The penultimate track on the album is Track 19 on the CD, and is the Title Track “Tusk” (3.36 minutes). As far as I know, this is the only album which has the title track as the last but one on the record. It is a Lindsey Buckingham song which kicks off with a jungle beat and has all the singers doing a chanting laid back vocal. The jungle beat gets stronger and more livelly as the song progresses, with the final couplet of Standard English being much louder and very startling:
“Don’t say that you love me!
Just tell me that you want me!”.
At this point a strong Egyptian beat takes over which leads to a crashing finale, which is built up to by the closing lyrics, which comprise the exclamation “Tusk!” 13 times. This is bearly audible in the music and sounds like “Tsk”. This is a truly remarkable, but most enjoyable ditty.
The album closes with what is track 20 on the CD, “Never Forget” (3.40 minutes). This is a splendid Christine McVie song which she sings, with the other singers providing backing vocals on the refrains. It is far and away the most cheerful song on the record, and makes an utterly superb cadence to it. The lyrics close thus:
“Come on baby, now don’t you be cold
Just you remember that is gold
We will never forget tonight”.