The wretched desert takes its form The jackal proud and tight In search of you I feel my way Through 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
Oh 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 blow as one You lie there with your eyes half closed Like there's no-one there at all There's a 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
Writer/s: Peter Gabriel
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Bob from OrlandoStuuka63 I was there too. Went alone buying a single seat at the last minute. greatest concert decision I ever made. it was a great seat too! first level of the stands, stage level...amazing.
Stuuka63 from St. Augustine, Fla.Went to his show in Orlando, Fla.way back when. My/ gf was like please take me to see Peter Gabriel. I was like remember where I parked, come on out when it’s over. Mind blow, I went back inside n this guy tore it the floor. Maybe one of the greatest shows ever.
Frank from Cambridge, MaI admire Gabriel for his candor. The panned phone righs made much more sense when I found out what the song meant to him. There was a month or two when I'd go through withdrawals if I didn't watch "The Secret World" video every day. I think that was his best band. And it's good to see another Manu fan. His unique and subtle style causes him to be underated at times.
Grayson from Cleveland, Ohextremely beautiful song. the concert performance of it was incredible. so was the whole Secret World tour.
Rue from Vancouver , WyStill brings tears to my eyes. Manu is the drummers drummer.
Lauren from Bensalem, Pawhat are they saying in the chanting that you hear towards the end of the song?
Jenny from Chicago, IlDuring the tour, with this song he had phone cords stretched everywhere by the end of the song
Travis from Somwhere, United StatesGabriel's daughter Melanie, for whom the song is written, went on to sing the song with Gabriel on tours supporting th Up album.
Derek from Esperance, AustraliaBrilliant song, opened his "Secret World" concert. I think the live version is best.
Alan from Delray Beach, FlBeautiful song, with incredible sound effects and wonderful instruments. Some of Peter Gabriel's best work.
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"