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Solsbury Hill
Peter Gabriel Lyrics


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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S-Allen 369

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"



craig chaplen

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
(I) 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
Tho' my life was in a rut
"Till I thought of what I'd 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."
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."



Simone Taricco

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"



Glyn

I've always loved this song, but it's just over 2 years since Dad died and this song has taken on a new meaning.

I was lucky I had a great relationship with Dad, we played football, golf, went walking and drank together over the years.

But when I was younger and when ever I needed his help he was always there for me. Lending me money to repair the engine on my car when the Big End went on the M25, picking me up from University at the end of each term, giving me advice, but generally looking after and over me

I left home at 22 and worked and studied around England for 16 years until I married and settled in West Yorkshire. He accepted my wife and step children as part of his family.

I'm 58 now and I miss him like hell, but this song always brings back happy memories of safe arms around me.



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shootist23

The line "Son," he said,  "grab your things, I've come to take you home," reminds me of being 12 years old and my grandfather coming to take me to live with him.  He saved me from a really bad situation.  That was 33 years ago.

jessa ilardi

Love this 😀

james sanneman

Good on him. Hope it helped dude.

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gaz057

I have a funny feeling deep in side i'll be doing the same for my grandson, he's the love of my life and would do anything to protect him .

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No Brakes

Beautiful song.........Reminds me when my son was born. It was an emergency c section for my wife. We all knew he was " not right" from birth and we have loved him with all our heart and soul. He is now 27 years old with severe disabilities and the most beautiful Boy in the world. Life is a challenge for all of us, especially my son.......He is my hero.

Alex Ritchie

I'm not normally one to tear up at such things, but I admit I had to wipe my eyes after reading your comment. Godspeed to you, your wife, your son, and all your nearest and dearest! 🥺🥰

james sanneman

Positive vibes and karma to your full heart

Ian Connel

You are the kind of man I want to be. God bless you!

Aquaannie

You are his hero 👍 beautiful song

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