содержание 1. "SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND" 3 1.1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 3 1.2. I Know What I Like (in your wardrobe) 4 1.3. Firth Of Fifth 5 1.4. More Fool Me 5 1.5. The Battle of Epping Forest 6 1.6. The Cinema Show 8 1.7. Aisle Of Plenty 9 2. "THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY" 10 2.1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 10 2.2. Fly on a Windshield. 11 2.3. Broadway Melody of 1974 12 2.4. Cuckoo Cocoon 12 2.5. In the Cage 12 2.6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging 14 2.7. Back in N.Y.C. 15 2.8. Counting Out Time 15 2.9. The Carpet Crawlers 16 2.10. The Chamber of 32 Doors 17 2.11. Lilywhite Lilith 18 2.12. Anyway 19 2.13. The Supernatural Anaestheticst 19 2.14. The Lamia 19 2.15. The Colony of Slippermen 20 220.127.116.11.The Arrival 20 18.104.22.168.A Visit to the Doktor 21 22.214.171.124.The Raven 21 2.16. The Light Dies down on Broadway 22 2.17. Riding the Scree 22 2.18. In the Rapids Moving down the water John is drifting out af sight It's only at the turning point That you find out how to fight. 23 2.19. It 23 3. "A TRICK OF THE TAIL" 25 3.1. Dance on a Volcano 25 3.2. Entangled 25 3.3. Squonk 26 3.4. Mad Man Moon 27 3.5. Robbery, Assault and Battery 28 3.6. Ripples... 29 3.7. A Trick of the Tail 30 4. "WIND AND WUTHERING" 31 4.1. Eleventh Earl of Mar 31 4.2. One for the Vine 32 4.3. Your Own Special Way 33 4.4. All in a Mouse's Night. 34 4.5. Blood on the Rooftops 35 4.6. Afterglow 35 5. "... AND THEN THERE WERE THREE ..." 37 5.1. Down and Out 37 5.2. Undertow 38 5.3. Ballad of Big 38 5.4. Snowbound 39 5.5. Burning Rope 40 5.6. Deep in the Motherlode 40 5.7. Many Too Many 41 2 ** Genesis *** 5.8. Scenes from a Night's Dream 41 5.9. Say It's Alright Joe 42 5.10. The Lady Lies 43 5.11. Follow You Follow Me 44 3 ** Genesis *** 1. "SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND" (p) 1973 1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) 3. Firth Of Fifth 4. More Fool Me (Vocal Phil) 5. The Battle Of Epping Forest 6. After The Ordeal 7. The Cinema Show 8. Aisle Of Plenty (The Famous Charisma Label - CAS 1074) 1.1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight "Can you tell me where my country lies?" said the unifaun to his true love's eyes. "It lies with me!" cried the Queen of Maybe -- for her merchandise, he traded in his prize. "Paper late!" cried a voice in the crowd. "Old man dies!" The note he left was signed 'Old Father Thames' -- it seems he's drowned; selling england by the pound. Citizens of Hope & Glory, Time goes by - it's 'the time of your life'. Easy now, sit you down. Chewing through your Wimpey dreams, they eat without a sound; digesting england by the pound. Young man says 'you are what you eat' - eat well. Old man says 'you are what you wear' - wear well. You know what you are, you don't give a damn; bursting your belt that is your homemade sham. The Captain leads his dance right on through the night -- join the dance.... Follow on! Till the Grail sun sets in the mould. Follow on! Till the gold is cold. Dancing out with the moonlit knight, Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout. There's a fat old lady outside the saloon; laying out the credit cards she plays Fortune. The deck is uneven right from the start; all of their hands are playing apart. 4 ** Genesis *** The Captain leads his dance right on through the night -- join the dance.... Follow on! A Round Table-talking down we go. You're the show! Off we go with: - You play the hobbihorse, I'll play the fool. We'll tease the bull ringing round & loud, loud & round. Follow on! With a twist of the world we go. Follow on! Till the gold is cold. Dancing out with the moonlit Knight, Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1.2. I Know What I Like (in your wardrobe) (Lyrics based on the Cover Painting) It's one o'clock and time for lunch, When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench, I can always hear them talk. There's always been Ethel: "Jacob, wake up! You're got to tidy your room now." And then Mister Lewis: "Isn't it time that he was out on his own?" Over the garden wall, two little lovebirds - cuckoo to you! Keep them mowing blades sharp.... I know what I like, and I like what I know; getting better in your wardrobe, stepping one beyond your show. Sunday night, Mr Farmer called, said: "Listen son, you're wasting time; there's a future for you in the fire escape trade. Come up to town!" But I remembered a voice from the past; "Gambling only pays when you're winning" -- I had to thank old miss Mort for schooling a failure. Keep them mowing blades sharp.... I know what I like, and I like what I know; getting better in your wardrobe, stepping one beyond your show. When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench, I can always hear them talk. Me, I'm just a lownmower - you can tell me by the way I walk. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 5 ** Genesis *** 1.3. Firth Of Fifth The path is clear Though no eyes can see The course laid down long before. And so with gods and men The sheep remain inside their pen, Though many times they've seen the way to leave. He rides majestic Past homes of men Who care not or gaze with joy, To see reflected there The trees, the sky, the lily fair, The scene of death is lying just below. The mountain cuts off the town from view, Like a cancer growth is removed by skill. Let it be revealed. A waterfall, his madrigal. An inland sea, his symphony. Undinal songs Urge the sailors on Till lured by the siren's cry. Now as the river dissolves in sea, So Neptune has claimed another soul. And so with gods and men The sheep remain inside their pen, Until the Shepherd leads his flock away. The sands of time were eroded by The river of constant change. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1.4. More Fool Me Here am I Who while away the mornings Since you've gone Too long have I lay alone Not knowing which way to turn. And there you are Quite sure that you were right Knowing full well That I'd be the first one To go down. And you'd be the one who was laughing Except when things weren't going your way Then the lady would say that she'd had enough Wandering around on her own. The day you left I think you knew you'd not be back Well at least it would seem that way Because you never said goodbye. But when it comes round to you and me I'm sure it will work out alright. 6 ** Genesis *** And you'd be the one who was laughing Giving me something I don't need You know, I'd always hold you and keep you warm Oh! More fool me. But when it comes Round to you and me I ask myself Do I really believe In your love. Yes, I'm sure it will work out alright. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1.5. The Battle of Epping Forest (Taken from a news story concerning two rival gangs fighting over East-End Protection rights) Along the Forest Road, there's hundreds of cars - luxury cars. Each has got its load of convertible bars, cutlery cars - supercars! For today is the day when they sort it out, sort it out, 'cos they disagree on a gangland boundary. Yes, they disagree on a gangland boundary. There's Willy Wright and his boys - one helluva noise, that's Billy's boys! With fully-fashioned mugs, that's Little John's thugs, the Barking Slugs - supermugs! For today is the day when they sort it out, sort it out, these Christian soldiers fight to protect the poor. East end heroes got to score in.... the Battle of Epping Forest, it's the Battle of Epping Forest, right outside your door. You ain't seen nothing like it. No, you ain't seen nothing like it, not since the Civil War. Coming over the hill are the boys of Bill, and Johnny's lads stand very still. With the thumpire's shout, they all start to clout -- there's no guns in this gentleman's bout. Georgie moves in on the outside left with a chain flying round his head; and Harold Demure, from Art Literature, nips up the nearest tree. (Here come the cavalry!) Amidst the battle roar, accountants keep the score: 10 - 4. They've never been alone,after getting a radiophone. The bluebells are ringing for Sweetmeal Sam,real ham, handing out bread and jam just like any picnic. It's 5-4 on William Wright;he made his pile on Derby night. When Billy was a kid, walking the streets, the other kids hid - so they did! Now,after working hard in security trade, he's got it made. The shops that need aid are those that haven't paid. 7 ** Genesis *** "I do my double-show quick!" said Mick the Prick, fresh out the nick. "I sell cheap holiday. The minute they leave, then a visit I pay - and does it pay!" And his friend, Liquid Len by name, of Wine Women and Wandsworth fame, said "I'm breaking the legs of the bastard that got me framed!" