содержание
 
 1.     "SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND"                      3
 1.1.   Dancing With The Moonlit Knight                     3
 1.2.   I Know What I Like (in your wardrobe)               4
 1.3.   Firth Of Fifth                                      5
 1.4.   More Fool Me                                        5
 1.5.   The Battle of Epping Forest                         6
 1.6.   The Cinema Show                                     8
 1.7.   Aisle Of Plenty                                     9
 2.     "THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY"                   10
 2.1.   The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway                     10
 2.2.   Fly on a Windshield.                               11
 2.3.   Broadway Melody of 1974                            12
 2.4.   Cuckoo Cocoon                                      12
 2.5.   In the Cage                                        12
 2.6.   The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging             14
 2.7.   Back in N.Y.C.                                     15
 2.8.   Counting Out Time                                  15
 2.9.   The Carpet Crawlers                                16
 2.10.  The Chamber of 32 Doors                            17
 2.11.  Lilywhite Lilith                                   18
 2.12.  Anyway                                             19
 2.13.  The Supernatural Anaestheticst                     19
 2.14.  The Lamia                                          19
 2.15.  The Colony of Slippermen                           20
 2.15.0.1.The Arrival                                      20
 2.15.0.2.A Visit to the Doktor                            21
 2.15.0.3.The Raven                                        21
 2.16.  The Light Dies down on Broadway                    22
 2.17.  Riding the Scree                                   22
 2.18.  In the Rapids Moving down the water  John  is
        drifting  out  af  sight  It's  only  at  the
        turning point That you find out how to fight.      23
 2.19.  It                                                 23
 3.     "A TRICK OF THE TAIL"                              25
 3.1.   Dance on a Volcano                                 25
 3.2.   Entangled                                          25
 3.3.   Squonk                                             26
 3.4.   Mad Man Moon                                       27
 3.5.   Robbery, Assault and Battery                       28
 3.6.   Ripples...                                         29
 3.7.   A Trick of the Tail                                30
 4.     "WIND AND WUTHERING"                               31
 4.1.   Eleventh Earl of Mar                               31
 4.2.   One for the Vine                                   32
 4.3.   Your Own Special Way                               33
 4.4.   All in a Mouse's Night.                            34
 4.5.   Blood on the Rooftops                              35
 4.6.   Afterglow                                          35
 5.     "... AND THEN THERE WERE THREE ..."                37
 5.1.   Down and Out                                       37
 5.2.   Undertow                                           38
 5.3.   Ballad of Big                                      38
 5.4.   Snowbound                                          39
 5.5.   Burning Rope                                       40
 5.6.   Deep in the Motherlode                             40
 5.7.   Many Too Many                                      41

                               2 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
 5.8.   Scenes from a Night's Dream                        41
 5.9.   Say It's Alright Joe                               42
 5.10.  The Lady Lies                                      43
 5.11.  Follow You Follow Me                               44

                               3 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
               1. "SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND"
 
                           (p) 1973
 
 
1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
3. Firth Of Fifth
4. More Fool Me (Vocal Phil)
5. The Battle Of Epping Forest
6. After The Ordeal
7. The Cinema Show
8. Aisle Of Plenty
  (The Famous Charisma Label - CAS 1074)
 
 
      1.1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
 
 
"Can you tell me where my country lies?"
said the unifaun to his true love's eyes.
"It lies with me!" cried the Queen of Maybe
-- for her merchandise, he traded in his prize.
   "Paper late!" cried a voice in the crowd.
   "Old man dies!" The note he left was signed
				'Old Father Thames'
   -- it seems he's drowned;
   selling england by the pound.
   Citizens of Hope & Glory,
   Time goes by - it's 'the time of your life'.
   Easy now, sit you down.
   Chewing through your Wimpey dreams,
   they eat without a sound;
   digesting england by the pound.
Young man says 'you are what you eat' - eat well.
Old man says 'you are what you wear' - wear well.
You know what you are, you don't give a damn;
bursting your belt that is your homemade sham.
   The Captain leads his dance right on through the night
   -- join the dance....
   Follow on! Till the Grail sun sets in the mould.
   Follow on! Till the gold is cold.
   Dancing out with the moonlit knight,
   Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout.
   There's a fat old lady outside the saloon;
   laying out the credit cards she plays Fortune.
   The deck is uneven right from the start;
   all of their hands are playing apart.

                               4 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
The Captain leads his dance right on through the night
-- join the dance....
Follow on! A Round Table-talking down we go.
You're the show!
Off we go with: - You play the hobbihorse,
		  I'll play the fool.
		  We'll tease the bull
		  ringing round & loud, loud & round.
Follow on! With a twist of the world we go.
Follow on! Till the gold is cold.
Dancing out with the moonlit Knight,
Knights of the Green Shield stamp and shout.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
 
 
      1.2. I Know What I Like (in your wardrobe)
 
 
(Lyrics based on the Cover Painting)
It's one o'clock and time for lunch,
When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench,
I can always hear them talk.
There's always been Ethel:
	"Jacob, wake up! You're got to tidy your room now."
And then Mister Lewis:
	"Isn't it time that he was out on his own?"
Over the garden wall, two little lovebirds - cuckoo to you!
		Keep them mowing blades sharp....
	I know what I like, and I like what I know;
	getting better in your wardrobe,
			stepping one beyond your show.
Sunday night, Mr Farmer called, said:
"Listen son, you're wasting time; there's a future for you
in the fire escape trade. Come up to town!"
But I remembered a voice from the past;
"Gambling only pays when you're winning"
-- I had to thank old miss Mort for schooling a failure.
		Keep them mowing blades sharp....
	I know what I like, and I like what I know;
	getting better in your wardrobe,
			stepping one beyond your show.
When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench,
I can always hear them talk.
Me, I'm just a lownmower -
		you can tell me by the way I walk.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

                               5 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      1.3. Firth Of Fifth
 
 
The path is clear
Though no eyes can see
The course laid down long before.
And so with gods and men
The sheep remain inside their pen,
Though many times they've seen the way to leave.
He rides majestic
Past homes of men
Who care not or gaze with joy,
To see reflected there
The trees, the sky, the lily fair,
The scene of death is lying just below.
The mountain cuts off the town from view,
Like a cancer growth is removed by skill.
Let it be revealed.
A waterfall, his madrigal.
An inland sea, his symphony.
Undinal songs
Urge the sailors on
Till lured by the siren's cry.
Now as the river dissolves in sea,
So Neptune has claimed another soul.
And so with gods and men
The sheep remain inside their pen,
Until the Shepherd leads his flock away.
The sands of time were eroded by
The river of constant change.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
 
 
      1.4. More Fool Me
 
 
Here am I
Who while away the mornings
Since you've gone
Too long have I lay alone
Not knowing which way to turn.
And there you are
Quite sure that you were right
Knowing full well
That I'd be the first one
		To go down.
And you'd be the one who was laughing
Except when things weren't going your way
Then the lady would say that she'd had enough
Wandering around on her own.
The day you left
I think you knew you'd not be back
Well at least it would seem that way
Because you never said goodbye.
But when it comes round to you and me
I'm sure it will work out alright.

                               6 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
And you'd be the one who was laughing
Giving me something I don't need
You know, I'd always hold you and keep you warm
Oh! More fool me.
But when it comes
Round to you and me
I ask myself
Do I really believe
In your love.
 
Yes, I'm sure it will work out alright.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
 
 
      1.5. The Battle of Epping Forest
 
 
(Taken from a news story concerning two rival gangs
 fighting over East-End Protection rights)
Along the Forest Road, there's hundreds of cars
					- luxury cars.
Each has got its load of convertible bars, cutlery cars
					- supercars!
For today is the day when they sort it out, sort it out,
	'cos they disagree on a gangland boundary.
	Yes, they disagree on a gangland boundary.
There's Willy Wright and his boys
		- one helluva noise, that's Billy's boys!
With fully-fashioned mugs, that's Little John's thugs,
		the Barking Slugs - supermugs!
For today is the day when they sort it out, sort it out,
	these Christian soldiers fight to protect the poor.
	East end heroes got to score in....
		the Battle of Epping Forest,
		it's the Battle of Epping Forest,
		right outside your door.
		You ain't seen nothing like it.
		No, you ain't seen nothing like it,
		not since the Civil War.
	Coming over the hill are the boys of Bill,
	and Johnny's lads stand very still.
	With the thumpire's shout, they all start to clout
	-- there's no guns in this gentleman's bout.
	Georgie moves in on the outside left
	with a chain flying round his head;
	and Harold Demure, from Art Literature,
	nips up the nearest tree.
			(Here come the cavalry!)
	Amidst the battle roar,
	accountants keep the score: 10 - 4.
	They've never been alone,after getting a radiophone.
	The bluebells are ringing for Sweetmeal Sam,real ham,
	handing out bread and jam just like any picnic.
It's 5-4 on William Wright;he made his pile on Derby night.
When Billy was a kid, walking the streets,
			the other kids hid - so they did!
Now,after working hard in security trade, he's got it made.
       The shops that need aid are those that haven't paid.

