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Peter Gabriel — Father, Son
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Father, son
Locked as one
In this empty room
Spine against spine
Yours against mine
Till the warmth comes through

Remember the breakwaters down by the waves
I first found my courage
Knowing daddy could save
I could hold back the tide
With my dad by my side

Dogs, plows and bows
We move through each pose
Struggling in our seperate ways
Mantras and hymns
Unfolding limbs
Looking for release through the pain

And the yogi's eyes are open
Looking up above
He too is dreaming of his daddy's love
With his dad by his side
Got his dad by his side

Can you recall
How you took me to school
We couldn't talk much at all
It's been so many years
And now these tears
Guess I'm still your child

Out on the moors
We take a pause
See how far we have come
You're moving quite slow
How far can we go
Father and son

With my dad by my side
With my dad by my side
Got my dad by my side
With me
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driven to tears ...
Having been a life long (well since the late 70's) PG fan I had got to the point where I felt that I had heard it all. I am amazed at how I have re-connected with some of his songs in the last few years. This is one of those. Simply masterful.

Peter Gabriel by ~Mad-Giraffe
He played this as his last encore song in his most recent tour. He explained that it's about him and his father, who'd never been very close, finally connecting after so many years. He managed to get his father (who is in his 70s, I believe, and suffering from arthritis) to join him in a yoga retreat to help relieve the pain. Not a dry eye in the house. Amazing.