Ovo

Seb

2/5

C’est un disque bizarre, composé par Peter à l’occasion du passage à l’an 2000… Il était fait pour plaire à tout le monde, à tout type d’oreille, alors il y a du rap dessus, et un peu de tout. Peter ne chante vraiment qu’une seule chanson, très belle : Father, Son. Mais la voix de Peter semble un peu faiblarde malgré tout… A noter la belle chanson « Downside-Up ». Là aussi, pour les collectionneurs donc…

Tracklist

Instrumental

Instrumental

In the big house
Where the sun lives
With the walls so white and blue
In the red soil

All the green grows
And the winds blow across your face
they blow across your heart
It’s the time of the turning

and there`s something stirring outside
It’s the time of the turning
and we’d better learn to say our goodbyes
All the earth breaks

Like a stale bread
And the seeds are folded in the soil
Oh the sun pours
Then the rains fall

While the roots reach right out through the ground.
they reach out through the ground
It’s the time of the turning
and there’s something stirring outside

It’s the time of the turning
and the old world’s falling
Nothing you can do can stop the next emerging
Time of the turning and we’d better learn to say our goodbyes

If we can stand up
When all else falls down
We’ll last through the winter
We’ll last through the storms
We’ll last through the north winds
That bring down the ice and snow
We’ll last through the long nights
till the green field’s growing again.
Growing again.

Did you see it move? There’s something there.
It’s in this very cloth that i weave
In the most peculiar ways that we behave
It’s the time of the turning and the old world’s falling.

Nothing you can do can stop the next emerging
The time of the turning and we’d better learn to say our goodbyes
It’s the time of the turning and there’s something stirring outside.
If you stop for a moment you can feel it all slipping away.

It’s the time of the turning and the old world’s falling
Nothing you can do can stop the next emerging
Time of the turning and we’d better learn to say our goodbyes

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 separate 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

Brick by brick by brick by brick we’re building.
Brick by brick by brick by brick we’re building.
Brick by brick by brick by brick we’re building.
Brick by brick by brick by brick.

There’s a bump in the basement.
There’s a knocking on the wall.
In the pumping of the pistons.
I swear i heard your call.

There’s a bump in the basement »
There’s a hole in the floor.
There’s a guard in the garden. Locking up the door.
There’s a rumble in the florrboards. No shutting out the sound.

And the workers below me digging underground.
Feel the building all around me. Like a wrap of armoured skin.
But the more we are protected. The more we’re trapped within.

We’re building up and up.
We’re building up and up.
We’re building up and up.
We’re building up and up till we can touch the sky.

Tell it like it is till there’s no misunderstanding.
When you strip it right back.
Man feed machine, machine feed man.

Tell it like it is till there’s no misunderstanding.
You make up what you like.
Man feed machine, machine feed man.

Instrumental

Instrumental

I looked up at the tallest building.
Felt it falling down.
I could feel my balance shifting.
Everything was moving around.
These streets so fixed and solid.

Ah shimmering haze
And everything that i relied on disappeared.

Downside up, upside down
Take my weight from the ground
Falling deep in the sky.
Slipping in the unknown

All the strangers look like family.
All the family look so strange.
The only constant I am sure of.
Is the accelerating rate of change

Downside up, upside down.
Take my weight from the ground
Falling deep in the sky.
Slipping in the unknown

I stand here, watch you spinning
Until i am drawn in.
A centripetal force
You pull me in, Pull me in. Pull me in. Pull me in. Pull me in.

ovo ovo ovo
ovo ovo ovo
ovo ovo ovo

Downside up, upside down.
Take my weight from the ground.
Falling deep in the sky.
Slipping in the unknown.

Put on the dress in which you were married.
Pull down the veil till your eyes are hid.
Can you remember where we both came from.
Let us do as we did.

Look at tomorrow today.
Making tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today

Make tomorrow, make tomorrow, make tomorrow today
Put back the photo under the window.
Put down the phone that you hold in your hand.
Put away these things that stand in between us.
Let us be what we can.

When it seems, hopeless
When it seems, hopeless
Make tomorrow, make tomorrow, make tomorrow today
Make tomorrow, make tomorrow, make tomorrow today
Make tomorrow, make tomorrow, make tomorrow today.

What better measure of what you were doing here.
Than what you can leave behind.
All the children of your children’s children.
Do you ever think what they’re going to find.

Make tomorrow, make tomorrow
Where the sacred meet the scared.
Make tomorrow, make tomorrow
Where the dreamer’s dream is dared.

In each one of us. A dream can burn like the sun.
Let’s try it all one more time. To get this lesson learned.
Sitting up in a spaceship.
Looking down at the earth.

You wonder what they’re struggling for.
What’s it all really worth.
Making tomorrow today
Making tomorrow today.
Make tomorrow, make tomorrow.

Infos générales

Mastering : Tony Cousins à Metropolis
Producteur : Peter Gabriel
Ingénieur du son : Richard Chappell, Richard Evans, Edel Griffiths et Alan Coleman.

Sorti en Juin 2000