Who Sang Dance on a Volcano? Genesis

Genesis A Trick of the Tail cover art

Some other versions of "Dance on a Volcano"
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Anthony George Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford (gb), Steven Richard Hackett
release date: 1976-2
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 5:56
producer: Genesis and David Hentschel
engineer: David Hentschel and Nick Bradford
arranger: Genesis
background vocals: Phil Collins
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
Holy Mother of God
You've got to go faster than that to get to the top.
Dirty old mountain
All covered in smoke, she can turn you to stone
So you better start doing it right
Better start doing it right.

You're halfway up and you're halfway down
And the pack on your back is turning you around.
Throw it away, you won't need it up there, and remember
You don't look back whatever you do.
Better start doing it right.

On your left and on your right
Crosses are green and crosses are blue
Your friends didn't make it through.
Out of the night and out of the dark
Into the fire and into the fight
Well that's the way the heroes go, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Through a crack in Mother Earth,
Blazing hot, the molten rock
Spills out over the land.
And the lava's the lover who licks your boots away. Hey! Hey! Hey!
If you don't want to boil as well.
Be-be-better start the dance
D-D-Do you want to dance with me.

The music's playing, the notes are right
Put your left foot first and move into the light.
The edge of this hill is the edge of the world
And if you're going to cross you better start doing it right
Better start doing it right.

Let the dance begin.

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