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * They called me the Reverend when I entered the Church unstained; my employers have changed but the name has remained. It all began when I went on a tour, hoping to find some furniture. I followed a sign - it said "Beautiful Chest". It led to a lady who showed me her best. She was taken by surprise when I quickly closed my eyes. So she rang the bell, and quick as hell Bob the Nob came out on his job to see what the trouble was. "Louise, is the Reverend hard to please?" "You're telling me!" "Perhaps, sir, if it's not too late, we could interest you in our Staffordshire plate?" "Oh no, not me, I'm a man of repute." But the Devil caught hold of my soul and a voice called out "Shoot!" To save my steeple, I visited people; for this I'd gone when I met Little John. His name came, I understood, When the judge said "You are a robbing hood." He told me of his strange foundation, conceived on sight of the Woodstock nation; he'd had to hide his reputation. When poor, 'twas salvation from door to door. But now, with a pin-up guru every week, it's Love, Peace & Truth Incorporated for all who seek. He employed me as a karmacanic, with overall charms. His hands were then fit to receive, receive alms. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * That's why we're in the Battle of Epping Forest, it's the Battle of Epping Forest right outside your door. We guard your souls for peanuts, and we guard your shops and houses for just a little more. 8 ** Genesis *** In with a left hook is the Bethnal Green Butcher, but he's countered on the right by Mick's chain-gang fight, and Liquid Len, with his smashed bottle men, is lobbing Bob the Nob across the gob. With his kisser in a mess, Bob seems under stress, but Jones the Jug hits Len right in the mug; and Harold Demure, who's still not quite sure, fires acorns from out of his sling. (Here come the cavalry!) Up, up above the crowd, inside their Silver Cloud, done proud, the bold and brazen brass, seen darkly through the glass. The butler's got jam on his Rolls; Roy doles out the lot, with tea from a silver pot just like any picnic. Along the Forest Road, it's the end of the day and the Clouds roll away. Each has got its load - they'll come out for the count at the break-in of day. When the limos return for their final review, it's all thru' -- all they can see is the morning goo. "There's no-one left alive - must be a draw." So the Blackcap Barons toss a coin to settle the score. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1.6. The Cinema Show Home from work our Juliet Clears her morning meal. She dabs her skin with pretty smells Concealing to appeal. I will make my bed, She said, but turned to go. Can she be late for her cinema show? Romeo locks his basement flat, And scurries up the stair. With head held high and floral tie, A weekend millionaire. I will make my bed With her tonight, he cries. Can he fail armed with his chocolate surprise? Take a little trip back with father Tiresias, Listen to the old one speak of all he has lived through. I have crossed between the poles, for me there's no mystery. Once a man, like the sea I raged, Once a woman, like the earth I gave. There is in fact more earth than sea. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 9 ** Genesis *** 1.7. Aisle Of Plenty "I don't belong here," said old Tessa out loud. "Easy, love, there's the Safe Way Home." -- and, thankful for her Fine Fair discounts, Tess Co-operates Still alone in o-hell-o -- see the deadly nightshade grow ENGLISH RIBS OF BEEF CUT DOWN TO 47p. LB PEEK FREANS FAMILY ASSORTED FROM 1/(1/2) to 12 FAIRY LIQUID GIANT - SLASHED FROM 20p. TO 17 1/2 TABLE JELLYS AT 4p. EACH ANCHOR BUTTER DOWN TO 11p FOR A 1/2 BIRDS EYE DAIRY CREAM SPONGE ON OFFER THIS WEEK. It's Scrambled Eggs 10 ** Genesis *** 2. "THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY" (p) 1974 1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 2. Fly on a Windshield 3. Broadway Melody of 1974 4. Cuckoo Cocoon 5. In the Cage 6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging 7. Back in N.Y.C. (New-York City) 8. Counting out Time 9. The Carpet Crawlers 10. The Chamber of 32 Doors 11. Lilywhite Lilith 12. Anyway 13. The Supernature Anaesthetist 14. The Lamia 15. The Colony of Slippermen a) The Arrival b) A Visit to the Doktor c) The Raven 16. The Light Dies Down On Broadway 17. Riding the Scree. 18. In the Rapids 19. It 2.1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway And the lamb lies down on Broadway. Early morning Manhattan, Ocean winds blow on the land. The Movie-Palace is now undone, The all-night watchmen have had their fun. Sleeping cheaply on the midnight show, It's the same old ending-time to go Get out! It seems they cannot leave their dream. There's something moving in the sidewalk steam, And the lamb lies down on Broadway. Nightime flyers feel their pains. Drugstore takes down the chains. Metal motion comes in bursts, But the gas station can quench that thirst Suspension cracked on unmade road The trucker's eyes read 'Overload' And out of the subway, Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid Exits into daylight, spraygun hid, And the lamb lies down on Broadway. 11 ** Genesis *** The lamb seems right out of place, Yet the Broad way street scene find a focus in it's face. Somehow it's lying there Brings a stillness to the air. Though man-made light, at night is very bright There's no whitewash victim, As the neons dim, to the coat of white. Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid. Wipes his gun - he's forgotten what he did, And the lamb lies down on Broadway. Suzanne tired, her work all done, Thinks money-honey-be_on-neon. Cabman's velwet glove sounds the horn And the sawdust King spits out his scorn. Wonder women draw your blind! Don't look at me! I'm not your Kind. I'm Rael! Something inside me has just begun, Lord Knows what I have done, And the lamb lies down on Broadway. On Broadway - They say the lights are always bright on Broadway. They say there's always magic in the air. 2.2. Fly on a Windshield. There's something solid forming in the air The wall of death is lowered in Time Square. No-one seems to care, They carry on as if nothing was there. The wind is blowing harder now, Blowing dust into my eyes. The dust settles on my skin, Making a crust I cannot move in And I'm hovering like a fly, Waiting for the windshield on the freeway. 12 ** Genesis *** 2.3. Broadway Melody of 1974 Echoes of the Broadway Everglades, With her mythical madonnas still malking in their shades Lenny Bruce, declares a truce and plays his other hand. Marshall McLuhan, casual viewin', head buried in the sand. Sirens on the rooftops wailing, but there's no ship sailing. Groucho, with his movies trailing, stands alone with his punchline failing. Klu Klux Klan serve hot soul food and the band plays 'In the Mood'. The sheerleader waves her cyanide wand, there's a smell of peach blossom and bitter almonde. Caryl Chessman sniffs the air and lead the parade, He knows in a scent, you can bottle all you made. There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes Smiling at the majorettes smoking WNston Cigarettes. And as the song and dance begins The children play at home with needles; needles and pins. 2.4. Cuckoo Cocoon 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 mush. 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 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 prisoner locked 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? 2.5. In the Cage There's sunshine in my stomach Like I just rocked my baby to sleep. There's sunshine in my stomach And I can't keep my from creeping sleep, Sleep, deep in the deep. 13 ** Genesis *** Rockface moves to press my skin White liquids turn sour within Turn fast-turn sour Turn sweat-turn sour. Must tell myself that I'm not here. I'm drowning in a liquid fear. Bottled in a strong compression, My distortion shows obsession In the cave. Get me out of this cave! If I keep self-control, I'll be safe in my soul And the childhood belief Brings a moment's relief, But my cynic soon returns And the lifeboat burns. My spirit just never learns. Stalactites, stalagmites Shut me in, lock me tight Lips are dry, throat is dry. Feel like burning, stomach churning, I'm dressed up in a white costume. Padding out leftover room. Body stretching, feel the wretching In the cage Get me out of this cage! In the glare of a light, I see a strange kind of sight; Of cages joined to form a star Each person can't go very far All tied to their things They are netted by their strings Free to flutter in memories of their wasted wings. Outside the cage I see my brother John, He turns his head so slowly round. I cry out 'Help!' before he can be gone, And he looks at me without a sound. And I shout out 'John please help me!' But he does not even want to try to speak. I'm helpless in my violent rage. And a silent tear of blood dribbles down his cheek, And I watch him turn again and leave the cage. My little runaway. In a trap feel a strap Holding still. Pinned for kill. Chances narrow that I'll make it, In the cushioned straight-jacket. Just like 22-nd Street, When they got me by my neck and feet Pressures building, can't take more My headaches charge. My earaches roar. In the pain Get me out of this rain. If I could change to liquid, I could fill the cracks up in the rock. But I know that I am solid And I am my own bad luck. But outside John disappears and my cage dissolves, And without any reason my body revolves. 