PETER GABRIEL : HERE COMES THE FLOOD [PETER GABRIEL, 1976]

Από το πρώτο άλμπουμ του Peter Gabriel. Για τη μουσική, αλλά κυρίως για τους στίχους.
From the first
Peter Gabriel album. For the music, but mainly for the lyrics.

When the night shows
The signals grow on radios
All the strange things
They come and go, as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
Still waiting for the swollen Easter tide
There’s no point in direction we cannot
Even choose a side.
I took the old track
The hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
They were getting older, sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky
And as the nail sunk in the cloud, the rain
Was warm and soaked the crowd.
Lord, here comes the flood
We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It’ll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you’re running dry.
When the flood calls
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You’re a thousand minds, within a flash
Don’t be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there’s only you and me
And if we break before the dawn, they’ll
Use up what we used to be.
Lord, here comes the flood
We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It’ll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you’re running dry.

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5 Comments

  1. trentpmcd November 24, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Great song, though the version on Fripp’s album Exposure is my favorite of the three versions that I know, particularly when combined with the Frippotronic water music before and after…

  2. Oannes November 24, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    This is a great version also, stripped down and more interesting musically, but if I had to choose I’d prefer the more dramatic original one. 😪😪😪😊😊😊
    Thank you for reminding me this album, great memories!

  3. trentpmcd November 24, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    This, the original, is more on Gabriel’s prog side, which I really like as well, just something about that Fripp treatment…

  4. Oannes November 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Absolutely. Fripp has always been one of my heroes. Everything this guy touches turns into gold.
    I ‘ll never forget listening to a Fripp – free version of the song “Scary Monsters”… It was a total joke compared to the one we know!

  5. trentpmcd November 25, 2020 at 12:55 am

    He is an amazing talent.

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