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Jethro Tull — Teacher
Album: Benefit (Collector's Edition)
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7.7

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Released: 1970
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Well the dawn was coming,
heard him ringing on my bell.
He said, my name's the teacher,
that is what I call myself.
And I have a lesson
that I must impart to you.
It's an old expression
but I must insist it's true.

Jump up, look around,
find yourself some fun,
no sense in sitting there hating everyone.
No man's an island and his castle isn't home,
the nest is full of nothing when the bird has flown.

So I took a journey,
threw my world into the sea.
With me went the teacher
who found fun instead of me.

Hey man, what's the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can't seem to find
what I was looking for, got something on my mind.

Then the teacher told me
it had been a lot of fun.
Thanked me for his ticket
and all that I had done.

Hey man, what's the plan, what was that you said?
Sun-tanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed.
I try to socialize but I can't seem to find
what I was looking for, got something on my mind.
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I had to up this to a solid 9.
10! LOVE it!
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I don't know this song or album but it is very redolent of the time.  I was still at high school and I am sure I would have liked it then.  Now my son plays in a band and the lead singer/guitarist looks and sings like Ian Anderson.  I told him so and he was pleased even though he was not born in the era of Jethro Tull. Funny how things come and go around.

 
This song got played All The Time when I was growing up. When Tull was on, it really hit it out of the park. I do wish a band or two like JT were out there right now. Tell your son and his mate to keep practicing! 
About the time this came out Reprise ran a contest. Simply add up the times of all the songs and send the total in. Simple, right? Except that there were no song times on the label. Probably some suit's idea of a joke. No, I didn't time the songs. I just went to look at my copy of the album...and it's gone. Sigh.
Thank You!
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Thank You!!!!!!

The song that endeared me to Jethro Tull.
{#Dancingbanana_2}Jethro Tull..........what can you say
Was the first play really Aug 24, 2015 - 07:49?
I don't know this song or album but it is very redolent of the time.  I was still at high school and I am sure I would have liked it then.  Now my son plays in a band and the lead singer/guitarist looks and sings like Ian Anderson.  I told him so and he was pleased even though he was not born in the era of Jethro Tull. Funny how things come and go around.
Ah, finally, this song. Heard it first time in high school, long time ago.