The programme describes this section as follows: "Above all else an egg is an egg. The final song on A Trick of the Tail , entitled "Los Endos", quotes from this segment near the very end. As the band fades out, Collins can be heard singing "there's an angel standing in the sun" twice in succession, followed by "free to get back home" as the last notes disappear.
These are the only lyrics heard in the song, which is otherwise instrumental; this quote has generally been omitted from live versions except for Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall and Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith in Live performances of "Supper's Ready" were preceded by Peter Gabriel telling a story. At the Rainbow Theatre on 20 October as released on the Genesis Archive —75 set , Gabriel told a story about "Old Henry" which sometimes changed to "Old Michael" taking off his clothes and rubbing his flesh into the grass in a park, which attracts a colony of earthworms.
The story featured both Gabriel and Phil Collins whistling " Jerusalem " before announcing, "'Jerusalem boogie' to us perhaps, but to the birds, it meant that supper was ready". During the tour, Collins told a story before the song. Often this story would tie in to the song itself, but on some occasions he told a Romeo and Juliet story instead. At the Genesis reunion show , Gabriel told a story about a woman on a subway train which he had told during the Foxtrot tour, and which had appeared on the Genesis Live album cover , slightly altered to segue into "Supper's Ready".
After , only fragments of this song were played live by Genesis. Finally, on the Calling All Stations tour in , Genesis performed an acoustic medley containing the first section. And Then There Were Three From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from Lover's Leap Supper's Ready. This article may be written from a fan's point of view , rather than a neutral point of view. Please clean it up to conform to a higher standard of quality, and to make it neutral in tone. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.
This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. National Rock Review. Retrieved March 4, Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited. White Mountain [New Stereo Mix]. Stagnation [New Stereo Mix]. Dusk [New Stereo Mix]. The Knife New Stereo Mix. Seven Stones New Stereo Mix.
Harold the Barrel New Stereo Mix. Harlequin New Stereo Mix. Watcher of the Skies New Stereo Mix. Time Table New Stereo Mix. Horizon's New Stereo Mix. Supper's Ready New Stereo Mix.
Firth of Fifth New Stereo Mix. After the Ordeal New Stereo Mix. Aisle of Plenty New Stereo Mix. Fly on a Windshield New Stereo Mix. Broadway Melody of New Stereo Mix. Cuckoo Cocoon Stereo Mix. I doubt that Gabriel would just do one song based on eastern philosophy and never bring it up again. Flag Champiness on March 14, General Comment One more thing from the same web site: For a more unique explanation, this annotation comes from a program from the Foxtrot or early Selling England tours: i Lover's Leap In which two lovers are lost in each other's eyes, and found again transformed in the bodies of another male and female.
The latter likes to be known as "The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man" and claims to contain a secret new ingredient capable of fighting fire. This is a falsehood, an untruth, a whopper and a taradiddle, or to put it in clearer terms; a lie.
At the G. In which our intrepid heroes investigate the aftermath of the battle and discover a solitary figure, obsessed by his own image. They witness an unusual transmutation, and are pulled into their own reflections in the water. They're right in the middle of a myriad of bright colours, filled with all manner of objects, plants, animals and humans.
Life flows freely and everything is mindlessly busy. At random, a whistle blows and every single thing is instantly changed into another.
While they wait for Spring, they are returned to their old world to see the Apocalypse of St. John in full progress. The seven trumpeters cause a sensation, the fox keeps throwing sixes, and Pythagoras a Greek extra is deliriously happy as he manages to put exactly the right amount of milk and honey on his corn flakes. As for Gabble Ratchet - apparently it is the sound of wild geese that heralds the arrival of archangels or something similar.
General Comment Supper's Ready 1 I. Lovers' Leap 2 In which two lovers are lost in each other's eyes, and found again transformed in the bodies of another male and female. Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off. As the sound of motor cars fades in the night time, I swear I saw your face change, 4 it didn't seem quite right. And it's hello babe with your guardian eyes so blue Hey my baby don't you know our love is true.
