GENESIS


Duke

(1980)



1. Behind The Lines 5'31
(Tony Banks / Phil Collins / Mike Rutherford)
2. Duchess 6'25
(Tony Banks / Phil Collins / Mike Rutherford)
3. Guide Vocal 1'35
(Tony Banks)
4. Man Of Our Times 5'35
(Mike Rutherford)
5. Misunderstanding 3'15
(Phil Collins)
6. Heathaze 5'01
(Tony Banks)
7. Turn It On Again 3'51
(Tony Banks / Phil Collins / Mike Rutherford)
8. Alone Tonight 3'58
(Mike Rutherford)
9. Cul-De-Sac 5'06
(Tony Banks)
10. Please Don't Ask 4'03
(Phil Collins)
11. Duke's Travels 8'39
(Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford / Phil Collins)
12. Dukes's End 2'07
(Tony Banks / Phil Collins / Mike Rutherford)

Total Time: 55:06


  • Phil Collins - Percussion, Drums, Drum Machine, Vocals, Duck
  • Tony Banks - Keyboards, 12-String Guitar, Duck, Vocals, Backing Vocals
  • Mike Rutherford - Basses, Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • David Hentschel - Vocals, Backing Vocals

    GENESIS - Producer
    David Hentschel - Producer, Engineer
    Dave Bascombe - Assistant Producer
    Ray Staff - Mastering at
    TRIDENT
    Bill Smith - Art Direction
    Lionel Koechlin - Cover Artwork
    Illustrations 1979
    EDITIONS JENNINK, 3 Rue St. George, Paris
    and 1980 Lionel Koechlin

    All Songs 1980 HIT AND RUN MUSIC (PUBLISHING) Ltd.

    Thanks To:

    Geoff Banks, Andy MacKrill, Dale Newman, Tony Smith, HIT AND RUN and Leif, Lennart, Lisa at POLAR

    Recorded at POLAR STUDIOS, Sweden
    Mixed at
    MAISON ROUGE, London





    1. Behind The Lines

      I held the book so tightly in my hands,
      I saw your picture, heard you call my name
      There was something strange, I could not look away
      I wanted to be there, I wanted to go

      You gave me no warning
      You gave no reason
      But I was with you
      Right by your side
      Just give me the strength, and I will help you
      And they can try their hardest, cos they don't frighten me

      It is written in the book

      It is hotter than I've known before, but I feel so cold, and I don't
      know why
      But if the fire within your heart can beat the storm
      Then I really believe, you could make it right

      Ooh the time has come now
      We must show our feelings
      But I'm looking right through you
      And your heart is empty

      Whatever happened to you it's too late to change now
      There's nowhere you can run to, no place to hide
      Ah you let me down!

      ... but wait a minute, I don't understand
      It's getting stronger, so grab my hand
      Don't wanna leave you, don't wanna go
      But I'm losing all control
      Can't you see me? I'm slipping away
      I can only stay if you've the will to keep me here

      It is written in the book

      Oh so many times since I've read those words
      Just waiting to see you, can you see me?

    2. Duchess

      Times were good,
      She never thought about the future, she just did what she would
      Oh but she really cared
      About her music, it all seemed so important then,

      And she dreamed that every time that she performed
      Everyone would cry for more,
      That all she had to do was step into the light,
      And everyone would start to roar.

      And on the road,
      Where all but a few fall by the wayside on the grassier verge,
      She battled through
      Against the others in her world, and the sleep, and the odds.

      But now everytime that she performed
      Oh everybody cried for more,
      Soon all she had to do was step into the light,
      For everyone to start to roar.
      And all the people cried, you're the one we've waited for.

      Oh but time went by
      It wasn't so easy now, all uphill, and not feeling so strong.
      Yes times were hard,
      Too much thinking 'bout the future and what people might want.

