"Fireside Song" as written by Peter Gabriel, Anthony Banks, Anthony Edwin Phillips and Michael Rutherford....
As daybreak breaks the mist upon the earth
It came to pass that beauty settled there forever more
And as the steam clings close to things to come
It came to pass that solid rock did part for humble life
Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion
Now there's hope reborn with every morning
See the future clearly at its dawning
Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness
As water slips into the sea
The father's sad to see it free
As shadows creep towards their master night
It came to pass that trees defied the wind who shook their leaves
And as the peace descended all around
It came to pass that nature's creatures came to face the world
Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion
Now there's hope reborn with every morning
See the future clearly at its dawning
Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness
As water slips into the sea
The father's sad to see it free
Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion
Now there's hope reborn with every morning
See the future clearly at its dawning
Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion



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"Fireside Song" as written by Anthony Edwin Phillips Anthony Banks

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    General CommentThis song seems to continue onwards from "In the Beginning" with lines like "It came to pass that solid rock did part for humble life." A testament to the strength of life. The life that the father and son were so happy to eagerly await apparently clears up confusion, disappointment, fear, and disillusion - no wonder they were happy about it! (Is Life, then, the place where things are in better focus from "Where the Sour Turns to Sweet?") Unfortunately, confusion sets in with the lyric "the father's sad to see it's free." Does this reference "the water" that slips in to the sea, or "the future" seen clearly at it's dawning, or what? Also - a lot of bands of this period also spoke of the dawn. the Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" or Pink Floyd's "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" taken by Syd Barrett from "The Wind in the Willows."
    At this point in our concept album, life and nature's creatures have come to face the world...
    Madpropheton November 14, 2008   Link

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