"Where The Sour Turns To Sweet" as written by Peter Gabriel, Anthony Banks, Anthony Edwin Phillips and Michael Rutherford....
We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now
Look inside your mind
See the darkness is creeping in
I can see the softness there
Where the sunshine is gliding in
Fill your mind with love
Find the world of future glory
You can meet yourself
Where the sour turns to sweet
Leave your ugly selfish shell
To melt in the glowing flames
Can you sense the change
See your eyes, now you listen
We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We want you with us
Come and join us now
Paint your face all white
To show the peace inside
Drift away while the saffron burns
To the land where the rainbow ends
Can you sense the change
See your eyes, now focus
We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now ...
We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now
Look inside your mind
See the darkness is creeping in
I can see the softness there
Where the sunshine is gliding in
Fill your mind with love
Find the world of future glory
You can meet yourself
Where the sour turns to sweet
Leave your ugly selfish shell
To melt in the glowing flames
Can you sense the change
See your eyes, now you listen
We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We want you with us
Come and join us now
Paint your face all white
To show the peace inside
Drift away while the saffron burns
To the land where the rainbow ends
Can you sense the change
See your eyes, now focus
We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now ...



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"Where the Sour Turns to Sweet" as written by Anthony Edwin Phillips Anthony Banks

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    General CommentThese boys were only 18 when they made the album "From Genesis to Revelation". Jonathan King gave them their name and the rather pretentious idea of truncating the biblical history of the world in just a few easy pop songs. Biblical imagery is something the band has enjoyed from this period to the present, so there were no arguements there. The concept, however was executed in a very vague sense. Not all, and in fact most of the songs on this record are not directly linked to the concept, and can only be interpreted in that direction in a rather vague way. A few songs were adapted from earlier efforts written before Jonathan King stepped in as producer. Still - some interesting lyrical imagery from a young Peter Gabriel and folks.
    Madpropheton November 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe group indicated in this piece seem to be living in some kind of better world of "future glory". The sunshine (many prog lyrics seem to be rather heliocentric) apparently can burn away the selfish shell of darkness creeping from people's minds. People in this place paint their faces white to indicate they are at peace within. Peter Gabriel would later do a lot of white-face painting with his stage characterizations. (Quite a few "goths" do as well these days...) People have better focus in this place. Where ever this place is, they sure seem to need you and want you to join them there...
    Madpropheton November 14, 2008   Link

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