Gerard J. Burns
- Jethro Tull: Complete Lyrics
- Ian Anderson, founder and singer of the band, not only introduced the flute to rock music, he is also a very versatile songwriter. In his lyrics he uses motifs from Celtic mythology, creates grotesque collages, expresses a simple earthbound view of life and voices criticism on modern-day society. Anderson's rock poetry is a blend of present and past, it is both sensitive and blunt, metaphorical and direct.