                               7 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
"I do my double-show quick!" said Mick the Prick,
					fresh out the nick.
"I sell cheap holiday. The minute they leave,
		     then a visit I pay - and does it pay!"
And his friend, Liquid Len by name,
			of Wine Women and Wandsworth fame,
	said "I'm breaking the legs
			of the bastard that got me framed!"
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
They called me the Reverend when I entered
				the Church unstained;
my employers have changed but the name has remained.
	It all began when I went on a tour,
	hoping to find some furniture.
	I followed a sign - it said "Beautiful Chest".
	It led to a lady who showed me her best.
	She was taken by surprise
			when I quickly closed my eyes.
	So she rang the bell, and quick as hell
	Bob the Nob came out on his job
	to see what the trouble was.
	"Louise, is the Reverend hard to please?"
	"You're telling me!"
	"Perhaps, sir, if it's not too late,
	we could interest you in our Staffordshire plate?"
"Oh no, not me, I'm a man of repute."
But the Devil caught hold of my soul
			and a voice called out "Shoot!"
	To save my steeple, I visited people;
	for this I'd gone when I met Little John.
	His name came, I understood,
	When the judge said "You are a robbing hood."
	He told me of his strange foundation,
	conceived on sight of the Woodstock nation;
	he'd had to hide his reputation.
	When poor, 'twas salvation from door to door.
	But now, with a pin-up guru every week,
	it's Love, Peace & Truth Incorporated
					for all who seek.
He employed me as a karmacanic, with overall charms.
His hands were then fit to receive, receive alms.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
That's why we're in
		the Battle of Epping Forest,
		it's the Battle of Epping Forest
		right outside your door.
		We guard your souls for peanuts,
		and we guard your shops and houses
		for just a little more.

                               8 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
	In with a left hook is the Bethnal Green Butcher,
	but he's countered on the right
				by Mick's chain-gang fight,
	and Liquid Len, with his smashed bottle men,
	is lobbing Bob the Nob across the gob.
	With his kisser in a mess, Bob seems under stress,
	but Jones the Jug hits Len right in the mug;
	and Harold Demure, who's still not quite sure,
	fires acorns from out of his sling.
		(Here come the cavalry!)
	Up, up above the crowd,
	inside their Silver Cloud, done proud,
	the bold and brazen brass,
			seen darkly through the glass.
	The butler's got jam on his Rolls;
				Roy doles out the lot,
	with tea from a silver pot just like any picnic.
Along the Forest Road,
	it's the end of the day and the Clouds roll away.
Each has got its load - they'll come out
		for the count at the break-in of day.
When the limos return for their final review,
					it's all thru'
-- all they can see is the morning goo.
"There's no-one left alive - must be a draw."
So the Blackcap Barons toss a coin to settle the score.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
 
 
      1.6. The Cinema Show
 
 
Home from work our Juliet
Clears her morning meal.
She dabs her skin with pretty smells
Concealing to appeal.
I will make my bed,
She said, but turned to go.
Can she be late for her cinema show?
Romeo locks his basement flat,
And scurries up the stair.
With head held high and floral tie,
A weekend millionaire.
I will make my bed
With her tonight, he cries.
Can he fail armed with his chocolate surprise?
Take a little trip back with father Tiresias,
Listen to the old one speak of all he has lived through.
I have crossed between the poles, for me there's no mystery.
Once a man, like the sea I raged,
Once a woman, like the earth I gave.
There is in fact more earth than sea.
 
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

                               9 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      1.7. Aisle Of Plenty
 
 
"I don't belong here," said old Tessa out loud.
   "Easy, love, there's the Safe Way Home."
-- and, thankful for her Fine Fair discounts,
				Tess Co-operates
		Still alone in o-hell-o
	     -- see the deadly nightshade grow
 
 
           ENGLISH RIBS OF BEEF CUT DOWN TO 47p. LB
        PEEK FREANS FAMILY ASSORTED FROM 1/(1/2) to 12
       FAIRY LIQUID GIANT - SLASHED FROM 20p. TO 17 1/2
                   TABLE JELLYS AT 4p. EACH
             ANCHOR BUTTER DOWN TO 11p FOR A 1/2
       BIRDS EYE DAIRY CREAM SPONGE ON OFFER THIS WEEK.
	It's Scrambled Eggs

                              10 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
              2. "THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY"
 
                           (p) 1974
 
 
 1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
 2. Fly on a Windshield
 3. Broadway Melody of 1974
 4. Cuckoo Cocoon
 5. In the Cage
 6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
 7. Back in N.Y.C. (New-York City)
 8. Counting out Time
 9. The Carpet Crawlers
10. The Chamber of 32 Doors
11. Lilywhite Lilith
12. Anyway
13. The Supernature Anaesthetist
14. The Lamia
15. The Colony of Slippermen
	a) The Arrival
	b) A Visit to the Doktor
	c) The Raven
16. The Light Dies Down On Broadway
17. Riding the Scree.
18. In the Rapids
19. It
 
 
      2.1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
 
 
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.
Early morning Manhattan,
Ocean winds blow on the land.
The Movie-Palace is now undone,
The all-night watchmen have had their fun.
Sleeping cheaply on the midnight show,
It's the same old ending-time to go
Get out!
It seems they cannot leave their dream.
There's something moving in the sidewalk steam,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.
Nightime flyers feel their pains.
Drugstore takes down the chains.
Metal motion comes in bursts,
But the gas station can quench that thirst
Suspension cracked on unmade road
The trucker's eyes read 'Overload'
And out of the subway,
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
Exits into daylight, spraygun hid,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

                              11 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
The lamb seems right out of place,
Yet the Broad way street scene find a focus in it's face.
Somehow it's lying there
Brings a stillness to the air.
Though man-made light, at night is very bright
There's no whitewash victim,
As the neons dim, to the coat of white.
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid.
Wipes his gun - he's forgotten what he did,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.
Suzanne tired, her work all done,
Thinks money-honey-be_on-neon.
Cabman's velwet glove sounds the horn
And the sawdust King spits out his scorn.
Wonder women draw your blind!
Don't look at me! I'm not your Kind.
I'm Rael!
Something inside me has just begun,
Lord Knows what I have done,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.
On Broadway -
They say the lights are always bright on Broadway.
They say there's always magic in the air.
 
 
      2.2. Fly on a Windshield.
 
 
There's something solid forming in the air
The wall of death is lowered in Time Square.
No-one seems to care,
They carry on as if nothing was there.
The wind is blowing harder now,
Blowing dust into my eyes.
The dust settles on my skin,
Making a crust I cannot move in
And I'm hovering like a fly,
Waiting for the windshield on the freeway.

                              12 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      2.3. Broadway Melody of 1974
 
 
Echoes of the Broadway Everglades,
With her mythical madonnas still malking in their shades
Lenny Bruce, declares a truce and plays his other hand.
Marshall McLuhan, casual viewin', head buried in the sand.
Sirens on the rooftops wailing,
	but there's no ship sailing.
Groucho, with his movies trailing,
	stands alone with his punchline failing.
Klu Klux Klan serve hot soul food
	and the band plays 'In the Mood'.
The sheerleader waves her cyanide wand, there's a smell
	of peach blossom and bitter almonde.
Caryl Chessman sniffs the air and lead the parade,
He knows in a scent, you can bottle all you made.
There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes
Smiling at the majorettes smoking WNston Cigarettes.
And as the song and dance begins
The children play at home with needles; needles and pins.
 
