Who Sang Time Table? Genesis

Genesis Foxtrot cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Anthony Banks, Michael Rutherford, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steven Hackett
release date: 1972-10
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:48
producer: David Hitchcock
engineer: John Burns
A carved oak table,
Tells a tale
Of times when kings and queens sipped wine from goblets gold,
And the brave would lead their ladies from out of the room to arbors cool.

A time of valor, and legends born
A time when honor meant much more to a man than life
And the days knew only strife to tell right from wrong
Through lance and sword.

Why, why can we never be sure till we die
Or have killed for an answer,
Why, why do we suffer each race to believe
That no race has been grander
It seems because through time and space
Though names may change each face retains the mask it wore.

A dusty table
Musty smells
Tarnished silver lies discarded upon the floor
Only feeble light descends through a film of grey
That scars the panes.
Gone the carving,
And those who left their mark,
Gone the kings and queens now only the rats hold sway
And the weak must die according to nature's law
As old as they.

Why, why can we never be sure till we die
Or have killed for an answer,
Why, why do we suffer each race to believe
That no race has been grander
It seems because through time and space
Though names may change each face retains the mask it wore.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Watcher of the Skies
  • 2 Time Table
  • 3 Get ’em Out by Friday
  • 4 Can‐Utility and the Coastliners
  • 5 Horizons
  • 6 Supper’s Ready

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