Green Isaac
Prefab Sprout Lyrics


Stella Matter, light is failing,
Making such a fool of thee,
When you'd love to be someone
This is the time, I've set aside.

From selling old rope,
And telling bad jokes,
And Cul De Sac pride.

I've learnt today,
While falling apart,
The most eloquent way,
To speak or to pray,
Is straight from the heart.
Oh but to shine like Joan of Arc,
You must be prepared to burn.

Take two kinds of look,
And one wedding day,
Now isn't it clear,
There's nothing they'll hear,
That you'd want to say.

Forget the style
And choose from twelve notes,
In itself it's a joy,
Whether it soothes or annoys,
A song starts in the throat.
And if you've no new clothes to wear,
Then simply wash and comb your hair.

And little Green Isaac,
You're gonna walk backwards
Through the room,
Does that mean I won't see you?
It means you're gonna walk backwards
Through the room.

And little green Isaac,
I hear you're still wet
Behind the ears,
Isaac's a soft name,
It sounds like a pocketful of rain.
Well up that stairway he rose,
And down that stairway he goes.
Green Isaac
Green Isaac
Green Isaac.

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Comments from YouTube:

Arthur Adamson

Just love this song. Thoughout my life I have listened to, and enjoyed many other artsits. But no matter what I get into, I always seem to come back to this album again and again. Paddy McAloon is simply out on his own when it comes to totally orginal song writing. There is simply nothing like this then or now. Unique !

Seth Reynolds

Yeah this album will take off within the next 12 months. Said it here first. Exponential growth.

IsaC T

Favourite lines:
'Isaac's a soft name
It sounds like a pocketful of rain'
Great songwriting

Dave Hall

I hear you're all still wet behind the ears?

James Beattie

Yea int it lovely, just as long as you have a pocket full of rain.

W D Clarke

I've learnt today, while falling apart, the most eloquent way
to speak or to pray, is straight from the heart

Sanjay Srikonda

+W D Clarke but to shine like joan of arc is to be prepared to burn.

This and 42 makes sense

Natasha Baldrian

best harmonies ever, just gorgeous

scodee

Increadable song .. From an Increadable album !!

lonegroover

@Bustin5Knots yes, the reason being the Format nicked the opening lines to Green Isaac, which was released over twenty years earlier.

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