PETER GABRIEL


On The Air Lyrics

Built in the belly of junk by the river, my cabin stands;
Made from the trash I dug off the heap with my own bare hands.
Every night I'm back at the shack, I'm sure no one is there,
I'm putting the aerial up, so I can go out on the air...

On the air
On the air
On the air

Every morning I'm out at dawn with the dwarfs and tramps
For a silent communion lit from above by the sodium lamps.
Everyone I meet on the street acts as if I wasn't there,
But they're all going to know who I am, 'cos I can go out on the air.

[Chorus] (On the air...)

Leaving the car down the leafy lane,
Turning out Tarzan for my Jungle Jane.
Anyone at all, from Captain Zero
And his band of superheroes standing by on call.
Oh it's not easy,
No it's not easy making real friends...

Don't give me your steak-reared milkboys, milkboys,
Half alive on empty white noise, white noise,
I've got power, I'm proud to be loud, my signal goes out clear,
I want everybody to know that Bozo is here!

[Chorus]

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Meaning to "On The Air" song text (2 meanings)
Ptek 01/26/11,17:53
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Mozo is actually a character in a planned, but never executed concept album that Gabriel envisioned after leaving Genesis, but never got around to making.
Garuder 08/31/09,15:53
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This entry is completely correct except for the last verse .. I want everybody to know that Bozo is here .. The name is actually Mozo. Mozo is a cryptic, recurring unknown persona in his material.
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