minstrel in the gallery lyrics – jethro tull

the minstrel in the gallery
looked down upon the smiling faces
he met the gazes, observed the sp*ces
between the old men’s cackle

he brewed a song of love and hatred
oblique suggestions and he waited
he polarized the pumpkin-eaters
static-humming, panel-beaters
freshly day, glowed factory cheaters
salaried and collar-scrubbing

he t*tillated men of action
belly warming, hands still rubbing
on the parts they never mention
he pacified the nappy-suffering
infant-bleating, one-line jokers
tv doc*mentary makers, overfed and undertakers

sunday paper, backgammon players
family-scarred and women-haters
then he called the band down to the stage
and he looked at all the friends he’d made

the minstrel in the gallery
looked down upon the smiling faces
he met the gazes, observed the sp*ces
in-between the old men’s cackle

and he brewed a song of love and hatred
oblique suggestions and he waited
he polarized the pumpkin-eaters
static-humming, panel-beaters

the minstrel in the gallery
looked down on the rabbit-run
and he threw away his looking-gl*ss
he saw his face in everyone

he t*tillated men of action
belly warming, hands still rubbing
on the parts they never mention
salaried and collar-scrubbing

he pacified the nappy-suffering
infant-bleating, one-line jokers
tv doc*mentary makers
overfed and undertakers

sunday paper, backgammon players
family-scarred and women-haters
then he called the band down to the stage
and he looked at all the friends he’d made

the minstrel in the gallery
looked down on the rabbit-run
and threw away his looking-gl*ss
he saw his face in everyone

the minstrel in the gallery
looked down upon the smiling faces

[incomprehensible]
the minstrel in the gallery

/ jethro tull lyrics