Genesis White Mountain 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
  • Thin hung the web like a trap in a cage,
    The fox lay asleep in his lair
    Fang's frantic paws told the tale of his sin.
    Far off the chase shrieked revenge.

    Outcast he trespassed where no wolf may tread,
    The last sacred haunt of the dead.
    He learnt of the truth which only one wolf may know,
    The sceptre and crown of the king.
    Howling for blood, One-eye leads on the pack,
    Plunging through forests and snow-storm.

    Steep rose the ridge, ghostly peaks climbed the sky,
    Fang sped through the jungles of ice.
    Hard on his tale, One-eye drew from the pack
    An old hero conquered by none.

    Steep, for too steep grew the pathway ahead
    Descent was the only escape
    A wolf never flees in the face of his foe
    Fang knew the price he would pay
    One-eye stood before him
    With the crown upon his head
    Sceptre raised to deal the deadly blow.

    Fang, son of great Fang, the Traitor we seek,
    The laws of the Brethren say this
    That only the King sees the Crown of the Gods
    And he, the Usurper must die

    Snarling he tore at the throat of his foe
    But Fang fought the hero in vain
    Dawn saw the white mountain tinted with red
    Never would the crown leave again
    One-eye hid the crown and with laurels on his head
    Returned amongst the tribe and dwelt in peace.

    Written by: Anthony Banks, Peter Gabriel, Anthony Edwin Phillips, Michael Rutherford

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