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Solsbury Hill
by Peter Gabriel

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing, stretching every nerve
Had to listen, had no choice
I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Son", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home"

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut
'Til I thought of what I'll say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Hey", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home"
(Hey, back home)

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Hey", I said, "you can keep my things, they've come to take me home"

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Written by: Peter Gabriel

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Maby Tech

This is the absolute bestest song for me. I was in a Salvation Army children's home and one day a lady came and said she was my mother and she was going to take me home.
My mum took me home.

Mike Grant

@Disent Design i did cry. Not ashamed either!

Cats Of Romania

@Christian 😂 good one!

Disent Design

I nearly cried you big jerk!

Mike Grant

Praise and thank the lord. Now more than ever! Cant wait till jesus says that to me. Leave your things ive come to take you home! Till then there is much work to do

Cindy Oteri

@Tom Keir 😥

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Fran Evans

This is not only "a song". This is a timeless anthem. Beauty turned into music!!!!

Deborah Guillory

You are right.

Alexander Steiner

I agree. An unappreciated masterpiece. I get choked up every time I listen to it.


I spent 15 years as a hopeless alcoholic. I listened to this song on my way home from rehab. It makes me cry.

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