Like father like son Not flesh nor fish nor bone A red rag hangs from an open mouth Alive at both ends but a little dead in the middle A tumbling and a bumbling he will go All the King's horses and all the King's men Could never put a smile on that face
He's a sly one, he's a shy one, wouldn't you be too? Scared to be left all on his own He hasn't a, hasn't a friend to play with the ugly duckling The pressure on, the bubble will burst before our eyes All the while in perfect time His tears are falling on the ground But if you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance ey ey ey yeh-yeh You don't stand a chance
Go a little faster now, you might get there in time
Mirror mirror on the wall His heart was broken long before he ever came to you Stop your tears from falling The trail they leave is very clear for all to see at night All to see at night They come at night
In season, out of season Oh, what's the difference when you don't know the reason In one hand bread, the other a stone The hunter enters the forest All are not huntsmen who blow the huntsman's horn and by the look of this one You've not got much to fear
Here I am, I'm very fierce and frightening I come to match my skill to yours Now listen here, listen to me, don't you run away now I am a friend, I'd really like to play with you Making noises my little furry friend would make I'll trick him, then I'll kick him into my sack You better watch out, you better watch out
I've got you, I've got you You'll never get away
Walking home that night The sack across my back the sound of sobbing on my shoulder When suddenly it stopped I opened up the sack, all that I had A pool of bubbles and tears, just a pool of tears Just a pool of tears
All in all you are a very dying race Placing trust upon a cruel world You never had the things you thought you should've had And you'll not get them now And all the while in perfect time Your tears are falling on the ground
Writer/s: Anthony Banks, Michael Rutherford
Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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David Harvey from AustraliaPhil's first lead vocal was actually "For Absent Friends" on "Nursery Cryme" and he frequently harmonized with Peter Gabriel, even performing vocal duets together. Their voices were so similar that they blended very well together, much like Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Rick Wright.
Pretorius Marcus from Chicago, IlPhil Collins first sang with Genesis on the LP "Selling England By The Pound." The tune was "More Fool Me." This is how the band discovered his vocal prowess aligned with Mr. Gabriel. Also for all you cunning linguists: Squonk is the Ye Olde English spelling of Skunk. Interesting, oui?
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Rob from Pittsburgh, PaI used to drop acid and listen to the live _Seconds Out_ version of this song over and over all night long. I'd sit in the dark while listening to it on a hi-fi stereo, and I'd see an amazing show of visual hallucinations while enjoying the amazing sound. To tell you the truth, I must have listened to it hundred of times without being able to fully make out the lyrics. Phil Collins' voice sounded so neat nonetheless. I finally found the lyrics printed in the studio LP _A Trick of the Tail_. It's funny 'cause they were a bit different than what I might have guessed.
Joshua from La Crosse, WiThis was actually not the first song to mention the Squonk in its lyrics. The first was Steely Dan's "Any Major Dude Will Tell You": "Have you ever seen a Squonk's tears? Well, look at mine..."
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" was co-written by Sarah Hudson, who is a singer-songwriter and a member of the Pop group Ultraviolet Sound. Though Sarah isn't related to Katy (whose real name is Katy Hudson), she is the first cousin of another famous person with the same name, the actress Kate Hudson.
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.