Who Sang Carpet Crawlers? Genesis

Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway cover art
Credits
publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Anthony George Banks, Michael Rutherford, Peter Brian Gabriel, Phillip David Charles Collins, Stephen Richard Hackett
release date: 1974-11-18
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 5:15
There is lambswool under my naked feet.
The wool is soft and warm,
Gives off some kind of heat.
A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed.
Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid.
The fleas cling to the golden fleece,
Hoping they'll find peace
Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid.
There's no hiding in my memory
There's no room to void

The crawlers cover the floor in the red ocher corridor
For my second sight of people, they've more lifeblood than before
They're moving. They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door
Where the needle's eye is winking, closing in on the poor
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."

There's only one direction in the faces that I see
It's upward to the ceiling, where the chambers said to be
Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing that they're free
The carpet crawlers heed their callers
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."

Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite,
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright
Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight
It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight
The carpet crawlers heed their callers
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."

The porcelain mannequin with shattered skin fears attack
The eager pack lift up their pitchers, the carry all they lack.
The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through the crack,
And the tickler takes his stickleback.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers
"We've got to get in to get out
We've got to get in to get out."

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