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* ConceptAlbum: Commonly called one, despite Anderson's protests to the contrary. So he wrote ''Thick as a Brick''.

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* ConceptAlbum: Commonly called one, despite Anderson's protests to the contrary. So he wrote ''Thick as a Brick''.''Music/ThickAsABrick''.


* TwoTimingWithTheBestie: Charlie's wife in "Locomotive Breath" cheats on him with his best friend.



* YourCheatingHeart: Charlie's wife in "Locomotive Breath," with his best friend, no less.

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* OopNorth: "Up the 'Pool" is about Blackpool. The singers even adopt the accent during the repeat of the first verse.


* TakeThat: "My God," "Hymn 43," and "Wind-Up" are all harsh strikes against organized religion. Anderson's been accused of slamming religion in general, but the ending of "Locomotive Breath" contradicts that.

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* TakeThat: "My God," "Hymn 43," "Wind-Up," and "Wind-Up" "Lick Your Fingers Clean" are all harsh strikes against organized religion. Anderson's been accused of slamming religion in general, but the ending of "Locomotive Breath" contradicts that.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Charlie's wife in "Locomotive Breath," with his best friend, no less.

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* TakeThat: "My God," "Hymn 43," and "Wind-Up" are all harsh strikes against organized religion. Anderson's been accused of slamming religion in general, but the ending of "Locomotive Breath" contradicts that.


* EvilIsPetty: Aqualung is described as such in "Cross-Eyed Mary".

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* EvilIsPetty: Aqualung Cross-Eyed Mary is described as such in "Cross-Eyed Mary".her song.


[[caption-width-right:350:''"How do you dare tell me that I'm my Father's son/When that was just an accident of Birth/I'd rather look around me -- compose a better song/`Cos that's the honest measure of my worth."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"How %%
->''How
do you dare tell me that I'm my Father's son/When son\\
When
that was just an accident of Birth/I'd Birth\\
I'd
rather look around me -- compose a better song/`Cos song\\
`Cos
that's the honest measure of my worth."'']]
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-->-- "Wind-Up"


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Anderson was inspired to create the album when he and his wife Jenny saw an old homeless man sitting on a park bench.


''Aqualung'' is the fourth studio album by Music/JethroTull, released in 1971. It is their final album to feature drummer Clive Bunker, the first without bassist Glenn Cornick and the first with bassist Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond and keyboardist John Evan, the latter of which appeared on ''Benefit'' as an unofficial member. It is best known for the eponymous hit single "Aqualung". Other well-known tracks include "Cross-Eyed Mary" and "Locomotive Breath". The album was listed at #337 in ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]].

For the musical artist of the same name, see Music/{{Aqualung}}.

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''Aqualung'' is the fourth studio album by Music/JethroTull, released in 1971. It is their final album to feature drummer Clive Bunker, the first without bassist Glenn Cornick and the first with bassist Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond and keyboardist John Evan, the latter of which appeared on ''Benefit'' as an unofficial member. It is best known for the eponymous hit single "Aqualung". Other well-known tracks include "Cross-Eyed Mary" and "Locomotive Breath". The album was listed at #337 in ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]].

For the musical artist of the same name, see Music/{{Aqualung}}.
Breath".



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--> Aqualung my friend
--> Don't start away uneasy

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--> Aqualung -->Aqualung my friend
-->
friend\\
Don't start away uneasy



-->In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath
-->Runs the all time loser, headlong to his death

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-->In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath
-->Runs
breath\\
Runs
the all time loser, headlong to his death



-->Wond'ring aloud
-->will the years treat us well.

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-->Wond'ring aloud
-->will
aloud\\
will
the years treat us well.



-->Cross-eyed Mary finds it hard to get along
-->She's a poor man's rich girl
-->and she'll do it for a song
-->She's a rich man stealer
-->but her favour's good and strong
-->She's the Myth/RobinHood of Highgate
-->helps the poor man get along.

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-->Cross-eyed Mary finds it hard to get along
-->She's
along\\
She's
a poor man's rich girl
-->and
girl\\
and
she'll do it for a song
-->She's
song\\
She's
a rich man stealer
-->but
stealer\\
but
her favour's good and strong
-->She's
strong\\
She's
the Myth/RobinHood of Highgate
-->helps
Highgate\\
helps
the poor man get along.



-->And so to my old headmaster and to anyone who cares
-->Before I'm through I'd like to say my prayers
-->And you can excommunicate me on my way to Sunday school
-->And have all the Bishops harmonize these lines
-->I don't believe you, you had the whole damn thing all wrong
-->And he's not the kind you have to wind-up on a Sunday

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-->And so to my old headmaster and to anyone who cares
-->Before
cares\\
Before
I'm through I'd like to say my prayers
-->And
prayers\\
And
you can excommunicate me on my way to Sunday school
-->And
school\\
And
have all the Bishops harmonize these lines
-->I
lines\\
I
don't believe you, you had the whole damn thing all wrong
-->And
wrong\\
And
he's not the kind you have to wind-up on a Sunday


* YourCheatingHeart: From "Locomotive Breath": "His woman and his best friend/In bed and having fun."


* AnnoyingLaugh: The laughter at the start of "Up to Me".


* ShoutOut:
** "Mother Goose" references Mother Goose and Long John Silver, the pirate from ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
** In ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' Ron plays a jazz flute solo and quotes the beginning of ''Aqualung''.
** Hank listens to it in the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "The Incredible Hank".
** ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Pete plays "Aqualung" on guitar while Jack sings the lyrics and says: "I don't know the words except park bench."
** ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
*** In the episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E09TheHellcats The Hellcats]]'', cold sufferer Crow blows his nose, prompting Tom to wisecrack "Hey, Aqualung!"
*** In ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw Outlaw]]'' one character greets another by saying "Tull!" Crow immediately hums the opening riff to "Aqualung."

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* ShoutOut:
**
ShoutOut: "Mother Goose" references Mother Goose and Long John Silver, the pirate from ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
** In ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' Ron plays a jazz flute solo and quotes the beginning of ''Aqualung''.
** Hank listens to it in the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "The Incredible Hank".
** ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Pete plays "Aqualung" on guitar while Jack sings the lyrics and says: "I don't know the words except park bench."
** ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
*** In the episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E09TheHellcats The Hellcats]]'', cold sufferer Crow blows his nose, prompting Tom to wisecrack "Hey, Aqualung!"
*** In ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E19Outlaw Outlaw]]'' one character greets another by saying "Tull!" Crow immediately hums the opening riff to "Aqualung."
''Literature/TreasureIsland''.


* Myth/RobinHood: Cross-Eyed Mary is described as "the Robin Hood of Highgate, helps the poor man get along."

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* Myth/RobinHood: Cross-Eyed Mary is described as "the Robin Hood of Highgate, helps the poor man get along." " It's implied that she steals from the wealthy, older men she sleeps with and passes at least some of it to street people like Aqualung.

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