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Land Of Confusion
by Genesis
#InvisibleTouch30: my all-time favorite album and the prog rock band's commercial peak turns 30 this month!

This is Mike Rutherford's major contribution to the album. The third track of the album was a rare political/protest song revolving around the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia. Its very popular video was made using puppets from the British TV series The Spitting Image. The video would yield the band's only Grammy win, while all six of their MTV Video Music Award nominations were lost to former bandmate Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer."

I must've dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They're moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger's gone away
But I can see the fire's still alight
There burning into the night.

There's too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh, Superman where are you now
When everything's gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there's not much love to go round
Tell me why
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago -
Ooh, when the sun was shining
Yes, and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago -

I won't be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We're not just making promises
That we know, we'll never keep.

Too many men
There's too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we're given
Stand up and let's start showing
Just where our lives are going to.
1986 - Charisma / Atlantic - United Kingdom
Posted: 13th June 2016
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