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
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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."