Genesis – Supper’s Ready [Full Song]
Edit 12/25/12 – Thanks to a kind soul for providing timestamps after all this time. As a bonus, I’ve added a link to full lyrics as well as the first stanzas of each section’s lyrics.
Song: Supper’s Ready
Full lyrics at:
I. Lover’s Leap
[0:00 – 3:52]
“Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off.
Sitting beside you, I look into your eyes.
As the sound of motor cars fades in the night time,
I swear I saw your face change, it didn’t seem quite right.
…And it’s hello babe with your guardian eyes so blue
Hey my baby don’t you know our love is true…”
II. The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
[3:53 – 6:07]
“I know a farmer who looks after the farm.
With water clear, he cares for all his harvest.
I know a fireman who looks after the fire….”
III. Ikhnaton And Itsacon And Their Band Of Merry Men
[6:08 – 9:43]
“Wearing feelings on our faces while our faces took a rest,
We walked across the fields to see the children of the West,
But we saw a host of dark skinned warriors
standing still below the ground,
Waiting for battle! …”
IV. How Dare I Be So Beautiful?
[9:44 – 11:02]
“Wandering in the chaos the battle has left,
We climb up the mountain of human flesh,
To a plateau of green grass, and green trees full of life.
A young figure sits still by a pool,
He’s been stamped “Human Bacon” by some butchery tool.
(He is you)
Social Security took care of this lad.
We watch in reverence, as Narcissus is turned to a flower.
V. Willow Farm
[11:03 – 12:28]
“If you go down to Willow Farm,
to look for butterflies, flutterbyes, gutterflies
Open your eyes, it’s full of surprise, everyone lies,
like the fox on the rocks,
and the musical box.
Yes, there’s Mum & Dad, and good and bad,
and everyone’s happy to be here…”
VI. All Change!
[12:29 – 15:34]
“Feel your body melt;
Mum to mud to mad to dad
Dad diddley office, Dad diddley office,
You’re all full of ball…”
VII. Apocalypse In 9/8 (Co-Starring the delicious talents of Gabble Ratchet)
[15:35 – 20:46]
“With the guards of Magog, swarming around,
The Pied Piper takes his children underground.
Dragons coming out of the sea,
Shimmering silver head of wisdom looking at me.
He brings down the fire from the skies,
You can tell he’s doing well by the look in human eyes.
Better not compromise.
It won’t be easy…”
VIII. As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men’s Feet)
[20:47 – 23:06]
“Can’t you feel our souls ignite
Shedding ever changing colours, in the darkness of the fading night,
Like the river joins the ocean, as the germ in a seed grows
We have finally been freed to get back home…”