Secret World

Read a poem that Opera user Jill wrote in her latest post. This time one verse reminded me of one of Peter Garbriel`s songs and then, of course, I went to You Tube (where else πŸ˜› ) and started to search through his concerts and videos.

"I stood in this unsheltered place
'Til I could see the face behind the face
All that had gone before had left no trace"

Secret world….
One sad song that got me every time I hear it. Leave me without words. Make me close my eyes and turn the volume up – something that only few songs could. Make me remember that world is not always the one we dream of.

"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?"

No, I don`t feel sad or in that special mood that turns even the brightest day into a rainy afternoon. Actually, I feel very alive and healthy, happy to live through this spring and to have something to look forward.

"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?"

Just listened it for a seventh time this evening. I should really change it and play something else on MP3 player but how to do that when it is the only song on playlist… Hand is on a mouse and finger ready to click… Just one more time….

"Oh the wheel is turning spinning round and round
And the house is crubling but the stairways stand
With no guilt and no shame, no sorrow or blame
Whatever it is, we are all the same"

Blinking lights in a distance, city streets full of life – running cars, laughing people. Friday evening, smile on my face.

"Shh, listen…"

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34 Responses to Secret World

  1. sanshan says:

    Beautiful but sad, yes.Something to look forward to always makes me happy as well. πŸ™‚

  2. AnitaMargita says:

    Nice song choice! :)Originally posted by gdare:

    Blinking lights in a distance, city streets full of life – running cars, laughing people. Friday evening, smile on my face.


  3. Stardancer says:

    Great song, and what a showman! Didn't quite get the egg thing, though. :lol:Thanks for sharing that, Darko.:up:

  4. gdare says:

    Star, Originally posted by Stardancer:

    Didn't quite get the egg thing, though.

    Me neither πŸ˜† But it reminded me that Pink Floyd made a similar thing, in Division Bell tour I think :yes:San, yes it fills days with sweet expectations and smile on the face :DAna, thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Dacotah says:

    Thanks for the video. I really like it. To me he's using the egg as a symbol of the beginning of life. πŸ™‚

  6. ellinidata says:

    nice!!! what is with the egg???

  7. gdare says:

    Carol, you might be right. Or a new beginning of their (people he was talking about in his song) new life that is about to start. I like to think about it that way :happy:Angeliki, well, I think Carol could be right :up: Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. Dacotah says:

    Darko, yep that's what I mean "a new beginning of life". :happy:

  9. L2D2 says:

    Very nice song, Dare. I am not very familiar with Peter Gabriel's music, so I'd never heard this before.

  10. gdare says:

    Linda you should check on his concerts there in You Tube. He`s more than a musician. He`s an artist :yes:

  11. edwardpiercy says:

    Great dialog between your text and the lyrics! What a nice format. :yes:

  12. gdare says:

    Ed, thank you. I wanted it to be a bit unusual :up:

  13. raniakasim says:

    i feel my self obtrusive to comment on a subject i am not very familiar with but really there are songs which touch ur feeling even though u don't understand every word of it i agree with u there are songs which Leave us without wordsfor me i like classical songs i,m not going to mention any of it , because as i guess u don't know any of them

  14. gdare says:

    Rania, by term "classical" I think you mean classical arabic songs and poets. Well, you are right, I am not familiar with them but I am glad you understand what I was talking about here πŸ™‚

  15. Suntana says:

    Oh Nooooooooo! A poem … song … lyrics! I'm totally lost.For example, in the 3rd verse, it goes from hair washing to a flying airplane, to Did you think you didn't have to choose it
    That I alone could win or lose itAre the 2 questions regarding hair, airplane flying, love or what? Ehhh, it's just a rhetorical question. I'm sure I won't see it even if it's explained to me.

  16. gdare says:

    Carlos, you are able to see shapes in clouds, what is problem with hair and airplane? πŸ˜›

  17. Suntana says:

    Ohhh, so there are shapes in hair and in an airplane on that YouTube? Shapes of shapey women?

  18. gdare says:

    It could be one of his best songs, Pam. I like "In Your eyes" too 😎

  19. gdare says:

    I knew you would understand 😎

  20. PainterWoman says:

    I love In Your Eyes!

  21. PainterWoman says:

    Have always liked Peter Gabriel but have never heard this song. I really enjoyed it…..especially the words.

  22. L2D2 says:

    That's the title I was trying to think of that Graham posted a video once, and you were discussing about it. This song sounded very like "In Your Eyes" to me.

  23. gdare says:

    Linda, let me find a link…Here: think he posted it once, too πŸ™‚

  24. L2D2 says:

    I remember commenting that that was the first time I had heard "In Your Eyes", and this is the first time I've heard this one, too. Guess I'll have to familiarize myself with more of his music. Are all his numbers THAT long?

  25. gdare says:

    Usually not but concert versions sometimes are πŸ˜€

  26. studio41 says:

    Peter Gabriel takes me back to late 80s when Joe & I got together… thanks for linking over, Darko πŸ™‚

  27. gdare says:

    You are welcome, Jill πŸ™‚

  28. MirabelaTM says:

    I didn't hear it before…It's very nice song πŸ™‚

  29. gdare says:

    I think he made that song during 90s. I like it even though it is a sad one πŸ™‚

  30. thetomster says:

    :up: brilliant song … I like the way music can affect us … and I think it's a gift letting music do this to us … and ah … just good memories connected to Peter Gabriel's music in the 80's and 90's :up:

  31. thetomster says:

    … it's a nice way to spend time while working on the new pictures and albums … mixing up the memories … old ones and new ones πŸ˜€

  32. thetomster says:

    😎 luckily I still have some days off this week … so I guess I'll take a little trip ackwards in music history … again :headbang:

  33. gdare says:

    😎 :headbang:

  34. gdare says:

    I did that in sunday πŸ˜€ :happy:

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