Bryan Ferry's evocative lyrics of aspiration and romantic longing, introduced by the author and published on the 50th anniversary of the first Roxy Music album. Bryan Ferry's work as a singer and songwriter, both as a solo artist and with Roxy Music, is legendary. 'Lyrics' collects the words written for music across seventeen albums, from the first iconic Roxy album of 1972 via the masterpiece of Avalon to 2014's Avonmore, introduced by the author. As he writes in his preface, 'The low points in life so often produce the most keenly felt and best loved songs.' And, it might be added, some of the best poetry.