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Solsbury Hill
by Peter Gabriel



Climbing up on Solsbury hill.
I could see the city light.
Wind was blowing, time stood still.
Eagle flew out in the night.

He was something to observe.
Came in close I heard a voice.
Standing stricken every nerve.
I had to listen, I had no choice.

I could not the believe the information.
I just had to trust imagination.
My heart goin' 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 will soon be shut.


So I went from day to day.
Though my life was in a rut.
Til' I thought of what I'd say.
Of which connection, i should cut.

I was feeling part of the scenery.
I walked right out of the machinery.
My heart goin' BOOM BOOM BOOM.

Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home.

When illusion spins her net
I'm never where I wanna be.
Liberty she pirouettes
When I think that I am free.

Watch my empty silhouette.
They 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 goin' BOOM BOOM BOOM.
Hey! I said: you can take my things, they've come to take me home.
Eeehh, eehh, eeeh I'll soon be home
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Lyrics submitted by Alan.