 
      2.4. Cuckoo Cocoon
 
 
Wrapped up in some powdered wool
	- I guess I'm losing touch.
Don't tell me this is dying,
	'cos I ain't changed that mush.
The only sound is water drops,
	I wonder where the hell I am,
Some Kind of jam?
Cuckoo Cocoon have I come to, too soon for you?
There's nothing I can recognise;
	this is nowhere that I've known.
With no sign of life at all, I guess that I'm alone.
And feel so secure that I know this can't be real
	but I feel good.
Cuckoo Cocoon have I come to, too soon for you?
I wonder if I'm prisoner locked in some Brooklyn jail -
- or some sort of Jonah shut up inside the whale.
No - I'm still Rael and I'm stuck in some kind of cave.
What could've saved me?
Cuckoo Cocoon have I come to, too soon for you?
 
 
      2.5. In the Cage
 
 
There's sunshine in my stomach
Like I just rocked my baby to sleep.
There's sunshine in my stomach
And I can't keep my from creeping sleep,
Sleep, deep in the deep.

                              13 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Rockface moves to press my skin
White liquids turn sour within
Turn fast-turn sour
Turn sweat-turn sour.
Must tell myself that I'm not here.
I'm drowning in a liquid fear.
Bottled in a strong compression,
My distortion shows obsession
In the cave.
Get me out of this cave!
If I keep self-control,
I'll be safe in my soul
And the childhood belief
Brings a moment's relief,
But my cynic soon returns
And the lifeboat burns.
My spirit just never learns.
Stalactites, stalagmites
Shut me in, lock me tight
Lips are dry, throat is dry.
Feel like burning, stomach churning,
I'm dressed up in a white costume.
Padding out leftover room.
Body stretching, feel the wretching
In the cage
Get me out of this cage!
In the glare of a light,
I see a strange kind of sight;
Of cages joined to form a star
Each person can't go very far
All tied to their things
They are netted by their strings
Free to flutter in memories of their wasted wings.
Outside the cage I see my brother John,
He turns his head so slowly round.
I cry out 'Help!' before he can be gone,
And he looks at me without a sound.
And I shout out 'John please help me!'
But he does not even want to try to speak.
I'm helpless in my violent rage.
And a silent tear of blood dribbles down his cheek,
And I watch him turn again and leave the cage.
My little runaway.
In a trap feel a strap
Holding still. Pinned for kill.
Chances narrow that I'll make it,
In the cushioned straight-jacket.
Just like 22-nd Street,
When they got me by my neck and feet
Pressures building, can't take more
My headaches charge. My earaches roar.
In the pain
Get me out of this rain.
If I could change to liquid,
I could fill the cracks up in the rock.
But I know that I am solid
And I am my own bad luck.
But outside John disappears and my cage dissolves,
And without any reason my body revolves.

                              14 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Keep on turning
Keep on turning
Turning around
Spinning around.
 
 
      2.6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
 
 
 "The last great adventure left to mankind"
- Screams a drooping lady
  offering her dreamdolls at less than extortionate prices,
  and as the notes and coins are taken out
  I'm taken in, to the factory floor.
  For the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- All ready to use
  the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- Just need a fuse.
  Got people stocked in every shade,
  Must be doing well with trade.
  Stamped, addressed, in odd fatality.
  That evens out their personality.
  With profit potential marked by a sign,
  I can recognise some of the production line,
  No bite at all in labour bondage,
  Just wrinkled wrapperes or human bandage.
  The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- All ready to use
  It's the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- Just need a fuse.
  The hall runs like clockwork
  Their hands mark out the time,
  Empty in their fullness
  Like a frozen pantomime
  Everyone's a sales representative
  Wearing slogans in their shrine.
  Dishing out failsafe superlative,
  Brother John is No. 9.
  For the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- All ready to use
  It's the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- Just need a fuse.
  The decor on the ceiling
  has planned out their future day
  I see no sign of free will,
  So I guess. I'll have to pay,
  pay my way,
  for the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- All ready to use
  the Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
- Just need a fuse.

                              15 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      2.7. Back in N.Y.C.
 
 
I see faces and traces of home back in New York City -
So you think I'm a tough kid? Is that what you heard?
Well I like to see some action and it gets into my blood.
They call me the trail blazer-Rael-electric razor
I'm the pitcher in the chain gang,we don't believe in pain
'cos we are only as strong,
	as the weakest link in the chain.
Let me out of Pontiac when I was just seventeen,
I had to get it out of me, if you know what I mean,
	what I mean.
You say i must be crazy, 'cos I don't care who I hit,
	who I hit.
But I know it's me that's hitting out and I'm not
	full of shit.
I don't care who I hurt. I don't care who I do wrong.
This is your mess I'm stuck in, I really don't belong.
When I take out my bottle, filled up high with gasoline,
You can tell by the night fires where Rael has been,
	has been.
	As I cuddled the porcupine
	He said I had none to blame, but me.
	Held my heart, deep in hair,
	Time to shave, shave it off, it off.
	No time for romantic escape,
	When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No!
	Off we go.
You're sitting in your comfort you don't believe I'm real,
You cannot buy protection from the way that I feel.
You progressive hypocrites hand out their trash,
But it was mine in the first place, so I'll burn it to ash.
And I've tasted all the strongest meats,
And laid them down in coloured sheets.
Who needs illusion of love and affection
When you're out walking in the streets with your mainline
	connection? Connection.
	As I cuddled the porcupine
	He said I had none to blame, but me.
	Held my heart, deep in hair,
	Time to shave, shave it off, it off.
	No time for romantic escape,
	When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No!
	Off we go.
 
 
      2.8. Counting Out Time
 
 
I'm counting out time
Got the whole thing down by numbers
All those numbers!
Give me guidance!
O Lord I need that now.

                              16 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
The day of judgement's come
And you can bet that I've been resting,
For this testing,
Digesting every word the experts say.
Erogenous zones I love you
Without you, what would a poor boy do?
Found a girl I wanted to date,
Thought I'd better get it straight.
Went to buy a book before's too late.
Don't leave nothing to fate.
And I have studied every line, every page in the book,
And now I've got the real thing here,
	I'm gonna take a look, take a look.
This is Rael!
I'm counting out time, hoping it goes like I planned it
'cos I understand it. Look! I've found the hotspots,
	Figs 1-9.
- still counting out time got my finger on the button,
"Don't say nutting - just lie there still
And I'll get you turned on just fine".
Erogenous zones I love you.
Without you, what would a poor boy do?
Touch and go with 1 & 6.
Bit of trouble in zone No. 7
Gotta remember all my tricks.
There's heaven ahead in No. 11.
Getting crusial responses with dilation of the pupils.
"Honey get hip! It's time to unzip, to unzip. Whipee!"
- More over Casanova -
I'm counting out time, reaction none to happy,
Please don't slap me,
I'm a red-blooded male and the book said I could not fail.
I'm counting out time, I got unexpected distress
	from my mistress,
I'll get my money back from the bookstore right away.
Erogenous zones I question you -
Without you what would a poor boy do?
Without you, mankind handkinds thru' the blues.
 
 
      2.9. The Carpet Crawlers
 
 
There is lambswool under my naked feet.
The wool is soft and warm,
- 'gives off some kind of heat.
A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed.
Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid.
The fleas cling to the golden fleece,
Hoping they'll find peace.
Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid.
There's no hiding in my memory.
There's no room to void.
The crawlers cover the floor in the red ochre corridor.
For my second sight of people, they're more lifeblood
	than before.
They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door,
Where the needle's eye is winking, closing on the poor.

                              17 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
The carpet crawlers heed their caller:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out".
There's only one direction in the faces that I see;
It's upward to the ceiling, where the chambers said to be.
Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root
	in every tree.
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they're free.
The carpet crawlers heed their caller:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out".
Mild-mannered supermen are held in Kryptonite,
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle
	with their bodies glowing bright.
Through the door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight;
It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight.
The carpet crawlers heed their caller:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out".
The porcelain mannikin with shattered skin fears attack.
The eager pack lift up their pitchers
	- they carry all they lack.
The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through
	the crack,
And the tickler takes his stickleback.
The carpet crawlers heed their caller:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out".
 
