record spun backwards the novelty wears off very quickly. PSD!
 Vicey wrote:
After the bad news about Prince, I find myself extremely shell-shocked. I sit here listening to Jethro Tull wondering whether Bill's choice means that Ian Anderson has just died. 

 
It has been that kind of year.
Desert Island album.
Sossity, you're a woman, and you've got a weird-ass name.
I saw Tull in concert in the 70's at their prime. I fell asleep.
After the bad news about Prince, I find myself extremely shell-shocked. I sit here listening to Jethro Tull wondering whether Bill's choice means that Ian Anderson has just died. 
This whole album is great and reminds me of a time in my life.
New one to me
 cayenne wrote:
no thank you

 
May I have yours?
{#Beat}  {#Frustrated}  {#Drunk} {#Crashcomp}  {#Moon} {#Naughty}
 chinaski wrote:
The song lyrics of Stand Up and Benefit have the most meaning for me. The rest of Tull, not so much.

 
That is very true........This Was also has some but more jazz driven!
I am with you, top 10 for sure.

bobcanna1 wrote:
Great song from one of my all time favorite albums..... Luv that flute!

 


Reminds me of days spent stoned in the Autumn in Scotland during the late 70's 
{#Drunk} 
The song lyrics of Stand Up and Benefit have the most meaning for me. The rest of Tull, not so much.
Thanks for the great flashbacks. Haven't heard this one in forever...
 cayenne wrote:
no thank you

 
Yes Please!  {#Bananajam}
Not my fave cut from this record, but good enough for a '6'. Worked well enough as the Side 2 mellow ending track.
Great song from one of my all time favorite albums..... Luv that flute!
Classic Tull—and I don't mean the milquetoast that passes for commercial Classic Rock.  Does this ever take me back.  
Amazing music writing, instrumentation, and performance.  Creativity that should never capture the pop interest.
 DaveInVA wrote:
Cool, haven't heard this in decades.

 
Ditto
Cool, haven't heard this in decades.
It's always interesting to see older, obscure classic rock pop up newly added into the rotation. I'll never understand the G's process, and that's the beauty of this place.
no thank you