Galileo Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 2 in album Rites of Passage
release date: 1992-5-12
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length: 4:12
engineer: Scott Litt
cello: Martin McCarrick
bass: Sara Lee
percussion: Jerry Marotta, Talvin Singh
drums: Jerry Marotta
piano: Jerry Marotta
fiddle: Lisa Germano
accordion: Martin McCarrick
acoustic guitar: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers
guitar: Emily Saliers
mix: David Leonard
producer: Scott Litt
recording: Pat McCarthy
background vocals: David Crosby, Jackson Browne
vocal: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers
composer: Emily Saliers
lyricist: Emily Saliers

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Galileo's head was on the block
The crime was lookin' up the truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo king of night vision
King of insight

And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I'm serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another life time

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of galileo king of night vision
King of insight

I'm not making a joke
You know me I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time till all souls get it right
Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation in my life time
I'm still not right

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of galileo king of night vision
King of insight

I offer thanks to those before me
That's all I've got to say
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of galileo king of night vision
King of insight

But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
Or she'll say look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I'll write a Book

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of galileo
King of night vision king of insight

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach the highest light
Except for Galileo, God rest his soul
King of the night vision, king of insight
How long
How long

Track Listing

  • 1 Three Hits
  • 2 Galileo
  • 3 Ghost
  • 4 Joking
  • 5 Jonas & Ezekial
  • 6 Love Will Come to You
  • 7 Romeo and Juliet
  • 8 Virginia Woolf
  • 9 Chickenman
  • 10 Airplane
  • 11 Nashville
  • 12 Let It Be Me
  • 13 Cedar Tree