 
      2.10. The Chamber of 32 Doors
 
 
At the top of the stairs there's hundreds of people,
Running around to all the doors.
They try to find themselves an audience;
Their deductions need applause.
The rich man stands in front of me,
The poor man behind my back
They believe they can control the game,
But the juggle holds another pack.
I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.
I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.
I'd rather trust a countryman than a townman,
You can judge by his eyes, take a look if you can,
He'll smile through his guard
Survival trains hard.
I'd rather trust a man who works with his hands,
He looks at you once, you know he understands,
Don't need any shield
When you're out in the field.
But down here
I'm so alone with my fear
With every thing that I hear
And every single door, that I've walked through
Brings me back here again,
I've got to find my own way.

                              18 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
The priest and the magician,
Singing all the chants that they have ever heard;
they're calling out my name,
Even academics, searching printed word.
My father to the left of me,
My mother to the right,
Like everyone else they're pointing
But nowhere feels quite right
And I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.
I'd rather trust a man who doesn't shout what he's found,
There's no need to sell if you're homeward bound.
If I choose a side,
He won't take me for a ride.
Back inside
This chamber of so many doors;
I've nowhere to hide
I'd give you all of my dreams if you'd help me,
Find a door
That doesn't lead me back again
- Take me away.
 
 
      2.11. Lilywhite Lilith
 
 
The chamber was in confusion - all the voices
	shouting loud
I could only just hear a voice quite near say
	'Please help me through the crowd'.
'Said if I helped her thru' she could help me too,
But I could see that she was wholly blind.
But from her pale face and her pale skin,
	a moonlight shined.
	Lilywhite Lilith,
	She's gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night.
	Lilywhite Lilith,
	She gonna lead you right
When I'd led her through the people, the angry noise
	began to grow.
She said 'Let me feel the way the breezes blow and I'll
	show you where to go'.
So I followed her into a big round cave, she said
'They're coming for you, now don't be afraid'.
Then she sat me down on a cold stone throne,carved in jade.
	Lilywhite Lilith,
	She's gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night.
	Lilywhite Lilith,
	She gonna lead you right
She leaves me in my darkness,
I have to face my fear,
And the darkness closes in on me,
I can hear a whirring sound growing near.
I can see the corner of tunnel,
Lit up by whatever's coming ehe.
Two golden globes float into the room
And a blaze of white light fills the air.

                              19 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      2.12. Anyway
 
 
All the pumping's nearly over for my sweet heart,
This is the one for me,
Time to meet the chef,
Oh boy! Running man is out of death.
Feel cold and old, it's getting hard to catch my breath.
's back to ash, 'now you're had your flash boy.'
The rocks, in time, coppress
Your blood to oil,
Your flesh to coal,
Enrish the soil,
Not everybody's goal.
Anyway, they say she comes on a pale horse,
But I'm sure I hear a train.
O boy! I don't even feel no pain -
I guess I must be driving myself insane.
Damn it all! Does earth plug a hole in heaven,
Or heaven plug a hole in earth -
'How wonderful to be so profound,
When everything you are is dying underground'.
I feel the pull on the rope, let me off at the rainbow.
I could have been exploded in space
Different orbits for my bones.
Not me, just quietly buried in stones,
Keep the deadline open with my maker!
See me stretch; for God's elastic acre.
The door bell rings and its
'Good morning Rael
So sorry you had to wait.
It won't be long, yeh!
She's very rarely late'.
 
 
      2.13. The Supernatural Anaestheticst
 
 
Here comes the supernatural anaesthetist
If he wants you to snuff it
All he has to do is puff it
- he's such a fine dancer.
 
 
      2.14. The Lamia
 
 
The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near,
He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier.
Each step he takes, the perfumes change
From familiar fragrance to flavours strange.
A magnificent chamber meets his eye.

                              20 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Inside a long rose-water pool is shrouded by fine mist.
Stepping in the moist silence, with a warm breeze
	he's gently kissed.
Thinking he is quite alone
He enters the room, as if it were his own
But ripples on the sweet pink water
Reveal some company unthought of -
Rael stands astonished doubting his sight,
Struck by beauty, gripped in fright;
Three vermilion snakes of female face
The smallest motion, filled with grace
Muted melodies fill the echoing hall,
But there's no sign of warning in the siren's call:
'Rael welcome, we are the Lamia of the pool.
We have been waiting for our waters to bring you cool.'
Putting fear beside him, he trusts in beauty blind
He slips into the nectar, leaving his shredded
	clothes behind.
'With their tongues, they test, taste and judge all
	that is mine.
They move a series of caresses
That glide up and down my spine'.
As they nibble the fruit of my flesh, I feel no pain;
Only a magic that a name would stain.
With the first drop of my blood in their veins
Their faces are convulsed in mortal pains.
The fairest cries, 'We all have loved you, Rael'.
Each empty snakelike body floats,
Silent sorrow in empty boats.
A sickly sourness fills the room,
The bitter harvest of a dying bloom.
Looking for motion I know I will not find,
I stroke the curls now turning pale, in wich I'd lain
	entwined.
'O Lamia, your flesh that remains I will take as my food'
It is the scent of garlic that lingers on my chocolate
	fingers.
Looking behind me, the water turns icy blue,
The lights are dimmed and once again the stage is set
	for you.
 
 
      2.15. The Colony of Slippermen
 
 
 
      2.15.0.1. The Arrival
 
 
Rael:	I wandered lonely as a cloud,
	Till I came upon this dirty street.
	I've never seen a stranger crowd;
	Slubberdegullions on squeaky feet,
	Continually pacing,
	With nonchalant embracing,
	Each orifice disgracing
	And one facing me moves to say "hellay".

                              21 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
	His skin's all covered in slimy lumps.
	With lips that slide across each chin.
	His twisted limbs like rubber stumps
	Are waved in welcome say 'Please join in'.
	My grip must be flipping
	Cos his handshake keeps slipping,
	My hopes keep on dipping
	And his lips keep on smilling all the time.
Slipperman:	'We, like you, have tasted love.
		Don't be alarmed at what you see,
		You yourself are just the same
		As what you see in me'.
Rael:	'Me, like you? Like that!"
Slipperman:	'You better watch it son,
		Your sentence has only just begun.
		You better run and join
		Your brother John'.
 
 
      2.15.0.2. A Visit to the Doktor
 
 
Slipperman:	'You're in the colony of Slippermen.
		There's no who? Why? What? Or when?
		You get out if you've got the gripe
		To see, Doktor Dyper, reformed sniper -
		he'll whip off your windscreenwiper
Rael:	'John and I are able
	To face the Doktor and his marble table'.
The Doktor:    'Understand Rael,it's the end of your tail'.
Rael:	'Don't delay, dock the dick!'
	I watch his countdown timer tick...
 
 
      2.15.0.3. The Raven
 
 
He places the number into a tube,
A yellow plastic shootedoobe
It says: 'Though your fingers may tickle
You'll be safe in our pickle'.
Suddenly, black cloud comes down from the sky.
It's a supersize black bird that sure can fly.
The raven brings on darkness and night
He flies right down, gives me one hell of a fright.
He takes the tube right out of my hands
Man, I've got to find where that black bird lands.
'Look here, John, I've got to run
I need you now, you going to come?'
He says to me:
'Now can't you see
Where the raven flies there's jeopardy.
We've been cured on the couch
Now you're sick with your grouch.
I'll not risk my honey pouch
Which my slouch will wear slung very low'.

                              22 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Rael:
He walks away and leaves me once again.
Even though I never learn,
I'd hoped He'd show just some concern.
I'm in agony of Slipperpain
I pray my undercarriage will sustain.
The chase is on, the pace is hot
But I'm running so very hard with everything I've got.
He leads me down an underpass
Though it narrows, he still flies very fast,
When the tunnel stops
I catch sight of the tube, just as it drops.
I'm on top of a bank too steep to climb
I see it hit the water just in time
to watch it float away.
 
