Here comes the flood

By: snowgood

Oct 01 2016

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Category: adventure, Cycling

2 Comments

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Twenty minutes after the rainbow the clouds burst open, and we took shelter under a tree.

We took the opportunity to eat our Tracker bars, as I consulted the weather forecast on my phone.

Daren went one better with a clod tracking app on his phone.

As we stood waiting two long fingers of water appeared beside us.

A lady on what looked like Black Beauty trotted passed.

The streams reminded me of “Here Comes the Flood” by Peter Gabriel.

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.
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 nail sunk in the cloud, the rain
was warm and soaked the 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.
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.
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 haven’t a clue what these words are supposed to mean, but I love the song all the same.

 

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2 comments on “Here comes the flood”

    • Thanks – that’s even better than the original – Peter Gabriel towers above most artists, and holds a special place for those if us brought up on the early Genesis albums.


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