Sunday Bedtime Song Post: Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street
…she pictures the broken glass, she pictures the steam
she pictures a soul with no leak at the seam
lets take the boat out
wait until darkness
let’s take the boat out
wait until darkness comes
Written in 1986 by Peter Gabriel, the song is said to be dealing “with the life and conflicting emotions of the poet Anne Sexton”
Peter Gabriel has an amazing sound and incredible talent. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to appreciate much of the early Genesis stuff, beyond The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but I am a big fan of his solo work, particularly the Album So.
The video is really cool, but slightly on the creepy side…have a good week all!