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The Return Of The Giant Hogweed Lyrics

from Nursery Cryme

"The Return Of The Giant Hogweed" is track #4 on the album Nursery Cryme. It was written by Gabriel, Peter / Banks, Anthony / Hackett, Steven / Rutherford, Michael.
"The Return Of The Giant Hogweed" is track #4 on the album Nursery Cryme. It was written by Gabriel, Peter / Banks, Anthony / Hackett, Steven / Rutherford, Michael.

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Turn and run, nothing can stop them
Around every river and canal their power is growing
Stamp them out, we must destroy them
They infiltrate each city with their thick dark warning odor

They are invincible
They seem immune to all our herbicidal battering

Long ago in the Russian hills
A Victorian explorer found
The regal Hogweed by a marsh
He captured it and brought it home

Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge
Royal beast did not forget
He came home to London and made a present of the Hogweed
To the Royal Gardens at Kew

Waste no time, they are approaching
Hurry now, we must protect ourselves and find some shelter
Strike by night they are defenseless
They all need the sun to photo sensitize their venom

Still they're invincible
Still they're immune to all our herbicidal battering

Fashionable country gentlemen had some cultivated wild gardens
In which they innocently planted the giant Hogweed throughout the land

Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge
Royal beast did not forget
Soon they escaped, spreading their seed preparing for an onslaught
Threatening the human race

Mighty Hogweed is avenged
Human bodies soon will know, anger
Kill them with your Hogweed hairs
Heracleun Mantegazzani

Songwriters
GABRIEL, PETER / BANKS, ANTHONY / HACKETT, STEVEN / RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL

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