Who Sang Ripples…? Genesis

Genesis A Trick of the Tail cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976-2
Genre: Electronic Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 8:07
producer: David Hentschel and Genesis
engineer: Nick Bradford and David Hentschel
arranger: Genesis
bass & bass pedals & 12 string guitar: Mike Rutherford
lead vocals & background vocals: Phil Collins
piano & 12 string guitar: Tony Banks
drums (drum set): Phil Collins
electric guitar: Steve Hackett
12 string guitar: Steve Hackett
tambourine: Phil Collins
Some other versions of "Ripples…"

Blue girls come in every size
Some are wise and some otherwise
They got pretty blue eyes
For an hour a man may change
For an hour her face looks strange
Looks strange, looks strange

Marching to the promised land
Where the honey flows and takes you by the hand
Pulls you down on your knees
While you're down a pool appears
The face in the water looks up
And she shakes her head as if to say
That it's the last time you'll look like today

Sail away, away
Ripples never come back
Gone to the other side
Sail away, sail away

The face that launched a thousand ships
Is sinking fast, that happens you know
The water gets below
Seems not very long ago
Lovelier she was than any that I know

Angels never know it's time
To close the book and gracefully decline
The song has found a tale
My, what a jealous pool she is
The face in the water looks up
She shakes her head as if to say
That the blue girls have all gone away

Sail away, away
Ripples never come back
They've gone to the other side
Look into the pool
Ripples never come back
Dive to the bottom and go to the top
To see where they have gone
Oh, they've gone to the other side

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

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