 
      2.16. The Light Dies down on Broadway
 
 
As he walks along the george's edge,
He meets a sense of yesteryear.
A window in the bank above his head
Reveals his home amidst the streets.
Subway sounds, the sounds of complaint
The smell of acid on his gun of paint.
As it carves out anger in a blood-red band,
Destroyed tomorrow by an unknown hand;
- My home.
Is this the way out from this endless scene?
Or just an entrance to another dream?
And the light dies down on Broadway.
But as the skylight beckons him to leave,
He hears a scream from far below.
Within the raging water, writhes the form
Of brother John, he cries for help.
The date is fading now, but open wide.
But John is drowning, I must decide
Between the freedom I had in the rat-race,
Or to stay forever in this forsaken place;
Hey John!
He makes for the river and the gate is gone,
Back to the void where it come from.
And the light dies down on Broadway.
 
 
      2.17. Riding the Scree
 
 
Struggling down the slope,
There's not much hope.
I begin to try to ride the scree
But the rocks are tumbling all around me.
If I want John alive,
I've got to ditch my fear - take a dive
While I've still got my drive to survive.
Evel knievel you got nothing on me.
Here I go!

                              23 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      2.18. In the Rapids Moving down the water  John  is
            drifting  out  af  sight  It's  only  at  the
            turning point That you find out how to fight.
 
In the cold, feel the cold
all around.
And the rush of crashing water
Surrounds me with its sound.
Striking out to reach you
I can't get through to the other side,
When you racing in the rapids
There's only one way, that's to ride.
Taken down, taken down
By the undertow
And I'm spiralled down the river bed,
My fire is burning low.
Catching hold of a rock that's firm,
I'm waiting for John to be carried past
We hold together and shoot the rapids fast.
And when the waters slow down
The dark and the deep
have no-one left to keep.
Hang on John+ We're out of this at last.
Something's changed, that's not your face.
It's mine!
 
 
      2.19. It
 
 
When it's cold, it come slow
it is warm, just watch it grow
- all around me
it is here, it is now.
Just a little bit of it can bring you up or down.
Like the supper it is cooking in your hometown.
It is chicken, it is eggs,
It is in between your legs.
It is walking on the moon,
leaving your cocoon.
It is the jigsaw. It is purple haze.
It never stays in one place, but it's not a passing phase.
It is in the singles bar, in the distance of the face
It is in between the cages, it is always in a space.
It is her. It is now.
Any rock can be made to roll
If you've enocgh of it to pay the toll
It has no home in words of goal
Not even in your favourite hole
It is the hope for the dope
When you ride the horse without a hoof
It is shaken not stirred;
Cocktails on the roof.

                              24 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
When you eat right fru it you see everything alive
It is inside spirit, with enough grit to survive
If you think that it's pretentious, you've been taken
	for a ride.
Look across the mirror, before you choose the cide.
It is here! It is now!
It is real! It is Rael!
'cos it's only knock and knowall, but I like It.

                              25 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
                   3. "A TRICK OF THE TAIL"
 
                           (p) 1975
 
 
1. Dance on a Volcano
2. Entangled
3. Squonk
4. Mad Man Moon
5. Robbery, Assault & Battery
6. Ripples
7. A Trick of the Tail
8. Los Endos
 
 
      3.1. Dance on a Volcano
 
 
Holy Mother of God
You've got to go faster than that to get to the top.
Dirty old mountain
All covered in smoke, she can turn you to stone
So you better start doing it right
       better start doing it right.
You're halfway up and you're halfway down
And the pack on your back is turning you around.
Throw it away, you won't need it up there, and remember
You don't look back whatever you do.
Better start doing it right.
On your left and on your right
Crosses are green and crosses are blue
Your friends didn't make it through.
Out of the night and out of the dark
Into the fire and into the fight
Well that's the way the heroes go, Ho! Ho! Ho!
Through a crack in Mother Earth,
Blazing hot, the molten rock
Spills out over the land,
And the lava's the lover who licks your boots away. Hey!
If you don't want to boil as well,
B-B-Better start the dance
D-D-Do you want to dance with me.
The music's playing, the notes are right
Put your left foot first and move into the light.
The edge of this hill is the edge of the world
And if you're going to cross
		you better start doing it right
		    better start doing it right.
Let the dance begin.
 
 
      3.2. Entangled
 
 
When you're asleep they may show you
Aerial views of the ground,
Freudian slumber empty of sound.

                              26 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Over the rooftops and houses,
Lost as it tries to be seen,
Fields of incentive covered with green.
Mesmerised children are playing.
Meant to be seen but not heard.
"Stop me from dreaming!"
"Don't be absurd!"
"Well if we can help you we will.
You're looking tired and ill.
As I count backwards
Your eyes become heavies still.
Sleep, won't you allow yourself fall?
Nothing can flurt you at all.
With your consent
I can experiment further still."
Madrigal music is playing,
Voices can faintly be heard.
"Please leave this patient undisturbed."
Sentenced to drift far away now.
Nothing is quite what it seems,
Sometimes entangled in your own dreams.
"Well, if we can help you we will,
Soon as you're tired and ill.
With your consent
We can experiment further still.
Well, thanks to our Kindness and skill
You'll have no trouble until
You catch your breath
And the nurse will present you the bill!"
 
 
      3.3. Squonk
 
 
Like father like son
Not flesh nor fish nor bone
A red raghangs from an open mouth.
Alive at both ends but a little dead in the middle,
A-tumbling and a-bumbling he will go.
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Could never put a smile on that face.
He's a sly one, he's a shy one
Wouldn't you be too,
Scared to be left all on his own.
Hasn't a, hasn't a friend to play with the Ugly Duckling
The pressure on, the bubble will burst before our eyes.
All the while in perfect time
His tears are falling on the ground
BUT IF YOU DON'T STAND UP YOU DON'T STAND A CHANCE.
Go a little faster now, you might get there in time.
 
Mirror mirror on the wall,
His heart was broken long before he ever came to you.
Stop your tears from falling,
The trail they leave is very clear for all to see at night
                                       all to see at night

                              27 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
In season, out of season
What's the difference when you don't know the reason.
In one hand bread, the other a stone,
The Hunter enters the forest.
All are not huntsmen who can blow the huntsman's horn.
By the look of this one you've not got much to jear.
Here I am, I'm very fierce and frightening
Come to match my skill to yours.
Now listen here, listen to me, don't you run away now
I am a friend, I'd really like to play with you.
Making noises my little furry friend would make
I'll trick him, then I'll kick him into my sack.
You better watch out... You better watch out.
I've got you, I've got you, you'll never get away.
 
Walking home that night
The sack across my back, the sound of sobbing
					on my shoulder.
When suddenly it sopped,
I opened up the sack, all that I had
A pool of bubbles and tears - JUST A POOL OF TEARS.
All in all you are a very dying race
Placing trust upon a cruel world.
You never had the things you thought you should have had
And you'll not get them now,
And all the while in perfect time
Your tears are falling on the ground.
      The Squonk is of a very retiring disposition and due to
 its ugliness, weeps constantly. It is easy prey for  hunters
 who simply follow a tear-stained  trail.  When  cornered  it
 will dissolve itself into tears.
                        True or False?
 
 
      3.4. Mad Man Moon
 
 
Was it summer when the river ran dry,
Or was it just another dam.
When the evil of a snowflake in June
Could still be a source of relief.
O how I love you, I once cried long ago,
But I was the one who decided to go,
To search beyond the final crest,
Though I'd heard it said just birds could dwell so high.
So I pretended to have wings for my arms
And took off in the air.
I flew to places which the clouds never see,
Too close to the deserts of sand,
Where a thousand mirages, the shepherds of lies
Forced me to land and take a disquise.
I would welcome a horse's kick to send me back
If I could find a horse not made of sand.
If this desert's all there'll ever be
Then tell me what becomes of me.
A fall of rain?
That must have been another of your dreams,
A dream of mad man moon.

                              28 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Hey man,
I'm the sand man,
And boy have I news for you;
They're gonna throw you in gaol
And you know they can't fail
'Cos sand is thicker than blood.
But a prison in sand
Is a haven in hell,
For a gaol can give you a goal
And a goal can find you a role
On a muddy pitch in Newcastle,
Where it rains so much
You can't wait for touch
Of sun and sand.
Within  the valley of shadowless death
They pray for thunderelouds and rain;
But to the multitude who stand in the rain
Heaven is where the sun shines.
The grass will be greener till the stems turn to brown
And thoughts will fly higher till
			the earth brings them down.
Forever caught in desert lands one has to learn
To disbelieve the sea.
If this desert's all there'll ever be
Then tell me what becomes of me.
A fall of rain?
That must have been another of your dreams,
A dream of mad man moon.
 
