Secret World

Songfacts®:

  • Gabriel said this song is "bout the private world that two people occupy and the private worlds that they occupy as individuals within that space, and the overlap of their dreams and desires."
  • When Gabriel wrote this, he had divorced his wife Jill, and ended a turbulent relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette.
  • Gabriel used this as the title of his 1994 live album.

Comments: 6

  • Eileen from Aston, PaDid you think you didn't have to choose it? I alone could win or lose it. Could it be salvation?
  • Natan from Herzylia, IsraelAt Europe sessions of "Still Growing Up Tour" he says:

    "Tony and I, we had a hobbie. I bet you'll think of body building. (laughs) But no, we took close-up pictures of flowers with a high definition camera. And we discovered a new world of sensuality, that attracts the attention of the bee thats passing by. This sexy new world, brought me to this secret world".

    That's a nice definition of the song, in his own words.
  • Peter from Huddersfield, EnglandMy favourite Uncle Pete song...incredible live, I do the spin with my daughter(16) whenever we listen/watch it.
  • Grayson from Cleveland, OhThe Secret World tour is what turned me onto Peter Gabriel as well. excellent show.
  • Todd from Denver, CoThe live album/video was what turned me into a Peter Gabriel fan. My wife (before we met) attended the Denver concert of the "Secret World" tour and loved it. At a second-hand music store in '94 my future wife found the VHS of the concert and I loved it. I liked Genesis' early stuff as in "A Trick Of The Tail" and "Abacab," but wasn't familiar with the albums prior with Gabriel, but was of course familiar with Gabriel's "So" and "Digging In The Dirt" albums. We saw him when he toured in support of his "Up" album a year or so ago, which was entertaining. Unfortunately he wasn't feeling well and ended the show early.
  • Travis from Somwhere, United Statesin live performances, Gabriel has dedicated this song to ?the spirit of Jimi Hendrix?
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