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
Crowd

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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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Tomasz Przechlewski

From the scientific point of view it is now very likely that there will
be again another Ice Age, quite soon, in the world, that we shall have
the north part of the world all frozen like it used to be, and we're
beginning to have natural disasters, from the scientists' study it seems
likely that we should soon begin to have these great changes in the
earth's climate so people will not be able to live where they have, and
the oceans will rise, and many cities will be flooded, like London, and
Calcutta, and so on. These things, they say, will happen, according to
scientific theory, in about forty years at the most, but maybe even
quicker.



john rekall

It's been many long years since I've heard this, but this is it. The best track Peter ever released, in my opinion. It's the B side of a 12-inch single. The A side was probably I Don't Remember. It made me cry many times. My legs are tingling hearing it now some twenty years later.

It was released on Peter Gabriel 2 but the later single was much better.

Peter Gabriel 3 was the first album I heard, and it blew me away. He never did anything better. I saw him perform it in a small theatre in Chicago. They got on stage by walking through the theatre down the aisles through the audience, he and everyone else in the band had bald shaved heads. They all carried large hand held spotlights. There were minimal colored lights on the stage for the light show. It was a superb show and had a massive impact on my musical taste.

I became a hardcore fan, but nothing he ever did after (or before) touched the artistry of Peter Gabriel 3. Security was good, as was the Birdy soundtrack, and Peter Gabriel Plays live. Then he decided to go for fame and money, possibly after seeing the huge popularity Phil Collins was enjoying, and released So. He wanted mainstream success and succeeded. Big Time! He left his dark genius behind and became merely a damn good pop star. I was so disappointed.

Peter Gabriel 3 and this associated track are his masterworks.

I later read Peter's shaved head was in remorse over cheating on his wife.



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joseph humphrey

I had to wipe away a tear, just because this was so damn beautiful. I bought this album the day it was released and have always loved. But this version is amazing.

Gabriel Quezada

A hug to you, man.

Scott Godin

This is a far more poignant version than the original and I much prefer it.

Annie

Me too. This song never gets old to me even though I bought the album in 1979 when I was a teen-ager. Sublime.

tinfoilhatter

there's nuthin' like a huntsman's pack!

tinfoilhatter

who knew, he was only singing a song for
his pack of hunting dogs!

lmwilliamsjr1

"About 40 years at the most, but maybe quicker." How prophetic, but I guess too many people were entranced by the music

Fabio Palmieri

WATER MUSIC I

Voice of John G. Bennett (1897 - 1974)

«...from a scientific point of view it is now very likely that there will be again another Ice Age quite soon in the world, for we should have the north part of the world all frozen, like it used to be, then we'll begin to have natural disasters... From a scientists' study, it is likely that we should soon begin to have these great changes in the Earth climate, so people will not be able to live where they had, and many cities will be flooded, like London or Calcutta and so on... These things they say will happen, according to scientific theory, in about forty years at the most. But maybe even quicker..."

Peter Sokol

Miguel Cisneros that was 1973 you fucking drooling bucket of shit......look at your world you world class fucktard.

Holy Shit

tinfoilhatter yep in reality it’s more likely they’ll use HAARP to slip a fault line and flood major harbor cities. Then BAM tax your farts.

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