Peter Gabriel (81 Lyrics)
Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English England musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist lead vocals and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis Genesis [more..]


 

A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World
Saturday is shopping day-- I drive my car but there's no place to park it --no respect for superman in supermarket I guess there must be trouble but I not been alerted looking round the store it...

Animal Magic
What did you mean when you opened your mouth and let all our secrets out You told him what I was about my cover was completely blown I tell you darlin', I've been watching the war film I got a few...

Big Time
Big TimePeter GabrielI'm on my way, I'm making itI've got to make it show, yeahso much larger than lifeI'm going to watch it growingthe place where I come from is a small townthey think so...

D.I.Y.
Don't tell me what I will do, 'cos I won't Don't tell me to believe in you, 'cos I don't Be on your guard, better hostile and ha --don't risk affection Like flesh to the bone in the no-go zone...

Exposure
Exposure Exposure Exposure Exposure Exposure Exposure Exposure Space is what I need it's what I feed on Exposure Exposure Exposure Exposure Exposure Out in the open Exposure

Flotsam And Jetsam
Doing nothing stuck in the mud Just pumping the blood The water level's getting low Something ugly's going to show If I could only touch you I guess you'd be alarmed If only I could touch you I...

Groving Up
Folded in your fleshy purse I am floating once again While the muted sounds are pumping rhythm All the walls close in on me Pressure’s building wave on wave ‘til the water breaks...

Home Sweet Home
Met this girl called Josephine and took her up on my machine We had a little fun and now we got a little one Had to get married, being chased out of town Found ourselves a place to live, we put all...

In Your Eyes
Love I get so lost, sometimes Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart When I want to run away I drive off in my car But whichever way I go I come back to the place you are All my instincts,...

Indigo
It's too late This model's out of date Got every spare part But there ain't much heart inside here Not like the start I was good at the art of survival I've always tried To keep my troubles deep...

Modern Love
Hey, I'm feeling so dirty, you're looking so clean All you can give is a spin in your washing machine I fly off to Rome to my prima bella She leaves me in the rain with telescopic umbrella Ooh the...

On The Air
Built in the belly of junk by the river my cabin stands Made from the trash I dug out 'the heap, with my own fair hands Every night, I'm back at the s*** and I'm sure no one is there I'm putting...

Perspective
I need perspective 'cos I'm facing the wall I need perspective 'cos I'm not that tall I need perspective heard the trumpet call Don't trust my eyes want to know where things fall I need perspective...

Sledgehammer
SledgehammerPeter Gabrielyou could have a steam trainif you'd just lay down your tracksyou could have an aeroplane flyingif you bring your blue sky backall you do is call meI'll be anything you...

Solsbury Hill
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill I could see the city lights 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,...

Steam
SteamPeter GabrielStand Back!Stand Back!What are those dogs doing sniffing at my feetThey're on to something, picking upPicking up this heat, this heat{Chorus 1:}Give me steamAnd how you feel to...

White Shadow
Ten coaches roll into the dust Chrome windows turned to rust 'Hand on inside they know they must Hanging on the green backed words "In God we trust" No one knew if the spirit died All wrapped to go...


Strawberry Fields
chorus: Let me take you down 'cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields Nothing is real and nothing to get hungabout. Strawberry Fields forever. Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you...


Curtains
Oh draw the blinds We can shut out the night Pull up the blankets Pull the blankets up tight And there are angels on our curtains They keep the outside out And there are lions on our curtains They...


I Grieve
It was only one hour ago It was all so different then Nothing yet has really sunk in Looks like it always did This flesh and bone is just the way that we are tied in But there's no one home I...


In The Sun
I picture you in the sun Wondering what went wrong And falling down on your knees Asking for sympathy And being caught inbetween All you wish for and all you seem And trying to find anything You...


Down The Dolce Vita
'Hey Mac, see you down the Dolce Vita! 'Get back, we don't have time 'Cos I hear we're sending off the heroes When the year goes, they're out of the bay, Trying to find a way to make it alive' 'So...

Moribund, The Burgermeister
Caught the chaos in the market square I don't know what, I don't know why, but something's wrong down there Their bodies twistin' and turnin' in a thousand ways The eyes all rollin' round and round...

Slowburn
We're character actors from the Tower of Babel Bewildered, burnt out, hardly able To sit astride the high wire cable It's hard to balance, a little unstable. Through broken eyes and contact lenses...


Excuse Me
Excuse me You're wearing out my joie de vie Grabbing those good years again I want to be alone Excuse me I'm not the man I used to be Someone else crept in again I want to be alone Excuse me please...

Here Comes The Flood
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...

