Dance On a Volcano

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Genesis are an English rock band that formed in 1967. The band currently consists of its three longest-tenured members - Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar), who were founder members; and Phil Collins (vocals, drums), who first joined in 1970. Past members Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Anthony Phillips (guitar), also played major roles in the band in its early years. Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide. more »


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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! Hey! Hey! 
If you don't want to boil as well. 
Be-be-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.

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Written by: Anthony George Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Steven Richard Hackett


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