Peter Gabriel - Disco: 'Us'

Come Talk To Me

Gabriel

The wretched desert
takes its form, the jackal proud and tight

In search of you I feel my way, through the slowest heaving night

Whatever fear invents, I swear it makes no sense

I reach out through the border fence

Come down, come talk to me

In the swirling,
curling, storm of desire unuttered words hold fast

With reptile tongue, the lightning lashes towers built to last

Darkness creeps in like a thief and offers no relief

Why are you shaking like a leaf?

Come on, come talk to me

Ah please talk
to me

Won't you please talk to me

We can unlock this misery

Come on, come talk to me

I did not come to steal

This all is so unreal

Can't you show me how you feel now

Come on, come talk to me

Come talk to me, come talk to me

The earthly power
sucks shadowed milk from sleepy tears undone

From nippled skin as smooth as silk the bugles blown as one

You lie there with your eyes half closed like there's no - one there at
all

There's tension pulling on your face

Come on, come talk to me

Won't you please
talk to me

If you'd just talk to me

Unblock this misery

If you'd only talk to me

Don't you ever change your mind

Now your future's so defined

And you act so deaf so blind

Come on, come talk to me

Come talk to me, come talk to me

I can imagine
the moment

Breaking out through the silence

All the things that we both might say

And the heart it will not be denied

'Til we're both on the same damn side

All the barriers blown away

I said please
talk to me

Won't you please come talk to me

Just like it used to be

Come on, come talk to me

I did not come to steal

This all is so unreal

Can you show me how you feel now

Come on, come talk to me

Come talk to me, come talk to me

I said please
talk to me

If you'd just talk to me

Unblock this misery

If you'd only talk to me

Don't you ever change your mind

Now your future's so defined

And you act so deaf so blind

Come on, come talk to me

Come talk to me, come talk to me

Ven a hablar conmigo

Love to Be Loved
Gabriel

So, you know how
people are
When it's all gone much too far
They way their minds are made

Still, there's
something you should know
That I could not let show
That fear of letting go

And in this moment,
I need to be needed
With this darkness all around me, I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted
Cos I love to be loved
I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Yes I love to be loved

I cry the way
that babies cry
They way they can't deny
The way they feel

Words, they climb
all over you
'Til they uncover you
From where you hide

And in this moment,
I need to be needed
When my self-esteem is sinking,
I like to be liked
In this emptiness and fear,
I want to be wanted
'Cos I love to be loved
I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Oh I love to be loved
This old familiar craving
I've been here before
This way of behaving
Don't know who the hell I'm saving any more
Let it pass let it go let it leave
From the deepest place I grieve
This time I believe

And I let go
And I let go
I can let go of it
Though it takes all the strength in me
And all the world can see
I'm losing such a central part of me
I can let go of it

You know I mean
it
You know that I mean it
I recognise how much I've lost
But I cannot face the cost
'Cos I love to be loved
Yes I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Yes I love to be loved
I love to be loved
Yes I love to be loved
I love to be loved
I love to be loved
I love to be loved

Yes I love to
be loved.

Amar para ser amado

Blood of Eden
Gabriel

I caught sight
of my reflection
I caught it in the window
I saw the darkness in my heart
I saw the signs of my undoing
They had been there from the start
And the darkness still has work to do
The knotted chord's untying
The heated and the holy
Oh they're sitting there on high
So secure with everything they're buying

In the blood of
Eden
Lie the woman and the man
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
We wanted the union
On the union of the woman
The woman and the man

My grip is surely
slipping
I think I've lost my hold
Yes I think I've lost my hold
I cannot get insurance any more
They don't take credit, only gold
Is that a dagger or a crucifix I see
You hold so tightly in your hand
And all the while the distance grows between you and me
I do not understand

In the blood of
Eden
Lie the woman and the man
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
We wanted the union
On the union of the woman
The woman and the man

At my request
you take me in
In that tenderness I am floating away
No certainty, nothing to rely on
Holding still for a moment
What a moment this is
Oh for a moment of forgetting, a moment of bliss

I can hear the
distant thunder
Of a million unheard souls, of a million unheard souls
Watch each one reach for creature comfort
For the filling of their holes

In the blood of
Eden
Lie the woman and the man
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
We wanted the union
Of the woman and the man

In the blood of
Eden
Lie the woman and the man
I feel the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
I feel the man in the woman
And the woman in the man

In the blood of
Eden
We have done everything we can
In the blood of Eden
So we end as we began
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
It was all for the union
Oh the union of the woman, the woman and the man.

