Solsbury Hill Lyrics

Peter Gabriel


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Peter Gabriel
album: Track 2 in album Peter Gabriel
release date: 1977-2
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Art Rock/Experimental/Avantgarde
length: 4:22
producer: Bob Ezrin
drums: Allan Schwartzberg
vocal: Peter Gabriel
bass: Tony Levin
guitar: Robert Fripp and Steve Hunter
synthesizer: Larry Fast
composer: Peter Gabriel
lyricist: Peter Gabriel

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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
I 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 in silence 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
Though my life was in a rut
Till I thought of what I'd say
And 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
Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
So 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

Come back home
Come back home
Come back home


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Moribund the Burgermeister
  • 2 Solsbury Hill
  • 3 Modern Love
  • 4 Excuse Me
  • 5 Humdrum
  • 6 Slowburn
  • 7 Waiting for the Big One
  • 8 Down the Dolce Vita
  • 9 Here Comes the Flood