Coming closer with our eyes, a distance falls around our bodies. Out in the garden, the moon seems very bright, Six saintly shrouded men move across the lawn slowly. The seventh walks in front with a cross held high in hand. And it's hey babe your supper's waiting for you. Hey my baby, don't you know our love is true. I've been so far from here, Far from your warm arms. It's good to feel you again, It's been a long long time. Hasn't it? The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man The lovers come across a town dominated by two characters: one a benevolent farmer, and the other the head of a highly disciplined scientific religion.
I know a farmer who looks after the farm. I know a fireman who looks after the fire. Yes, he's here again, can't you see he's fooled you all.
Share his peace, Sign the lease. He's a supersonic scientist, 12 He's the guaranteed eternal sanctuary man. Look, look into my mouth he cries, And all the children lost down many paths, 13 I bet my life you'll walk inside Hand in hand, gland in gland With a spoonful of miracle, He's the guaranteed eternal sanctuary man.
We will rock you, rock you little snake, We will keep you snug and warm 14 III. Ikhnaton 15 and Itsacon 16 and their Band of Merry Men Who the lovers see clad in grays and purples, awaiting to be summoned out of the ground. The fight's begun, they've been released. Killing foe for peace Bang, bang, bang And they're giving me a wonderful potion, 'Cos I cannot contain my emotion. And even though I'm feeling good, Something tells me I'd better activate my prayer capsule.
The order for rejoicing and dancing has come from our warlord. How Dare I Be so Beautiful? Wandering through the chaos the battle has left, We climb up a mountain of human flesh, To a plateau of green grass, and green trees full of life. A young figure sits still by a pool, He's been stamped "Human Bacon" by some butchery tool. He is you Social Security took care of this lad. A flower? Willow Farm Climbing out of the pool, they are once again in a different existence.
There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag, he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag. The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg, the egg was a bird.
Fly away you sweet little thing, they're hard on your tail Hadn't you heard? They're going to change you into a human being! We've got everything, we're growing everything, We've got some in We've got some out We've got some wild things floating about Everyone, we're changing everyone, you name them all, We've had them here, And the real stars are still to appear.
Dad to dam to dum to mum Mum diddley washing, Mum diddley washing, You're all full of ball. Let me hear you lies, we're living this up to the eyes. Ooee-ooee-ooee-oowaa Momma I want you now. And as you listen to my voice To look for hidden doors, tidy floors, more applause. You've been here all the time, 26 Like it or not, like what you got, You're under the soil the soil, the soil , Yes, deep in the soil the soil, the soil, the soil!
So we'll end with a whistle and end with a bang and all of us fit in our places. The seven trumpeters cause a sensation, the fox keeps throwing sixes, 28 and Pythagoras a Greek extra is deliriously happy as he manages to put exactly the right amount of milk and honey on his corn flakes.
With the guards of Magog, 29 swarming around, The Pied Piper takes his children underground. He brings down the fire from the skies, You can tell he's doing well by the look in human eyes.
Better not compromise. It won't be easy. Can't you feel our souls ignite Shedding ever changing colours, in the darkness of the fading night, 38 Like the river joins the ocean, as the germ in a seed grows 39 We have finally been freed to get back home.
General Comment This to me is deeply spiritual. I agree it can have different meanings depending on your current state of mind, but here's mine: Losing connection with a loved one that can be a spouse, or your version of a higher being.
Loss of belief. Then a wandering around through life. We start out as children believeing blindly in love and faith, grow up into young adults and grow cynical, cold, doubtful freaks, then, if lucky, find a redemption somehow, somewhere.
This is a common theme in many movies and books. I think this may be Gabriel's take on it. I have to tell you I have eerily similar take.. I absolutely adore this band ,I have been listening to them for 35 years and always enjoy every song I've heard a million times Flag lineman on September 22, I believe these aliens to be 20, years advanced over mankind. If so, our technology today would have been readily available years ago.