Sangre del Paraíso

Steam
Gabriel

Stand back! Said
stand back!
What are those dogs doing sniffing at my feet
They're on to something, picking up,
Picking up this heat
This heat, give me steam and how you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get a life with this dreamer's dream

You know your
culture from your trash
You know your plastic from you cash
When I lose sight of the track
You know the way back
But I know you

You know your
stripper from your paint
You know your sinner from your saint
Whenever heaven's doors are shut
You get them open but
I know you

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as any place you've been
Get a life a with the dreamer's dream

Stand back, said
stand back
Can't you see I've lost control and I'm getting indiscreet
You're moving in so close 'til I'm picking up,
Picking up this heat, this heat
Give me steam and how you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get a life with the dreamer's dream

You know your
green from you red
You know the quick from the dead
So much better than the rest
You think you've been blessed
But I know you

You know your
ladder from your snake
You know the throttle from the brake
You know your straight line from a curve
You've got a lot of nerve
But I know you

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as any place you've been
Get a life a with the dreamer's dream

Everybody nosedive
Hold your breath, count to five
Backslap, boobytrap,
Cover it up in bubblewrap
Room shake, earthquake,
Find a way to stay awake
It's going to blow, it's going to break
This is more than I can take

Oh yeah, I need
steam
Feel the steam around me
Ah you're turning up the heat
When I start to dream aloud
See you move your hands and feet
Won't you step into this cloud of steam, this steam
Give me steam and how you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get a life with the dreamer's dream

Help me yeah
Ready to steam out the log jam
Stir crazy from the freezer to the foil
Water's bubbling, b… b… b… bubbling like it's coming to
the boil
Give me steam, lady
Give me the steam around me now
Aah coming alive
Said give me some steam.

 

Only Us
Gabriel

Only us
Only us
Only us

It wasn't in the
words that kept sticking in their throats
It wasn't with the angels in their quilted coats
These battered wings still kick up dust
Seduced by the noise and the bright things that glisten
I knew all the time I should shut up and listen
And I'm finding my way home from the great escape

The further on
I go, oh the less I know
I can find only us breathing
Only us sleeping
Only us dreaming
Only us
I hear you calling me
Yes I hear you calling me
Home from the great escape
Yes I can read you loud and clear

The further on
I go, oh the less I know
Friend or foe, there's only us

The further on
I go, oh the less I know
I can find only us breathing
Only us sleeping
Only us dreaming
Only us, only us

I'm coming home
again, home again
And I hear you calling me home again
I am coming home again

Only us

Sólo nosotros

Washing of the Water
Gabriel

River, river carry
me on
Living river carry me on
River, river carry me on
To the place where I come from

So deep, so wide
will you take me on your back for a ride
If I should fall would you swallow me deep inside

River, show me
how to float
I feel like I'm sinking down
Thought that I could get along
But here in this water
My feet won't touch the ground
I need something to turn myself around

Going away, away
toward the sea
River deep, can you lift up and carry me
Oh roll on through the heartland
'Til the sun has left the sky
River, river carry me high
'Til the washing of the water will make it all alright
Let your waters reach me like she reached me tonight

Letting go, it's
so hard
The way it's hurting now
To get this love untied
So tough to stay with this thing
'Cos if I follow through
I face what I denied
I'll get those hooks out of me
And I'll take out the hooks that I sunk deep in your side
Kill that fear of emptiness, that loneliness
I hide

River, oh river, river running deep
Bring me something that will le me get to sleep
In the washing of the water will you take it all away
Bring me something to take this pain away.

