Reveal and Heal

Solsbury Hill

This song from Peter Gabriel  describing the same Solsbury Hill in Swainswick where I often played as a child.  He actually lived in Swainswick himself and was describing what sounds to me very much like an contactee experience in the song. Tragically Solsbury Hill was eventually seriously damaged to make way for the Batheaston By-pass.  A transcript of the lyrics is below the video, which in the second part shows great photos of the valiant protesters who occupied the demolition site. (. .and always makes me cry!)

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 keep in 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

Tho’ my life was in a rut

“Till I 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

“Hey” he said “Grab your things

I’ve come to take you home.”

(Back 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 tell them what the smile on my face meant

My heart going boom boom boom

“Hey” I said “You can keep my things,

they’ve come to take me home.”

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Comments on: "Solsbury Hill" (1)

  1. Cathi Morgan said:

    I often cry when I watch the second part of this video

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