"Silver Rainbow" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
Rivers flow uphill
Blue turns into grey
Winter follows springtime
Morning ends the day
Beyond the silver rainbow

If you're walking home beside her
And you know what time it is
And if you avoid the puddles in your way
You haven't been there either
To the land that lies
Beyond the silver rainbow

But if you're walking home beside her
And the sun should turn to blue
And you keep on going 'cause you're unaware
Then you know that you are there

Beyond the silver rainbow
You won't know if you're coming or going

If you're sitting there beside her
With your arms you hold her close
And you're wondering just how far she'll let you go
You haven't been there either
To the land that lies
Beyond the silver rainbow

But if you're sitting there beside her
And a bear comes in the room
And you keep on going 'cause you're unaware
Then you know that you are there

Beyond the silver rainbow
You won't know if you're coming or going


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"Silver Rainbow" as written by Michael Rutherford Phil Collins

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    General CommentAnd it's Silver RAINBOW...not box...anyway, this song is pretty cool, so eighties-ish. It's about how you know your in love b/c you ignore e'thing else. And if you're watching the time ..."if you're walking home beside her
    and you know what time it is
    and if you avoid the puddles in your way
    you haven't been there either"...then you're not in true love, but concerned w/outside things.
    LeArtiston March 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA zipper??? Sorry, but I've always seen it the way LeArtist does. When you ignore the rest of life's intrusions (a bear comes in the room) because you are so into your loved one..then you know that you are there. While I understand a zipper resembling a silver rainbow, and "coming and going", the rest of the lyrics wouldn't make much sense. Either way, the driving pulse of this song makes it memerable.
    kickstart71on September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about an open zipper / fly on pants... pay very close attention to the lyrics.
    nosebleedon May 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, the song is about sex. And the silver rainbow is a zipper.
    Stingfanon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsounds like a combination. maybe if your avoiding puddles or wondering how far she'll let you go you haven't gone past the zipper. on the other hand if you dont notice...aparently you've gone past the zipper (aka the silver rainbow to some). Or maybe youre about to.
    maxxaon April 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is about the sliver needle , shooting up heroin,

    rivers flow uphill
    blue turns into grey
    winter follows springtime
    morning ends the day
    beyond the silver rainbow
    if you're walking home beside her
    and you know what time it is
    and if you avoid the puddles in your way
    you haven't been there either
    to the land that lies
    beyond the silver rainbow
    bobby25on April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs teenagers SEX, adventure and discovery. Sure with all the pleasures and dangers. I remember back on the 80's when I first heard this song (the whole CD). I knew it was about sex and the bear was her father. What I never figured out was that the silver rainbow was the zipper!!.

    Nice I like it.
    reindason May 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentCould be about sex with someone the first time...with the zipper being the 'silver rainbow' and the pot of gold being....well, you know. Not knowing if one is coming or going could just be the thrill from sex, especially when it's with someone (he hopefully likes) for the first time. Interesting song. Never knew what it meant, but I was also never a Genesis fan.
    ThisLittlePiggyon May 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe silver rainbow is a zip? Never thought of that one before but I quite like it! Must admit I always thought the song was about sex so I'm glad I'm not the only one. The silver rainbow, be it a zip or not, is the dividing line between the awkward will we/won't we moment and let's get it on.

    Shooting up heroin? Don't think so. Getting jiggy? I prefer that theory :-)
    proggieon November 03, 2012   Link

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