Solsbury Hill 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
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 him silenced 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
Tho' my life was in a rut
'Till I thought of what I'd say
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
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home."
(Back home.)

When illusions spin a net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
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."

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Songwriter(s): Gabriel Peter Brian
Record Label(s): 2012 Peter Gabriel Ltd
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Meaning to "Solsbury Hill" song lyrics (3 meanings)
Reg78 06/13/12,23:56

Well according to Google, it is the telling of his thoughts on leaving Genesis. And if you read the lyrics, it makes sense.
AliCat 06/10/12,20:21

Reading rumors Solsbury Hill was thought to house ghosts and demons in the Middle Ages; connection here to that?
Ramundo d'Amore 03/02/10,00:13

Peter rejoices at the end with some serious power chords. Is this a religious experience story? Its art rock complete with odd timings and flutes, but its got a hook and is boldly sung. A favorite.
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