14 ** Genesis *** Keep on turning Keep on turning Turning around Spinning around. 2.6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging "The last great adventure left to mankind" - Screams a drooping lady offering her dreamdolls at less than extortionate prices, and as the notes and coins are taken out I'm taken in, to the factory floor. For the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - All ready to use the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - Just need a fuse. Got people stocked in every shade, Must be doing well with trade. Stamped, addressed, in odd fatality. That evens out their personality. With profit potential marked by a sign, I can recognise some of the production line, No bite at all in labour bondage, Just wrinkled wrapperes or human bandage. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - All ready to use It's the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - Just need a fuse. The hall runs like clockwork Their hands mark out the time, Empty in their fullness Like a frozen pantomime Everyone's a sales representative Wearing slogans in their shrine. Dishing out failsafe superlative, Brother John is No. 9. For the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - All ready to use It's the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - Just need a fuse. The decor on the ceiling has planned out their future day I see no sign of free will, So I guess. I'll have to pay, pay my way, for the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - All ready to use the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging - Just need a fuse. 15 ** Genesis *** 2.7. Back in N.Y.C. I see faces and traces of home back in New York City - So you think I'm a tough kid? Is that what you heard? Well I like to see some action and it gets into my blood. They call me the trail blazer-Rael-electric razor I'm the pitcher in the chain gang,we don't believe in pain 'cos we are only as strong, as the weakest link in the chain. Let me out of Pontiac when I was just seventeen, I had to get it out of me, if you know what I mean, what I mean. You say i must be crazy, 'cos I don't care who I hit, who I hit. But I know it's me that's hitting out and I'm not full of shit. I don't care who I hurt. I don't care who I do wrong. This is your mess I'm stuck in, I really don't belong. When I take out my bottle, filled up high with gasoline, You can tell by the night fires where Rael has been, has been. As I cuddled the porcupine He said I had none to blame, but me. Held my heart, deep in hair, Time to shave, shave it off, it off. No time for romantic escape, When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No! Off we go. You're sitting in your comfort you don't believe I'm real, You cannot buy protection from the way that I feel. You progressive hypocrites hand out their trash, But it was mine in the first place, so I'll burn it to ash. And I've tasted all the strongest meats, And laid them down in coloured sheets. Who needs illusion of love and affection When you're out walking in the streets with your mainline connection? Connection. As I cuddled the porcupine He said I had none to blame, but me. Held my heart, deep in hair, Time to shave, shave it off, it off. No time for romantic escape, When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No! Off we go. 2.8. Counting Out Time I'm counting out time Got the whole thing down by numbers All those numbers! Give me guidance! O Lord I need that now. 16 ** Genesis *** The day of judgement's come And you can bet that I've been resting, For this testing, Digesting every word the experts say. Erogenous zones I love you Without you, what would a poor boy do? Found a girl I wanted to date, Thought I'd better get it straight. Went to buy a book before's too late. Don't leave nothing to fate. And I have studied every line, every page in the book, And now I've got the real thing here, I'm gonna take a look, take a look. This is Rael! I'm counting out time, hoping it goes like I planned it 'cos I understand it. Look! I've found the hotspots, Figs 1-9. - still counting out time got my finger on the button, "Don't say nutting - just lie there still And I'll get you turned on just fine". Erogenous zones I love you. Without you, what would a poor boy do? Touch and go with 1 & 6. Bit of trouble in zone No. 7 Gotta remember all my tricks. There's heaven ahead in No. 11. Getting crusial responses with dilation of the pupils. "Honey get hip! It's time to unzip, to unzip. Whipee!" - More over Casanova - I'm counting out time, reaction none to happy, Please don't slap me, I'm a red-blooded male and the book said I could not fail. I'm counting out time, I got unexpected distress from my mistress, I'll get my money back from the bookstore right away. Erogenous zones I question you - Without you what would a poor boy do? Without you, mankind handkinds thru' the blues. 2.9. The Carpet Crawlers There is lambswool under my naked feet. The wool is soft and warm, - 'gives off some kind of heat. A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed. Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid. The fleas cling to the golden fleece, Hoping they'll find peace. Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid. There's no hiding in my memory. There's no room to void. The crawlers cover the floor in the red ochre corridor. For my second sight of people, they're more lifeblood than before. They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door, Where the needle's eye is winking, closing on the poor. 17 ** Genesis *** The carpet crawlers heed their caller: "We've got to get in to get out We've got to get in to get out". There's only one direction in the faces that I see; It's upward to the ceiling, where the chambers said to be. Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree. They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they're free. The carpet crawlers heed their caller: "We've got to get in to get out We've got to get in to get out". Mild-mannered supermen are held in Kryptonite, And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright. Through the door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight; It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight. The carpet crawlers heed their caller: "We've got to get in to get out We've got to get in to get out". The porcelain mannikin with shattered skin fears attack. The eager pack lift up their pitchers - they carry all they lack. The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through the crack, And the tickler takes his stickleback. The carpet crawlers heed their caller: "We've got to get in to get out We've got to get in to get out". 2.10. The Chamber of 32 Doors At the top of the stairs there's hundreds of people, Running around to all the doors. They try to find themselves an audience; Their deductions need applause. The rich man stands in front of me, The poor man behind my back They believe they can control the game, But the juggle holds another pack. I need someone to believe in, someone to trust. I need someone to believe in, someone to trust. I'd rather trust a countryman than a townman, You can judge by his eyes, take a look if you can, He'll smile through his guard Survival trains hard. I'd rather trust a man who works with his hands, He looks at you once, you know he understands, Don't need any shield When you're out in the field. But down here I'm so alone with my fear With every thing that I hear And every single door, that I've walked through Brings me back here again, I've got to find my own way. 18 ** Genesis *** The priest and the magician, Singing all the chants that they have ever heard; they're calling out my name, Even academics, searching printed word. My father to the left of me, My mother to the right, Like everyone else they're pointing But nowhere feels quite right And I need someone to believe in, someone to trust. I'd rather trust a man who doesn't shout what he's found, There's no need to sell if you're homeward bound. If I choose a side, He won't take me for a ride. Back inside This chamber of so many doors; I've nowhere to hide I'd give you all of my dreams if you'd help me, Find a door That doesn't lead me back again - Take me away. 2.11. Lilywhite Lilith The chamber was in confusion - all the voices shouting loud I could only just hear a voice quite near say 'Please help me through the crowd'. 