Humdrum
I saw the man at J.F.K. He took your ticket yesterday In the humdrum I ride tandem with a random Things don't run the way I planned them In the humdrum Hey Valentina, do you want me to beg? You got...

Waiting For The Big One
The wine's all drunk and so am I Here with the hoi-poloi, don't ask me why We're celebratin' anticipatin'; end of the year everybody come, everybody here - well more or less Some already in a mess...


...And Through The Wire
And through the wire I hear your voice And through the wire I touch the power And through the wire I see your face It's through the wire Friday night, you're staying at home I want you I'm tickling...

Biko
September '77 Port Elizabeth weather fine It was business as usual In police room 619 Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja -The man is dead When I try to...

Family Snapshot
The streets are lined with camera crews Everywhere he goes is news Today is different Today is not the same Today I make the action Take snapshot into the light, snapshot into the light I'm...

Games Without Frontiers
Games Without Frontiers Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays...

I Don't Remember
I got no means to show identification I got no papers show you what I am You'll have to take me just the way that you find me What's gone is gone and I do not give a damn Empty stomach, empty head...

Intruder
I know something about opening windows and doors I know how to move quietly to creep across creaky wooden floors I know where to find precious things in all your cupboards and drawers Slipping the...

Lead A Normal Life
It's nice here with a view of the trees Eating with a spoon? They don't give you knives? 'Spect you watch those trees Blowing in the breeze We want to see you lead a normal life

No Self Control
Got to get some food I'm so hungry all the time I don't know how to stop I don't know how to stop Got to get some sleep I'm so nervous in the night I don't know how to stop No, I don't know how to...

Not One Of Us
It's only water In a stranger's tear Looks are deceptive But distinctions are clear A foreign body And a foreign mind Never welcome In the land of the blind You may look like we do Talk like we do...

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And Through The Wire
And through the wire I hear your voice And through the wire I touch the power And through the wire I see your face It's through the wire Friday night, you're staying at home I want you I'm tickling...


Lovetown
People go *** and pick up these trails Someone before me laid down these rails When it's loaded up too heavy, this engine fails In lovetown I can't settle down And do those teeth still match the...


I Go Swimming
Ooh, I go swimming, swimming in the water Swimming in the river, swimming in the sea I go swimming I go swimming, swimming in the water Swimming in the pool, swimming is cool I go swimming The sun...

I Have The Touch
The time I like is the rush hour, cos I like the rush The pushing of the people - I like it all so much Such a mass of motion - do not know where it goes I move with the movement and ... I have the...

San Jacinto
Thick cloud - steam rising - hissing stone on sweat lodge fire Around me - buffalo robe - sage in bundle - run on skin Outside - cold air - stand, wait for rising sun Red paint - eagle feathers -...

Shock The Monkey
Shock the monkey to life Shock the monkey to life Cover me when I run Cover me through the fire Something knocked me out' the trees Now I'm on my knees Cover me, darling please Monkey, monkey,...

The Family And The Fishing Net
Suffocated by mirrors, stained by dreams Her honey belly pulls the seams Curves are still upon the hinge Pale zeros tinge the tiger skin Moist as grass, ripe and heavy as the night The sponge is...

The Rhythm Of The Heat
Looking out the window I see the red dust clear High up on the red rock Stands the shadow with the spear The land here is strong Strong beneath my feet it feeds on the blood it feeds on the heat...


The Tower That Ate People
There's a bump in the basement There's a knocking on the wall In the pumping of the pistons I swear I heard your call There's a bump in the basement There's a hole in the floor There's a guard in...


Mother Of Violence
Walking the street with her *** feet So full of rhythm but I can't find the beat Snapping her heels clicking her toes Everybody knows just where she goes Fear, fear -- she's the mother of...


Across The River
Across the river Across the river Across the river I go

Red Rain
red rain is coming down red rain red rain is pouring down pouring down all over me I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream I cannot make a single sound as you scream it can't be that cold,...

Secret World
I stood in this sunsheltered place 'Til I could see the face behind the face All that had gone before had left no trace Down by the railway siding In our secret world, we were colliding All the...

Shaking The Tree
Souma Yergon, Sou Nou Yergon, We are shakin' the tree Souma Yergon, Sou Nou Yergon, We are shakin' the tree Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life Waiting your time, you're more than just a...


Kiss Of Life
See me a big woman, big woman look how you dance See me a big woman, big woman caught in a trance Dancing on the tabletop, covered up with the Easter feast You're dancing for the fishermen, from...

Lay Your Hands On Me
Sat in the corner of the Garden Grill, with plastic flowers on the window sil No more miracles, loaves and fishes, been so busy with the washing of the dishes Reaction level's much too high - I can...

