Secret World Live

Peter Gabriel

© 1994 Geffen Records, Inc.

Come Talk To Me

Ah, please talk to me
Won't you please come talk to me
Just like it used to be
Come on
Come talk to me
Come talk to me
Come talk to me

The wretched desert takes its form
The jackal proud and tight
In search of you
I feel my way
Though the slowest heaving night
Whatever fear invents
I swear it make no sense
I reach out through the border fence
Come down
Come talk to me

Swirling, curling storm of desire
Unuttered words hold fast
With reptile tongue
The lightning lashes towers built to last
Darkness creeps in like a thief and offers no relief
Why are you shaking like a leaf?
Come on
Come talk to me

Oh, please talk to me
Won't you please come talk to me
Just like it used to be
Come on
Come talk to me
I did not come to steal
This all is so unreal
Can you show me how you feel now?
Come on
Come talk to me
Come talk to me
Come talk to me

The earthly power sucks shadowed milk from sleepy tears undone
From nippled skin as smooth as silk the bugles blown as one
You lie there with your eyes half closed like there's no-one there at all
There's a tension pulling on your face
Come on
Come talk to me

Ah, please talk to me
Won't you please come talk to me
Just like it used to be
Come on
Come talk to me
Don't you ever change your mind
Now your future's so defined
And you act so deaf
So blind
Come on
Come talk to me
Come talk to me
Come talk to me

I can imagine the moment
Breaking out through the silence
All the things that we both might say
And the heart, it will not be denied
'Till we're both on the same damn side
All the barriers blown away

Ah, please talk to me
Won't you please come talk to me
Just like it used to be
Come on
Come talk to me
I did not come to steal
This all is so unreal
Can you show me how you feel now?
Come on
Come talk to me
Come talk to me
Come talk to me

Steam

"Something hot and wet"
"Steam"

In your steam
Real as any place I've been
Get alive with the dreamer's dream
It's in your steam
Real as anything I've seen
Get alive with the dreamer's dream

Stand Back
Stand Back

What are those dogs doing sniffing at my feet
They're on to something
Picking up
Picking up this heat
This heat

Give me steam
And how you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get alive with the dreamer's dream

You know your culture from your trash
You know your plastic from your cash
When I lose sight of the track
You know the way back
But I know you

You know your stripper from your paint
You know your sinner from your saint
Whenever heaven's doors are shut
You get them opened up
I know you

Give me steam
How you feel can make it real
Real as any place you've been
Get alive with the dreamer's dream

Stand back
Stand back

Can't you see I've lost control
I'm getting indiscreet
You're moving in so close 'till I'm picking up
Picking up this heat
This heat

Give me steam
How you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get alive with the dreamer's dream

You know your green from your red
You know the quick from the dead
So much better than the rest
You think you've been blessed
But I know you

You know your ladder from your snake
You know the throttle from the brake
You know your straight line from a curve
You've got a lot of nerve
But I know you

Give me steam
How you feel can make it real
Real as any place you've been
Get alive with the dreamer's dream

Everybody nosedive
Hold your breath
Count to five
Backslap
Boobytrap
Cover it up in bubblewrap
Room shake
Earthquake
Find a way to stay awake
It's going to blow
It's going to break
This is more than I can take

Oh yeah
I need steam
Feel the steam around me
I've been turning up the heat
I start to dream aloud
Won't you move your hands and feet
Won't you step into this cloud of steam
This steam

Give me steam
How you feel can make it real
Real as anything you've seen
Get alive with the dreamer's dream

Help me yeah
Ready to steam out the log jam
Stir crazy from the freezer to the boil
Water's bubbling
It's bubbling
Bubbling
Bubbling
Bubbling
Bubbling
Like it's coming to a boil
Give me steam, lady
Give me steam around me now
Coming alive
Said give me some steam

Across The River

Across the river
Across the river
Across the river I go

Slow Marimbas

(Instrumental)

Shaking The Tree

Souma Yergon
Sou Nou Yergon
We are shakin' the tree
Souma Yergon
Sou Nou Yergon
We are shakin' the tree

Waiting your time
Dreaming of a better life
Waiting your time
You're more than just a wife
You don't have to do what your mother has done
She has done
This is your life
This new life has begun
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day

Souma Yergon
Sou Nou Yergon
We are shakin' the tree
Souma Yergon
Sou Nou Yergon
We are shakin' the tree

Turning the tide
You were on the incoming wave
Turning the tide
You know you are nobody's slave
Find your sisters and brothers
Who can hear all the truth in what you say
They can support you when you're on your way
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day

Souma Yergon
Sou Nou Yergon
We are shakin' the tree
Souma Yergon
Sou Nou Yergon
We are shakin' the tree

Changing your ways
Changing those surrounding you
Changing your ways
More than any man can do
Open your heart
Show him the anger and pain so you heal
Maybe he's looking for his womanly side
Let him feel
You had to be so strong
And you do nothing wrong
Nothing wrong at all
We're gonna break it down
We're gonna shake it down
Shake it all around

"Mr. Tony Levin, shaking his tree"
Mr. Manu Katche, shaking two trees"
Gabriel continues to announce the musicians he's playing with for solos

It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day

It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day

"Mr. David Rhodes..."

