Here Comes the Flood
Robert Fripp Lyrics

When the night shows the signals grow on radios
All the strange things they come and go as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
Still waiting for the swollen easter tide
There's no point in direction
We cannot even choose a side

Lord here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent in any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up dreamers you're running dry

I took the old track
The hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
They were getting older; sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky
And as the nails sunk in the cloud
The rain was warm and soaked the crowd

When the flood calls
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You're a thousand minds, within a flash
Don't be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there's only you and me
And if we break before the dawn
They'll use up what we used to be

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Cameron Pearce

Peter Gabriel singing over a Frippertronic. I think I'm in heaven...

Tommy Rawlings



Does he? I can understand your feeling.


Greetings fellow prog snob

Hog Flambe

Cameron Pearce ,

Peter was a nut job.

Claude Alain

+Cameron Pearce vous avez raison... c'est l'alchimie parfaite... cela me fait penser au doux effondrement du "Titanic" de Gavin Bryars...

Stéphane Bergeron

THIS is the definitive version of this song...

Thomas Meyer

I would disagree (a bit). It's the width of a hair behind Peter's live a capella version.

James Brousseau

@BandfromtheBand I'll answer your question the way I always do when people ask that question "where is God in all this?"...... Where are YOU in all this? What are YOU doing to make the world a better place? In what way are YOU behaving which brings God his glory? Better not be smashing buildings and burning and rioting. "If your brother has no coat and you have two what would you do?" "Your brother has nothing and you have plenty what would you do?" Don't you understand God allows this shyt to happen to people so we'll see the difference between Good and evil? "And God looked upon the Earth and saw that there was none righteous, no not even one" "that all humanity had forsaking Him and were indulging in ways wicked and propane" "then God told Noah to build an ark for Noah was a righteous man" "and if my people who were called according to my name repent and turn back to me I will forgive them and bless them" I could go on and on but I think you get the point. People get ultimately what they want. You want no God and no heaven and that's what you get. Hell on Earth.

James Brousseau


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