 
      3.5. Robbery, Assault and Battery
 
 
The streets were deserted though the police were alerted,
They considered the phone call a hoax.
Furtively glancing then jauntily prancing
The youth caught the guards unavare.
Slipping between them he ought to have seen then
The eyes and their owner so near.
With torch shining bright he strode on in the night
Till he came to the room with the safe.
"Hello son, I hope you're having fun."
"You've got it wrong, Sir, I'm only the cleaner."
With that he fired the other saying as he died,
"You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever.
Robbery, assault and battery,
The felon and his felony.
He picked up the diamonds and bundles of fivers
He pushed them well down in his sack.
But the alarm had been sounded,
			he was completely surrounded
But he had some more tricks up his sleeve.
"Come outside with your hands held high."
"You'll not get me alive, Sir, I promise you that, Sir."
With that he fired, the other saying as he died
"You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever.
Robbery, assault and battery,
The felon and his felony.

                              29 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
"He's leaving via the roof, the bastard's got away.
God always fights on the side of the bad man."
"I've got clean away but I'll be back some day,
Just the combination will have changed.
Some day they'll catch me, to a chain they'll attach me,
But until that day I'll ride the old crime wave.
If they try to hold me for trial
I'll stay out of gaol by paying my bail
And after I'll go to the court of appeal saying
"You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever."
 
Done me wrong - same old song - done me wrong.
 
 
      3.6. Ripples...
 
 
Bluegirls come in every size
Some are wise and some otherwise,
They got pretty blue eyes.
For an hour a man may change
For an hour her face looks strange -
Looks strange, looks strange.
Marching to the promised land
Where the honey flows and takes you by the hand,
Pulls you down on your knees,
While you're down a pool appears.
The face in the water looks up,
And she shakes her head as if to say
That it's the last time you'll look like today.
Sail away, away
Ripples never come back.
Gone to the other side.
Sail away, away.
The face that launched a thousand ships
Is sinking fast, that happens you know,
The water gets below.
Seems not very long ago
Lovelies she was than any that I know.
Angels never know it's time
To close the book and gracefully decline,
The song has found a tale.
My, what a jealous pool she is.
The face in the water looks up
She shakes her head as if to say
That the bluegirls have all gone away.
Sail away, away
Ripples never come back.
They've gone to the other side.
Look into the pool,
Ripples never come back,
Dive to the bottom and go to the top
To see where they have gone
Oh, they've gone to the other side.

                              30 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      3.7. A Trick of the Tail
 
 
Bored of the life in the city of gold
He'd left and let nobody know.
Gone were the towers he had know from a child,
Alone with the dream of a life
He travelled the wide open road,
The blinkered arcade,
In search of another to share in his life.
Nowhere.
Everyone looked so strange to him.
	They've got no horns and they've got no tail
	They don't even know of our existence.
	Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold
	That lies in the deep distance, he cried
And wept as they led him away to a cage
Beast that can talk', read the sign.
The creatures they pushed and they prodded his frame
And questioned his story again.
But soon they grew bored of their prey
Beast that can talk?
More like a freak or publicity stunt.
Oh
No,
	They've got no horns and they've got no tail
	They don't even know of our existence.
	Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold
	That lies in the deep distance, he cried
And broke down the door of the cage and marched on out.
He grabbed a creature by the scruff of his neck,
					pointing out:
There, beyond the bounds of your weak imagination
Lie the noble towers of my city, bright and gold.
Let me take you there and show you a living story
Let me show you others such as me
Why did I ever leave?
	They've got no horns and they've got no tail
	They don't even know of our existence.
	Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold
	That lies in the deep distance, he cried
	And wept.
And so we set out with the beast and his horns
And his crazy description of home.
After many days journey we came to a peak
Where the beast gazed abroad and cried out.
We followed his gaze and we thought maybe we saw
A spire of gold - no, a trick of the eye that's all,
But the beast was gone and a voice was heard:
	They've got no horns and they've got no tail
	They don't even know of our existence.
	Am I wrong to believe in a city of gold
	That lies in the deep distance, he cried
 
Hello friend, welcome home.

                              31 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
                    4. "WIND AND WUTHERING"
 
                           (p) 1976
 
 
1. Eleventh Earl of Mar
2. One for the Vine
3. Your Own Special Way
4. Wot Gorilla?
5. All in a Mouse's Night
6. Blood on the Rooftops
7. 'Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers...
8. ... In that quiet earth'
9. Afterglow
 
 
      4.1. Eleventh Earl of Mar
 
 
The sun had been up for a couple of hours,
Covered the ground with a layer of gold.
Spirits were high and the raining had stopped,
The larder was low, But boy that wasn't all.
	Eleventh Earl of Mar
	Couldn't get them very far.
	Daddy! Oh Daddy, You Promised.
Out on the road in the direction of Perth,
Backwards and forwards in a circle they went.
Found a city half open and ready to greet,
The conquering heros, with blisters on their feet.
	Eleventh Earl of Mar
	Couldn't get them very far.
	Daddy! Oh Daddy, You Promised.
See the Stewart are dressed up
He's got eyes in the back of his head.
Who came in a cockleshell boat
That could only just float,
Couldn't even lift a sword.
Dressed too fine and smelling of wine.
Daddy you've got to go!
Here come the bishop all dressed up
He's gonna bless you if you're ready to pay
One wave of his funny old stick,
There's a band of light across your eyes.
Waited a week still they hadn't appeared,
That glorious timing that everyone feared.
So they're riding along on the crest of a wave,
They're headed for London, And that will be their grave
	Eleventh Earl of Mar
	Well he couldn't get them down that far
	Daddy! I'm waiting, I'm waiting
		Time to go to bed now
		Never seems too keen
		To be a guest now
		In a house of dreams
		Flying from a hillside
		Beckoning the trees
		A sailboat's awning
		Mimicking the breeze

                              32 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
		I'm fighting gravity falling
		My Daddy won't let them get me
		Avoice screams seems to be calling
		The face turns features are burning.
Daddy, you've got to go!
See the fifteen going by,
Tell the Lairds and the Lords
They're running backwards today,
And once again you stand alone.
Bury your memories bury your friends,
Leave it alone for a year or two.
Till the stories go hazy and the legends come true,
Then do it again. Some Things never end.
	Eleventh Earl of Mar
	Won't be going very far.
	You Promised, You Promised, You Promised.
	DADDY!
 
 
      4.2. One for the Vine
 
 
Fifty thousand men were sent to do the will of one.
His claim was phrased quite simply, though he never
				voiced it loud,
I am he, the chosen one.
In his name they could slaughter, for his name they
				could die.
Though many there were believed in him, still more
				were sure he lied,
But they'll fight the battle on.
Then one whose faith had died
Fled back up the mountainside,
But before the top was made,
A misplaced footfall made him stray
From the path prepared for him.
Off of the mountain,
On to a wilderness of ice.
This unexpected vision made him stand and shake with fear,
But nothing was his fright compared with those who saw
				him appear.
Terror filled their minds with awe.
Simple were the folk who lived
Upon this frozen wave.
So not surprising was their thought,
This is he, God's chosen one,
Who's come to save us from
All our oppressors.
We shall be kings on this world.
	Follow me!
	I'll play the game you want me,
	Until I find a way back home.
 
	Follow me!
	I give you strength inside you,
	Courage to win your battles -
No, no ,no, this can't go on,
This will be all that I fled from.
Let me rest for a while.

                              33 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
He walked into a valley,
All alone.
There he talked with water, and them with the vine.
They leave me no choice.
I must lead them to glory or most likely to death.
They travelled cross the plateau of ice, up to its edge.
Then they crossed a mountain range and saw the final plain.
Still he urged the people on.
Then, on a distant slope,
He observed one without hope
Flee back up the mountainside.
He thought he recognised him by his walk,
And by the way he fell,
And by the way he
Stood up, and vanished into air.
 
