Wrapped up in some powdered wool-I guess I'm losing touch.
Don't tell me I'm dying, 'cause I ain't changed that much.
The only sound is water drops, I wonder where the hell I am,
Some kind of jam?
Cuckoo Cocoon have I come to, too soon for you?

There's nothing I can recognise; this is nowhere that I've known.
With no sign of life at all, I guess that I'm alone,
And I feel so secure that I know this can't be real but I feel good.
Cuckoo cocoon have I come to, too soon for you?

I wonder if I'm a prisoner locked up in some Brooklyn jail
Or some sort of Jonah shut up inside the whale.
No, I'm still Rael and I'm stuck in some kind of cave,
What could've saved me?
Cuckoo cocoon have I come to, too soon for you?


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Cuckoo Cocoon Lyrics as written by Phillip David Charles Collins Anthony George Banks

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    awright. in this song, Rael is caught in a sort of net or as he puts it a cuckoo cocoon. something that is so pleasant it's disturbing.
    pumkinhedon November 22, 2004   Link
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    oh and the guitar is neato.
    pumkinhedon November 22, 2004   Link
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    Always thought this song was about Rael's first try of heroin, "There's nothing I can recognise; this is nowhere that I've known". The next line refers to the ecstasy that he feels but knows is created by the drug in him, "And I feel so secure that I know this can't be real, but I feel good." Great comment by Pumpkinhed about how the experience is so pleasant it's disturbing. I really love the lyrics in the first verse, but the whole album was amazingly written by Peter Gabriel, " Wrapped up in some powdered wool - I guess I'm losing touch. Don't tell me this is dying, 'cos I ain't changed that much. The only sound is water drops, I wonder where the hell I am, Some kind of jam?" Later on, Rael's goes deeper into his addiction and brings his gang along, which is commented on in the song 'The Carpet Crawlers' (the skin itchiness that you get from Heroin use is personified in the title).
    Otto.Mon July 29, 2006   Link
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    "I feel so secure that I know this can't be real." What an interesting observation. This character must be unused to feeling good. He's had a hard life and mistrusts anything that makes him feel comfortable because he's used to feeling uncomfortable.
    EnduringChillon February 11, 2013   Link
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    Title a pun on "koo koo kachoo"- a famous lyric form the Beatles "I Am the Walrus"? A song as absurd as the previous track (Broadway Melody).
    tyler11408on July 03, 2022   Link

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