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#156717 - 05/17/07 03:50 PM Moribund the Burgmeister
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This is a track from Peter Gabriel, one of the founders of Genesis who left because of an altercation with Collins the money head.
He has made a fortune with his stuff from films to albums, but to look at him he is like a hobo.

He is a great man who gives most of his money to helping the poor in Africa, even falling into bankruptcy along the way.
I am pretty sure his life has been hard, but now he is giving
back in a huge way.

Caught in the chaos in the market square
I don't know what, I don't know why, but something's wrong down there
Their bodies twistin' and turnin' in a thousand ways
The eyes all rollin' round and round into a distant gaze
Ah, look at that crowd!

Some are jumping up in the air - say "We're drowning in a torrent of blood!"
Others going down on their knees, seen a saviour coming out of the mud
Oh Mother! It's eating out my soul
Destroying law and order, I'm gonna lose control

What can I do to stop this plague, spread by sight alone
Just a glimpse and then a quiver, then they shiver to the bone
Ah, look at them go!

Bunderschaft, you are going daft? Better seal off the castle grounds
"This is Moribund, the Burgermeister, I'm gonna keep this monster down,
Somebody sent the subversive element; going to chase it out of down."
No-one will tell me what all this is about
But I will find out.


This thing's really outrageous, I tell you on the level
It's really so contagious must be the work of the devil
You better go now, pick up the pipers, tell them to play
Seems the music keeps them quiet, there is no other way.
Ah, close the doors!

"We've tried potions and waxen dolls, but none of us could find any cures,"
Mother please, is it just a disease, that has them breaking all my laws,
Check if you can disconnect the effect and I'll go after the cause
No-one will tell me what this is all about
But I will find out
I will, I will find out.

This one strikes a chord in my child life.

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 keepin' 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."


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 on 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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#156726 - 05/17/07 04:28 PM Re: Moribund the Burgmeister [Re: reality2k4]
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ste,

I used to have that album. MTB was one of my favorites. So is Modern Love and Solsbury Hill.

I don't know if it was totally about Collins though that he left. I used to have Armando Gallo's book I Know What I Like, and it talked about how Peter just HAD to write all of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, and had basically made his decision to leave the band on his own.



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#156730 - 05/17/07 04:36 PM Re: Moribund the Burgmeister [Re: FormerTexan]
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Andy, he is awesome, and he got me through a load of things, he was mobbed when he played live at Liverpool.

A living Saint.
A unique man who gives his riches to the poor and lives pretty much
like a peasant.

Like me, without the riches,

ste

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#156732 - 05/17/07 04:39 PM Re: Moribund the Burgmeister [Re: reality2k4]
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ste,

I have great respect for PG. I think I had his first six albums on LP for a while.

I was a huge Genesis fan for the longest time. Still am, just not near as gung-ho about it these days.

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#156734 - 05/17/07 04:43 PM Re: Moribund the Burgmeister [Re: FormerTexan]
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I think it was the reunion with Genesis at Milton Keynes in 1982 that help pay off that debt too.

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#156736 - 05/17/07 04:51 PM Re: Moribund the Burgmeister [Re: FormerTexan]
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Andy, it was Gabriels alternative mind that made Genesis in the early years, and after he left, Collins lost one of his dearest
friends, but that is how it had to be, with Collins content with
making big bucks.

You really do have to see him in the flesh, and yeah, he was
abused as a kid and does his best to help anyone who needs help,
I dont have idols, but he is pretty close in my eyes,

ste

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