GENESIS > From Genesis To Revelation


     7 mars 1969

Genesis > From Genesis To Revelation




















Decca SKL 4990 12" (UK)


01 Where The Sour Turn To Sweet
02 In The Beginning
03 Fireside Song
04 The Serpent
05 Am I Very Wrong ?
06 In The Wilderness
07 The Conqueror
08 In Hiding
09 One Day
10 Window
11 In Limbo
12 Silent Sun
13 A Place To Call My Own



Enregistrement : Regent Sound Studios B, Londres (GB) (été 1968)

Tony Banks : piano, voix
Peter Gabriel : chant, flûte
Anthony Phillips : guitare, voix
Mike Rutherford : basse, guitare
John Silver : batterie

Direction musicale : Arthur Greenslade
Production : Jonathan King

Note : cet album a été réédité à de très nombreuses reprises
(titres, pochettes, ordre et nombre des chansons différents selon les disques)



Where The Sour Turns To Sweet

We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now

Look inside your mind
See the darkness creeping out
I can see the softness there
Where the sunshine is gliding in
Fill your mind with love
Find the world of future glory

You can meet yourself
Where the sour turns to sweet
Leave your ugly selfish shell
To melt in the glowing flames
Can you sense the change
See your eyes, now listen

We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We want you with us
Come and join us now

Paint your face all white
To show the peace inside
Drift away while the saffron burns
To the land where the rainbow ends
Can you sense the change?
See your eyes in focus

We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now

We're waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now

We want you with us
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now


In The Beginning

Ocean of motion
Squirming around and up and down
Pushing together
Scattering mountains all around you

That is the sound of a new born world
And the light from a curious sky
It has begun
You're in the hands of destiny

Thrashing with violence
Hurling its lava up and down
Furnace of frenzy
Burning with power uncontrolled

That is the sound of a new born world
And the light from a curious sky
It has begun
You're in the hands of destiny

Is that the chariot with stallions gold?
Is that a prince of heaven on the ground?
Is that the roar of a thunderflash?
This is my world and it's waiting to be crowned
Father, son, looks down with happiness
Life is on its way

Ocean of motion
Squirming around and up and down
Pushing together
Scattering mountains all around you

That is the sound of a new born world
And the light from a curious sky
It has begun
You're in the hands of destiny

Is that the chariot with stallions gold?
Is that a prince of heaven on the ground?
Is that the roar of a thunderflash?
This is my world and it's waiting to be crowned
Father, son, looks down with happiness
Life is on its way


Fireside Song

As daybreak breaks the mist upon the earth
It came to pass that beauty settled there forever more
And as the steam clings close to things to come
It came to pass that solid rock did part for humble life

Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion
Now there's hope reborn with every morning
See the future clearly at its dawning
Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness
Whilst water slips into the sea
The father's sad to see it free

As shadows creep towards their master night
It came to pass that trees defied the wind who shook their leaves
And as the peace descended all around
It came to pass that nature's creatures came to face the world

Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion
Now there's hope reborn with every morning
See the future clearly at its dawning
Forever drifting slowly towards a hazy emptiness
Whilst water slips into the sea
The father's sad to see it free

Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion
Now there's hope reborn with every morning
See the future clearly at its dawning

Once upon a time there was confusion
Disappointment, fear and disillusion


The Serpent

Dark nights the planets are set
Creator prepares for the dawn of man
You're waking up, the day of incarnation
Said you're waking up to life

Images he made to love
Images of gods in flesh
Man is wonderful, very wonderful
Look at him
Beware the future

Here is my world and it's waiting for me
Paradise before my eyes
I am alive in a new born world
This heaven will always be mine
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
I'm waking up, the day of man has come

And god created man from dust
With a soul inside his mould
And god created womankind
The vessel of satan's hold

Creator made the serpent wise
Evil in his tempting eyes
Man is wonderful, very wonderful
Look at him
Beware the future

Here is my world and it's waiting for me
Paradise before my eyes
I am alive in a new born world
This heaven will always be mine
I'm waking up, the day of man has come
I'm waking up, the day of man has come

Dark nights the planets are set
Creator prepares for the dawn of man
You're waking up, the day of incarnation
Said you're waking up to life

Here I stand a child in a lonely world
Watch the serpent tempting me to evil
The guiding hand will help me on
Guiding hand will help me on
The guiding hand will help me on
Guiding hand will help me on


Am I Very Wrong ?

