here comes the flood

Peter Gabriel

When the night shows
the signals grow on radios
All the strange things
they come and go, as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
still waiting for the swollen Easter tide There’s no point in direction
we cannot even choose a side.

I took the old track
the hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
they were getting older, sons and daughters The jaded underworld was
riding high Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky and as the nail sunk
in the cloud, the rain was warm and soaked the crowd.

Lord, here comes the flood
We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
in any still alive
It’ll be those who gave their island to survive Drink up, dreamers,
you’re running dry.

When the flood calls,
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You’re a thousand minds, within a flash
Don’t be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there’s only you and me And if we break before the
dawn, they’ll use up what we used to be.

Lord, here comes the flood
We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again, the seas are silent
in any still alive
It’ll be those who gave their island to survive Drink up, dreamers,
you’re running dry.

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2 Responses to here comes the flood

  1. DavidK says:

    Awesome, awesome song. I was addicted to it one summer in camp. Have you heard the version on Exposure as well?

  2. zosa says:

    in fact, that was my first "exposure" to the song! I really like when he plays it stripped down to the bare elements.

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