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
I had to listen had no choice

I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My heart was 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
Tho my life was in a rut
Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut

I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart was going boom boom boom
Hey, he said, grab your things,
I've come to take you home.
Yeah 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 was going boom boom boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my things,
They've come to take me home.


Dave said...

Solsbury? or Salisbury?

I, like the view said...

I always wondered that. . .

Anonymous G said...

got back up outtta bed 'cause i couldn't sleep.

now i'll be humming this all the way 'til morning!

my heart going boom boom boom.......

'shot said...


Gordie said...

Peter Gabriel ... couldn't think of a rhyme for Chilcombe Bottom.

I like that "grab your things. I've come to take you home".

the Beep said...

beep beep

beep beep


I, like the view said...

beep wrong song mate! I was singing "baby you can drive my car" last week


nice to see you're still alive and kicking tho - hope all's well chez OO and that Heston is pucker


gordie I like you!

shot good morning to you too, sir

I, like the view said...

g it'a a good one to be singing


hope you got some sleep


Mel said...

k.....I failed to listen to Mr. Gabriel this morning but I did give it a listen this evening......
NOT exactly music to sleep by...LOL...but somehow I'm thinkin' he's better listened to in bed.

Ohgawddddddd.....LOL.....don't ask!!