From Genesis To Revelation

released in 1969
Tony Banks - Peter Gabriel - Mike Rutherford - Anthony Phillips -
Chris Stewart - John Mayhew

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Where The Sour Turns To Sweet (Banks/Gabriel) 
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   We're waiting for you
   Come and join us now
   We need you with us
   Come and join us now

Look inside your mind
See the darkness is creeping out
I can see in the softness there
Where the sunshine is gliding in
Fill your mind with love
Find the world of future glory

You can meet yourself
Where the sour turns to sweet
Leave your ugly selfish shell
To melt in the glowing flames
Can you sense the change?
See your eyes, now listen

   We're waiting for you
   Come and join us now
   We want you with us
   Come and join us now

Paint your face all white
To show the peace inside
Drift away while the saffron burns
To the land where the rainbow ends
Can you sense the change?
See your eyes in focus

   We're waiting for you
   Come and join us now
   We need you with us
   Come and join us now

   We're waiting for you
   Come and join us now
   We need you with us
   Come and join us now

   We want you with us
   Come and join us now
   We need you with us
   Come and join us now

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In The Beginning (Phillips/Gabriel) 
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Ocean of motion
Squirming around and up and down
Pushing together
Scattering mountains all around you

That is the sound of a new born world
And the light from a curious sky
It has begun
You're in the hands of destiny

Thrashing with violence
Hurling its lava up and down
Furnace of frenzy
Burning with power uncontrolled

That is the sound of a new born world
And the light from a curious sky
It has begun
You're in the hands of destiny

   Is that the chariot with stallions gold?
   Is that a prince of heaven on the ground?
   Is that the roar of a thundercrash?
   This is my world and it's waiting to be crowned
   Father, son, looks down with happiness
   Life is on its way

Ocean of motion
Squirming around and up and down
Pushing together
Scattering mountains all around you

That is the sound of a new born world
And the light from a curious sky
It has begun
You're in the hands of destiny

   Is that the chariot with stallions gold?
   Is that a prince of heaven on the ground?
   Is that the roar of a thundercrash?
   This is my world and it's waiting to be crowned
   Father, son, looks down with happiness
   Life is on its way

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Fireside Song (Banks/Phillips/Rutherford) 
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As daybreak breaks the mist upon the earth
It came to pass that beauty settled there forever more
And as the steam clings close to things to come
It came to pass that solid rock did part for humble life

   Once upon a time there was confusion
   Disappointment, fear and disillusion
   Now there's hope reborn with every morning
   See the future clearly at its dawning
   Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness
   Whilst water slips into the sea
   The father's sad to see it's free

As shadows creep towards their master night
It came to pass that trees defied the wind who shook their leaves
And as the peace descended all around
It came to pass that nature's creatures came to face the world

   Once upon a time there was confusion
   Disappointment, fear and disillusion
   Now there's hope reborn with every morning
   See the future clearly at its dawning
   Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness
   Whilst water slips into the sea
   The father's sad to see it's free

   Once upon a time there was confusion
   Disappointment, fear and disillusion
   Now there's hope reborn with every morning
   See the future clearly at its dawning

   Once upon a time there was confusion
   Disappointment, fear and disillusion

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The Serpent (Banks/Gabriel) 
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Dark night, planets are set
Creator prepares for the dawn of man
You're waking up, the day of incarnation
Said you're waking up to life

Images he made to love
Images of gods in flesh
Man is wonderful, very wonderful
Look at him
Beware the future

Here is my world and it's waiting for me
Paradise before my eyes
I am alive in a new born world
This heaven will always be mine
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
I'm waking up, the day of man has come

And god created man from dust
With a soul inside his mould
And god created womankind
The vessel of satan's hold

Creator made the serpent wise
Evil in his tempting eyes
Man is wonderful, very wonderful
Look at him
Beware the future

Here is my world and it's waiting for me
Paradise before my eyes
I am alive in a new born world
This heaven will always be mine
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
I'm waking up, the day of man has come

   Dark night, planets are set
   Creator prepares for the dawn of man
   You're waking up, the day of incarnation
   Said you're waking up to life

Here I stand a child in a lonely world, oh no
Watch the serpent tempting me to evil
The guiding hand will help me on
Guiding hand will help me on
The guiding hand will help me on
Guiding hand will help me on

