"And Through The Wire" as written by and Peter Gabriel....
And through the wire I hear your voice
And through the wire I touch the power
And through the wire I see your face
It's through the wire

Friday night, you're staying at home I want you
I'm tickling and clicking a metronome I want you
Prowling the waterhole-I wait for the kill I want you
Pressure's building-overspill I want you

And through the wire You are secure
And through the wire We can talk
And through the wire We can walk
It's through the wire

Watchmaker steadies his delicate hand I want you
For barbecue parties on blood red sands I want you
Caught in the struggle tight on the rod I want you
Bring out the devil to bring out the god I want you

And through the wire I hear your voice
And through the wire I touch the power
And through the wire I see your face
It's through the wire

Driving 'round the city rings
Staring at the shape of things
I talk in pictures not in words
Overloaded with everything we said
be careful where you tread
Watch the wire

And through the wire You are secure
And through the wire We can talk
And through the wire We can walk
And through the wire We're clinging like leeches
And through the wire We push out tailor-made speeches
And through the wire We get so strange across the border
We get so strange across the border


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"And Through the Wire" as written by Peter Gabriel

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    General CommentI think it's about maintaining a long-distance relationship with a woman, with a lot of time spent on the telephone. These lyrics seem even more relevant today, with the Internet and video conferencing ('And throught the wire I see your face'), and so many new relationships starting up *because of* the Internet.
    zorgoniteon July 13, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"i talk in pictures, not in words."

    yes you do, peter. :D
    xaqaryon March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSongs like this are examples of Peter Gabriel at his best.
    While perhaps not commercially appealing, this is a fantastic song.
    Major Valoron September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh lord. i'm not sure, but this song might be about.. a guy trying to distract himself from thinking about something (a woman?) he wants with lots of random things?.. that "i want you" sounds so innocent. oh lord.. also, peter's voice sounds awesome in "overloaded with everything we said".
    carrotkinson May 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about his friendship with Phil Collins, and the 'underground' means they had to employ to communicate with each other without it exploding across the fanmags.
    'Watchmaker steady his delicate hands'.
    tdoggpainton September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it is about this song, but it's my favorite one from the album.
    ferret111on December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a long-distance relationship. I also think it's a good song, but shouldn't be on the album, or at least in the place it is on the album.
    EnduringChillon June 17, 2012   Link

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