Who Sang The Colony of Slippermen: Arrival / A Visit to the Doktor / Raven? Genesis

Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974-11-18
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 8:14
Lyrics
Rael:
I wandered lonely as a cloud,
Till I came upon this dirty street.
I've never seen a stranger crowd;
Slubberdegullions on a squeaky feet,
Continually pacing,
With nonchalant embracing,
Each orifice disgracing
And one facing me moves to say "hellay".
His skin's all covered in slimy lumps.
With lips that slide across each chin.
His twisted limbs like rubber stamps
Are waved in welcome say 'Please join in.'
My grip must be flipping,
Cos his handshake keeps slipping,
My hopes keep on dipping
And his lips keep on smiling all the time.

Slipperman:
"We like you, have tasted love.
Don't be alarmed at what you see,
You yourself are just the same
As what you see in me."

Rael:
Me, like you? like that!

Slipperman:
"You better watch it son, your sentence has only just begun
You better run and join your brother John."
A VISIT TO THE DOKTOR

Slipperman:
"You're in the colony of slippermen.
There's no who? why? what? or when?
You get out if you've got the gripe
To see, Doktor Dyper, reformed sniper
he'll whip off your windscreenwiper

Rael:
John and I are able
To face the Doktor and his marble table.

The Doktor:
Understand Rael, it's the end of your tail.

Rael:
"Don't delay, dock the ****!"
I watch his countdown timer tick
THE RAVEN
He places the number into a tube,
A yellow plastic "shoobedoobe".
It says: "Though your fingers may tickle
You'll be safe in our pickle."
Suddenly, black cloud comes down from the sky.

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

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