La limpieza del agua

Digging In The Dirt
Gabriel

Something in me,
dark and sticky
All the time it's getting strong
No way of dealing with this feeling
Can't go on like this too long

This time you've
gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you, I told you, I told you, I told you
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you, I told you, I told you, I told you

Don't talk back
Just drive the car
Shut your mouth
I know what you are
Don't say nothing
Keep your hands on the wheel
Don't turn around, this is for real

Digging in the
dirt
Stay with me I need support
I'm digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Open up the places I got hurt

The more I look,
the more I find
As I close on in, I get so blind
I feel it in my head, I feel it in my toes
I feel it in my sex, that's the place it goes

This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you, I told you, I told you, I told you
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you, I told you, I told you, I told you

Don't talk back
Just drive the car
Shut your mouth
I know what you are
Don't say nothing
Keep your hands on the wheel
Don't turn around, this is for real

Digging in the
dirt
Stay with me I need support
I'm digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Open up the places I got hurt
I'm digging in the dirt
Stay with me I need support
I'm digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
To open up the places I got hurt

Digging in the
dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt

Digging in the
dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt.

Fourteen Black Paintings
Gabriel

From the pain
come the dream
From the dream come the vision
From the vision come the people
And from the people come the power
From this power come the change.

40 pinturas negras

Kiss That Frog
Gabriel

Jump in the water
Sweet little princess
Let me introduce his frogness
You alone can get him singing
He's all puffed up, wanna be your king
Oh you can do it
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Lady kiss that frog

Splash, dash heard
your call
Bring you back your golden ball
He's gonna dive down in the deep end
He's gonna be just like your best friend
So what's one little kiss
One tiny little touch
Aah he's wanting it so much
I swear that this is royal blood
Running through my skin
Oh can you see the state I'm in
Kiss it better, kiss it better

Get in into your
head
He's living with you he sleeps in your bed
Can't you hear beyond the croaking
Don't you know that I'm not joking
Aah you think you won't
I think you will
Don't you know that this tongue can kill
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Lady kiss that frog

Let him sit beside
you
And eat right off your plate
You don't have to be afraid
There's nothing here to hate
Aah princess you might like it
If you lower your defence
Kiss that frog and you will get your prince
Get your prince

Jump in the water,
c'mon baby jump in with me
Jump in the water, c'mon baby get with me
Jump in the water, c'mon baby jump in with me
Jump in the water, c'mon baby get wet, get wet
Kiss that frog, lady kiss that frog
Kiss that frog, lady kiss that frog

Jump in the water,
c'mon baby jump in with me
Jump in the water, c'mon baby jump in with me

Get wet, get wet
Get wet, get wet.

Besa esa rana

Secret World
Gabriel

I stood in this
unsheltered place
'Til I could see the face behind the face
All that had gone before had left no trace
Down by the railway siding
In our secret world we were colliding
All the places we were hiding love
What was it we were thinking of?

So I watch you
wash your hair
Underwater, unaware
And the plane files through the air
Did you think you didn't have to choose it
That I alone could win or lose it
In all the places we were hiding love
What was it we were thinking of?

In this house
of make believe
Divided in two like Adam and Eve
You put out and I receive
Down by the railway siding
In our secret world we were colliding
In all the places we were hiding love
What was it we were thinking of?

Oh the wheel it is turning spinning round and round
And the house it is crumbling but the stairways stand

With no guilt
and no shame, no sorrow or blame
Whatever it is, we are all the same

Making it up in
our secret world
Making it up in our secret world
Making it up in our secret world
Shaking it up
Breaking it up
Making it up in our secret world

Seeing things
that were not there
On a wing on a prayer
In this state of disrepair
Down by the railway siding
In our secret world we were colliding
In all the places we were hiding love
What was it we were thinking of?

Ssh listen…

Mundo secreto