'Said if I helped her thru' she could help me too, But I could see that she was wholly blind. But from her pale face and her pale skin, a moonlight shined. Lilywhite Lilith, She's gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night. Lilywhite Lilith, She gonna lead you right When I'd led her through the people, the angry noise began to grow. She said 'Let me feel the way the breezes blow and I'll show you where to go'. So I followed her into a big round cave, she said 'They're coming for you, now don't be afraid'. Then she sat me down on a cold stone throne,carved in jade. Lilywhite Lilith, She's gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night. Lilywhite Lilith, She gonna lead you right She leaves me in my darkness, I have to face my fear, And the darkness closes in on me, I can hear a whirring sound growing near. I can see the corner of tunnel, Lit up by whatever's coming ehe. Two golden globes float into the room And a blaze of white light fills the air. 19 ** Genesis *** 2.12. Anyway All the pumping's nearly over for my sweet heart, This is the one for me, Time to meet the chef, Oh boy! Running man is out of death. Feel cold and old, it's getting hard to catch my breath. 's back to ash, 'now you're had your flash boy.' The rocks, in time, coppress Your blood to oil, Your flesh to coal, Enrish the soil, Not everybody's goal. Anyway, they say she comes on a pale horse, But I'm sure I hear a train. O boy! I don't even feel no pain - I guess I must be driving myself insane. Damn it all! Does earth plug a hole in heaven, Or heaven plug a hole in earth - 'How wonderful to be so profound, When everything you are is dying underground'. I feel the pull on the rope, let me off at the rainbow. I could have been exploded in space Different orbits for my bones. Not me, just quietly buried in stones, Keep the deadline open with my maker! See me stretch; for God's elastic acre. The door bell rings and its 'Good morning Rael So sorry you had to wait. It won't be long, yeh! She's very rarely late'. 2.13. The Supernatural Anaestheticst Here comes the supernatural anaesthetist If he wants you to snuff it All he has to do is puff it - he's such a fine dancer. 2.14. The Lamia The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near, He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier. Each step he takes, the perfumes change From familiar fragrance to flavours strange. A magnificent chamber meets his eye. 20 ** Genesis *** Inside a long rose-water pool is shrouded by fine mist. Stepping in the moist silence, with a warm breeze he's gently kissed. Thinking he is quite alone He enters the room, as if it were his own But ripples on the sweet pink water Reveal some company unthought of - Rael stands astonished doubting his sight, Struck by beauty, gripped in fright; Three vermilion snakes of female face The smallest motion, filled with grace Muted melodies fill the echoing hall, But there's no sign of warning in the siren's call: 'Rael welcome, we are the Lamia of the pool. We have been waiting for our waters to bring you cool.' Putting fear beside him, he trusts in beauty blind He slips into the nectar, leaving his shredded clothes behind. 'With their tongues, they test, taste and judge all that is mine. They move a series of caresses That glide up and down my spine'. As they nibble the fruit of my flesh, I feel no pain; Only a magic that a name would stain. With the first drop of my blood in their veins Their faces are convulsed in mortal pains. The fairest cries, 'We all have loved you, Rael'. Each empty snakelike body floats, Silent sorrow in empty boats. A sickly sourness fills the room, The bitter harvest of a dying bloom. Looking for motion I know I will not find, I stroke the curls now turning pale, in wich I'd lain entwined. 'O Lamia, your flesh that remains I will take as my food' It is the scent of garlic that lingers on my chocolate fingers. Looking behind me, the water turns icy blue, The lights are dimmed and once again the stage is set for you. 2.15. The Colony of Slippermen 126.96.36.199. The Arrival Rael: I wandered lonely as a cloud, Till I came upon this dirty street. I've never seen a stranger crowd; Slubberdegullions on squeaky feet, Continually pacing, With nonchalant embracing, Each orifice disgracing And one facing me moves to say "hellay". 21 ** Genesis *** His skin's all covered in slimy lumps. With lips that slide across each chin. His twisted limbs like rubber stumps Are waved in welcome say 'Please join in'. My grip must be flipping Cos his handshake keeps slipping, My hopes keep on dipping And his lips keep on smilling all the time. Slipperman: 'We, like you, have tasted love. Don't be alarmed at what you see, You yourself are just the same As what you see in me'. Rael: 'Me, like you? Like that!" Slipperman: 'You better watch it son, Your sentence has only just begun. You better run and join Your brother John'. 188.8.131.52. A Visit to the Doktor Slipperman: 'You're in the colony of Slippermen. There's no who? Why? What? Or when? You get out if you've got the gripe To see, Doktor Dyper, reformed sniper - he'll whip off your windscreenwiper Rael: 'John and I are able To face the Doktor and his marble table'. The Doktor: 'Understand Rael,it's the end of your tail'. Rael: 'Don't delay, dock the dick!' I watch his countdown timer tick... 184.108.40.206. The Raven He places the number into a tube, A yellow plastic shootedoobe It says: 'Though your fingers may tickle You'll be safe in our pickle'. Suddenly, black cloud comes down from the sky. It's a supersize black bird that sure can fly. The raven brings on darkness and night He flies right down, gives me one hell of a fright. He takes the tube right out of my hands Man, I've got to find where that black bird lands. 'Look here, John, I've got to run I need you now, you going to come?' He says to me: 'Now can't you see Where the raven flies there's jeopardy. We've been cured on the couch Now you're sick with your grouch. I'll not risk my honey pouch Which my slouch will wear slung very low'. 22 ** Genesis *** Rael: He walks away and leaves me once again. Even though I never learn, I'd hoped He'd show just some concern. I'm in agony of Slipperpain I pray my undercarriage will sustain. The chase is on, the pace is hot But I'm running so very hard with everything I've got. He leads me down an underpass Though it narrows, he still flies very fast, When the tunnel stops I catch sight of the tube, just as it drops. I'm on top of a bank too steep to climb I see it hit the water just in time to watch it float away. 2.16. The Light Dies down on Broadway As he walks along the george's edge, He meets a sense of yesteryear. A window in the bank above his head Reveals his home amidst the streets. Subway sounds, the sounds of complaint The smell of acid on his gun of paint. As it carves out anger in a blood-red band, Destroyed tomorrow by an unknown hand; - My home. Is this the way out from this endless scene? Or just an entrance to another dream? And the light dies down on Broadway. But as the skylight beckons him to leave, He hears a scream from far below. Within the raging water, writhes the form Of brother John, he cries for help. The date is fading now, but open wide. But John is drowning, I must decide Between the freedom I had in the rat-race, Or to stay forever in this forsaken place; Hey John! He makes for the river and the gate is gone, Back to the void where it come from. And the light dies down on Broadway. 