Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill (Live DNA)

//Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill (Live DNA)

Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill (Live DNA)

On Feb. 25th of 1977, former Genesis front-man Peter Gabriel released his solo debut album, his first of four untitled albums. From this album spawned this classic. 40 years of delicious goodness. Gabriel has said of the song’s meaning, “It’s about being prepared to lose what you have for what you might get … It’s about letting go.” Former band-mate¬†Tony Banks acknowledges that the song reflects Gabriel’s decision to break ties with Genesis, but it can be also applied in a broader sense.

I love this video clipped together from his past concerts. Excellent editing makes it really cool.

Enjoy

Lyrics

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
I just had to trust imagination
My heart 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
Though my life was in a rut
Till I thought of what I’d say
And which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom, boom, boom
Son, he said, grab your things I’ve come to take you 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
Close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
So 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 going boom, boom, boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my things they’ve come to take me home

Come back home
Come back home
Come back home

Songwriters: Peter Gabriel
Solsbury Hill lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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