Orange Dust

(XTC)

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Demo version.
    From the "Drunken Jam Sessions".
    Recorded during sessions for English Settlement.
    Not released.

  2. "Orange Dust Slight Return", demo version.
    From the "Drunken Jam Sessions".
    Recorded during sessions for English Settlement.
    Not released.


Art

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Lyrics

(someone else: "What fucking number are you going to do? Well, I'd do the
singular one to start with...")

Ow!
What I say, what I say

Well my baby, she said to me
she said, "Baby, I'm going to turn into a tree"
oh my baby, it's all so strange
I think life is just starting to be arranged

She said "This psychedelic rage is a must"
I said "Baby I'm a covered in orange dust"

(chorus in background: "Orange dust! Turn to rust!")

She said "Baby what's happened to me"
She said "All those animals act this way"
she said "Baby why do you feel this way"
I said "I'm going to turn to turn the night into the day"

I said, "This, this sensation is a must
Oh baby I'm covered in orange dust"

(chorus)

([unintelligible])

She said "Baby what's happened to me
I've taken so much I, I think I'm just
yeah, freakin' out"
yay, yay, we're going to freak out baby
you know that's, that's just where it's at
yeah

I'm covered head to foot
covered head to foot in
orange dust

(chorus)

(AP sings unintelligibly in falsetto, sounds like another verse)

oh, freaking out
it's a, out there, you know

Orange Dust Slight Return

("Take it down")

Well-a, well-a
she said to me, "baby"

("D minor")

Yeah

("Back to A minor")

("E minor, D minor")

("Now just go to B-flat minor")

("And start the whole thing again")

A la, la la la la

("This is what Grateful Dead just came, you know this")

("Now up to D minor")

("A minor")

("E minor")

("D minor")

("A minor")

("Up to B minor is what it is")

("Back to A minor")

("Take a solo, Greg")

("D minor")

("A minor")

("and get ready to stop...now")

((whispers) "Yeah. That's freaking cool. I think we should overdub some [?]")

[transcribed by Brookes McKenzie]


Chords and Tablature

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