Genesis : Home By The Sea [1983] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Το φερώνυμο άλμπουμ του 1983 σηματοδοτούσε το πρώτο στάδιο της μετατροπής των Genesis σε δορυφόρους του ντράμερ-τραγουδιστή τους. Η τεράστια επιτυχία εκείνου θα αποτελούσε πλατφόρμα εκτόξευσης και των ιδίων στο superstardom.
Πέραν του “Mama”, ωστόσο, το “Home By The Sea” [πρώτο μέρος] είναι το μόνο κομμάτι που ξεχωρίζει εδώ. Το θέμα του : η υποδοχή που αντιμετωπίζει ο διαρρήκτης ενός στοιχειωμένου σπιτιού.

The 1983 self-titled album marked the first stage of Genesis’ transformation into a satellite of their drummer-singer. His enormous success would be the platform for their own launch into superstardom.
Apart from “Mama,” though, “Home By The Sea” [part one] is the only outstanding track here. It deals with the reception received by the burglar of a haunted house.

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❝ Home by the sea
Home by the sea
Home by the sea
Home by the sea
Creeping up the blind side, shinning up the wall
Stealing through the dark of night
Climbing through a window, stepping to the floor
Checking to the left and the right
Picking up the pieces, putting them away
Something doesn’t feel quite right
Help me, someone, let me out of here
Then out of the dark was suddenly heard
Welcome to the home by the sea
Comin’ out the woodwork through the open door
Pushing from above and below
Shadows but no substance in the shape of men
Round and down and sideways, they go
Adrift without direction, eyes that hold despair
Then as one they sign and they moan
Help us, someone, let us out of here
Living here so long undisturbed
Dreaming of the time, we were free
So many years ago
Before the time when we first heard
Welcome to the home by the sea
Sit down, sit down
Sit down, sit down, sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you
Images of sorrow, pictures of delight
Things that go to make up a life
Endless days of summer, longer nights of gloom
Waiting for the morning life
Scenes of unimportance, photos in a frame
Things that go to make up a life
Help us, someone, let us out of here
‘Cause living here so long undisturbed
Dreaming of the time we were free
So many years ago
Before the time when we first heard
Welcome to the home by the sea
Sit down, sit down
Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you
Let us relive our lives in what we tell you
Sit down, sit down, sit down
‘Cause you won’t get away
No, with us you will stay
For the rest of your days
Sit down
As we relive our lives in what we tell you
Let us relive our lives in what we tell you, oh ❞

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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!