 
      4.3. Your Own Special Way
 
 
Go far enough and you will reach,
A place where the sea runs underneath.
And we'll see our shadow, high in the sky,
Dying away in the night.
I've sailed the world for seven years,
And left all I love behind in tears.
Won't you come here, wherever you are,
I've been alone long enough.
You, you have your own special way,
Of holding my hand keep it way 'bove the water,
Don't ever let go - Oh no, no, no.
You, you have your own special way,
Of turning the world so it's facing
The way, that I'm going, Don't ever
Don't ever stop.
Whose seen the wind not you or I,
But when the ship moves she's passing by.
Between you and me I really don't think,
She knows where she's going at all.
You, you have your own special way,
Of carrying me twice round the world
Never closer to home than the day,
The day I started.
You, you have your own special way,
Hold onto my hand keep it way 'bove the water,
Don't ever let go - no, no, no.
What mean the dreams night after night.
The man in the moons' a blinding light.
Won't you come out whoever you are,
You've followed me quiet long enough.
You, you have your own special way,
Of holding my hand, Don't ever let go,
You, you have your own special way,
Of turning the world so it's facing
The way that I'm going, Don't ever,
Don't ever leave me.

                              34 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      4.4. All in a Mouse's Night.
 
 
L C  I can't see you but I know you're there.
O O  Got to get beside you cos it's really cold out here.
V U  Come up close to me you'll soon be warm,
I P  Hold me tightly like we're sheltering from a storm.
N L
G E
M  Think I might go out for a stroll
O  Into the night, and out of this hole.
U  Maybe find me a meal.
S  Walking along this new shag pile
E  Presents a problem all the while.
   Nearly the door.
Suddenly he bumps into wood, the door is closed.
A voice from the bed, he'll be exposed.
Which way to run, must make for the hole,
But the light's been turned on, now he's blind as a mole
			in coal.
Now I can see they're coming at me,
They've blocked off my door, I haven't a chance in hell.
C  Come on baby let the poor thing go.
O  I'm not sleeping with that thing around here, no.
U  Alright then, I'll fetch a boh from below,
P  Guard him carefully, they're very quick you know.
L
E
M  The door'sbeen opened, my chance to escape.
O  Must run out quick, better sorry than late.
U  I'm out on the stairs.
S  They won't catch me now, I've the run of the house now.
E  I'll make it downstairs an into the breadbin.
   That would be nice.
Suddenly he bumps into fur, that's very unwise,
A cat is much quicker than men and their eyes.
The chase that ensues can have only one end,
Unless outside help steps in for our friend in need.
But now the cat comes in for the kill,
His paw is raised, soon blood will spill, yes it will.
   Hard luck mouse, this is the end of your road.
C  The signpost says inside me, let me bear your
A				heavy load.
T  But it's not to be, that final pounce
   Knocks a jar upon his head, and lays him out.
But it's all in a mouse's night
To take on all those who would fight.
C S  There I was with my back to the wall,
A T  Then comes this monster mouse, he's ten feet tall,
T O  With teeth and claws to match.
' R  It only took one blow.
S Y

                              35 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      4.5. Blood on the Rooftops
 
 
Dark and grey, an English film, the Wednesday Play
We always watch the Queen on Christmas Day
Won't you stay?
Though your eyes see shipwrecked sailors you're still dry
The outlook's fine though Wales might have some rain
Saved again.
Let's skip the news boy (I'll go and make some tea)
Arabs and Jews boy (too much for me)
They get me confused boy (puts me off to sleep)
And the thing I hate - Oh Lord!
Is staying up late, to watch some debate, on some
			nation's fate.
Hypnotised by Batman, Tarzan, stil surprised!
You've won the West in time to be our guest
Name your prize!
Drop of wine, a glass of beer dear what's the time?
The grime on the Tyne is mine all mine all mine
Five past nine.
Blood on the rooftops - Venice in the Spring
The Streets on San Francisco - a word from Peking
The trouble was started - by a young Errol Flynn
Better in my day - Oh Lord!
For when we got bored, we'd have a world war,
		happy but poor
So let's skip the news boy (I'll go and make some tea)
Blood on the rooftops (too much for me)
When old Mother Goose stops - and they're out for 23
Then the rain at Lords stopped play
Seems Helen of Troy has found a new face again.
 
 
      4.6. Afterglow
 
 
Like the dust that settles all around me,
I must find a new home.
The ways and holes that used to give me shelter,
Are all as one to me now.
But I, I would search everywhere
Just to hear your call,
And walk upon stranger roads than this one
In a world I used to know before.
I miss you more.
Than the sun reflecting off my pillow,
Bringing the warmth of new life.
And the sounds that echoed all around me,
I caught a glimpse of in the night.
But now, now I've lost everything,
I give to you my soul.
The meaning of all that I believed before
Escapes me in this world of none, no thing, no one.

                              36 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
And I would search everywhere
Just to hear your call,
And walk upon stranger roads than this one
In a world I used to know before.
For now I've lost everything,
I give to you my soul.
The meaning of all that I believed before
Escapes me in this world of none,
I miss you more.

                              37 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
            5. "... AND THEN THERE WERE THREE ..."
 
                           (p) 1978
 
 
1.  Down and Out
2.  Undertow
3.  Ballad of Big
4.  Snowbound
5.  Burning Rope
6.  Deep in the Motherlode
7.  Many Too Many
8.  Scenes from a Night's Dream
9.  Say It's Alright Joe
10. The Lady Lies
11. Follow You Follow Me
 
 
      5.1. Down and Out
 
 
It's good to be here! How've you been?
Check my bags boy! Where's my room?
Gotta sit on the phone, that's my game.
Keep up the pressure all the way!
I don't want to beat about the bush
but none of us are getting any younger.
There's people out there who could take your place.
A more commercial view! A fresher face!
I nee a shower, take a nap
I'll meet you in the bar, we must have a rap.
There's a lot on the line, a lot to say.
And there's something I must tell you today.
You and I bowth knew the score,
you can't go on like this forever.
So it's with regret I tell you now
that from this moment on,
you're on your own!
I don't talk round corners, right between the eyes.
If you're slow they'll run past you,
Stand tall, see them falling over.
I walk a straight line, right between the eyes.
But just show me the door, show me someone
				who'll do it better.
The drinks are on me, be my guest.
Smoke a cigar? Take the best.
Don't hedge your bets, we can make a deal,
got it in your pocket, how do you feel?
So glad that's over, now you know,
but I'm only acting under orders.
And looking down on you from way up here.
You've gotta sink or swim, get off the floor!
I don't talk round corners, right between the eyes.
If you're slow they'll run past you,
Stand tall, see them falling over,
I walk a straight line, right between the eyes.
But just show me the door, show me someone
				who'll do it better.

                              38 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      5.2. Undertow
 
 
The curtains are drawn
Now the fire warms the room.
Meanwhile outside
Wind from the north east chills the air,
It will soon be snowing out there.
And some there are
Cold, they prepare for a sleepless night,
Maybe this will be their last fight.
But we're safe in each other's embrace.
All fears go as I look on your face
Better think awhile
Or I may never think again
If this were the last day of your life, my friend.
Tell me, what do you think you would do then?
Stand up to the blow that fate has struck upon you
Make the most of all you still have coming to you or
Lay down on the ground and let the tears run from you,
Crying to the grass and trees and heaven
			finally on your knees.
Let me live again, let life come find me wanting.
Spring must strike again against the shield of winter.
Let me feel once more the arms of love surround me.
Telling me the danger's past, I need not fear
			the icy blast again.
Laughter, music and perfume linger here
And there, and there,
Wine flows from flask to glass and mouth,
As it soothes, confusing out doubts.
And soon we feel,
Why do a single thing to-day,
There's tomorrow sure as I'm here.
So the days they turn into years
And still no tomorrow appears.
 
Better think awhile etc.
 
 
      5.3. Ballad of Big
 
 
Big Jim Cooley commanded respect,
			whatever he wanted he could get.
The badge on his waistcoat shone in the sun.
It ain't no lie, Big Jim was feared by everyone.
In the saloon one evening Big took a bet
with a rancher whose name I forget.
He wanted a herd taken over the plain,
and he called Jim 'yellow', he'll never do that again.
He got mad!
He threw his badge on the floor and walked out,
he's gonna give it a try, he left on doubt.
"Must be mad, must be mad!"
The people wished him well, and good luck.
"Hell, I don't need it!" He laughed, got on
his horse and rode away.

