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The Kettle

This song is by Colosseum and appears on the album Those Who Are About to Die Salute You (1969) and on the album Valentyne Suite (1969).

Why the kettle dry?
Why the empty eye?
Why the vacant sky?
Why the sunspots cry?

Well, the kettle dry
The sunspots cry
The empty eye
The vacant sky
And you ask me
Why the kettle dry?
Why?

Well you ain't gonna like it
Well you ain't gonna like it, darling
Yeah, if you want you can buy it
But it won't wait, darling
You say you have to understand
You say I can't be underhand
Why the kettle dry?
Why?

Why the scarecrow cry?
Why the rainbow fly?
Why the planets die?
Why the kettle dry?

The scarecrow cry with an empty eye
The rainbow fly in the vacant sky
The planets die and the sunspots cry
The kettle dry and you ask me
Why the kettle dry?
Why?

Well you ain't gonna like it
It's no use tryin' to fight it, darling
Yeah, it's so bad I can't stand it
I'm moving out, darling
It's time you came to understand
You're never again to hold my hand
Why the kettle dry?
Why?
Why?

Written by:

Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman

Liner Notes (US release):

Dick wrote this during our formative rehearsals - it has under-

gone many changes culminating in this trio version featuring

James in dialogue with himself.

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