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Am I Very Wrong? (Gabriel/Banks) 
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Am I very wrong
To hide behind the glare from an open minded stare
Am I very wrong
To wander in the fear of a never ending lie

Am I very wrong
To try to close my ears to the sound they play so loud
Am I very wrong
The happiness machine is trying hard to sing my song

Today's your birthday friend, everything all right
Let us our greetings to you send
Happy friend, everything all right
We hope your life will never end

Am I very wrong
To want to steal a pin then I'll check that I have skin
Am I very wrong
To want to leave my friends and the curse of the happiness machine

Today's your birthday friend, everything all right
Let us our greetings to you send
Happy friend, everything all right
We hope your life will never end

They say, we hope your life will never end
They say never end, never end, never end, never end, never end
They say never end - no
They say never end, never end...

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In The Wilderness (Phillips/Gabriel/Banks/Rutherford) 
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Leaving all the world to play they disappear
And the leaves have gathered dust to run like deer
Tearing pieces from our lives to feed the dawn
Mist surrounds the seagulls christened by the storm

   Music, all I hear is music - guaranteed to please
   And I look for something else
   Rain drops pouring down the rooftops
   Flowing in the drains
   As the people run their lives 
   As their lives are run by time

Fighting enemies with weapons made to kill
Death is easy as a substitute for pride
Victors join together, happy in their bed
Leaving cold outside the children of the dead

   Music, all I hear is music - guaranteed to please
   And I look for something else
   Rain drops pouring down the rooftops
   Flowing in the drains
   As the people run their lives 
   As their lives are run by time...

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The Conqueror (Banks/Gabriel) 
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He climbs inside the looking glass
And points at anything he hates
He calls to you, "Hey look out son
There's a gun they're pointing at your pretty face"

   And the heads they are a rolling
   Cos the conqueror is on his way
   And the justice day is coming
   For the conqueror is on his way

Five hundred little women
Are calling at their hero's door
Yes, their hero is working overtime
He's squirming on an empty floor

   And the heads they are a rolling
   Cos the conqueror is on his way
   And the justice day is coming
   For the conqueror is on his way

He's bought the castle on the hill
He's bought it just to knock it down
The local power shout him down
They say he's just an empty-headed clown

   And the heads they are a rolling
   Cos the conqueror is on his way
   And the justice day is coming
   For the conqueror is on his way

He's busy building monuments
To hide inside his empty grave
You there, can you find some souls
He's looking for some people to save

   And the heads they are a rolling
   Cos the conqueror is on his way
   And the justice day is coming
   For the conqueror is on his way
   And the words of love are killing him
   The conqueror is on his way

And the words of love were lying on an empty floor
Just in the place where the conqueror lay...

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In Hiding (Phillips/Gabriel) 
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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

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One Day (Banks/Gabriel) 
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Don't get me wrong
I think I'm in love
But the feeling in the word is more
Than your crystal eyes will ever see in me
Don't get me wrong
Open your eyes
Although I cannot show my heart
I'll watch and hope while you are near to me

   One day I'll capture you
   And call you to my side
   One day I'll take you from 
   The boredom of our lives
   One day we'll fly away
   To the kingdom of my dreams
   One day I'll find myself
   And wrap it in my love for you

Birds of the sky, may I borrow your wings?
Very soon I'll ask my love 
To travel with me to the world outside
Cherry trees, may I borrow your bloom?
Very soon I'll ask my love
To come inside the nest I'll build alone

   One day I'll capture you
   And call you to my side
   One day I'll take you from 
   The boredom of our lives
   One day we'll fly away
   To the kingdom of my dreams
   One day I'll find myself
   And wrap it in my love for you

Animal friends
Help me decide
When should I ask my love to leave?
I'll beg of you that she'll say yes to me
Breathe in deep
Now is the time
She looks at me and gently smiles
As if she knew I'd ask her all the time

   One day I'll capture you
   And call you to my side
   One day I'll take you from 
   The boredom of our lives
   One day we'll fly away
   To the kingdom of my dreams
   One day I'll find myself
   And wrap it in my love for you

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Window (Phillips/Rutherford) 
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Slowly I stretch out my arms, freely
Shadows of night disappear
Rise from the slough of despond, find the pathway
Guiding us forward through pastures of dream day
Days to enjoy, peace I knew once before me
Dawning to dusk on the hills until morning
   Come see me take my hand
   Come see me in my land

Flying invisibly high, watch me
All on a beautiful sky, I'll be
Clear and serene in the love I've discovered
Long search is over, the soul is uncovered
Resting on joy that abounds without ceasing
Bidding farewell to the fears now decreasing
   Come see me take my hand
   Come see me in my land

High on a golden crested wave she sits
The little nymphs dance in her hair
The trees all beckon to the sky to bless their empty lives
Horizons come to sip wine there
The veiled mist reveals the wandering ship upon the reef
The albatross flies to the stern
But only Jack Frost saw the kiss you gave him in return

Crossing the mountains of truth see them
Soaring majestically high, and then
Stop at the warning light, see it flash brightly
Thunder awakes me, the crashes beside me
Shatters the scene and brings chaos to beauty
Leading us forward where destiny may be
   Come see me take my hand
   View from another land...

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In Limbo (Genesis) 
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Please take me away
Far from this place
Leaving me here
Take me away

To the furthest star in the sky
Take me away
To the deepest cave of the night
Take me away
Voices of love, here am I
In the sad sad world of fear
Take me away
From the power of my ambition
And I'll be happy

I, I've conquered time
Where will I go?
Am I still mine?
Take me away

To the furthest star in the sky
Take me away
To the deepest cave of the night
Take me away
Voices of love, here am I
In the sad sad world of fear
Take me away
From the power of my ambition
And I'll be happy

Peace - floating in limbo
Limbo - leading me nowhere
Peace - now without motion
I cry - when will I die?
God - where is my soul now?
My world, please set me free

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Silent Sun (Banks/Gabriel) 
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The silent sun that never shines
She is the warmth of my lonely heart
The motion of a turning wheel
Can't you stop it and look around?

   Baby you feel so close
   I wish you could see my love
   Baby you've changed my life
   I'm trying to show you...

A tiny stone that hides from me
Can't you see that I'm just outside?
A mountain stream that chills the sea
Can't you feel in your useless pride?

   Baby you feel so close
   I wish you could see my love
   Baby you've changed my life
   I'm trying to show you...

When night reveals a star-filled sky
I want to hold it in my hands
When snowflakes heal the ugly ground
Your beauty hides the joy I've found

   Baby you feel so close
   I wish you could see my love
   Baby you've changed my life
   I'm trying to show you...

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A Place To Call My Own (Phillips/Gabriel) 
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And I've nearly found a place to call my own

Waking gently feel her presence near
Devil shattered, warmth is everywhere
I am only a child of hers, my guardian goddess
Now, I'm reaching my journey's end inside her womb
And I think I've found a place to call my own

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That's Me (Phillips/Rutherford) 
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Every morning when the people are out
And I'm free move around on my own
I look into the sun and I see a reflection
Of a sad and lonely shrivelled man
That's me, that's me
And I know it's how I'm always gonna be

Nothing to do, nothing to say
Nothing to hope, and nothing to pray

I can see, I can feel
I've forgotten what I'm meant to be
Won't come back, not if I try

    They told me things about me that I didn't know
    But I could tell they've told me lies
    And it really goes to show
    That everyone was wrong
    And they don't understand my ways
    But it's not me that's going wrong, it's them

I can see, I can feel
I've forgotten what I'm meant to be
Won't come back, not if I try

    They told me things about me that I didn't know
    But I could tell they've told me lies
    And it really goes to show
    That everyone was wrong
    And they don't understand my ways
    But it's not me that's going wrong, it's them

Every morning when the people are out
And I'm free move around my own
I look into the sun and I see a reflection
Of a sad and lonely shrivelled man

That's me, that's me
And I know it's how I'm always gonna be

That's me, that's me
And I know it's how I'm always gonna be

Shrivelled old man
Who hides from a world
He's never seen the light
That can set him free
His vicious life
Is such a shame
I wanna find out who's to blame

And that's me, oh that's me, aaoh
Set me free

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A Winter's Tale (Banks/Gabriel) 
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The winter's bitterness is lost
It's the fireside warmth that comforts me
The peace for all my thoughts