2.17. Riding the Scree Struggling down the slope, There's not much hope. I begin to try to ride the scree But the rocks are tumbling all around me. If I want John alive, I've got to ditch my fear - take a dive While I've still got my drive to survive. Evel knievel you got nothing on me. Here I go! 23 ** Genesis *** 2.18. In the Rapids Moving down the water John is drifting out af sight It's only at the turning point That you find out how to fight. In the cold, feel the cold all around. And the rush of crashing water Surrounds me with its sound. Striking out to reach you I can't get through to the other side, When you racing in the rapids There's only one way, that's to ride. Taken down, taken down By the undertow And I'm spiralled down the river bed, My fire is burning low. Catching hold of a rock that's firm, I'm waiting for John to be carried past We hold together and shoot the rapids fast. And when the waters slow down The dark and the deep have no-one left to keep. Hang on John+ We're out of this at last. Something's changed, that's not your face. It's mine! 2.19. It When it's cold, it come slow it is warm, just watch it grow - all around me it is here, it is now. Just a little bit of it can bring you up or down. Like the supper it is cooking in your hometown. It is chicken, it is eggs, It is in between your legs. It is walking on the moon, leaving your cocoon. It is the jigsaw. It is purple haze. It never stays in one place, but it's not a passing phase. It is in the singles bar, in the distance of the face It is in between the cages, it is always in a space. It is her. It is now. Any rock can be made to roll If you've enocgh of it to pay the toll It has no home in words of goal Not even in your favourite hole It is the hope for the dope When you ride the horse without a hoof It is shaken not stirred; Cocktails on the roof. 24 ** Genesis *** When you eat right fru it you see everything alive It is inside spirit, with enough grit to survive If you think that it's pretentious, you've been taken for a ride. Look across the mirror, before you choose the cide. It is here! It is now! It is real! It is Rael! 'cos it's only knock and knowall, but I like It. 25 ** Genesis *** 3. "A TRICK OF THE TAIL" (p) 1975 1. Dance on a Volcano 2. Entangled 3. Squonk 4. Mad Man Moon 5. Robbery, Assault & Battery 6. Ripples 7. A Trick of the Tail 8. Los Endos 3.1. Dance on a Volcano Holy Mother of God You've got to go faster than that to get to the top. Dirty old mountain All covered in smoke, she can turn you to stone So you better start doing it right better start doing it right. You're halfway up and you're halfway down And the pack on your back is turning you around. Throw it away, you won't need it up there, and remember You don't look back whatever you do. Better start doing it right. On your left and on your right Crosses are green and crosses are blue Your friends didn't make it through. Out of the night and out of the dark Into the fire and into the fight Well that's the way the heroes go, Ho! Ho! Ho! Through a crack in Mother Earth, Blazing hot, the molten rock Spills out over the land, And the lava's the lover who licks your boots away. Hey! If you don't want to boil as well, B-B-Better start the dance D-D-Do you want to dance with me. The music's playing, the notes are right Put your left foot first and move into the light. The edge of this hill is the edge of the world And if you're going to cross you better start doing it right better start doing it right. Let the dance begin. 3.2. Entangled When you're asleep they may show you Aerial views of the ground, Freudian slumber empty of sound. 26 ** Genesis *** Over the rooftops and houses, Lost as it tries to be seen, Fields of incentive covered with green. Mesmerised children are playing. Meant to be seen but not heard. "Stop me from dreaming!" "Don't be absurd!" "Well if we can help you we will. You're looking tired and ill. As I count backwards Your eyes become heavies still. Sleep, won't you allow yourself fall? Nothing can flurt you at all. With your consent I can experiment further still." Madrigal music is playing, Voices can faintly be heard. "Please leave this patient undisturbed." Sentenced to drift far away now. Nothing is quite what it seems, Sometimes entangled in your own dreams. "Well, if we can help you we will, Soon as you're tired and ill. With your consent We can experiment further still. Well, thanks to our Kindness and skill You'll have no trouble until You catch your breath And the nurse will present you the bill!" 3.3. Squonk Like father like son Not flesh nor fish nor bone A red raghangs from an open mouth. Alive at both ends but a little dead in the middle, A-tumbling and a-bumbling he will go. All the King's horses and all the King's men Could never put a smile on that face. He's a sly one, he's a shy one Wouldn't you be too, Scared to be left all on his own. Hasn't a, hasn't a friend to play with the Ugly Duckling The pressure on, the bubble will burst before our eyes. All the while in perfect time His tears are falling on the ground BUT IF YOU DON'T STAND UP YOU DON'T STAND A CHANCE. Go a little faster now, you might get there in time. Mirror mirror on the wall, His heart was broken long before he ever came to you. Stop your tears from falling, The trail they leave is very clear for all to see at night all to see at night 27 ** Genesis *** In season, out of season What's the difference when you don't know the reason. In one hand bread, the other a stone, The Hunter enters the forest. All are not huntsmen who can blow the huntsman's horn. By the look of this one you've not got much to jear. Here I am, I'm very fierce and frightening Come to match my skill to yours. Now listen here, listen to me, don't you run away now I am a friend, I'd really like to play with you. Making noises my little furry friend would make I'll trick him, then I'll kick him into my sack. You better watch out... You better watch out. I've got you, I've got you, you'll never get away. Walking home that night The sack across my back, the sound of sobbing on my shoulder. When suddenly it sopped, I opened up the sack, all that I had A pool of bubbles and tears - JUST A POOL OF TEARS. All in all you are a very dying race Placing trust upon a cruel world. You never had the things you thought you should have had And you'll not get them now, And all the while in perfect time Your tears are falling on the ground. The Squonk is of a very retiring disposition and due to its ugliness, weeps constantly. It is easy prey for hunters who simply follow a tear-stained trail. When cornered it will dissolve itself into tears. True or False? 3.4. Mad Man Moon Was it summer when the river ran dry, Or was it just another dam. When the evil of a snowflake in June Could still be a source of relief. O how I love you, I once cried long ago, But I was the one who decided to go, To search beyond the final crest, Though I'd heard it said just birds could dwell so high. So I pretended to have wings for my arms And took off in the air. I flew to places which the clouds never see, Too close to the deserts of sand, Where a thousand mirages, the shepherds of lies Forced me to land and take a disquise. I would welcome a horse's kick to send me back If I could find a horse not made of sand. If this desert's all there'll ever be Then tell me what becomes of me. A fall of rain? That must have been another of your dreams, A dream of mad man moon. 28 ** Genesis *** Hey man, I'm the sand man, And boy have I news for you; They're gonna throw you in gaol And you know they can't fail 'Cos sand is thicker than blood. But a prison in sand Is a haven in hell, For a gaol can give you a goal And a goal can find you a role On a muddy pitch in Newcastle, Where it rains so much You can't wait for touch Of sun and sand. Within the valley of shadowless death They pray for thunderelouds and rain; But to the multitude who stand in the rain Heaven is where the sun shines. The grass will be greener till the stems turn to brown And thoughts will fly higher till the earth brings them down. Forever caught in desert lands one has to learn To disbelieve the sea. If this desert's all there'll ever be Then tell me what becomes of me. A fall of rain? That must have been another of your dreams, A dream of mad man moon. 3.5. Robbery, Assault and Battery The streets were deserted though the police were alerted, They considered the phone call a hoax. Furtively glancing then jauntily prancing The youth caught the guards unavare. Slipping between them he ought to have seen then The eyes and their owner so near. With torch shining bright he strode on in the night Till he came to the room with the safe. "Hello son, I hope you're having fun." "You've got it wrong, Sir, I'm only the cleaner." With that he fired the other saying as he died, "You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever. Robbery, assault and battery, The felon and his felony. He picked up the diamonds and bundles of fivers He pushed them well down in his sack. But the alarm had been sounded, he was completely surrounded But he had some more tricks up his sleeve. "Come outside with your hands held high." "You'll not get me alive, Sir, I promise you that, Sir." With that he fired, the other saying as he died "You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever. Robbery, assault and battery, The felon and his felony. 