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Artist: Genesis
Album: Seconds Out

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Early morning Manhattan,
Ocean winds blow on the land.

Movie-Palace is now undone,
The all-night watchmen have had their fun.
Sleeping cheaply on the midnight show,
It's the same old ending - time to go.
Get out!
It seems they cannot leave their dream.
There's something moving in the sidewalk steam,
And the lamb lies down...on Broadway.

Nightime's flyers feel their pains.
Drugstore take down the chains.
Metal motion comes in bursts,
The gas station can quench that thirst.
Suspension cracked on unmade road
The trucker's eyes read 'Overload'

And out on the subway,
Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
Exits into daylight, spraygun hid,
And the lamb lies down...on Broadway.

The lamb seems right out of place,
Yet the Broadway street scene finds a focus in its face.
Somehow it's lying there,
Brings a stillness to the air.
Though man-made light, at night is very bright,
There's no whitewash victim,
As the neons dim, to the coat of white.

Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
Wipes his gun - he's forgotten what he did,

And the lamb lies down...on Broadway.

Suzanne tired her work all done,
Thinks money - honey - be on - neon.
Cabman's velvet glove sounds the horn
And the sawdust king spits out his scorn.
Wonder women you can draw your blind!
Don't look at me! I'm not your kind.
I'm Rael!
Something inside me has just begun,
Lord knows what I have done,
And the lamb lies down...on Broadway.
On Broadway -
They say the lights are always bright on Broadway.
They say there's always magic in the air.


by Angie W. on 2/18/2013 4:19pm
Great song, mislabelled about where it comes from. "The Lamb" was the title track, from the album of the same name. 'Seconds Out' are reproductions of already laid down material.

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