4 thoughts on “Peter Gabriel – Family Snapshot

  1. “Family Snapshot”

    The streets are lined with camera crews
    Everywhere he goes is news
    Today is different
    Today is not the same
    Today I make the action
    Take snapshot into the light, snapshot into the light
    I’m shooting into the light

    Four miles down the cavalcade moves on
    Driving into the sun
    If I worked it out right
    They won’t see me or the gun

    Two miles to go, they’re clearing the road
    The cheering has really begun
    I’ve got my radio
    I can hear what’s going on

    I’ve been waiting for this
    I have been waiting for this
    All you people in TV land
    I will wake up your empty shells
    Peak-time viewing blown in a flash
    As I burn into your memory cells
    ‘Cos I’m alive

    They’re coming ’round the corner with the bikers at the front
    I’m wiping the sweat from my eyes
    -It’s a matter of time
    -It’s a matter of will
    And the governor’s car is not far behind
    He’s not the one I’ve got in mind
    ‘Cos there he is-the man of the hour, standing in the limousine
    “I don’t really hate you
    -I don’t care what you do
    We were made for each other
    -Me and you
    I want to be somebody
    -You were like that too
    If you don’t get given you learn to take
    And I will take you.”

    Holding my breath
    Release the catch
    And I let the bullet fly

    All turned quiet-I have been here before
    Lonely boy hiding behind the front door
    Friends have all gone home
    There’s my toy gun on the floor
    Come back Mum and Dad
    You’re growing apart
    You know that I’m growing up sad
    I need some attention
    I shoot into the light

  2. this musical artist…is a long time activist…as you certainly know…I especially have enjoyed his song…sledgehammer …..it is the most played video in the history of MTV….this one is new to me….tks for it!

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