Who Sang A Trick of the Tail? Genesis

Genesis A Trick of the Tail cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Tony Banks
release date: 1976-2
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 4:36
producer: David Hentschel and Genesis
engineer: David Hentschel and Nick Bradford
arranger: Genesis
background vocals: Phil Collins and Tony Banks
bass: Mike Rutherford
bass pedals: Mike Rutherford
drums (drum set): Phil Collins
electric guitar: Steve Hackett
lead vocals: Phil Collins
mellotron: Tony Banks
organ: Tony Banks
synthesizer: Tony Banks
piano: Tony Banks
percussion: Phil Collins
tambourine: Phil Collins
Bored of the life on the city of gold
He'd left and let nobody know.
Gone were the towers he had known from a child,
Alone with the dream of a life
He traveled 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 you weak imagination
Lie the noble towers of my city, bright and gold.
Let me take you there, 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 best 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 that 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

Hello friend, welcome home.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dance on a Volcano
  • 2 Entangled
  • 3 Squonk
  • 4 Mad Man Moon
  • 5 Robbery, Assault and Battery
  • 6 Ripples…
  • 7 A Trick of the Tail
  • 8 Los Endos

  • Album Information
    label: Charisma
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin