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Genesis
Genesis


Background information
Origin Godalming, Surrey, England
Genre(s) Rock
Progressive Rock
Pop Rock
Years active 1967—1999
Label(s) Decca Music Group
Virgin Records
Atlantic Records
Atco Records
Rhino Records
Charisma Records
Associated acts Phil Collins
Brand X
Tony Banks
Mike Rutherford
Peter Gabriel
Steve Hackett
Anthony Phillips
GTR
Mike + The Mechanics
Stiltskin
Gordian Knot
Chester Thompson
Website Website
Members
Phil Collins
Tony Banks
Mike Rutherford
Former members
Peter Gabriel
Steve Hackett
Anthony Phillips
John Mayhew
John Silver
Chris Stewart
Ray Wilson



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Genesis Album


Genesis Live: The Way We Walk, Vol. 2: The Longs (1993)
1993
1.
Old Medley
2.
3.
Domino
4.
5.
6.
Drum Duet
. . .

Old Medley

[No lyrics]

. . .


Leaving my family behind me
not knowing what lay ahead
waving goodbye, as I left them in tears
remembering all we'd said

I looked to the sky, I offered my prayers
I asked Him for guidance and strength
but the simple beliefs of a simple man
lay in His hands, and on my head (my head)

I gave everything that they wanted
but still they wanted more
we sweat and we toiled
good men lost their lives
I don't think they knew what for

I sold them my heart
I sold them my soul
I gave everything I had
Ah, but they couldn't break my spirit
my dignity fought back
(fight back)
(just fight back)

Ah, can you hear me?
Can you see?
Don't you hear me?
Don't you see?

We worked in gangs for all we were worth
the young boys pulling the wagons
We were digging the tunnel, shifting the earth
It was then that it happened.

No one knew how the cracks appeared,
but as it fell they all disappeared
stone fell like rain

Ah, can an you hear me?
Can you see?
Don't you hear me?
(Can) Can you breathe?

The smoke cleared, the dust it settled
No one knew how many had died
All around there were broken men
They'd said it was safe, they'd lied
you could hear the cries, you could smell our fear
but good fortune that day was mine
and it occurred to me that the heart of a good man-
it seems is hard to find.

Ah, can you hear me?
Can you see?
(Don't) Don't you hear me?
(Don't) Don't you see?

We worked, how we worked like
the devil for our pay
through the wind, through the snow,
and through the rain

Blasting, cutting through God's country like a knife
with sweat stinging my eyes, there has to be a better life

But I can hear my childrens' cry
I can see the tears in their eyes
memories of those I've left behind
still ringing in my ears
Will I ever go back again?
Will I ever see her face again?
Cause I'll always remember the night-
As they waved goodbye to their fathers

We came from the South,
we came from the North
with picks and with spades
and a new kind of order
showing no fear of what lies up ahead
They'll never see the likes of us again

Driving the last spike,
lifting and laying the track
with blistering hands,
the sun burning your back

But I can hear my childrens' cry
I can see the tears in their eyes
oh the memories of those I've lft behind
they're still ringing in my ears
Well I'll always remember that night,
As they waved goodbye to their fathers

We followed the rail, we slept under the stars
digging in darkness, and living with danger
showing no fear of what lies up ahead
they'll never see the likes of us again.

Ah, can you hear me?
Can you see?
(Don't) Don't you hear me?
(Don't) Don't you see?

. . .

Domino

[No lyrics]

. . .


Another time it might have been so different
Oh, if only we could do it all again
But now it's just another fading memory
Out of focus, though the out line still remains

Far away, away, fading distant lights
Leaving us all behind, lost in a changing world
And you know that these are the days of our lives, remember

Like the story that we wish was never ending
We know some time we must reach the final page
Still we carry on just pretending
That there'll always be one more day to go

Far away, away, fading distant lights
Leaving us all behind, lost in a changing world
And you know that these are the days of our lives, remember

Another chance hello, another goodbye
And so many things we'll never see again
Days of lives that seem so unimportant
They seem to matter and to count much later on

Far away, away, fading distant lights
Leaving us all behind, lost in a changing world
And you know that these are the days of our lives, remember


. . .


Creeping up the blind side, shinning up the wall
stealing through the dark of night
Climbing through a window, stepping to the floor
checking to the left and the right
Picking up the pieces, putting them away
something doesn't feel quite right

Help me someone, let me out of here
then out of the dark was suddenly heard
"Welcome to the Home by the Sea"

Coming out the woodwork, through the open door
pushing from above and below
Shadows with no substance, in the shape of men
round and down and sideways they go
Adrift without direction, eyes that hold despair
then as one they sigh and they moan

Help us someone, let us out of here
Living here so long undisturbed
dreaming of the time we were free
so many years ago
before the time when we first heard
"Welcome to the Home by the Sea"

Sit down...Sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you

Images of sorrow, pictures of delight
things that go to make up a life
Endless days of summer, longer nights of gloom
waiting for the morning light
Scenes of unimportance, photos in a frame
things that go to make up a life

Help us someone, let us out of here
Living here so long undisturbed
dreaming of the time we were free
so many years ago
before the time when we first heard
"Welcome to the Home by the Sea"

Sit down...Sit down
as we relive our lives in what we tell you
let us relive our lives in what we tell you

Sit down...Sit down
Cause you won't get away
no with us you will stay
for the rest of your days. So sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you
Let us relive our lives in what we tell you

. . .

Drum Duet

[No lyrics]

. . .


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