Am I very wrong
To hide behind the glare of an open minded stare?
Am I very wrong
To wander in the fear of a never ending lie

Am I very wrong
To try to close my ears to the sound they play so loud?
Am I very wrong
The happiness machine is trying hard to sing my song

Today's your birthday friend
Everything all right
Let us our greetings to you send
Happy friend
Everything all right
We hope your life will never end

Am I very wrong
To want to steal a pin then I'll check that I have skin?
Am I very wrong
To want to leave my friends and the curse of the happiness machine?

Today's your birthday friend
Everything all right
Let us our greetings to you send
Happy friend
Everything all right
We hope your life will never end


In The Wilderness

Leaving all the world to play
They disappear
And the leaves have gathered dust to run like deer
Tearing pieces from our lives to feed the dawn
Mist surrounds the seagulls
Christened by the storm

Music, all I hear is music .... guaranteed to please
And I look for something else
Rain drops pouring down the rooftops
Flowing in the drains
As the people run their lives
And their lives are run by time

Fighting enemies with weapons made to kill
Death is easy as a substitute for pride
Victors join together, happy in their bed
Leaving cold outside the children of the dead

Music, all I hear is music .... guaranteed to please
And I look for something else
Rain drops pouring down the rooftops
Flowing in the drains
As the people run their lives
And their lives are run by time

Music, all I hear is music .... guaranteed to please
And I look for something else
Rain drops pouring down the rooftops
Flowing in the drains
As the people run their lives
And their lives are run by time

Music, all I hear is music .... guaranteed to please
And I look for something else
Rain drops pouring down the rooftops
Flowing in the drains
As the people run their lives
And their lives are run by time


The Conqueror

He climbs inside the looking glass
And points at anything he hates
He calls to you "Hey look out son
That's a gun they're pointing at your pretty face"

And the heads they are a rolling
Cause the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

Five hundred little women are calling
At their hero's door
Yes, their hero is working overtime
He's squirming on an empty floor

And the heads they are a rolling
Cause the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

He's bought the castle on the hill
He's bought it just to knock it down
The local power shout him down
They say he's just an empty-headed clown

And the heads they are a rolling
Cause the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

He's busy building monuments
To hide inside his empty grave
You there, can you find some souls?
He's looking for some people to save

And the heads they are a rolling
Cause the conqueror is on his way
And the justice day is coming
For the conqueror is on his way

And the words of love are killing him
And the conqueror is on his way
And the words of love were lying on an empty floor
Just in the place where the conqueror lay


In Hiding

Pick me up
Put me down
Push me in
Turn me round
Switch me on
Let me go
I have a mind of my own

In hiding
Far from the city of night
And the factories of truth
I stand upon the mountain
A million miles from my home
And the faces of fear
I have freedom to think

In hiding
I may take off my clothes
That I wear on my face
I float upon a river
A million miles from the plains
That are piercing the clouds
I am lost in the beauty
In hiding

Pick me up
Put me down
Push me in
Turn me round
Switch me on
Let me go
I have a mind of my own

In hiding
I lie silent at last
I am free from my past
I walk among the tall trees
This is beauty I know
I am in love with it all
I have the freedom to love
In hiding

Pick me up
Put me down
Push me in
Turn me round
Switch me on
Let me go
I have a mind of my own

In hiding
I may take off my clothes
That I wear on my face
I float upon a river
A million miles from the plains
That are piercing the clouds
I am lost in the beauty
In hiding


