Genesis (In the Beginning) Song Lyrics

Don McLean

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In the beginning there was nothingness and God but waved his hand
And from the endless void there sprang the beauty of the land
And high above the canyon walls the diamond stars were new
And breezes blew from nothingness and herbs and grasses grew
And silent creatures roamed the Earth and multiplied their [Do7]kind
And man was but a molecule that God had left behind.

[Chorus:]
We have grown we have grown, we have captured the throne
Of the kingdom God made for our winning.
We have grown we have grown, but our children alone
Have so little time left for beginning.

And mountains sprang and chaos rang the overture of life
And rivers coursed the twisted blade of natures sharpest knife

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Words and Music
  • 2 Crying
  • 3 It's Just the Sun
  • 4 Lotta Lovin'
  • 5 Chain Lightning
  • 6 Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 7 Wonderful Night
  • 8 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  • 9 Since I Don't Have You
  • 10 Genesis (In the Beginning)
  • 11 It's a Beautiful Life
  • 12 If You Could Read My Mind


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 10 in album Chain Lightning
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 174 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock
    length: 5:06
    producer: Larry Butler
    engineer: Billy Sherrill
    composer: Don McLean
    lyricist: Don McLean

    Album Information

    label: Millennium
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin