Only Us

It wasn't in the words that kept sticking in their throats
It wasn't with the angels in their quilted coats
These battered wings still kick up dust
Seduced by the noise and the bright things that glisten
I knew all the time I should shut up and listen
And I'm finding my way home from the great escape


The further on I go, oh the less I know
I can find only us breathing
Only us sleeping
Only us dreaming
Only us

I hear you calling me
Yes I hear you calling me
Home from the great escape
Yes I can read you loud and clear

The further on I go, oh the less I know
Friend or foe, there's only us

I'm coming home again, home again
And I hear you calling me home again
I am coming home again

Only us

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Only Us Lyrics as written by Peter Gabriel

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    General CommentOne of my all-time favorite songs (by anyone) without a doubt. This song has a deep spiritual quality to it. That spiritualness isn't necessarily obvious from the get-go but it's there and it's overwhelming. Musically, every aspect of the song is stunning but I find myself more often than not locking in on the drums/percussion & bass. The rhythm is so complex you can find nuances you never heard before even after 100 listens. Tony Levin (bass) and Manu Katche (drums/percussion) are masters. But there's so much attention to sonic detail by Gabriel in every aspect of this song its truly amazing.

    Lyrically, it's certainly influenced by Gabriel's failing marriage with Rosanna Arquette. In these lyrics, Gabriel is trying to hold onto hope that the relationship will survive - particularly "The further on I go, oh the less I know/Friend or foe, there's only us" & And I hear you calling me home again/I am coming home again/Only us". Gabriel's vocals have an incredible vulnerbility to them as he sings these lines.
    Rickveeon September 03, 2018   Link

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