Seclusion Hill

After Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel

 

Climbing up Seclusion Hill

I could see heavenly light

Wind was blowing, time stood still

Then the day turned into night

He was something to observe

Felt Him close then heard a voice

Stretching, burning every nerve

Had to listen, had no choice

I did not believe the information

But it wasn’t imagination

My heart going boom, boom, boom

“Son,” He said, “Drop your things,

I’ve come to take you home.”

 

To keep in silence I resigned

So not to cause a great big fuss

Turning water into wine

Open doors would soon be shut

So I wept from day to day

While my life was in a rut

‘Til I thought of what to say

Which connections should be cut

Relationships felt like machinery

Then He took me to different scenery

My heart going boom, boom, boom

“Son,” He said, “Forget your things,

I’ve come to take you home.”

 

When Illusion spins her net

I’m never where I want to be

As liberty, she pirouettes

Then I think that I am free

But it’s an empty silhouette

With promises so shadowy

Embodied souls sans etiquette

I’ll show them another me

Today I don’t need a replacement

I’ll tell them what the smile on my face meant

My heart going boom, boom, boom

“Hey,” I said, “You can keep my things,

He’s come to take me home.”