We're character actors from the Tower of Babel
Bewildered, burnt out, hardly able
To sit astride the high wire cable
It's hard to balance, a little unstable

Through broken eyes and contact lenses
I watched you draw your future tenses
See kisses of flame blow out of your lips
You're back telling me your Apocalypse

Don't get me wrong, I'll be strong
When the slow burn sunset come along
You've gotta stay the night
I gotta think that you might

We've tried a handful of bills and a handful of pills
We've tried making movies from a volume of stills
Words fell like hailstones bouncing at our feet
Covering our feelings with a frozen sheet

A chance to move, I take a shot
I get cold, you get hot
We look outside, lyin' awake
See birds breaking surface on a silent lake

But don't get me wrong, I'll be strong
When I'm back on the Isle of Avalon

Don't get me wrong, I'll be strong
When the slow burn sunset come along
You've got to stay the night
I've got to think you might

Don't try to make it easy, it'll cut you down to size
Darlin' we've gotta trust in something
We're shooting down our skies

Shooting down
Shooting down our skies

Lyrics submitted by Golgotha

Slowburn Lyrics as written by Peter Gabriel

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +2
    General Commentgreat song!
    nic-ckon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIsle of Avalon... isn't that where King Arthur was rumoured to have retired?
    Anguson November 21, 2014   Link

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