Who Sang The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway? Genesis

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Some other versions of "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Anthony George Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford (gb), Peter Brian Gabriel, Steven Richard Hackett
release date: 1974-11-18
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 4:48
lead vocals: Peter Gabriel
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's 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 on the subway,
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
Exits into daylight, spraygun hid,
And the lamb lies down on Broadway.

The lamb seems right out of place,
Yet the Broadway street scene finds a focus in its 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 velvet 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.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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.
  • 8 Hairless Heart
  • 9 Counting Out Time
  • 10 Carpet Crawlers
  • 11 The Chamber of 32 Doors
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Lilywhite Lilith
  • 2 The Waiting Room
  • 3 Anyway
  • 4 Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist
  • 5 The Lamia
  • 6 Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
  • 7 The Colony of Slippermen: Arrival / A Visit to the Doktor / Raven
  • 8 Ravine
  • 9 The Light Dies Down on Broadway
  • 10 Riding the Scree
  • 11 In the Rapids
  • 12 It

  • Album Information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin