Genesis The Knife Lyrics

Trespass Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Looking for Someone
  • 2 White Mountain
  • 3 Visions of Angels
  • 4 Stagnation
  • 5 Dusk
  • 6 The Knife
  • Tell me my life is about to begin
    Tell me that I am a hero,
    Promise me all of your violent dreams
    Light up your body with anger.
    Now, in this ugly world
    It is time to destroy all this evil.
    Now, when I give the word
    Get ready to fight for your freedom
    Now

    Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
    We must strike at the lies
    That have spread like disease through our minds.
    Soon we'll have power, every soldier will rest
    And we'll spread out our kindness
    To all who our love now deserve.
    Some of you are going to die -
    Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide.

    I'll give you the names of those you must kill,
    All must die with their children.
    Carry their heads to the palace of old,
    Hang them high, let the blood flow.
    Now, in this ugly world
    Break all the chains around us,
    Now, the crusade has begun
    Give us a land fit for heroes,
    Now

    Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
    We must strike at the lies
    That have spread like disease through our minds.
    Soon we'll have power, every soldier will rest
    And we'll spread out our kindness
    To all who our love now deserve.
    Some of you are going to die -
    Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide.

    We are only wanting freedom
    We are only wanting freedom
    We are only wanting freedom
    We are only wanting freedom ("Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom...")
    We are only wanting freedom ("Things are getting out of control here today")
    We are only wanting freedom ("OK men - fire over their heads!")
    We are only wanting freedom

    We have won

    Written by: Mike Rutherford, Peter Brian Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks
    Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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