"In Hiding" as written by Peter Gabriel, Anthony Banks, Anthony Edwin Phillips and Michael Rutherford....
Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own

In hiding
Far from the city of night
And the factories of truth
I stand upon the mountain
A million miles from my home
And the faces of fear
I have freedom to think

In hiding
I may take off my clothes
That I wear on my face
I float upon a river
A million miles from the plains
That are piercing the clouds
I am lost in the beauty
In hiding

Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own

I wish you were here

In hiding
I lie silent at last
I'm free from my past
I walk among the tall trees
This is beauty I know
I'm in love with it all
I have freedom to love
In hiding

Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own

Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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    General CommentThis could almost be the same character from "Am I Very Wrong?". Certainly both songs seem to champion the idea of free thinking. Where is this character hiding? Is it also "behind the glare of an open minded stare"? Is it the place we started at in "Where the Sour Turns to Sweet?" Lost in beauty, on a mountain, floating on a river, far from the factories of truth (schools?). The idea of The River is an archetype that I will discuss later in these notes (if you are reading them in chronological order of songs and album releases that is!) There seems to be a definite division between the pastoral place of hiding and the cities of night. Natural space versus urban constriction. This song was originally one of the first songs the group ever made - it was an instrumental guitar piece by Anthony Phillips entitled "Patricia"
    Madpropheton November 14, 2008   Link

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