29 ** Genesis *** "He's leaving via the roof, the bastard's got away. God always fights on the side of the bad man." "I've got clean away but I'll be back some day, Just the combination will have changed. Some day they'll catch me, to a chain they'll attach me, But until that day I'll ride the old crime wave. If they try to hold me for trial I'll stay out of gaol by paying my bail And after I'll go to the court of appeal saying "You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever." Done me wrong - same old song - done me wrong. 3.6. Ripples... Bluegirls come in every size Some are wise and some otherwise, They got pretty blue eyes. For an hour a man may change For an hour her face looks strange - Looks strange, looks strange. Marching to the promised land Where the honey flows and takes you by the hand, Pulls you down on your knees, While you're down a pool appears. The face in the water looks up, And she shakes her head as if to say That it's the last time you'll look like today. Sail away, away Ripples never come back. Gone to the other side. Sail away, away. The face that launched a thousand ships Is sinking fast, that happens you know, The water gets below. Seems not very long ago Lovelies she was than any that I know. Angels never know it's time To close the book and gracefully decline, The song has found a tale. My, what a jealous pool she is. The face in the water looks up She shakes her head as if to say That the bluegirls have all gone away. Sail away, away Ripples never come back. They've gone to the other side. Look into the pool, Ripples never come back, Dive to the bottom and go to the top To see where they have gone Oh, they've gone to the other side. 30 ** Genesis *** 3.7. A Trick of the Tail Bored of the life in the city of gold He'd left and let nobody know. Gone were the towers he had know from a child, Alone with the dream of a life He travelled the wide open road, The blinkered arcade, In search of another to share in his life. Nowhere. Everyone looked so strange to him. They've got no horns and they've got no tail They don't even know of our existence. Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold That lies in the deep distance, he cried And wept as they led him away to a cage Beast that can talk', read the sign. The creatures they pushed and they prodded his frame And questioned his story again. But soon they grew bored of their prey Beast that can talk? More like a freak or publicity stunt. Oh No, They've got no horns and they've got no tail They don't even know of our existence. Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold That lies in the deep distance, he cried And broke down the door of the cage and marched on out. He grabbed a creature by the scruff of his neck, pointing out: There, beyond the bounds of your weak imagination Lie the noble towers of my city, bright and gold. Let me take you there and show you a living story Let me show you others such as me Why did I ever leave? They've got no horns and they've got no tail They don't even know of our existence. Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold That lies in the deep distance, he cried And wept. And so we set out with the beast and his horns And his crazy description of home. After many days journey we came to a peak Where the beast gazed abroad and cried out. We followed his gaze and we thought maybe we saw A spire of gold - no, a trick of the eye that's all, But the beast was gone and a voice was heard: They've got no horns and they've got no tail They don't even know of our existence. Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold That lies in the deep distance, he cried Hello friend, welcome home. 31 ** Genesis *** 4. "WIND AND WUTHERING" (p) 1976 1. Eleventh Earl of Mar 2. One for the Vine 3. Your Own Special Way 4. Wot Gorilla? 5. All in a Mouse's Night 6. Blood on the Rooftops 7. 'Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers... 8. ... In that quiet earth' 9. Afterglow 4.1. Eleventh Earl of Mar The sun had been up for a couple of hours, Covered the ground with a layer of gold. Spirits were high and the raining had stopped, The larder was low, But boy that wasn't all. Eleventh Earl of Mar Couldn't get them very far. Daddy! Oh Daddy, You Promised. Out on the road in the direction of Perth, Backwards and forwards in a circle they went. Found a city half open and ready to greet, The conquering heros, with blisters on their feet. Eleventh Earl of Mar Couldn't get them very far. Daddy! Oh Daddy, You Promised. See the Stewart are dressed up He's got eyes in the back of his head. Who came in a cockleshell boat That could only just float, Couldn't even lift a sword. Dressed too fine and smelling of wine. Daddy you've got to go! Here come the bishop all dressed up He's gonna bless you if you're ready to pay One wave of his funny old stick, There's a band of light across your eyes. Waited a week still they hadn't appeared, That glorious timing that everyone feared. So they're riding along on the crest of a wave, They're headed for London, And that will be their grave Eleventh Earl of Mar Well he couldn't get them down that far Daddy! I'm waiting, I'm waiting Time to go to bed now Never seems too keen To be a guest now In a house of dreams Flying from a hillside Beckoning the trees A sailboat's awning Mimicking the breeze 32 ** Genesis *** I'm fighting gravity falling My Daddy won't let them get me Avoice screams seems to be calling The face turns features are burning. Daddy, you've got to go! See the fifteen going by, Tell the Lairds and the Lords They're running backwards today, And once again you stand alone. Bury your memories bury your friends, Leave it alone for a year or two. Till the stories go hazy and the legends come true, Then do it again. Some Things never end. Eleventh Earl of Mar Won't be going very far. You Promised, You Promised, You Promised. DADDY! 4.2. One for the Vine Fifty thousand men were sent to do the will of one. His claim was phrased quite simply, though he never voiced it loud, I am he, the chosen one. In his name they could slaughter, for his name they could die. Though many there were believed in him, still more were sure he lied, But they'll fight the battle on. Then one whose faith had died Fled back up the mountainside, But before the top was made, A misplaced footfall made him stray From the path prepared for him. Off of the mountain, On to a wilderness of ice. This unexpected vision made him stand and shake with fear, But nothing was his fright compared with those who saw him appear. Terror filled their minds with awe. Simple were the folk who lived Upon this frozen wave. So not surprising was their thought, This is he, God's chosen one, Who's come to save us from All our oppressors. We shall be kings on this world. Follow me! I'll play the game you want me, Until I find a way back home. Follow me! I give you strength inside you, Courage to win your battles - No, no ,no, this can't go on, This will be all that I fled from. Let me rest for a while. 33 ** Genesis *** He walked into a valley, All alone. There he talked with water, and them with the vine. They leave me no choice. I must lead them to glory or most likely to death. They travelled cross the plateau of ice, up to its edge. Then they crossed a mountain range and saw the final plain. Still he urged the people on. Then, on a distant slope, He observed one without hope Flee back up the mountainside. He thought he recognised him by his walk, And by the way he fell, And by the way he Stood up, and vanished into air. 4.3. Your Own Special Way Go far enough and you will reach, A place where the sea runs underneath. And we'll see our shadow, high in the sky, Dying away in the night. I've sailed the world for seven years, And left all I love behind in tears. Won't you come here, wherever you are, I've been alone long enough. You, you have your own special way, Of holding my hand keep it way 'bove the water, Don't ever let go - Oh no, no, no. You, you have your own special way, Of turning the world so it's facing The way, that I'm going, Don't ever Don't ever stop. Whose seen the wind not you or I, But when the ship moves she's passing by. Between you and me I really don't think, She knows where she's going at all. You, you have your own special way, Of carrying me twice round the world Never closer to home than the day, The day I started. You, you have your own special way, Hold onto my hand keep it way 'bove the water, Don't ever let go - no, no, no. What mean the dreams night after night. The man in the moons' a blinding light. Won't you come out whoever you are, You've followed