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Jethro Tull

Locomotive Breath (5:26)

"Locomotive Breath" is a song by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their 1971 album, Aqualung. It is notable for a long bluesy piano introduction (particularly during live performances) and its flute solo by flautist Ian Anderson.

The song's lyrics use the imagery of an impending and unavoidable train wreck as an allegorical portrayal of a man's life falling apart. The song receives frequent airplay on…

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In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath,
Runs the all, time loser,
Headlong to his death.

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  • Still one of the best!
  • Love that overall composition accompanied with the "shreddy muted guitar".
  • WARNING WARNING - weird crappy cover version currently playing - completely spoiling the song
  • It is Madness!!!
  • Wahnsinn is right on the money here. This is the track that could be considered better than Aqualung.
  • Super piano-John Evan Super sound engineer-John Burns
  • it's madness.....
  • Tulls best !
  • Einfach nur geil! Ein super Song! IAN Anderson - eine Klasse für sich!

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