Darkness + Red Rain (Peter Gabriel)

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Darkness + Red Rain (Peter Gabriel)

Postby Ahreeman X » Fri May 18, 2007 5:40 pm

Darkness + Red Rain
Peter Gabriel

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Darkness


I'm scared of swimming in the sea
dark shapes moving under me
every fear I swallow makes me small
inconsequential things occur
alarms are triggered
memories stir
it's not the way it has to be

I’m afraid of what I do not know
I hate being undermined
I’m afraid I can be devil man
and I’m scared to be divine
don't mess with me my fuse is short
beneath this skin these fragments caught

when I allow it to be
there's no control over me
I have my fears
but they do not have me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods
the deeper I go, the darker it gets
I peer through the window
knock at the door
and the monster I was
so afraid of
lies curled up on the floor
is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

I’m afraid of being mothered
with my balls shut in the pen
I’m afraid of loving women
and I’m scared of loving men
flashbacks coming in every night
don't tell me everything's alright

when I allow it to be
it has no control over me
I own my fear
so it doesn't own me

walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods
the deeper I go, the darker it gets
I peer through the window
knock at the door
and the monster I was
so afraid of
lies curled up on the floor
is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh


Peter Gabriel
2002


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Red Rain

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
it can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
yeah, we touch
this place is so quiet, sensing that storm

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
they tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
there is no blood around see no sign of pain
hay ay ay no pain
seeing no red at all, see no rain

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

red rain-
putting the pressure on much harder now
to return again and again
just let the red rain splash you
let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defenses down
with the trust of a child

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me
and I can't watch any more
no more denial
it's so hard to lay down in all of this
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
red rain coming down
red rain is coming down
red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
over me in the red red sea
over me
over me
red rain


Peter Gabriel
1994


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