      An then there was the time that she performed
      When nobody called for more
      And soon everytime she stepped into the light,
      They really let her know the score.
      But she dreamed of the times when she sang all her songs
      And everybody cried for more,
      When all she had to do was step into the light
      For everyone to start to roar.
      And all the people cried, you're the one we've waited for.

    3. Guide Vocal

      I am the one who guided you this far,
      All you know and all you feel.
      Nobody must know my name
      For nobody would understand,
      And you kill what you fear.

      I call you for I must leave,
      You're on your own until the end.
      There was a choice but now it's gone,
      I said you wouldn't understand,
      Take what's yours and be damned.

    4. Man Of Our Times

      Tonight tonight, oh tonight, tonight
      He brings another day another night, another fight
      Well there's another day done and there's another gone by
      He's a man of our times a man of our times
      Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright

      He's a man of our times, he's a man of our times, ooh, ooh, ooh.
      And in the beating of your heart there is another beating heart

      All at once I can see what we do,
      Me into me and you into you
      Me into me and you into you
      Tonight, tonight, oh he's s burning bright
      Everyone is on their feet cos he is out, out on the street
      There's another day done and there's another gone by.
      No more me into me and you into you
      Tonight tonight, oh he's burning bright.

      Man of our times, he's a man of our times
      He's a man of our times, ooh, ooh, ooh.
      And in the beating of your heart, there is another beating heart

      He's a man of our times ...

    5. Misunderstanding

      There must be some misunderstanding
      There must be some kind of mistake
      I waited in the rain for hours
      And you were late

      Now it's not like me to say the right thing
      But you could've called to let me know
      I checked your number twice, don't understand it
      So I went home

      Well I'd been waiting for this weekend
      I thought that maybe we could see a show
      Never dreamed I'd have this feeling
      Oh but seeing you is believing
      That's why I don't know why
      You didn't show up that night

      There must be some misunderstanding
      There must be some kind of mistake
      I was waiting in the rain for hours
      And you were late

      Since then I've been running around trying to find you
      I went to the places that we always go
      I rang your home but got no answer
      Jumped in my car, I went round there
      Still don't believe it
      He was just leaving

      There must be some misunderstanding
      There must be some kind of mistake ...

    6. Heathaze

      No cloud, a sleepy calm,
      Sunbaked earth that's cooled by gentle breeze,
      And trees with rustling leaves,
      Only endless days without a care,
      Nothing must be done.

      Silent as a day can be,
      Far-off sounds of others on their chosen run
      As they do all those things they feel give life some meaning,
      Even if they're dull.

      It's time to stop this dreaming, must rejoin the real world
      As revealed by orange lights and a smoky atmosphere.

      The trees and I are shaken by the same wind but whereas
      The trees will lose their withered leaves,
      I just can't seem to let them loose.
      And they can't refresh me those hot winds of the south.
      Oh I feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place.

      Now the light is fading fast,
      Chances slip away, a time will come to pass
      When there'll be none,
      Then addicted to a perfumed poison,
      Betrayed by its aftertaste,
      Oh we shall lose the wonder and find nothing in return.
      Many are the substitutes but they're powerless on their own.

      Beware the fisherman who's casting out his line
      Into a dried up river bed,
      But don't try to tell him 'cos he won't believe you.
      Throw some bread to the ducks instead, it's easier that way.
      I feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place.

      The trees and I are shaken by the same wind but whereas
      The trees will lose their withered leaves,
      I just can't seem to let them loose.
      And they can't refresh me those hot winds of the south.
      I feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place.

    7. Turn It On Again

      All I need is a TV show, that and the radio
      Down on my luck again, down on my luck again
      I can show you I can show you some of the people in my life
      I can show you I can show you some of the people in my life
      It's driving me mad just another way of passing the day
      I, I get so lonely when she's not there
      I, I, I...

