Genesis : Watcher Of The Skies [Foxtrot, 1972] [reblog]

from Oannes * tribute to «cosmic» songs

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Το “Watcher Of The Skies” ήταν το highlight των συναυλιών των Genesis της συγκεκριμένης περιόδου [1972-3]. Για εμφανείς μουσικούς λόγους, αλλά και για την καθηλωτική παρουσία του Peter Gabriel. Η σχετικά κακή ποιότητα του βίντεο με αναγκάζει να το συμπεριλάβω ως εναλλακτική επιλογή. Το κομμάτι είναι ούτως ή άλλως μνημειώδες.

Watcher Of The Skies” was the highlight of Genesis’ live shows of this particular era [1972-3]. For obvious musical reasons, but also for Peter Gabriel’s spellbinding presence. The video’s relatively poor quality is making me include it as an alternative choice. The song is monumental anyway.


❝ Watcher of the skies watcher of all
His is a world alone no world is his own,
He whom life can no longer surprise,
Raising his eyes beholds a planet unknown.
Creatures shaped this planet’s soil,
Now their reign has come to an end,
Has life again destroyed life,
Do they play elsewhere, do they know
More than their childhood games?
Maybe the lizard’s shed its tail,
This is the end of man’s long union with Earth.
Judge not this race by empty remains
Do you judge God by his creatures when they are dead?
For now, the lizard’s shed it’s tail
This is the end of man’s long union with Earth.
From life alone to life as one,
Think not your journey’s done
For though your ship be sturdy, no
Mercy has the sea,
Will you survive on the ocean of being?
Come ancient children hear what I say
This is my parting council for you on your way.
Sadly now your thoughts turn to the stars
Where we have gone you know you never can go.
Watcher of the skies watcher of all
This is your fate alone, this fate is your own. ❞



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!