me quiet long enough. You, you have your own special way, Of holding my hand, Don't ever let go, You, you have your own special way, Of turning the world so it's facing The way that I'm going, Don't ever, Don't ever leave me. 34 ** Genesis *** 4.4. All in a Mouse's Night. L C I can't see you but I know you're there. O O Got to get beside you cos it's really cold out here. V U Come up close to me you'll soon be warm, I P Hold me tightly like we're sheltering from a storm. N L G E M Think I might go out for a stroll O Into the night, and out of this hole. U Maybe find me a meal. S Walking along this new shag pile E Presents a problem all the while. Nearly the door. Suddenly he bumps into wood, the door is closed. A voice from the bed, he'll be exposed. Which way to run, must make for the hole, But the light's been turned on, now he's blind as a mole in coal. Now I can see they're coming at me, They've blocked off my door, I haven't a chance in hell. C Come on baby let the poor thing go. O I'm not sleeping with that thing around here, no. U Alright then, I'll fetch a boh from below, P Guard him carefully, they're very quick you know. L E M The door'sbeen opened, my chance to escape. O Must run out quick, better sorry than late. U I'm out on the stairs. S They won't catch me now, I've the run of the house now. E I'll make it downstairs an into the breadbin. That would be nice. Suddenly he bumps into fur, that's very unwise, A cat is much quicker than men and their eyes. The chase that ensues can have only one end, Unless outside help steps in for our friend in need. But now the cat comes in for the kill, His paw is raised, soon blood will spill, yes it will. Hard luck mouse, this is the end of your road. C The signpost says inside me, let me bear your A heavy load. T But it's not to be, that final pounce Knocks a jar upon his head, and lays him out. But it's all in a mouse's night To take on all those who would fight. C S There I was with my back to the wall, A T Then comes this monster mouse, he's ten feet tall, T O With teeth and claws to match. ' R It only took one blow. S Y 35 ** Genesis *** 4.5. Blood on the Rooftops Dark and grey, an English film, the Wednesday Play We always watch the Queen on Christmas Day Won't you stay? Though your eyes see shipwrecked sailors you're still dry The outlook's fine though Wales might have some rain Saved again. Let's skip the news boy (I'll go and make some tea) Arabs and Jews boy (too much for me) They get me confused boy (puts me off to sleep) And the thing I hate - Oh Lord! Is staying up late, to watch some debate, on some nation's fate. Hypnotised by Batman, Tarzan, stil surprised! You've won the West in time to be our guest Name your prize! Drop of wine, a glass of beer dear what's the time? The grime on the Tyne is mine all mine all mine Five past nine. Blood on the rooftops - Venice in the Spring The Streets on San Francisco - a word from Peking The trouble was started - by a young Errol Flynn Better in my day - Oh Lord! For when we got bored, we'd have a world war, happy but poor So let's skip the news boy (I'll go and make some tea) Blood on the rooftops (too much for me) When old Mother Goose stops - and they're out for 23 Then the rain at Lords stopped play Seems Helen of Troy has found a new face again. 4.6. Afterglow Like the dust that settles all around me, I must find a new home. The ways and holes that used to give me shelter, Are all as one to me now. But I, I would search everywhere Just to hear your call, And walk upon stranger roads than this one In a world I used to know before. I miss you more. Than the sun reflecting off my pillow, Bringing the warmth of new life. And the sounds that echoed all around me, I caught a glimpse of in the night. But now, now I've lost everything, I give to you my soul. The meaning of all that I believed before Escapes me in this world of none, no thing, no one. 36 ** Genesis *** And I would search everywhere Just to hear your call, And walk upon stranger roads than this one In a world I used to know before. For now I've lost everything, I give to you my soul. The meaning of all that I believed before Escapes me in this world of none, I miss you more. 37 ** Genesis *** 5. "... AND THEN THERE WERE THREE ..." (p) 1978 1. Down and Out 2. Undertow 3. Ballad of Big 4. Snowbound 5. Burning Rope 6. Deep in the Motherlode 7. Many Too Many 8. Scenes from a Night's Dream 9. Say It's Alright Joe 10. The Lady Lies 11. Follow You Follow Me 5.1. Down and Out It's good to be here! How've you been? Check my bags boy! Where's my room? Gotta sit on the phone, that's my game. Keep up the pressure all the way! I don't want to beat about the bush but none of us are getting any younger. There's people out there who could take your place. A more commercial view! A fresher face! I nee a shower, take a nap I'll meet you in the bar, we must have a rap. There's a lot on the line, a lot to say. And there's something I must tell you today. You and I bowth knew the score, you can't go on like this forever. So it's with regret I tell you now that from this moment on, you're on your own! I don't talk round corners, right between the eyes. If you're slow they'll run past you, Stand tall, see them falling over. I walk a straight line, right between the eyes. But just show me the door, show me someone who'll do it better. The drinks are on me, be my guest. Smoke a cigar? Take the best. Don't hedge your bets, we can make a deal, got it in your pocket, how do you feel? So glad that's over, now you know, but I'm only acting under orders. And looking down on you from way up here. You've gotta sink or swim, get off the floor! I don't talk round corners, right between the eyes. If you're slow they'll run past you, Stand tall, see them falling over, I walk a straight line, right between the eyes. But just show me the door, show me someone who'll do it better. 38 ** Genesis *** 5.2. Undertow The curtains are drawn Now the fire warms the room. Meanwhile outside Wind from the north east chills the air, It will soon be snowing out there. And some there are Cold, they prepare for a sleepless night, Maybe this will be their last fight. But we're safe in each other's embrace. All fears go as I look on your face Better think awhile Or I may never think again If this were the last day of your life, my friend. Tell me, what do you think you would do then? Stand up to the blow that fate has struck upon you Make the most of all you still have coming to you or Lay down on the ground and let the tears run from you, Crying to the grass and trees and heaven finally on your knees. Let me live again, let life come find me wanting. Spring must strike again against the shield of winter. Let me feel once more the arms of love surround me. Telling me the danger's past, I need not fear the icy blast again. Laughter, music and perfume linger here And there, and there, Wine flows from flask to glass and mouth, As it soothes, confusing out doubts. And soon we feel, Why do a single thing to-day, There's tomorrow sure as I'm here. So the days they turn into years And still no tomorrow appears. Better think awhile etc. 5.3. Ballad of Big Big Jim Cooley commanded respect, whatever he wanted he could get. The badge on his waistcoat shone in the sun. It ain't no lie, Big Jim was feared by everyone. In the saloon one evening Big took a bet with a rancher whose name I forget. He wanted a herd taken over the plain, and he called Jim 'yellow', he'll never do that again. He got mad! He threw his badge on the floor and walked out, he's gonna give it a try, he left on doubt. "Must be mad, must be mad!" The people wished him well, and good luck. "Hell, I don't need it!" He laughed, got on his horse and rode away. 39 ** Genesis *** Over on the trail, Jim 'n' his crew of five were trying their best to keep the cattle alive. The weather was hard, but so were the men, Though I don't think even Jim'll try this trip again. His horses were edgy, sensing trouble ahead, but the trouble didn't start till the men were in bed A-whooping and a-hollering and flashing their knives, Big and his men were jumped by an all-star Indian tribe. He was scared, Big Jim was scared Alive, they called him lucky, but not today. Cos he died like all good cowboys with his boots on next to his men. Big Jim, he still won't lie down, for him the bet is still on. Some say he rides there, cursing still. Some say they've seen him. 5.4. Snowbound Lay your body down upon the midnight snow, Feel the cold of winter in your hair Here in a world of your own, In a casing that's grown To a children's delight That arrived overnight. And here they come to play their magic games Carving names upon your frozen hand. Here in a world