It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
It's your day
A woman's day
You had to be so strong
You do nothing wrong
Nothing wrong at all
We're gonna break it down
We're gonna shake it down
Shake it all around

Red Rain

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
It can't be that cold
The ground is still warm to touch
This place is so quiet
Sensing that storm

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Well, I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
There is no blood around
See no sign of pain
Hey, no pain
Seeing no red at all
See no rain

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Red rain
Putting the pressure on much harder now
To return again and again
Just let the red rain splash you
Let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you, defenses down
With the trust of a child

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

And I can't watch any more
No more denial
It's so hard to lay down in all of this
Red rain coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

I'm bathing in
Red rain coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down
Red rain coming down
Over me in the red, red sea
Over me
Over me
Red rain

Blood Of Eden

I caught sight of my reflection
I caught it in the window
I saw the darkness in my heart
I saw the signs of my undoing
They had been there from the start
And the darkness still has work to do
The knotted chord's untying
The heated and the holy
Oh, they're sitting there on high
So secure with everything they're buying

In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
We wanted the union
Oh, the union of the woman
The woman and the man

My grip is surely slipping
I think I've lost my hold
Yes, I think I've lost my hold
I cannot get insurance anymore
They don't take credit
Only gold
Is that a dagger or a crucifix I see
You hold so tightly in your hand
And all the while the distance grows between you and me
I do not understand

In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
We wanted the union
Oh, the union of the woman
The woman and the man

At my request
You take me in
In that tenderness
I am floating away
No certainty
Nothing to rely on
Holding still for a moment
What a moment this is
For a moment of forgetting
A moment of bliss

I can hear the distant thunder
Of a million unheard souls
Of a million unheard souls
Watch each one reach for creature comfort
For the filling of their holes

In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
In the blood of Eden
Lie the woman and the man
We wanted the union
Of the woman and the man

The blood of Eden keeps running through me
Running through my veins
The blood of Eden keeps rushing through me
'Till I'm sure there's none that remains
The blood of Eden keeps running through me
Running through my veins
The blood of Eden keeps rushing through me
'Till I'm sure that we're sunk

In the blood of Eden
We've done everything we can
In the blood of Eden
Saw the end as we began
With the man in the woman
And the woman in the man
It was all for the union
Oh, the union of the woman
The woman and the man

Kiss That Frog

Kiss that frog

Sweet little princess
Let me introduce his frogness
You alone can get him singing
He's all puffed up
Wanna be your king
Oh, you can do it
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Lady kiss that frog

Splash, dash, heard you call
Bring you back your golden ball
He's gonna dive down in the deep end
He's gonna be just like your best friend
So what's one little kiss
One tiny little touch
Oh, yeah
He's wanting it so much
I swear that this is royal blood
Running through my skin
Ah yeah, can you see the state I'm in
Kiss it better
Kiss that frog
Kiss that frog
Kiss that frog

Get it into your head
He's living with you
He sleeps in your bed
Can't you hear beyond the croaking
Don't you know that I'm not joking
Ah yeah, you think you won't
I think you will
Don't you know that this tongue can kill
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Lady kiss that frog

Let him sit beside you
And eat right off your plate
You don't have to be afraid
There's nothing here to hate
Ah, princess you might like it
If you lower your defense
Kiss that frog
And you will
Get your prince
Get your prince
Get your prince

Jump in the water
Come on baby, jump in with me
Jump in the water
Come on baby get wet with me
Jump in the water
Come on baby jump in with me
Jump in the water
Come on baby get wet with me

Lady kiss that frog
Kiss that frog
Lady kiss that frog
Kiss that frog
Lady kiss that frog
Kiss that frog
Lady kiss that frog
Kiss that frog

Jump in the water
Come on baby jump in with me
Jump in the water
Come on baby get wet with me
Jump in the water
Come on baby jump in with me
Jump in the water
Come on baby get wet with me
Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump
1, 2, 3, 4, Jump

Washing Of The Water

So deep
So wide
Will you take me on your back for a ride
If I should fall
Would you swallow me deep inside

River, show me how to float
I feel like I'm sinking down
Thought that I could get along
But here in this water
My feet won't touch the ground
I need something to turn myself around

Going away
Away towards the sea
River deep, can you lift up and carry me
Roll on
Roll on through the heartland
'Till the sun has left the sky
River, river carry me high
'Till the washing of the water
Will make it all alright
Let your waters reach me Like she reached me tonight

Letting go
It's so hard
The way it's hurting now
To get this love untied
So tough to stay with this thing
If I follow through
I face what I denied
I get those hooks out of me
And I take out the hooks that I sunk deep in your side
Kill that fear of emptiness
Loneliness I'll hide

