"The Serpent" as written by Peter Gabriel, Anthony Banks, Anthony Edwin Phillips and Michael Rutherford....
Dark nights, the planets are set
Creator prepares for the dawn of man
You're waking up, the day of incarnation
Said your waking up to life
Images he made to love
Images of gods in flesh
Man is wonderful, very wonderful, look at him
Beware the future
Here is my world and it's waiting for me
Paradise before my eyes
I am alive in a new born world
This heaven will always be mine
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
And God created man from dust
With a soul inside his mould
And God created womankind
The vessel of Satan's hold
Creator made the serpent wise
Evil in his tempting eyes
Man is wonderful, very wonderful, look at him
Beware the future
Here is my world and it's waiting for me
Paradise before my eyes
I am alive in a new born world
This heaven will always be mine
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
Dark nights, the planets are set
Creator prepares for the dawn of man
You're waking up, the day of incarnation
Said your waking up to life
Here I stand a child in a lonely world
See the serpent tempting me to evil
The guiding hand will help me on
The guiding hand will help me on



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"The Serpent" as written by Anthony Edwin Phillips Anthony Banks

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    General CommentThe serpent is referring to the interdimensional reptilian beings or "aliens" that rule our world and corrupt our minds (see "Satan". They will eventually be defeated by our King Yeshua at the appointed time and Israel's true place will be revealed.

    ...just kidding...or am I?
    Retributionon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow, as an opposite force to all of this peace in the previous song - we are introduced to the constant figure of asymmetry. The tempting force of evil. Of wrongdoing against the status quo. Of rebellion against God. In the Garden of Eden tale this is personified by a serpent. this serpent was later identified with the figure of Satan.
    In this piece, Man is made as an image of God in flesh. He is most wonderful, but is told to beware the future. Man thinks of the world as his. His paradise. His day - the day of man over all. And yet woman is also created and in this tale as the container of Satan's hold over mankind! This has been a popular image of women in many religions. Gabriel's lyrics reflect some of this - Hermaphroditus in his version of the Myth of the Hermaphrodite does not WANT at fist to join with the Nymph Salmacis. The character of Rael in The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tells a passing prostitue "Don't look at me I'm not your kind".
    Man says that "this heaven will always be mine" - this is, of course, ironic as in the tale of the Garden of Eden Man and Woman are both expelled from paradise.
    Once more the guiding hand (of fate?) is evoked...
    Madpropheton November 14, 2008   Link

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