The Great Defector (4:39)

Cover of Blue Lights On The Runway

From Blue Lights On The Runway and 2 other releases

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I am the defector and you're the farmer's daughter
You've been teasing us farm boys
'Til we start talking about those rabbits, George
Oh, won't you tell us about those rabbits, George?

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  • bassjason

    tell us bout those rabbits george!

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • my_throat_hurts

    hmm, gonna add "nothing but flowers" as element #3

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • my_throat_hurts

    kelly watch the stars + and she was + unidentified element. Nice end product though.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tjs122

    Absolutely love this song

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • PhamilyJules

    Nice Of Mice and Men reference.

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • keithster12

    Great tune! I like the Heads influence in the chorus!

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ffg

    Phil -- I kinda agree, but seeing as how the Talking Heads haven't recorded in over 20 years I'll take what I can get.

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PhilTLL

    Eww, make it stop. I guess if you never listened to actual Talking Heads, this might give you an idea of what must have been immediately rejected from the Speaking in Tongues sessions. I've also heard being able to write mimic songs is a valuable skill in advertising.

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • vesituli

    One of the top Bell x1 songs for me. It makes me ecstatic and that is one of the reasons why I love it :)

    12 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Betsybeast

    fun & danceable - delightfully bright lyrics!

    16 Jun 2009 Reply
  • vesituli

    I really like it, cool song. I love how he sings "runway" lol.

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • riazor

    you're the chocolate at the end of my cornetto, nice one -.-

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • JeffTMBG

    I guess the Talking Heads comparisons are inescapable. Still, this is probably my favorite track on the album.

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Grobbel

    This is such a shameless Talking Heads rip-off that it's not funny anymore.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • eguinan

    Chorus is, um, 'rather heavily influenced' by Talking Heads And She Was, no? :-|

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • afromme

    When I first heard this on the radio, I thought it was something new by David Byrne - very Talking Heads-eque (which is a good thing :-) )

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • soaked2thebone

    catchy tune) chorus sounds like some Talking Heads song.

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Aurum3Nix

    may be the only song I really love on the newest album, but somehow probably my favourite Bell X1 song period

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • skillfulway

    i love this one.

    1 Feb 2009 Reply

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