Harlequin (Genesis live 1972)

Harlequin (Genesis live 1972)

grimantogra
grimantogra
Feb 3, 2013, 2:48 AM |
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Harlequin

Songwriters: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford

Watercolour by Kim Poor

Came the night a mist dissolved the trees 
And in the broken light colours fly, fading by. 
Pale and cold as figures fill the glade 
Grey is the web they spin, on and on, and on and on. 
Through the flame still summer lingers on
Though her pictures soon shatter. 

All, always the same. 
But there appears in the shades of dawning, 
Though your eyes are dim, 
All of the pieces in the sky. 

There was once a harvest in this land. 
Reap from the turquoise sky, harlequin, harlequin, 
Dancing round, three children fill the glade, 
Theirs was the laughter in the winding stream, and in between. 
Close your door, the picture fades again 
From the flames in the firelight. 

All, always the same, 
But there appears in the shades of dawning, 
Though your eyes are dim, 
All of the pieces in the sky. 

All, all is not lost, 
And light appears in the shades of dawning 
When your eyes can see 
Order the pieces, put them back, put them back.