One Day

Don't get me wrong
I think I'm in love
But the feeling in the word is more
Than your crystal eyes
Will ever see in me
Don't get me wrong
Open your eyes
Although I cannot show my heart
I'll watch and hope
While you are near to me

One day I'll capture you
and call you to my side
One day I'll take you from
The boredom of our lives
One day we'll fly away
To the kingdom of my dreams
One day I'll find myself
And wrap it in my love for you

Birds of the sky
May I borrow your wings?
Very soon I'll ask my love
To travel with me to the world outside
Cherry trees, may I borrow your bloom?
Very soon I'll ask my love
To come inside the nest I'll build alone

Animal friends
Help me decide
When should I ask my love to leave?
I'll beg of you that she'll say yes to me
Breathe in deep
Now is the time
She looks at me and gently smiles
As if she knew
I'd ask her all the time

One day I'll capture you
And call you to my side
One day I'll take you from
The boredom of our lives
One day we'll fly away
To the kingdom of my dreams
One day I'll find myself
And wrap it in my love for you


Window

Slowly I stretch out my arms freely (or "Crossing the mountains of truth see them")
Shadows of night disappear
Rise from the slough of despond
Find the pathway
Guiding us forward through pastures of dream day
Days to enjoy, peace I knew once before me
Dawning to dusk on the hills until morning

Come see me take my hand
Come see me in my land

Flying invisibly high, watch me
All on a beautiful sky (or "day"), I'll be
Clear and serene in the love I've discovered
Long search is over, the soul is uncovered
Resting on joy that abounds without ceasing
Bidding farewell to the fears now decreasing

Come see me take my hand
Come see me in my land

High on a golden crested wave she sits
The little nymphs dance in her hair
The trees all beckon to the sky to bless their empty lives
Horizons come to sip wine there
The veiled mist reveals the wandering ship upon the reef
The albatross flies to the stern
And only jack frost saw the kiss you gave him in return

Crossing the mountains of truth see them
Sauring majestically high and then
Stop at the warning light see it flash brightly
Thunder awakes me then crashes beside me
Shatters the scene and brings chaos to beauty
Leading us forward where destiny may be

(or "Crossing the mountains of truth see them")
Shadows of night disappear
Rise from the slough of despond
Find the pathway
Guiding us forward through pastures of dream day
Days to enjoy, peace I knew once before me
Dawning to dusk on the hills until morning")

Come see me take my hand
View from another land
Come see me take my hand
View from another land
Come see me take my hand
View from another land
Come see me take my hand


In Limbo

Please take me away
Far from this place
Leaving me here
Take me away

To the furthest star in the sky
Take me away
To the deepest cave of the night
Take me away
Voices of love, here am I
In the sad sad world of fear
Take me away
From the power of my ambition
And I'll be happy

I-I've conquered time
Where will I go?
Am I still mine?
Take me away

Peace-floating in limbo
Limbo-leading me nowhere
Peace, now without motion
I cry, when will I die?
God-where is my soul now?
My world, please set me free
Peace, now without motion
I cry, when will I die?


Silent Sun

The silent sun that never shines
She is the warmth of my lonely heart
The motion of a turning wheel
Can't you stop it and look around?

Baby you feel so close
I wish you could see my love,
Baby you've changed my life
I'm trying to show you.....

A tiny stone that hides from me
Can't you see that I'm just outside?
A mountain stream that chills the sea
Can't you feel in your useless pride?

Baby you feel so close
I wish you could see my love,
Baby you've changed my life
I'm trying to show you.....

When night reveals a star-filled sky
I want to hold it in my hands
When snowflakes heal the ugly ground
Your beauty hides the joy I've found

Baby you feel so close
I wish you could see my love,
Baby you've changed my life
I'm trying to show you.....


A Place To Call My Own

And I've nearly found a place to call my own
Waking gently feel her presence near
Devil shattered, warmth is everywhere
I am only a child of hers, my guardian goddess
Now, I'm reaching my journey's end inside her womb
And I think I've found a place to call my own