Lyrics to Big Day

Lyrics to the song Big Day as recorded by Phil Manzanera.

Big Day

Words & Music by Phil Manzanera & Brian Eno

Taking our time before it's through
Passing our days in old shoes
Sister - think I'm returning to Peru
Wish that I never came here
They can't pronounce my name here
Everyone asks me, "where's Peru?"

In Peru we've lengthened the day
In Peru we've strengthened the dollar
There are mountains pearcing our skies
And the ocean at our shores
 I will save up all of my wages
Even retail crumby cosmetics
I will work my passage in stages
As the winter slips away
Miles of golden beaches

Excellent wines and features
Mister - take a week of Gat Peru
Penitent monks to stare at
Colonial dons in old starw hats
Everyone's there in Gay Peru
Oo - poo- Peru


Big Day

Album Track

Big Day was written by Brian Eno & Phil Manzanera for Phil's Diamond Head album in 1975. It was performed live at the 3 shows 801 did in 1976 and can be heard on the album 801 Live.

Song Musicians

Big Day is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums