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Solsbury Hill

Lyrics

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
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Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
acoustic guitar riffs
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
use of odd meter

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

sacredfun6
Funny how I never liked Genesis, but absolutely love this (just post-Genesis ) . It's brilliant still after many years.
The comment Clearly was high doesn't know much about Mr. Gabriel, who by his own admission can barely handle a glass of wine. Pete is just *naturally* that way!!!
byrnesthree
Favorite song by this Master.....
A Master lyricist
GRAB YOUR THINGS I VE COME TO TAKE YOU HOME!
Just going day to day. My life is still in a rut. I'm pretty sure I'm hearing that Eagle's voice too but I don't know what to do yet. I definitely know what it's saying though. @mr.mark: Lmao! Be careful when you're eating and singing at the same time.. you don't want to choke. (Lol that's not what the Eagle said)
Like to sing this when eating steak..
I f**king love this song.
I heard this on the movie Vanilla Skies
theyankeewit c h
I don't think it's possible to not love this song. Uh oh...it's 1986 again, summer, and I'm hearing Peter Gabriel do it live as the sun sets at an outdoor concert. Sweet memory.
It is about leaving Genesis.
The 7/4 time signature adds to the unsettled yearning of the lyrics
cemetery I think
Wasn't sols bury hill an ancient battle sight in england
jharlow42
Calming
benbachelor
Love this song
Ok. I see you Kyle
Truly amazing song. Nostalgic feeling... I enjoy it.
Nice jam
fdcd
awesome!
I hear this song and it just rivets my whole being, a light-happy- f l o a t y feeling suffusing my consciousnes s .
This is my fave Peter Gabriel song. I get the same images and feeling every time I hear it.
This will be the song playing when I die and my dad takes me to heaven
Kiss it arm 5 times and post this on 2 other songs and an iPod will be under it pillow
My heart is going BOOM BOOM BOOM...!
I heard q dj say its about going to a springsteen concert
One of the best songs of all time! Very inspirationa l !
Pandora, phasing problems on this track. Sounds like someone flipping the balance knob back and forth really fast.
tsnyder_2000
Remember this was his first hit post-Genesis , and it's his reflection in poetry of how he was personally dealing with leaving the band. For the younger folks, these lyrics go deeper than most of today's music. It requires knowing the whole story...
Maestro !!! Uplifting
First heard this one from the secret world tour, taken place in Italy of 1993. This song and the live version are just great to listen to.
CLEARLY was high
Solidarity on this tune...
: )
Honey-sweet, boom! boom! boom! Take me home...
Love it....
The truth is its a great tune, all heart & soul...the best of life in a positive approach...m a k e s me smile...
I haven't heard this one...i have heard of the only one...But not bad....sorry no story to go with this certain one..
Nice........ L o v e this song, PG at his best.
One of my two or three favorite Gabriel tunes. Sheer delight. I have also been at Solsbury Hill. Ancient and powerful energy there.
The very first time I was in a recording studio, I recorded a flute part for a version of this song. This is a great song for anyone that leaves a job, a spouse, a friend, a family.
mbowley75
Totally agree that his first 3 LPs are practical miles ahead of his subsequent stuff (which is still really good though). Great solo debut here.
this is a briliant tune - peter gabriel on flute - i really dont think he plays it anymore very simple but effective - this is his good bye genesis tune - lucky that i got to see genesis 2 tms with peter gabriel and steve hackett - both still briliiant musicians - got me addicted to prog - thank you
Love it love it love it
My friends Donohoe & Grimes do a great acoustic version of this. Unusually, given the odd time signature, it's often the first or only song they play where people get up and dance. Love this song.
cheshirecatb a n
He walked right out of the machinery... . . . . . . . . . . .
mmm puffy boy
misskjuh
Timeless! This has been great for years and years, and no matter how often I hear it, I still like it. Some songs you get sick and tired of after they have been noodled up and down the radio stations for a couple weeks, but not this one.
Beautiful, insightful song
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