of your own. Like a sleeper whose eyes Sees the pain with surprise As it smothers your cries They'll never never know. Hey there's a Snowman Hey, Hey what a Snowman Pray for the Snowman Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman They say a snow year's a good year Filled with the love of all who lie so deep. Smiling faces tear your body to the ground Covered red that only we can see Here in a ball that they made From the snow on the ground. See it rolling away With wild eyes to the sky They'll never, never know. Hey there's a Snowman Hey what a Snowman Pray for the Snowman Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman They say a snow year's a good year Filled with the love of all who lie so deep. Hey there goes the Snowman Hey there what a Snowman Hey there lies the Snowman Hey he was a Snowman They say a snow year's a good year Filled with the love of all who lie so deep. 40 ** Genesis *** 5.5. Burning Rope The warming sun, the cooling rain, The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze, The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you Yet only eagles seem to pass on through. The words of love, the cries of hate, And the man in the moon who seduced you Then finally loosed you. You climbed upon a burning rope to escape the mob below, But you had put the flaming out so that others could now follow, To be out of the bounds and the barks of those who do not wish you well. You must blaze a trail of your own, unknown, alone, But keep in mind Don't live to-day for tomorrow like you were immortal. The only survivors on this world of ours are The warming sun etc. You're old and disillusioned now as you realise at last, That all you have accomplished here will have soon all turned to do dust. You dream of a future after life, well that's as maybe, I don't know. But you can't take what you left behind, you're all alone. So keep in mind Don't live to-day for tomorrow like you were immortal. The only survivors on this world of ours are The warming sun etc. 5.6. Deep in the Motherlode Get out of the way fat man. You got something to do Go fill up your hands till they're shining up at you. You gotta get out while there's gold in the air It's falling like water, coming down from the hills. Go West young man Earn a dollar a day just like your family said. You're rolling your days right on into the night The head of the line's going way out of sight. Go West young man like your family said All along the wagons All along the dusty trail. Seventeen years not over a day Like children in the wild. Your mother's milk still wet on your face And no one to pray for your safe journey home. Out beyond the desert To cross the mountains by the lake. Servants who leave their masters house Are walking all the way. The golden fields that beckoned you Are darkened by the years. 41 ** Genesis *** Go West Young Man If you knew then what you know today You'd be back where you started a happier man And leave all the glory to those who have remained. Go West Young Man Go West Young Man, like your family said. 5.7. Many Too Many Many too many have stood where I stand Many more will stand here too, But I think what I find strange is the way your built me up Then knocked me down again. The part was fun but now it's over. Why can't I just leave the stage? Maybe that's because you securely locked me up Then threw away the key Oh mama, Please would you find the key Oh pretty mama, Please won't you let me go free. I thought I was lucky I thought that I'd got it made How could I be so blind? You said good-bye on a corner That I thought led to the straight, You set me on a firmly laid and simple course And then removed the road. Oh mama, Please help me find my way. Oh pretty mama, Please lead me through the next day. I thought I was lucky I thought that I'd got it made. How could I be so blind? 5.8. Scenes from a Night's Dream Little Nemo rubbed his eyes and got out of bed, trying hard to piece together a broken dream. His visions lifelike and full of imagination it's strange to think they come from such a tiny head. Dragons breathing fire, but friendly. Mushrooms as tall as houses. Giant Nymphs and goblins playing, scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo! Eating all kinds of food so close to bedtime always made him have these nightmares it seemed. Helped young Washington in the garden, cut the cherry tree down. Now we all know that's not history, scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo! 42 ** Genesis *** "Nemo, get out of bed!" "Don't tell me stories, I don't want to know!" "Come on you sleepy head we're waiting to go!" Once he went to the 'Carnival of Nations' dancing with the princess through the night. Found themselves on a moving platform ten ton weights above them, seeking audience with King Morpheus. Scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo! "Nemo, get out of bed!" "Don't tell me stories, I don't want to know!" "Come on you sleepy head we're waiting to go!" 5.9. Say It's Alright Joe Say it's alright Joe. I need another drink To blow on the glass so I know I'm alive Play me a song Joe To fill the hours till morning Then never again will I bother you Ooh, Build myself a tower No way in no way out Then my friends can visit me Once in a while. Say it's alright Joe. I need some reassurance You never know what you might find in the night. Ooh I'm just a busy bee, still alive in my hive. I'm looking for some other world To dream out my dreams. There were Kings who were laughing in the rain And they told me I'd come here to lead the parade All the colours were changing. The sky was in ruins The lights are all shining on me and on you Shine on............. Say it's alright Joe The night will soon be over And nothing and no one will ever know. Open my eyes Joe I'd like to see the daylight The clock on the wall says it's time to leave. Never seen the same face twice Never walked the same way The little love that I have knowm I keep to myself. If there's a fire it's asleep in my bed I must leave it to burn until it burns itself out Catch as you can I'm not staying here long I'll be coming back early or never at all Shine on............. 43 ** Genesis *** 5.10. The Lady Lies The man steps out in the moonlight At the sound of a scream from below. He thinks he is a warrior So he picks up his sword and goes. From the mouth of the monster He rescues the maiden fair, But we know she's a demon Come to lure him to the demon's lair. Through restless foliage and tall trees he leads To a house in a clearing, a place in her fear she calls home. 'Come with me, I need you, I fear the dark and I live all alone. I'll give you wine and food too And something special after if you like.' And though his body bids him To enter in with her, There was something in her manner That his mind could not ignore. Also it is whispered In the kingdom far and wide. To beware a little cottage. In the forest in a glade. For who knows what magic takes place in his world? So he just thanks her kindly preparing to go on his way 'Come with me, I need you, I fear the dark and I live all alone. I'll give you wine and food too And something special after if you like. Come to my garden, Taste the fruits and the spices of love.. You can't resist me, I'm the kind that your dreams tell you of'. 'So glad you could make it We had everything arranged. So glad you saw fit to pay a call'. Some men never listen, Others never learn, But why this man did as he did Only he will ever know. He knew he was walking Into a waiting trap, Neatly set up for him With a bait so richly wrapped. So he went inside there to take on what he found But he never escaped them, for who can escape what he desires? 'Come with me, I need you, I fear the dark and I live all alone. I'll give you wine and food too And something special after if you like.' 44 ** Genesis *** 5.11. Follow You Follow Me Stay with me, My love I hope you'll always be Right here by my side if ever I need you Oh my love In your arms, I feel so safe and so secure Everyday is such a perfect day to spend Alone with you I will follow you will you follow me All the days an nights that we know will be I will stay with you will you stay with me Just one single tears in each passing year With the dark, I see so very clearly now All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now Fading away I can say The night is long but you are there Close at hand I'm better for the smile you give And while I live I will follow you will you follow me All the days and nights that we know will be I will stay with you will you stay with me Just one single tear in each passing year there will be I will follow you etc.
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