I Grieve: City of Angels (1998)

I Grieve – City of Angels by Peter Gabriel:

“I Grieve”

it was only one hour ago
it was all so different then
there’s nothing yet has really sunk in
looks like it always did
this flesh and bone
it’s just the way that you would tied in
now there’s no-one home

i grieve for you
you leave me
‘so hard to move on
still loving what’s gone
they say life carries on
carries on and on and on and on

the news that truly shocks is the empty empty page
while the final rattle rocks its empty empty cage
and i can’t handle this

i grieve for you
you leave me
let it out and move on
missing what’s gone
they say life carries on
they say life carries on and on and on

life carries on
in the people i meet
in everyone that’s out on the street
in all the dogs and cats
in the flies and rats
in the rot and the rust
in the ashes and the dust
life carries on and on and on and on
life carries on and on and on

it’s just the car that we ride in
a home we reside in
the face that we hide in
the way we are tied in
and life carries on and on and on and on
life carries on and on and on

did I dream this belief?
or did i believe this dream?
now i can find relief
i grieve

1998. The year my world fell apart. When I wished I could just fall and fall and fall…

it was only one hour ago
it was all so different then
there’s nothing yet has really sunk in
looks like it always did
this flesh and bone
it’s just the way that you would tied in
now there’s no-one home

The first hour is just numbness. Nothing has sunk in yet, because you refuse to let it sink in. You move, but can’t feel a thing. You speak, but hear nothing. Your mind has begun its slow abdication.
The Flesh and Bone you see lying there, really becomes just flesh and bone, empty of its livening spirit and soul of the Person it was just moments ago. And the word ‘Home’ suddenly becomes a foreign word, for that surely cannot be what it is now.

the news that truly shocks is the empty empty page
while the final rattle rocks its empty empty cage
and i can’t handle this

Some final sounds and final moments you wish you can forget, but shall be haunted by for the rest of your life. I couldn’t handle it.

They say life carries on and on and on…
But I grieved and wished I could just fall and fall and fall…

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