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That voice again


Oh, I’m listening to the conversation
Judge and jury in my head
It’s colouring everything
All we did and said
And still I hear that sharp tongue talking
Talking tangled words
I can sense the danger
Just listen to the wind

I wanna be with you, I wanna be clear
But each time I try, it’s the voice I hear
I hear that voice again


I want you close, I want you near
I can’t help but listen, but I don’t wanna hear
Hear that voice again


And I wanna be with you, I wanna be clear
But each time I try, it’s the voice I hear
I hear that voice again


Oh, I’m hearing right and wrong so clearly
There must be more than this
It’s only in uncertainty
That we’re naked and alive
I hear it through the rattle of a streetcar
Hear it through the things you said
I can get so scared
Listen to the wind


I want you close, I want you near
I can’t help but listen, but I don’t want to hear
Hear that voice again
What I carry in my heart
Brings us so close or so far apart
Only love can make love


And I want you close and I want you near
I can’t help but listen, but I don’t wanna hear
I hear that voice again


I wanna be with you, I wanna be clear
But each time I try, it’s the voice I hear
I hear that voice again

Peter Gabriel

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We Do What We’re Told


We do what we’re told
We do what we’re told
We do what we’re told
Told to do


We do what we’re told
We do what we’re told
We do what we’re told
Told to do


One doubt
One voice
One war
One truth
One dream

Peter Gabriel

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San Jacinto

Xavier-Aurélien Racine, 06/04/2022

Thick cloud, steam rising
Hissing stone on sweat lodge fire
Around me, buffalo roam
Sage in bundle, rub on skin
Outside, cold air
Stand, wait for rising sun
Red paint, eagle feathers
Coyote calling, it has begun
Something moving in
I taste it in my mouth and in my heart
It feels like dying, slow
Letting go of life

(Hyena wakan tanka)
(Hyena wakan tanka)
(Hyena wakan tanka)
(Hyena wakan tanka)
(Hyena wakan tanka)
(Hyena wakan tanka)

Medicine man lead me up through town
Indian ground, so far down
Cut up land, each house a pool
Kids wearing water wings, drink in cool
Follow dry river bed
Watch Scouts and Guides make pow-wow signs
Past Geronimo’s disco
Sitting Bull steakhouse, white men dream
A rattle in the old man’s sack, see
Look at mountain top, keep climbing up
Way above us the desert snow
White wind blow

I hold the line, the line of strength that pulls me through the fear
San Jacinto, I hold the line
San Jacinto, the poison bite and darkness take my sight
I hold the line
And the tears roll down my swollen cheek
Think I’m losing it, getting weaker
I hold the line, I hold the line
San Jacinto, yellow eagle flies down from the sun, from the sun

We will walk on the land
We will breathe of the air
We will drink from the stream
We will live, hold the line
Hold the line, hold the line
We will live, hold the line
Hold the line, hold the line

Peter Gabriel San Jancito

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Kiss That Frog

Xavier-Aurélien Racine 01/04/2022

Jump in the water

Sweet little princess
Let me introduce his frogness
You alone can get him singing
He’s all puffed up, wanna be your king
Oh you can do it
C’mon [x6]
Lady kiss that frog

Splash, dash heard your call
Bring you back your golden ball
He’s gonna dive down in the deep end
He’s gonna be just like your best friend
So what’s one little kiss
One tiny little touch
Aaah, he’s wanting it so much
I swear that this is royal blood
Running through my skin
Oh can you see the state I’m in
Kiss it better, Kiss it better
(Kiss that frog)

Get it into your royal head
He’s living with you, he sleeps in your bed
Can’t you hear beyond the croaking
Don’t you know that I’m not joking
Aaah, you think you won’t
I think you will
Don’t you know that this tongue can kill
C’mon [x6]
Lady kiss that frog

Let him sit beside you
Eat right off your plate
You don’t have to be afraid
There’s nothing here to hate
Ah, princess you might like it
If you lower your defence
Kiss that frog, and you will
Get your prince [x2]
(Huh!)

Jump in the water, c’mon baby jump in with me
Jump in the water, c’mon baby get wet with me
Jump in the water, c’mon baby jump in with me
Jump in the water, c’mon baby get wet (get wet, get wet)

Kiss that frog, lady kiss that frog [x4]

Jump in the water, c’mon baby jump in with me [x3]
Jump in the water, c’mon baby get wet
(get wet, get wet) [x6]

Peter Gabriel