The key technology I opine here is tapping into brainwaves. There's probably certain levels in which 'It' can tap into human brainwaves. Obviously, Peter believes his wife Jill became possessed by a spirit, which gave him the starting point. I would guess they had a deep experience at that moment. Altered states and willing hosts would probably the easiest subjects. We can now create Bionic limbs to move on a brainwave. If true, that means our minds can be tapped into at will by a 'supersonic scientist'.
Especially one potentially 20, years ahead of man. Genesis likes to call this scientist 'It'. Meet Rael here. Many songs that we listen to are lyrics from 'It' speaking and not the human author. Genesis is only fitting for a brainwashing play on the bible and the apocalypse.
This supersonic scientist has fooled us all, 'can't you see'? What's the motive? The Harvest. What's the harvest? Humans for consumption. It's an evil plan. You can't be brainwashed into all being fooled without a bill of Gods I'm mean goods. The Apocalypse: let's travel back to ancient warriors sacrificing humans for the Gods and then fast forward to the song claiming the human flesh eating Gods of Magog swarming.
It matches. These aliens are getting nutrients from humans for extending life. Human marrow? If 'It' taps into music creativity, 'It' tap into movies. Are the Wachowskis telling us something again? We believe they are. Basically, the goal is to grow a population as large as possible. I want full diagnostics and cost projections for an early harvest….
Premium grade. That song just had too many sections used for transitonary purposes with lyrics that were on and off in how interesting they were. This however feels like they wanted to do even more with it, but just lacked time or ideas or both to come up with other sections to serve as transitions. It ironically has the opposite problem of "Get em Out by Friday".
All the sections here are great, but I question the journey of it all. Ballad straight into epic straight into fun jamming? It's weird structurally in how it has three distinct sections with different feels that all occupy around the same space. Overall though, it's great! With more thought out transitions this would be easily my 3rd favorite. Alas, it serves as a fantastic ender to side one but less so on its own. I'd rank this 5th. A moment so full of bliss that the concept of "negativity" doesn't even exist within this memory.
That's how I feel about "Horizons". As an adaption of a classical piece of music, it's masterful in carrying the emotion over from the original work and putting it into a folk ballad. The way it starts off slow, gets more adventurous in the middle and takes a step back to end the way it started is classic storytelling.
This is Genesis's best short song under 3 minutes and 30 seconds at least, because it transports me to somewhere I want to be. For example, I could be on a beach perhaps watching the sunset fade, or sitting in a hot tub outside with the moon shining brightly, or even just sitting on a park bench watching people enjoy themselves.
All involve nature in some way because to really enjoy this song is to enjoy nature, the nature of all things really. I know most people think this is just a guitar solo by Steve and is nothing really important, but I really think if you just focus on the thoughts you want to have while listening to this you'll be suprised by how much the simple things in life really keep us all in check and motivated.
I honestly cry every once and a while listening to this because I remember what's special to me. I hope by reading this you too are remembering what you hold close to you. I rank this 2nd. You love it, I love it. I'm sure the reasons you love it are the same as my own. This is their masterpiece, their greatest artistic achievement, everything you could want and more in a song. So, I'll try my best to cover the moments here that stick out to me and show how life-changing it is, as it was for me.
It starts immediately with lyrics, a great technique which would later be used on tracks like "Undertow" to instantly grab the listener's attention. The lyrics on the whole are very romantic with a hint of darkness creeping more and more until it's obvious something isn't right.
I LOVE these slow builds in all media forms, the illusion of comfort presented here is key to transitioning us to the chaos to come. Peter's lead crooning with his and Phil's background voices singing in a higher key in the verses is the perfect example of this dichotomy. The string here is absolutely hypnotizing, with a trio between Steve, Tony, and Mike going on. It all sounds like a potential portal leading us to "The Eternal Sanctuary Man" the harmonization between it all is just mesmerizing.
