I Grieve

Album: City Of Angels Soundtrack (1998)
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  • It was only one hour ago
    It was all so different then
    Nothing yet has really sunk in
    Looks like it always did
    This flesh and bone
    Is just the way that we are tied in
    But there's no one home
    I grieve, for you
    You leave, me
    So hard to move on
    Still loving what's gone
    They say life carries on
    Carries on and on and on and on

    The news that truly shocks
    Is the empty, empty page
    While the final rattle rocks
    It's empty, empty cage
    And I can't handle this
    I grieve, for you
    You leave, me
    Let it out and move on
    Missing what's gone
    They say life carries on
    They say life carries on and on and on

    Life carries on in the people I meet
    In everyone that's out on the street
    In all the dogs and cats
    In the flies and rats
    In the rot and the rust
    In the ashes and the dust
    Life carries on and on and on and on
    Life carries on and on and on
    Life carries on and on and on and on
    Life carries on and on and on
    Just the car that we ride in
    The home we reside in
    The face that we hide in
    The way we are tied in
    As life carries on and on and on and on
    Life carries on and on and on

    Did I dream this belief
    Or did I believe this dream?
    Now I will find relief
    I grieve Writer/s: PETER GABRIEL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Ciera from Billings, MtThis song is about the profound imprint that one life leaves on another, not necessarily just depression or even just about grief. It's a celebration of life. When someone close to you dies, their memories, the qualities that made them who they are, don't simply vanish overnight; they stick with you. This song is a tribute to that effect that people have upon one another.
  • Alex from Atlanta, GaI Grieve obviously relates to death, depression, love and generally Grief itself. It goes from the moment after death and ends when depression has been defeated by the idea that life will carry on after someone's death. "Life carries on in the people I meet. In everyone who's out on the street. In all the dogs and cats, in all the flies and rats, in the rot and the rust, in the ashes and the dust. Life carries on and on and on and on."
  • T2000 from Brest, Francethis song was written at the sexpistol's time for the death of one of PG's friends...
    Such a beautifull song! Touch you so deep, but dont know why PG waited so much time before putting it on an album.. Too much personnal maybe
    I want it for my funeral..
  • Athena from Phoenix, AzPeter Gabriel sang this song live on Larry King's show for the 1 year anniversary of 9/11.
  • Alicia from Atlanta, GaThis song is THE ONLY song I've heard that describes the pain of losing a loved one perfectly. Geri hit it with the word epitomizes. I have not heard another song to compare with this one that explains the feelings of losing someone close to you. ~Alicia
  • Galia from Santiago, ChileUSed in the 100th episode of Smallville "Reckoning" during the funeral scene of Clark's father...
  • Geri from Nova Scotia, CanadaI love artisits that make me feel something, Peter Gabriel has the most profound, heartrending quality to his voice in this song. If you've lost a loved one, his voice in this song epitomizes the loneliness you feel in missing someone that is gone.
  • Jesse from Mesa, AzThis song was also included on Gabriel's 2002 album "Up."
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