                              39 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Over on the trail, Jim 'n' his crew of five
were trying their best to keep the cattle alive.
The weather was hard, but so were the men,
Though I don't think even Jim'll try this trip again.
His horses were edgy, sensing trouble ahead,
but the trouble didn't start till the men were in bed
A-whooping and a-hollering and flashing their knives,
Big and his men were jumped by an all-star Indian tribe.
He was scared, Big Jim was scared
Alive, they called him lucky, but not today.
Cos he died like all good cowboys with his boots
				on next to his men.
Big Jim, he still won't lie down,
for him the bet is still on.
Some say he rides there, cursing still.
Some say they've seen him.
 
 
      5.4. Snowbound
 
 
Lay your body down upon the midnight snow,
Feel the cold of winter in your hair
Here in a world of your own,
In a casing that's grown
To a children's delight
That arrived overnight.
And here they come to play their magic games
Carving names upon your frozen hand.
Here in a world of your own.
Like a sleeper whose eyes
Sees the pain with surprise
As it smothers your cries
They'll never never know.
Hey there's a Snowman
Hey, Hey what a Snowman
Pray for the Snowman
Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman
They say a snow year's a good year
Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.
Smiling faces tear your body to the ground
Covered red that only we can see
Here in a ball that they made
From the snow on the ground.
See it rolling away
With wild eyes to the sky
They'll never, never know.
Hey there's a Snowman
Hey what a Snowman
Pray for the Snowman
Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman
They say a snow year's a good year
Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.
Hey there goes the Snowman
Hey there what a Snowman
Hey there lies the Snowman
Hey he was a Snowman
They say a snow year's a good year
Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.

                              40 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      5.5. Burning Rope
 
 
The warming sun, the cooling rain,
The snowflake drifting on the breath of the breeze,
The lightning bolt that frees the sky for you
Yet only eagles seem to pass on through.
The words of love, the cries of hate,
And the man in the moon who seduced you
Then finally loosed you.
You climbed upon a burning rope to escape the mob below,
But you had put the flaming out so that
				others could now follow,
To be out of the bounds and the barks of those
				who do not wish you well.
You must blaze a trail of your own, unknown, alone,
But keep in mind
Don't live to-day for tomorrow like you were immortal.
The only survivors on this world of ours are
The warming sun etc.
You're old and disillusioned now as you realise at last,
That all you have accomplished here
		will have soon all turned to do dust.
You dream of a future after life,
		well that's as maybe, I don't know.
But you can't take what you left behind, you're all alone.
So keep in mind
Don't live to-day for tomorrow like you were immortal.
The only survivors on this world of ours are
The warming sun etc.
 
 
      5.6. Deep in the Motherlode
 
 
Get out of the way fat man. You got something to do
Go fill up your hands till they're shining up at you.
You gotta get out while there's gold in the air
It's falling like water, coming down from the hills.
Go West young man
Earn a dollar a day just like your family said.
You're rolling your days right on into the night
The head of the line's going way out of sight.
Go West young man like your family said
All along the wagons
All along the dusty trail.
Seventeen years not over a day
Like children in the wild.
Your mother's milk still wet on your face
And no one to pray for your safe journey home.
Out beyond the desert
To cross the mountains by the lake.
Servants who leave their masters house
Are walking all the way.
The golden fields that beckoned you
Are darkened by the years.

                              41 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
Go West Young Man
If you knew then what you know today
You'd be back where you started a happier man
And leave all the glory to those who have remained.
Go West Young Man
Go West Young Man, like your family said.
 
 
      5.7. Many Too Many
 
 
Many too many have stood where I stand
Many more will stand here too,
But I think what I find strange
			is the way your built me up
Then knocked me down again.
The part was fun but now it's over.
Why can't I just leave the stage?
Maybe that's because you securely locked me up
Then threw away the key
Oh mama,
Please would you find the key
Oh pretty mama,
Please won't you let me go free.
I thought I was lucky
I thought that I'd got it made
How could I be so blind?
You said good-bye on a corner
That I thought led to the straight,
You set me on a firmly laid and simple course
And then removed the road.
Oh mama,
Please help me find my way.
Oh pretty mama,
Please lead me through the next day.
I thought I was lucky
I thought that I'd got it made.
How could I be so blind?
 
 
      5.8. Scenes from a Night's Dream
 
 
Little Nemo rubbed his eyes and got out of bed,
trying hard to piece together a broken dream.
His visions lifelike and full of imagination
it's strange to think they come from such a tiny head.
Dragons breathing fire, but friendly.
Mushrooms as tall as houses.
Giant Nymphs and goblins playing,
scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo!
Eating all kinds of food so close to bedtime
always made him have these nightmares it seemed.
Helped young Washington in the garden,
cut the cherry tree down.
Now we all know that's not history,
scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo!

                              42 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
"Nemo, get out of bed!"
"Don't tell me stories, I don't want to know!"
"Come on you sleepy head we're waiting to go!"
Once he went to the 'Carnival of Nations'
dancing with the princess through the night.
Found themselves on a moving platform
ten ton weights above them,
seeking audience with King Morpheus.
Scenes from a night's dream, poor Little Nemo!
"Nemo, get out of bed!"
"Don't tell me stories, I don't want to know!"
"Come on you sleepy head we're waiting to go!"
 
 
      5.9. Say It's Alright Joe
 
 
Say it's alright Joe.
I need another drink
To blow on the glass so I know I'm alive
Play me a song Joe
To fill the hours till morning
Then never again will I bother you
Ooh, Build myself a tower
No way in no way out
Then my friends can visit me
Once in a while.
Say it's alright Joe.
I need some reassurance
You never know what you might find in the night.
Ooh I'm just a busy bee, still alive in my hive.
I'm looking for some other world
To dream out my dreams.
There were Kings who were laughing in the rain
And they told me I'd come here to lead the parade
All the colours were changing. The sky was in ruins
The lights are all shining on me and on you
Shine on.............
Say it's alright Joe
The night will soon be over
And nothing and no one will ever know.
Open my eyes Joe
I'd like to see the daylight
The clock on the wall says it's time to leave.
Never seen the same face twice
Never walked the same way
The little love that I have knowm
I keep to myself.
If there's a fire it's asleep in my bed
I must leave it to burn until it burns itself out
Catch as you can I'm not staying here long
I'll be coming back early or never at all
Shine on.............

                              43 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      5.10. The Lady Lies
 
 
The man steps out in the moonlight
At the sound of a scream from below.
He thinks he is a warrior
So he picks up his sword and goes.
From the mouth of the monster
He rescues the maiden fair,
But we know she's a demon
Come to lure him to the demon's lair.
Through restless foliage and tall trees he leads
To a house in a clearing, a place in her fear
				she calls home.
'Come with me, I need you,
I fear the dark and I live all alone.
I'll give you wine and food too
And something special after if you like.'
And though his body bids him
To enter in with her,
There was something in her manner
That his mind could not ignore.
Also it is whispered
In the kingdom far and wide.
To beware a little cottage.
In the forest in a glade.
For who knows what magic takes place in his world?
So he just thanks her kindly preparing to go on his way
'Come with me, I need you,
I fear the dark and I live all alone.
I'll give you wine and food too
And something special after if you like.
Come to my garden,
Taste the fruits and the spices of love..
You can't resist me,
I'm the kind that your dreams tell you of'.
'So glad you could make it
We had everything arranged.
So glad you saw fit to pay a call'.
Some men never listen,
Others never learn,
But why this man did as he did
Only he will ever know.
He knew he was walking
Into a waiting trap,
Neatly set up for him
With a bait so richly wrapped.
So he went inside there to take on what he found
But he never escaped them,
		for who can escape what he desires?
'Come with me, I need you,
I fear the dark and I live all alone.
I'll give you wine and food too
And something special after if you like.'

                              44 
                         ** Genesis ***
 
 
      5.11. Follow You Follow Me
 
 
Stay with me,
My love I hope you'll always be
Right here by my side if ever I need you
Oh my love
In your arms,
I feel so safe and so secure
Everyday is such a perfect day to spend
Alone with you
I will follow you will you follow me
All the days an nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tears in each passing year
With the dark,
I see so very clearly now
All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now
Fading away
I can say
The night is long but you are there
Close at hand I'm better for the smile you give
And while I live
I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year there will be
I will follow you etc.

Популярность: 35, Last-modified: Mon, 13 Jan 1992 09:31:13 GMT