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Peter Gabriel — I Grieve
Album: Up
Avg rating:
7.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3224









Released: 2002
Length: 7:14
Plays (last 30 days): 2
It was only one hour ago
It was all so different then
Nothing yet has really sunk in
Looks like it always did
This flesh and bone
Is just the way that you were tied in
Now there's no one home

I grieve for you
And you leave me

It's so hard to move on
Still loving what's gone
And still life carries on
Carries on and on, and on, and on

The news that truly shocks
Is the empty, empty page
While the final rattle rocks
Its empty, empty cage
And I can't handle this

I grieve for you
And you leave me

Let it out and move on
Missing what's gone
They say life carries on
They say life carries on, and on, and on

Life carries on in the people I meet
In everyone that's out on the street
In all the dogs and cats
In the flies and rats
In the rot and the rust
In the ashes and the dust
Life carries on and on, and on, and on
Life carries on and on, and on

It's just the car that we ride in
A home we reside in
The face that we hide in
The way we are tied in
And life carries on and on, and on, and on
Life carries on and on and on

Did I dream this belief
Or did I believe this dream
Now I can find relief

I grieve
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 Zep wrote:
A very difficult song for me to listen to. When I knew my wife was dying, this song would really hit me hard. The ultimate message, "life carries on," is strong throughout, but the end, "Did I dream this belief / Or did I believe this dream / Now I can find relief" kills me every time. Despite all that, a 10 in my book.
 

Thanks for sharing
A very difficult song for me to listen to. When I knew my wife was dying, this song would really hit me hard. The ultimate message, "life carries on," is strong throughout, but the end, "Did I dream this belief / Or did I believe this dream / Now I can find relief" kills me every time. Despite all that, a 10 in my book.
Not all that interesting musically if you know Gabrel well already, but I love a song that just lays the hell on the line like this one. 
I noticed the rating is 7.7-all those heartless haters that gave this number less than a 9 need an empathy infusion and a class in aesthetics.
Another PG? 'Slight' PG overkill here!
Love the segue from "Sands of Time" by Fleetwood Mac to this wonderful song.
For some reason I didn't have this as a 10 before
 dangoebel wrote:
It's funny,  Kate Bush' "King of the Mountain"always plays next to Peter Gabriel's "I Grieve"  I suspect Eric Satie's "Gnoisienne No 1" to play very soon as I noticed this too.  Hmmm...  Patterns in the Matrix.
 

A great flow!
 rgio wrote:
I found a YouTube video of Genesis over the weekend during the "Selling England" days with the shaved spot in the front of his head.  The voice is just amazing.

The raspy tone of his voice hits a place that goes right to the back of my neck....I can't explain it....but it is a singular experience with PG.  
 

Thanks so much for mentioning this. I first saw Peter in 1982 - so amazing to see him almost 10 years earlier. Such a compelling performer - a real master on the stage.
One of those song that can only be sung by PG. His voice an interpretation is just prefect.
Goosebumps ... every time
 jp33442 wrote:
Love how bill finds hidden nuggets like this, a lot like WFMU from east orange New Jersey
 
Just like me...At least the East Orange part...;-)

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
 rgio wrote:
I found a YouTube video of Genesis over the weekend during the "Selling England" days with the shaved spot in the front of his head.  The voice is just amazing.

The raspy tone of his voice hits a place that goes right to the back of my neck....I can't explain it....but it is a singular experience with PG.  
 
I saw Genesis when they toured "Selling England" - it's hard to convey just how odd his shaven blue head was.  But the band was epically good.
Most of his solo work is hard for me to listen to these days. This song is an exception, as is his Passion album.
 annieb63 wrote:
My dad had me listen to this song the other night. He said this describes how he misses my mom who passed away last March. 
 
This post shows the strength of music - for every nay-sayer, there will be a story like this. Moving and emotional music. A simple post, but alongside the tune it brings a tear to my eye...

Thanks for sharing
I found a YouTube video of Genesis over the weekend during the "Selling England" days with the shaved spot in the front of his head.  The voice is just amazing.

The raspy tone of his voice hits a place that goes right to the back of my neck....I can't explain it....but it is a singular experience with PG.  
This is about his divorce... but it could be about losing someone special...

But life carries on.

We can all relate, right?
nice segue from Kate
I was a massive Genesis fan in the early 70s seeing them many times in Montreal. I feel Genesis lost its spirit when it lost PG. I never quite connected, though, to PGs solo works. But I still feel a spiritual connection to Rael in The Lamia I cannot explain. I know Rael and what happened.
It's funny,  Kate Bush' "King of the Mountain"always plays next to Peter Gabriel's "I Grieve"  I suspect Eric Satie's "Gnoisienne No 1" to play very soon as I noticed this too.  Hmmm...  Patterns in the Matrix.
Love how bill finds hidden nuggets like this, a lot like WFMU from east orange New Jersey
 Tomasni wrote:
9 - O U T S T A N D I N G   to me
 

8-->9!!!
Visceral
1 hour ago, 1 year...the grief is the same - so beautifully captured. Genius.
Beautiful, moving.  

So much for getting ANYthing done today. I'm charging this day to RP.

If I were ever in the market for believing in a god, I'd look no further than the man who has gifted the world with indescribable, boundless beauty and passion.

Is it Petty to say, "You Wreck Me"?


Jenny.lendrum1 wrote:
Dear Work,

Please allow this note to serve as official documentation that I'm presently, albeit temporarily, rendered useless - at least until this PG number is over (and perhaps even moments after, until I've wiped the tears from my face). 

Regretfully, j. 

 

Nice follow up to the Danny Kirwin FM song, who just passed away this June.
Dear Work,

Please allow this note to serve as official documentation that I'm presently, albeit temporarily, rendered useless - at least until this PG number is over (and perhaps even moments after, until I've wiped the tears from my face). 

Regretfully, j. 


Masterful song about loss, grief, and renewal - 10

 Skydog wrote:

Genesis, no
Phil Collins, no
Peter Gabriel, no 

sleepinggypC wrote:


gave it an 8 just for you. YES to all!

 

I see your 8, and raise mine to 9


 Skydog wrote:
Genesis, no
Phil Collins, no
Peter Gabriel, no 
 
gave it an 8 just for you. YES to all!
Genesis, no
Phil Collins, no
Peter Gabriel, no 
Somehow this song seems more and more appropriate with every day that passes in 2016. No, we're not all connected to these famous names and faces that left the planet this year, but a good number of us have been affected by their work, their art.

To all the greatness that's left, I salute you…

{#Cheers} 
Another powerful song from an equally powerful artist.
I know most people won't have the opportunity to hear it, but this album must be experienced in 5.1 to truly appreciate it. PG really pulled out all the stops for the surround recording, and it's the most atmospheric and engaging listen experience in my collection. The original format was SACD, so again I know it's not common, but perhaps he will release it on DVD-A or Blu-Ray Audio at some point. If you're a super PG fan, I urge you to track down a copy of the SACD and listen to it on a decent 5.1 system -- you won't be disappointed.
Not my favourite Gabriel song, but not bad either. But - this came up when I pressed PSD --> groovy. While this song can be called many things, IMO "groovy" ain't one of them...(even though it does pick up)
Oh how I love the song, the lyrics, the sound and Peters voice. Great.
 Webfoot wrote:

9/11 performance on Larry King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbItz_NAIEs

Bump.



 
Thank you.
Life carries on, it's true. With us or without. Without you. Unimaginable, unfathomable, unnavigable, it turns out it's ultimately survivable. When we learn to grieve. "Did I dream this belief, or did I believe this dream? Now I can find relief. I grieve."
A thoughtful and creative work. Perhaps less accessible than James Taylor's Fire and Rain, but similarly poignant. Grieving in different ways but the pain is as real.
How appropriate to hear this the day Prince died.

9/11 performance on Larry King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbItz_NAIEs

Bump.


I'm grieving, too. I wish I'd hit the PSD button faster!
Amazing the burst of creativity he had after leaving Genesis.
Oh c'est dehors debout!
Last great song of Mr. Gabriel?
 NeilBlanchard wrote:

I am not sure what you mean by this?  Is there water in the pool, or is it reverb you are referring to?

 
Water in the pool — as if recorded at a 20-foot depth.
This song, until the middle upbeat point, had that sound, with muffled, extensively bassie-sounding drums.
The US album was pretty much entirely like this.
You either know what I mean or you don't. 
intelligent music man
 DeloresMadden wrote:
Nice to see your message

 
I agree.
 mash001 wrote:
Loved this song in the City of Angels Soundtrack, and I've ALWAYS ♥'s Peter Gabriel.
{#Notworthy} 

 
Yes, loved this soundtrack
 stegokitty wrote:
Why does nearly everything Peter Gabriel made after "So" sound like it was recorded at the bottom of a diving pool? 

 
I am not sure what you mean by this?  Is there water in the pool, or is it reverb you are referring to?
Nice to see your message
In person, he's irreverent and a proud father (his daughter Melanie played with him on stage one time I saw him). Not quite the self-centered git he was après Genesis.
Why does nearly everything Peter Gabriel made after "So" sound like it was recorded at the bottom of a diving pool? 
 blackaddermrbean wrote:
This song is getting way too much overplay!
 
I think it needs more overplay!
This song is getting way too much overplay!
He really is too self-important for me but I do like listening to some of his music. 
Nice!
Help!!! PSD is not working.
Peaceful on all levels
Tip of the hat to cath, I miss a few as well.
We miss you Cath
miss you Terry
 every day I'll{#Meditate}HonduranRed wrote:
Miss you dad!
 


 Stingray wrote:

Spector is behind his own 4 walls of sound now!

Right where he belongs!



 
Good lord Stingray, that's twice I've agreed with you. We must both be mellowing.
 apd wrote:
just before the beat picks up - is that a Tardis?! 

 
You never will know when the Doctor shows up.  {#Lol}
Part way through this tune, there is a sound similar to that of a TARDIS appearing!!   Not exact... just similar. 
just before the beat picks up - is that a Tardis?! 
You guys are really picking great music this morning!{#Clap}
This song should have been removed from the playlist when Arioch 'died'.
This song makes me sad...
 mkinnan wrote:
Great tune, please don't overplay this one and ruin it. 

 
You're in good hands here, mkinnan.  
@Kingfish...

Current tour had lots of old , and interesting stuff.  In cinemas soon!

https://petergabriel.com/news/tumblr-post/74391262098/cinema-release-for-back-to-front/
Strap in! Time for a little journey.  Sweeet!
 ziakut wrote:
8 to a solid 10! Love this incredible tune. The simplicity of these lyrics grow so deep on so many levels. I notice how the 'grieving' begins in the song as slow and painful. As the tune progresses...it strengthens...much like time heals. Then the drums and percussion come in and the tempo picks up with harmony. As life is moving on and carrying on...and on. Yet we still grieve....just beautiful.

 
Well stated  Thank you ziakut! 
WOW
I want to see him live playing all this stuff.  Not the songs that get airplay.  Yeah those are good but this wow, so much talent!
Miss you dad!
I have lost interest in much of his music, but this one never gets old.
singing straight from the gut-wrenching heart and soul..
My dad had me listen to this song the other night. He said this describes how he misses my mom who passed away last March. 
 eswiley2 wrote:

And now the Navy Yard.

What will it take? 

 
A Marxist dictatorship?
 fiddler wrote:
I dig the Phil Spector wall of sound vibe...it's the way we're all tied in.

 

Spector is behind his own 4 walls of sound now!

Right where he belongs!


 ziakut wrote:
One of the few '10' marks I've ever given...and I'm not a huge PG fan.

 

..and you are perfectly correct doing so!

For me it's a 9, though!


Loved this song in the City of Angels Soundtrack, and I've ALWAYS ♥'s Peter Gabriel.
{#Notworthy} 
 cafortier wrote:
soooooo tired of peter gabriel  {#Beat}

 
!!!!!
soooooo tired of peter gabriel  {#Beat}
 fiddler wrote:
I dig the Phil Spector wall of sound vibe...it's the way we're all tied in.

 

And a wall of emotion too!
 wrangler wrote:
appropriate given the shooting that just occurred in connecticut. 

 
And now the Navy Yard.

What will it take?  How many more?
Popmusic (and RP) should not be the same without PG
With Genesis or alone, creativity, music, voice are here , rare missings .....
Moved from 9 --> 10

And glad that that I finally feel and understand viscerally this songs meaning. 

