Now, when the day goes to sleep
And the full moon looks
The night is so black that the darkness cooks

Don't you come creepin' around
Makin' me do things I don't wanna do

Can't believe that you need my love so bad
Come sneakin' around tryin' to drive me mad
Bustin' in on my dreams
Makin' me see things I don't wanna see

'Cause you're da Green Manalishi with the two prong crown
All my tryin' is up, all your bringin' is down

Just takin' my love then slippin' away
Leavin' me here just tryin' to keep from followin' you

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The Green Manalishi Lyrics as written by Peter Green

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    General CommentIt is about money, and show-biz, the evil money.
    Peter Green couldn't stand the stardom, and all this fame thing really dragged him down in the and..
    And this song was the last song he recorded with Fleetwood Mac before he disappeared..
    Cussionon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAs in most blues-rock songs (although this one was well on the way towards psychedelia), the lyrics pale againt the instrumentals. And here, Green's solo, and disturbingly distorted wailing, convey his growing insanity and despair far more poignantly than the almost trite lyrics do.
    IV1066on June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is undoubtedly the best Fleetwood mac song by far. When Peter Green left fleetwood mac, stevie nicks made the best blues rock band some shitty pop crap. BTW the live at boston concert version is awesome, 15 and a half of the best guitar solo ive eva heard. PETER GREEN ROCKS!!!
    thedoorsandlzrockon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou get fed up with your band's obsession with money, so you record one final song with them, ABOUT how you're sick of their obsession with money. That's so fucking punk. Long live Peter Green!
    zacharyvon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGREEN Manalishi = Money
    Two-Pronged Crown = The Devil
    It's about a dream Peter had when he was visited by a devil dog, telling him how money evil was, etc. By this time he was well on his way to Schizophrenia, and this was the last song he recorded with the Mac, before he walked out when the rest of the band refused to give their money away.
    jonchappleon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song has always been about Peter Green and his battle with himself. For a time, Peter Green was called The Green God. (something random: Eric Clapton was called God...on grafitti, I believe? and at one point Green was called "better than God") PG had a lot of pressure on him to be succesful.
    deltabeanon September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningPeter's reason is money and the devil. But the prior reviewer that also comments about's about his battle with himself is spot on.

    The song documents Peter's mental health problems veering out of control to the point where those LSD trips are causing hallucinations and destroying his ability to function. I've always said this is Hellhound On My Trail, but without just the metaphor and symbolism. The Green Manalishi is a musical document of someone losing their sanity. Probably the most musical documentation of that you'll ever hear.

    Scary piece.
    stephanie2on October 30, 2017   Link
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    General CommentAbout money and showbiz and crap like that but this is my favorate judas priest song cuz the riff in the intro i love it to death and I can play it on the guitar.
    Highrise101on August 20, 2007   Link

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