The night brings shadows to the street
It's the time for dreams of things to come
To creep inside their lives

   You're concealing every feeling
   Can you find me, deep inside you
   Let me touch you, let me keep you
   Let me know you're there

   You're concealing every feeling
   Can you find me, no
   Yes deep inside you're a part of me
   Every day I need to know I'm there, I'm there, I'm there
      [with previous verse sung behind]

The evening fantasy begins
In the sandy lanes that cross the fields
The gentle rain will fall

The morning sweeps away the night
And the dreams of you still haunt my thoughts
Bring meaning to my life

   You're concealing every feeling
   Can you find me, deep inside you
   Let me touch you, let me keep you
   Let me know you're there

   You're concealing every feeling
   Can you find me, no
   Yes deep inside you're a part of me
   Every day I need to know I'm there, I'm there, I'm there
      [with previous verse sung behind]

      [ad lib to fade]

   Can you hold me with your small hand
   Prepare much, length and beauty of our tiny lives
   Future's brighter now
   Our world is everything to me, to know, I'm there
   Lord! You see the world is brighter than the sky
   The sky is shining everywhere in our world
   You know you never said in your many times, all in me instead

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One-Eyed Hound (Banks/Gabriel) 
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Mister you've been caught at last
Chasing dogs in the moonlight
    This man committed a sin
    This man he never can win
Mister you've got one more chance
If you catch the hound when the sun shines
    This man committed a sin
    This man he never can win

And it's all gone wrong
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound
And it's all been tried before
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound

Have you seen the one-eyed hound?
Tell me where he's going
    This man committed a sin
    This man he never can win
Every place that I have been
No-one else has seen him
    This man committed a sin
    This man he never can win

And it's all gone wrong
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound
And it's all been tried before
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound

Everybody's telling me exactly where to go
    This man committed a sin
    This man he never can win
People call and people talk
But they don't reach agreement
    This man committed a sin
    This man he never can win

And it's all gone wrong
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound
And it's all been tried before
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound
Night is the time for chasing the one-eyed hound

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Image Blown Out (Early demo - Only on new release of FGTR) 
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People moving about the town upside down, you know why
Little bits of coloured glass in the sky
Children pushing Mummy down to the park, in a pram
Look out the pavement's changing to jam

See them running
Now where are they going to
To follow them, leads you nowhere
Shout to them quickly but no one can hear you
All they can do is to stare

Your bowler hats are turning green
Your city suits are coloured cream
You, you who changed my life
You made it misery, sadness reins alone
Wonder why you do this, to me
When I've tried so hard for you

People talking to the man who's digging a hole, in his mind
He's no need to worry, he's deaf and blind   
See the dustman doing his round in a Rolls made of glass
He's gained everything because he's got class

Friends are leaving me when I did everything
Just as they used to behave 
Trying to copy them, losing my real self
Floating away in a cloud

Your minds have blown you out of step
The rules you taught you never kept
You, you who changed my life
You made it misery, sadness reins alone
Wonder why you do this, to me
When I've tried so hard for you

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She's So Beautiful (Early demo - Only on new release of FGTR) 
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Cool as ice yet brittle as glass
A nervous wreck with a sweet facade
You're breaking up
You're breaking up now baby
You're breaking up your life
Into little pieces
Baby

Vanity arrived with fame
How she loved to see her name
She is beautiful, very beautiful   
Look at her, and she's a model

Hey girl I love you but you won't listen
To what I'm trying to say
Things won't work out if you plan them now
Don't throw your love away
Give it up, baby  
Honey give it up and come back to me

You know your just an able sum  
To get more money
For them you're just a product
For me you're the one I love
Baby

Vanity arrived with fame
How she loved to see her name
She is beautiful, very beautiful
Look at her, and she's a model

Hey girl I love you but you won't listen
To what I'm trying to say
Things won't work out if you plan them now
Don't throw your love away
Give it up, baby
Honey give it up and come back to me

Cool as ice yet brittle as glass
A nervous wreck with a sweet facade
You're breaking up
You're breaking up now baby
You're breaking up your life  
Into little pieces
Baby

Don't take my love away from my arms
Oh no, I need her near me every single day
Please don't take her away
I need my love

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