Phil's lack of drumming here, instead resorting to percussion, is perfect for the feel this section is going for. It's mysticism and curiosity making it feel like every ding on the triangle is a revelation, big or small.
The chorus is one of their best, there's a reason it's used again in different forms throughout the song. It perfectly captures that breath of fresh air we get from a long day of work or traveling or taking care of family. That time in which we can all sit down and eat supper without the anxiety of anything affecting us. Tony's electric piano solo later involving flute and cello part which returns from the beginning is necessary considering the last minute of this section is guitar strumming, which I do find goes on a bit too long for my taste.
Not much variation with the strumming, so if the added instruments were taken out it would definitely become dull for me. This all segues into the next track, meaning this section doesn't really have an end to it. What a fantastic opener, it plants all the seeds so subtlely for what's to come almost all the leitmotiv come from this section alone.
It's a lovely track leaving us with an intriguing mystery of what awaits the couple well, it certainly gets wild! This section is to serve as a transition into the more rocking "Ikhnaton" and it does it well with a catchy hook "he's a Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man!
I love how it never gets too big, as the band slowly builds up how crazy the song is about to become they can't reveal all their tricks too early! Tony's keys serve a great progression going into the main part of this section with some nice texture from Steve throughout.
The drumming from Phil also adds a bit of flair in his fills where he plays an interesting rhythm. The lyrics are kinda humorous in how devoted the followers are to this larger than life figure. It all fits the childish wonder this section conveys, especially when some kids chant a kind of nursery rhyme to end this part of the song.
It serves it's purpose as a transition from the seriousness of "Lover's Leap" to the action of "Ikhnaton". For that reason, I think it's essential just like the rest of the sections in this track, even if I don't enjoy this that much on its own.
Phil's drums join Peter in describing the landscape before the battle commences. Tony follows with a focus on the organ before he plays his main role as a supporting player in this section very odd for Tony.
Once Peter is done, Steve gives one of his best solos in Genesis, the use of tapping towards the end of his solo is so electrifying it gives me goosebumps every time. Phil's hits on the hi-hat really keep the drive going as Steve showcases his talent. This is my favorite part of this section due to how free everything feels, the chaotic nature fitting of a battle. Perfectly capturing the dynamics of how battles actually play out. Tony continues from where Steve left off as Peter comes back to give the final words on this battle.
It eventually all slows down so it can lead into a section dealing with the aftermath of such a vigorous battle. Overall, this section is terrific in its dynamics, technical playing, and energy. It definitely stands out as a high point in the song as a whole, with it being the first "rocking" section of this mammoth of a track. It's severely underrrated and is potentially my third favorite section from it all, as it's the first section that makes the song feel as aspiring as it is.
Without it, we're just thrust into "Willow's Farm" without build up to warrant the section's bonkers nature. With some moody chords and Peter's soft singing, it's effective in conveying the feeling of an aftermath of a battle.
However, on its own it's nothing, just a soundscape with lyrics. It's not bad, but rather is meant to be part of a larger whole and as such I'll view it that way. This is by far the most experimental section ironically enough only part that saw single action , with its multiple key changes and vastly different sections.
This is the song which gives Supper's Ready its character. The song starts with fearsome drums, guitar, and organ as Peter sings like a tour guide, getting us familiarized with this brand new world full of bizarre creatures and sights. When Peter shouts about Winston Churchill, we start getting into the theme of "transformation", which I would consider the most essential idea to get from this section.
Even though we change overtime physically and mentally, there will always be a part of us which attempts to feel we are important. Really though, we are all stuck in the "soil", where we are meant to "fit in our places". No matter how detrimental we can be to ourselves trying to get out of the rut. The backing vocals and vocal effects are a representation of the weirdness and it's all just good fun.Genesis song lyrics for album Foxtrot. Tracks: Watcher Of The Skies, Time Table, Get'em Out By Friday, Can-Utility And The Coastliners, Horizons, Supper's Ready. Lyrics Forum Tablatures I. LOVERS' LEAP Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the .