River, oh river
River running deep
Bring me something that will let me get to sleep
In the washing of the water
Will you take it all away?
Bring me something to take this pain away

Solsbury Hill

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing
Time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close
I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice
I did not believe the information
I just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom, boom, boom
Son, he said
Grab your things
I've come to take you home

To keeping silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut
'Till I'd thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom, boom, boom
Son, he said
Grab your things
I've come to take you home

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes
But still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll show them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom, boom, boom
Son, he said
Grab your things
I've come to take you home

Digging In The Dirt

Something in me, dark and sticky
All the time it's getting strong
The way I'm dealing with this feeling
I can't go on like this too long

This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you
I told you
I told you
I told you
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you
I told you
I told you
I told you

Don't talk back
Just drive the car
Shut your mouth
I know what you are
Don't say nothing
Keep your hands on the wheel
Don't turn around
This is for real

Digging in the dirt
Stay with me, I need support
I'm digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Open up the places I got hurt

The more I look
The more I find
As I close on in
I get so blind
I feel it in my head
I feel it in my toes
I feel it in my sex
That's the place it goes

This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you
I told you
I told you
I told you
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
This time you've gone too far
I told you
I told you
I told you
I told you

Don't talk back
Just drive the car
Shut your mouth
I know what you are
Don't say nothing
Keep your hands on the wheel
Don't turn around
This is for real
Digging in the dirt
Stay with me, I need support
I'm digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
To open up the places I got hurt

I'm digging in the dirt
Stay with me, I need support
I'm diggin in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
To open up the place I got hurt

Digging in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places we got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places we got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places we got hurt
Digging in the dirt
To find the places we got hurt

I'm digging in the dirt
Stay with me, I need support
I'm diggin in the dirt
To find the places I got hurt
To open up the place I got hurt
I got hurt

Sledgehammer

You could have a steam train
If you'd just lay down your tracks
You could have an aeroplane flying
If you bring your blue sky back

All you do is call me
I'll be anything you need

You could have a big dipper
Going up and down, all around the bends
You could have a bumper car, bumping
This amusement never ends

I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name
I want to be your sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
Show me 'round your fruitcage
'Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruitcage
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be

I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name
I want to be the sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest
I'm going to be the sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
Sledgehammer
Let there be no doubt about it
Sledge, sledge, sledgehammer

I've kicked the habit
Shed my skin
This is the new stuff
I go dancing in
We go dancing in
Won't you show for me?
I will show for you
Won't you show for me?
I will show for you
yeah, yeah, yeah, only you

Won't you show for me?
I will show for you
Won't you show for me?
I will show for you
yeah, yeah, yeah, only you
Feel the power
Feel the power
Feel it every day
Come on, come on
Help me do
Come on, come on
Help me do
It's what we're doing, doing
All day and night

Secret World

I stood in this sunsheltered place
'Till 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
In 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 recieve
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?

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

Breaking it up
Shaking 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
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?

Shh, listen

Breaking it up
Shaking it up
Making it up in our secret world

Don't Give Up

In this proud land we grew up strong
We were wanted all along
I was taught to fight
Taught to win
I never thought I could fail

No fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I've changed my face
I've changed my name
But no one wants you when you lose

Don't give up
You still have friends
Don't give up
You're not beaten yet
Don't give up
I know you can make it good

Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Drove the night toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground

Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up
We don't need much of anything
Don't give up
'Cause somewhere there's a place where we belong

Rest your head
You worry too much
It's gonna be alright
When times get rough
You can fall back on us
Don't give up
Please don't give up

Got to walk out of here
I can't take anymore
Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That river's flowing
That river's flowing

Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
For every job, so many men
So many men no-one needs

Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up
You're not the only one
Don't give up
No reason to be ashamed
Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up now
We're proud of who you are
Don't give up
You know it's never been easy
Don't give up
'Cause I believe there's a place
There's a place where we belong

Don't give up
(Repeating)

In Your Eyes

Accepting all I've done and said
I want to stand and stare again
'Till there's nothing left out
Oh, it remains there in your eyes
Whatever comes and goes
I will hear your silent call

And I will touch this tender wall
'Till I know I'm home again

In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes

Love
I get so lost sometimes
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
When I want to run away
I drive off in my car
But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

And all my instincts
They return
And the grand facade
So soon will burn
Without a noise
Without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light, the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
The resolution
In your eyes
Of all the fruitless searches In your eyes
Oh, I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
I want to be that complete
In your eyes
I want to touch the light, the heat
I see in your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes

Love
I don't like to see so much pain
So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

And all my instincts
They return
And the grand facade
So soon will burn
Without a noise
Without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light, the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway In your eyes
To a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution In your eyes
Of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes
Oh, I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
Oh, I want to be that complete
In your eyes
I want to touch the light
The heat I see in your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes

Accepting all I've done and said
I want to stand and stare again
'Till there's nothing left out
Oh, it remains there in your eyes
Whatever comes and goes
Oh, it's in your eyes

In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes

I want to stand and stare again
Oh, it's in your eyes