      You're just another face that I know from the TV show
      I have known you for so very long I feel you like a friend
      Can't you do anything for me, can I touch you for a while
      Can I meet you another day and we will fly away

      I can show you I can show you some of the people in my life
      I can show you I can show you some of the people in my life
      It's driving me mad it's just another way of passing the day
      I, I get so lonely when she's not there
      I, I, I ...

      Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again
      Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again I can see another face
      Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again I can see another face
      Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again

    8. Alone Tonight

      There's nothing here that I can understand
      And no one cares I'm a lonely man
      I touch your face and I don't know why
      I call your name but you're going by
      Now I'm alone again.

      I have no name for each and every day
      Until the year is done and fades away
      There's a time in between the two
      The old years gone by but it's not the new
      And I, I, I...

      I know that'll be all
      Alone again, alone again tonight oh I'm
      Alone again, alone again tonight oh I'm
      Alone again, and it seems to me that every time I try to change
      Say that you're say that you'll
      Help me reach the other side

      When the morning comes the sun is out
      And warms me up again
      What a funny world it is for me
      And all I'll never be

      It's not enough, it's not enough
      This feeling I'm feeling inside
      Oh I know it I know tonight that I'll be

      On my own tonight, alone again tonight
      Oh I'm alone again, alone again tonight
      Oh I'm alone again, and it seems to me that everytime I try to change
      Say that you'll, say that you'll
      Help me reach the other side
      Help me please cos I know I'm gonna be
      On my own again alone again tonight ...

    9. Cul-De-Sac

      Wake up now, this is the time you've waited for.

      Far below, where shadows fester as they grow,
      An army thousands strong, obsessed by right and wrong,
      They sense their time is coming near.
      So they turn towards the light from their region of the night,
      Marching on and on,
      They near the air, it won't be long.

      You know you're on the way out,
      It's just a matter of time.
      You thought you'd rule the world forever,
      Long live the king, and don't spare the loser.

      After all, you're not what you thought you were at all.
      You're just a natural fact, another cul-de-sac
      On nature's hard unfeeling trail.
      Now all those dreams of old will be stories left untold,
      Cut off in your prime, extinct until the end of time.

      You know you're on the way out,
      It's just a matter of time.
      You thought you'd rule the world forever,
      Long live the king, but don't spare the loser now...

      Now the host emerges, and a shadow starts to fall.
      Not one knows what hit them, none can see at all.
      Even as the end approaches still they're not aware,
      How can you fight a foe so deadly
      When you don't even know it's there?
      And now that the job is almost done
      Maybe some escape, no, not even one.

      You know they're on the way out,
      It's just a matter of time.
      You thought you'd rule the world forever,
      Long live the king, and don't spare the loser.

    10. Please Don't Ask

      Ooh please don't ask me how I feel, I feel fine
      Oh I cry a bit, I don't sleep too good, but I'm fine
      When can I see you?
      When can I touch you?

      Again and again I ask myself was I wrong?
      Oh but time's a healer, and heaven knows I've been strong
      Maybe we could try
      Maybe we would work this time

      Oh I can remember when it was easy to say I love you
      But things have changed since then, now I really can't say if I still do
      But I can try
      Cos I know the kids are well, yes you're a mother to the world
      Oh but I miss my boy
      I hope he's good as gold

      But enough of me, tell me how are you? You look good
      Oh you've lost some weight I can see, your hair looks nice, you look
      good
      Maybe we should try, don't say it! I know why

      But y'know, I can remember when it was easy to say I love you
      But things have changed since then, now I really can't say if I still do
      But I can try
      Cos I know the kids are well, yes you're a mother to the world
      But I miss my boy
      Oh I hope he's good as gold

    11. Duke's Travels

      I am the one who guided you this far,
      All you know and all you feel.
      Nobody must know my name
      For nobody would understand,
      And you kill what you fear,
      And you fear what you don't understand.

      I call you for I must leave,
      You're on your own until the end.
      There was a choice but now it's gone,
      I said you wouldn't understand,
      Take what's yours and be damned.

    12. Dukes's End

        ( Instrumental )