Secret World

Album: Us (1992)
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  • I stood in this sun sheltered place
    'Til I could see the face behind the face
    All that had gone before had left no trace

    Down by the railway siding
    In our secret world, we were colliding
    All the places we were hiding love
    What was it we were thinking of?

    So I watch you wash your hair
    Underwater, unaware
    And the plane flies through the air
    Did you think you didn't have to choose it
    That I alone could win or lose it
    In all the places we were hiding love
    What was it we were thinking of?

    In this house of make believe
    Divided in two, like Adam and Eve
    You put out and I receive

    [Chorus]
    Down by the railway siding
    In our secret world, we were colliding
    In all the places we were hiding love
    What was it we were thinking of?

    Oh the wheel is turning spinning round and round
    And the house is crumbling but the stairways stand

    With no guilt and no shame, no sorrow or blame
    Whatever it is, we are all the same

    Making it up in our secret world [x3]
    Shaking it up
    Breaking it up
    Making it up in our secret world

    Seeing things that were not there
    On a wing on a prayer
    In this state of disrepair

    [Chorus]

    Shh, listen Writer/s: PETER GABRIEL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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