"Solsbury Hill" as written by Peter Gabriel....
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing, stretching every nerve
Had to listen, had no choice
I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Son", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home"

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut
'Til I thought of what I'll say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Hey", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home"
(Hey, back home)

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Hey", I said, "you can keep my things, they've come to take me home"


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"Solsbury Hill" as written by Peter Gabriel

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    General CommentThis song is the Yin to my Yang, so to speak. It has seen me through the worst times and also the best times in my life. The song was written as a farewell to PG's Genesis days. I can put this one on my cd player, hit the 'repeat' function and never tire of hearing it. For true fans of this song, check out the Secret World Live cd. There's a trememdous version of this song on disc number one. My proverbial hat is off to the bold individuals who have stepped forward and posted their feelings about this hugely under-rated song!
    tomcat2112rushon June 07, 2002   Link

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