Lilywhite Lilith

Genesis (1974)

Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips, and Mike Rutherford

    The chamber was in confusion - all the voices shouting loud
    I could only just hear a voice quite near say
         'Please help me through the crowd'.
    'Said if I helped her thru' she could help me too,
    But I could see that she was wholly blind.
    But from her pale face and her pale skin,
    a moonlight shined.
    Lilywhite Lilith,
    She's gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night.
    Lilywhite Lilith,
    She gonna lead you right
    When I'd led her through the people, the angry noise began to grow.
    She said 'Let me feel the way the breezes blow
             and I'll show you where to go'.
    So I followed her into a big round cave, she said
    'They're coming for you, now don't be afraid'.
    Then she sat me down on a cold stone throne, carved in jade.
    Lilywhite Lilith,
    She's gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night.
    Lilywhite Lilith,
    She gonna lead you right
    She leaves me in my darkness,
    I have to face my fear,
    And the darkness closes in on me,
    I can hear a whirring sound growing near.
    I can see the corner of tunnel,
    Lit up by whatever's coming here.
    Two golden globes float into the room
    And a blaze of white light fills the air.

Lyrics: © Copyright 1974 Steve Hackett Limited.

YouTube video of the band performing the song.

Official Genesis site

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