"Camino Royale" as written by and Steve/magnus Hackett....
Walking along the Camino Royale
The Mississippi sighs
Soft in the night when the wind starts to rise
And I'm lifted high around the corner
So I spin
Fast as a ride at the fair
Like a snake that flies through the air
When I cry enough I'm fired from a gun
And thrown through the doors

Only the fool learns to get through
Only the fool learns to get through

Ahead I see candles floating in pails
Each placed upon a chair
Into a tent where they turn round the bend
Through a kitchen leading to a staircase
Now I stop
Seems that I've been led astray
There are no new answers today
This road is blocked
Only the fool learns to get through

Only the fool learns to get through
Only the fool learns to get through


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"Camino Royale" as written by Steve Hackett Nick Magnus

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    Song MeaningSee hackettsongs.com/news/…
    This is Steve's official comment on a later rework/compilation:
    "Another Genesis branch, this time inspired by a dream I had of Genesis performing in a surrealistic version of New Orleans."
    By 'Genesis branch' he means a song he wrote for Genesis which was rejected and which he reworked later for his solo albums.
    It does actually sound quite Genesis-y, at least the instrumental breaks. I love the first verse, especially the first few lines - "The Mississippi sighs" is wonderful.
    Incidentally I don't think there is a 'Camino Royale" in New Orleans anyway. It's a strange name, being a masculine Spanish noun for 'road' followed by a feminine French adjective for 'royal'. Perhaps Steve was thinking of this? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… which at least approaches New Orleans. I suspect the phrase was also inspired by 'Casino Royale'.
    matmcvon August 19, 2017   Link

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