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Genesis Pigeons Lyrics

Last updated: 10/13/2012 08:47:38 AM

Who put fifty tons of shit on the Foreign Office roof?
Who suffers from nine known diseases?
Who gets up in the morning when the sun comes up
And makes their beds, paper clips, bus tickets
All around their heads?
Who congregate around Trafalgar Square
Taking pot shots at the tourists?
Oh you've got to watch out
When you wander round the square in the morning
Cos they're everywhere, they're everywhere

Here we have an honest man
A civil servant to boot
He lived high up in the Ministry
And when he wished to make a point
He knew just what to do
His window ledges were all covered in grease
"I want them out of here"

He said to me, "I want them gone"
Because you see - Oh don't you see
None of us are getting any younger
You've got to follow your nose
And if it tells you that you've got to go
Well that's because, they're everywhere,
They're everywhere

So we called in those men, those horrible men
We set them to work on the rooftops
You see their van is very plain
And I know they're too ashamed
To wear their by appointment badges anymore
Sometimes they use vaseline, sometimes they use the pill
I've often seen them with a gun
But as the years go by, old habits seem to die
And nowadays they Knockatize them all
Oh you've got to watch out
As you wander round the square in the morning
Oh they're everywhere, they're everywhere

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Political? | Reviewer: Ears14U | 8/28/11

I enjoy submitting reviews for Genesis, and when I find a completely lyrically sound song by them I find it quite humorous to say the least. This is one of 3 songs by them that were a holdback from "Wind & Wuthering". Steve Hackett was still playing guitar after Peter Gabriel had left the band. You can notice his incredible work in "Inside and Out". I believe this was at the height of some political struggles for the U.K. by reading the lyrics. Of course Phil's voice always shines through. If any of you cannot locate a recording of this, or the other 2 songs entitled..Match of the day, and Inside and Out, which I believe is the best of the three. E-mail me, and I'll do my best to upload it to you. As always, God bless all of you that took the time to read my post, and your families too! Psalms 121:8