Wallflower
6x6 - from wall to wall Shutters on the windows, no light at all Damp on the floor you got damp on the bed They're trying to get you crazy - get you out of your head They feed you scraps and they...


The Book Of Love
The book of love is long and boring No one can lift the damn thing It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing But I I love it when you read to me And you You can read me...


Don't Give Up
in this proud land we grew up strong we were wanted all along I was taught to fight, taught to win I never thought I could fail no fight left or so it seems I am a man whose dreams have all...

In Your Eyes
PETER GABRIEL LYRICS "In Your Eyes" love I get so lost, sometimes days pass and this emptiness fills my heart when I want to run away I drive off in my car but whichever way I go I come back to the...

Mercy Street
looking down on empty streets, all she can see are the dreams all made solid are the dreams all made real all of the buildings, all of those cars were once just a dream in somebody's head she...

That Voice Again
I want to be with you I want to be clear but each time I try it's the voice I hear I hear that voice again I'm listening to the conversation: judge and jury in my head it's colouring everything all...

This Is The Picture
excellent birds flying birds excellent birds watch them fly, there they go falling snow excellent snow here it comes. watch it fall long words excellent words I can hear them now this is the...

This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
flying birds excellent birds watch them fly, there they go falling snow excellent snow here it comes. watch it fall long words excellent words I can hear them now this is the picture, this is the...

We Do What We're Told
milgram's 37 we do what we're told we do what we're told we do what we're told told to do we do what we're told we do what we're told we do what we're told told to do one doubt one voice one war...


Darkness
i'm scared of swimming in the sea dark shapes moving under me every fear i swallow makes me small inconsequential things occur alarms are triggered memories stir it's not the way it has to be i'm...

Growing Up
folded in your fleshy purse i am floating once again while the muted sounds are pumping rhythm all the walls close in on me pressure's building wave on wave till the water breaks - and outside i...

More Than This
i woke up and the world outside was dark all so quiet before the dawn opened up the door and walked outside the ground was cold i walked until i couldn't walk any more to a place i'd never been...

My Head Sounds Like That
the metal jangles as the key turns unlock the door, wipe my feet clean oh my head sounds like that the oil is spitting in the saucepan i squeeze the sponge and let the cat out oh my head sounds...

No Way Out
saw a group of people forming round a figure lying down and someone runs to make a phone call and the man kneels on the ground the man kneels on the ground the man kneels on the ground there's a...

Signal To Noise
you know the way that things go when what you fight for starts to fall and in that fuzzy picture the writing stands out on the wall so clearly on the wall send out the signals deep and loud and in...

Sky Blue
lost my time lost my place in sky blue those two blue eyes light your face in sky blue i know how to fly, i know how to drown in sky blue warm wind blowing over the earth sky blue i sing through...

The Barry Williams Show
The Barry Williams Show let's go one man at the window one girl at the bar saw that look of recognition when they know just who you are i seen you on the tv i seen you on that show you make the...


Blood Of Eden
I caught sight of my reflection I caught it in the window I saw the darkness in my heart I saw the signs of my undoing They had been there from the start And the darkness still has work to do The...

Come Talk To Me
The wretched desert takes it's form, The jackal proud and tight, In search of you I feel my way, Through slowest heaving night Whatever fear invents, I swear it make no sense I reach out through...

Digging In The Dirt
Something in me, dark and sticky All the time it's getting strong No way of dealing with this feeling Can't go on like this too long This time you've gone too far This time you've gone too far This...

Fourteen Black Paintings
From the pain come the dream From the dream come the vision From the vision come the people From the people come the power From this power come the change

Kiss That Frog
Jump in the water.... Sweet little princess, let me introduce his frogness You alone can get him singing, He's all puffed up, wanna be your king Oh you can do it, c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon...

Love To Be Loved
So, you know how people are When it's all gone much too far The way their minds are made Still, there's something you should know That I could not let show That fear of letting go And in this...

Only Us
Only Us [x3] It wasn't in the words that kept sticking in their throats It wasn't with the angels in their quilted coats These battered wings still kick up dust Seduced by the noise and the bright...

Washing Of The Water
River, river, carry me on Living river, carry me on River, river, carry me on To the place where I come from So deep, so wide, will you take me on your back for a ride If I should fall, would you...


Down To Earth (Featuring The Soweto Gospel Choir)
Did you think that your feet had been bound By what gravity brings to the ground Did you feel you were tricked By the future you picked Well, come on down All those rules don't apply When you're...



 

 
Peter Gabriel

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