Firth of Fifth – Genesis Testo

di InsideMusic

Brano che non ha bisogno di tante presentazioni, Firth of Fifth dei Genesis è tratto da Selling England by the Pound, del 1973, nonchè uno dei migliori. Si rifa a stilemi molto classici del prog, tipici della scena di Canterbury, ma rielaborata col gusto per il rock di Steve Hackett. Buon ascolto.

The path is clear
Though no eyes can see
The course laid down long before
And so with gods and men
The sheep remain inside their pen,
Though many times they’ve seen the way to leave

He rides majestic
Past homes of men
Who care not or gaze with joy,
To see reflected there
The trees, the sky, the lily fair,
The scene of death is lying just below

The mountain cuts off the town from view,
Like a cancer growth is removed by skill
Let it be revealed.
A waterfall, his madrigal
An inland sea, his symphony

Undinal songs
Urge the sailors on
Till lured by sirens’ cry

Now as the river dissolves in sea,
So Neptune has claimed another soul.
And so with gods and men
The sheep remain inside their pen,
Until the shepherd leads his flock away

The sands of time were eroded by
The river of constant change.

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