Back In N.Y.C. Lyrics - Genesis

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No-one seems to take up the chase, and with the familiar faces fresh in his mind he moves into a reconstruction of his old life, above ground - Too much time was one thing he didn't need, so he used to cut through it with a little speed. He was better off dead, than slow in the head. His momma and poppa had taken a ride on his back, so he left very quickly to join The Pack.

I see faces and traces of home back in New York City -
So you think I'm a tough kid? Is that what you heard?
Well I like to see some action and it gets into my blood.
They call me the trail blazer - Rael - electric razor
I'm the pitcher in the chain gang, we don't believe in pain
'cos we're only as strong, yes we're only as strong,
as the weakest link in the chain.

Only after a spell in Pontiac reformatory was he given any respect in the gang.

Let me out of Pontiac when I was just seventeen,
I had to get it out of me, if you know what I mean, what I mean.

You say I must be crazy, 'cos I don't care who I hit, who I hit.
But I know it's me that's hitting out and I'm, I'm not full of shit.
I don't care who I hurt, I don't care who I do wrong.
This is your mess I'm stuck in, I really don't belong.
When I take out my bottle, filled up high with gasoline,
You can tell by the night fires where Rael has been, has been.

Now, walking back home after a raid, he was cuddling a sleeping porcupine.
That night he pictured the removal of his hairy heart and to the accompaniment of very romantic music he watched it being shaved smooth by an anonymous stainless steel razor.

As I cuddled the porcupine
He said I had none to blame, but me.
Held my heart, deep in hair,
Time to shave, shave it off, it off.
No time for romantic escape,
When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No!
Off we go...

Your sitting in your comfort you don't believe I'm real,
You cannot buy protection from the way that I feel.
Your progressive hypocrites hand out their trash,
But it was mine in the first place, so I'll burn it to ash.
And I've tasted all the strongest meats,
And laid them down in coloured sheets (laid them down in coloured
Who needs illusion of love and affection
When you're out walking the streets with your mainline connection?

As I cuddled the porcupine
He said I had none to blame, but me.
Held my heart, deep in hair.
Time to shave, shave it off, it off.
No time for romantic escape,
When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No!

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Never Heard Anything Like This One | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/27/14

As a 24-year-old and a member of a newer generation, I'm incredibly proud to say that this could very well be one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. I can't stop listening - it's simply unerringly addictive. It just oozes power and aggression; Peter Gabriel channels so much energy and delivers such an incredible vocal onslaught. And dat synth...dat SYNTH.

what a agression | Reviewer: Sander Holscher | 10/12/11

I don’t know a song witch is more aggressive without being very hard rock song.
The beginning ‘pump pump’ and than the drums brings us to the synthesiser, this make the rhythm of the song witch take you to your throat all the number long, and than the voice of Peter, unbelievable and very scary, and than the scream before he sings; ‘you say I must be crazy, cos I don’t car who I hit etc. But it hits me!

this song is real art | Reviewer: hussein el emam | 7/1/07

no body can thik of lyrics like the album of the lamb exept people who kno the secret of life 33 years and still sounds great thanks h.alimam

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