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Genesis Keep It Dark Lyrics

Last updated: 11/04/2012 03:17:28 PM

Found that man reported missing,
He wandered in his home.
It don't seem too bad if you consider
Just what he's been through.

Seems he met up with a gang of thieves,
Who mistook him for a man of means,
They locked him up then found he had no money,
So they let him go again.
Now he's back at home and happy
Just to see the kids.

I wish that I could really tell you
All the things that happened to me
And all that I have seen.
A world full of people their hearts full of joy,
Cities of light with no fear of war,
And thousands of creatures with happier lives,
And dreams of a future with meaning and no need to hide.

Oh, keep it dark.

It seems strange to have to lie,
About a world so bright.
And tell instead a made-up story,
From the world of night.

I wish, that I could really tell you,
All the things that happened to me
And all that I have seen,
A world full of people their hearts full of joy,
Cities of light with no fear of war,
And thousands of creatures with happier lives,
And dreams of a future with meaning and no need to lie,
No need to hate,
No need to hide.

Oh, keep it dark.




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Uncensored Meaning | Reviewer: It's Pat | 11/4/12

It's a song about men being dickhed-like thieves for their own gain and oppressing those who seek happiness. It is a song of idealism that must unfortunate dark realities due to lack of cooperation.

Double meaning | Reviewer: Wojtek Bobilewicz | 10/6/10

The way I see it, one meaning of the song is of a man who has been kidnapped by aliens and has seen a better world created by them but has to lie about being robbed and mugged and kidnapped by thugs as nobody would believe him and he would be an object of ridicule.

But the song can also be about our longing for a world made of light, with peace and love and happiness but big corporations and governments hide the truth of it being possible hidden from us, instead keeping everything "In the Dark"...

Non-literal meaning of song | Reviewer: Turbo | 6/12/10

I think this song is a disguised story about the band members life on the road. Then they come home and must tell lies to their families even though they believe they have not done anything wrong. They see the world as beautiful and wish they could tell their lovers and kids. But, they know their families would not understand.

awesome! | Reviewer: Taylor Biardi | 11/22/07

this has got to be one of genesis' best songs ever.
overall, its a great story
and i hope that the "man reported missing"'s views on the alien's world

comes here

Eternal | Reviewer: Bob Johnson | 8/20/05

One of the best songs, musically and lyrically ever performed.