{#Group-hug} 
One of the few '10' marks I've ever given...and I'm not a huge PG fan.
7 > 9. 
It's going on my pod tonight.
Thank you, PG. A musician and composer from, of and for the heart, no doubt.   

Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 
Nice, though I like other Peter better. His voice does it for me - that keening sound of humanity, a human soul.

Despite some of the snarky negativism of some of the reviews, this still ranks a 7.8. Not bad, Peter.

Saw him live in LA in 88 - transcendental show.
Up there with the best of Gabriel's songs
I dig the Phil Spector wall of sound vibe...it's the way we're all tied in.
Wow. About as awful as it gets. Horribly depressing lyrics, and screechy grating sounds.
Great tune, please don't overplay this one and ruin it. 
8 to a solid 10! Love this incredible tune. The simplicity of these lyrics grow so deep on so many levels. I notice how the 'grieving' begins in the song as slow and painful. As the tune progresses...it strengthens...much like time heals. Then the drums and percussion come in and the tempo picks up with harmony. As life is moving on and carrying on...and on. Yet we still grieve....just beautiful.
 wrangler wrote:
appropriate given the shooting that just occurred in connecticut. 
 

Unbelievable sadness.


sad song.  sad day.
appropriate given the shooting that just occurred in connecticut. 
 Sloggydog wrote:
Is it too much to ask for a PSDTG button as so often I use it for Gabriel and he still isn't finished when I come back
 



..sloggy, just remember: " life carries on & on & on"..
Is it too much to ask for a PSDTG button as so often I use it for Gabriel and he still isn't finished when I come back
Life carries on ...

open roadI'll c u at the horizon, at the edge of the sea of light 
I so appreciate it when PG goes out and puts words and music to those excruciating things we all go through.  Hell no, those things aren't nice or pleasant, but we need the catharsis sometimes, and the voice PG gives really, really works for me.
 Sloggydog wrote:
For me Peter Gabriel is like a broken pencil...

 
I didn't know he is ambidextrous.
I love when this song picks up energy near the end. It's somewhat heartbreaking in a very surreal way.
I did not know this one....what a good signer and good music beat :-)
Such an AMAZING song!  A bit forlorn about whether he still has anything like this left in him......?!  
d-don wrote:
9 → 10
 

 Okay I was forced to agree.  
among the best there is.  Grieve : eventually we all do
Killing my Saturday night buzz.  Boop!
I really must chase up some Peter Gabriel albums.
...thanks again Bill for reminding me of music I once loved and introducing me to more future loves.
9 → 10
 mineralBOB wrote:
Hm, although I like the album (in fact, I was listening it in my car this morning) i always skip that one.... sorry.
 
Interesting; I find this to be the strongest track on the album.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

But there aren't many topics where one can be provoked to anger over the opinions of others, I can only think of; politics, religion, the economy, health care, education, sports, climate change, racism, journalism, personal finances, hunting, abortion, gun control, the military, gay rights, the war on drugs, the separation of Church and State, and cats vs dogs. {#Wink} If you are telling me that you can be calm, cool, and collected when someone disses a song or group that you like; that you can just let it roll off you, like water off a duck's back, then I applaud and envy you. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but that also means that everyone is entitled to defend their views. Of course we shouldn't resort to mudslinging - that should be left to the experts, media commentators and politicians - as Dmax says, always try to defend the music rather than attack the commenter(I try to take the high road but my hands are not completely clean in this regard).  However, I can understand where someone might lash out in anger, especially where a suspected troll is involved. We shouldn't feed the trolls, but sometimes a well placed jab sure feels good.

Cheers,
PJB

PS -"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

 

Mr. Bond.  Right you are.  We should respect the views of others.  Except of coure when they differ from our own.  Did you know that in Nazi Germany, Hitler enjoyed his highest support among university students.  Even Martin Heigeggar, the greatest Philosopher of the 20th century, adored the Fuhrer.   My favorite philosopher was Sarte, who loved Joseph Stalin.  Just food for thought.
Love GABES!  And Tony the Stick too....
Everytime RP plays this song I come here to check if my 10 is still there.

Bill a racing fan?

 

RIP Dan Wheldon.