Peter GABRIEL


III
(Melt)

(1980)



1. Intruder 4'54
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 Peter GABRIEL Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
2. No Self Control 3'56
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 CILOFINE Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
3. Start 1'21
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 CILOFINE Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
4. I Don't Remember 4'42
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 CILOFINE Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
5. Family Snapshot 4'28
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 Peter GABRIEL Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
6. And Through The Wire 5'01
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 CILOFINE Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
7. Games Without Frontiers 4'07
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 CILOFINE Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
8. Not One Of Us 5'22
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 Peter GABRIEL Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
9. Lead A Normal Life 4'14
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 CILOFINE Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.
10. Biko 7'32
(Peter Gabriel)
Published by 1980 Peter GABRIEL Ltd. / HIT & RUN MUSIC Pub. Ltd.

Total Time: 45:37


  • Peter Gabriel - Piano (1, 4-6, 8-10), Synthesised Bass (7), Synthesisers (3, 4, 7, 8), Piano (1, 4-6, 8-10), Whistles (7), Drum Pattern (10), Vocals (1, 2, 4-10), Backing Vocols (1, 2, 5, 6, 8),
  • David Rhodes - Guitar (1, 4-10), Backing Vocals (1, 4, 8)
  • Robert Fripp - Guitar (4, 8), Guitar-burst (2)
  • Dave Gregory - Guitar (4, 5)
  • Paul Weller - Guitar (6)
  • Larry Fast - Synthesised Bass (7), Synthesisers (1, 2, 3, 5-7, 10), Processing (2, 4, 8), Synthesised Bagpipes (10),
  • Tony Levin - Stick (4)
  • John Giblin - Bass (2, 5, 6, 8)
  • Dick Morrissey - Saxophone (2, 3, 5, 9)
  • Hugh Padgham - Whistles (7)
  • Steve Lillywhite - Whistles (7)
  • Dave Ferguson - Screeches (10)
  • Phil Collins - Drums (1, 2), Drum Pattern (1), Snare (S), Surdu (10)
  • Jerry Marotta - Drums (4-10), Percussion (7, 8)
  • Morris Pert - Percussion (1, 2, 9)
  • Kate Bush - Backing Vocals (2, 7)

    Produced by Steve Lillywhite
    Engineered by Hugh Padgham
    Electronic Production by Larry Fast
    Assisted by Nick Thomas, Steve Prestage, Marlis Duncklaus and George Chambers
    Equipment: Aibert Lawrence and Dave Price
    Computer Musical Instrument: Peter Vogel
    Management: Gail Colson and Tony Smith
    Personal Assistant: Jennifer Hiles
    SX-70 Techniques inspired by Les Krims
    Layout: Mekon
    Originally Mastered by Ian Cooper at
    The TOWN HOUSE, London
    Original Sleeve, Design and Photos: HIPGNOSIS (you're as young as you feel)
    Remastered by: Tony Cousins at
    METROPOLIS
    Engineer at
    REAL WORLD STUDIOS: Richard Chopped
    Assistant Engineers: Dan Roe and Edel Griffith
    Repackaging: REAL WORLD DESIGN
    Graphic Design: Marc Bessant
    Design Co-ordination: Susie MilIns
    Photography: Larry Fast, Brad Owen, Phil Kamtn, Armando Gallo
    Sleeve Restoration: Dan Blore
    Intro & Research: Mic Smith

    All Songs Written by Peter Gabriel

    Recorded in Bath with the MANOR MOBILE and at The TOWN HOUSE, London
    Recorded in the summer and autumn of 1979
    Released on 30th March I980

    Special Thanks To

    Bastiaan Kuiji, Leenden Van Zanten and David Walstra at SONY MUSIC, Crispin Murray at METROPOLIS, Tony Levin, Larry Fast, Brad Owen, Armando Gallo, Phil Kamin, Jon Webster, Mike Large, Annie Parsons, Michael Thomas, Julie Merrifield, Clare Yates, Mic Smith and Mary Lane

    Larry Fast appears Courtesy of PASSPORT RECORDS Inc.
    David Rhodes appears Courtesy of
    RANDOM HOLD and POLYDOR RECORDS
    Paul Weller appears Courtesy of
    The JAM & POLYDOR RECORDS
    Phil Collins appears Courtesy of
    CHARISMA RECORDS
    Kate Bush appears Courtesy of
    EMI RECORDS
    Robert Fripp appears Courtesy of
    EG RECORDS
    Dave Gregory appears Courtesy of
    XTC and VIRGIN RECORDS

    & 2002 Peter GABRIEL Ltd. licensed exclusively to VIRGIN RECORDS Ltd.

    Further Information from www.petergabriel.com





    1. Intruder

      I know something about opening windows and doors
      I know how to move quietly to creep across creaky wooden floors
      I know where to find precious things in all your cupboards and drawers
      Slipping the clippers
      Slipping the clippers through the telephone wires
      The sense of isolation inspires
      Inspires me
      I like to feel the suspense when I'm certain you know I am there
      I like you lying awake, your baited breath charging the air
      I like the touch and the smell of all the pretty dresses you wear
      Intruders happy in the dark
      Intruder come
      Intruder come and leave his mark, leave his mark

    2. No Self Control

      Got to get some food
      I'm so hungry all the time
      I don't know how to stop
      I don't know how to stop

      Got to get some sleep
      I'm so nervous in the night
      I don't know how to stop
      No, I don't know how to stop
      I don't know how to stop
      I don't know how to stop

      Got to pick up the phone
      I will call any number
      I will talk to anyone
      I know I'm gone too far
      Much too far I gone this time
      And I don't want to think what I've done
      I don't know how to stop
      No, I don't know how to stop

      There are always hidden silences
      Waiting behind the chair
      They come out when the coast is clear
      They eat anything that moves
      I go shaky at the knees
      Lights go out, stars come down
      Like a swarm of bees

      No self-control
      no self-control
      No self-control
      No self-control
      No self-control
      No self-control
      No self-control
      You know I hate to hurt may look like we do
      Talk like we do
      But you know how it is

      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us
      Not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us

      There's safety in numbers
      When you learn to divide
      How can we be in
      If there is no outside
      All shades of opinion
      Feed an open mind
      But your values are twisted
      Let us help you unwind
      You may look like we do
      Talk like we do

      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us
      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us

      Not one of us
      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      You're not one of us

    3. Start

    (instrumental)

    4. I Don't Remember

      I got no means to show identification
      I got no papers show you what I am
      You'll have to take me just the way that you find me
      What's gone is gone and I do not give a damn
      Empty stomach, empty head
      I got empty heart and empty bed
      I don't remember
      I don't remember

      I don't remember, I don't recall
      I got no memory of anything at all
      I don't remember, I don't recall
      I got no memory of anything

      Strange is your language and I have no decoder
      Why don't you make your inentions clear
      With eyes to the sun and your mouth to the soda
      Saying, "Tell me the truth, you got nothing to fear
      Stop staring at me like a bird of prey
      I'm all mixed up, I got nothing to say
      I don't remember
      I don't remember

      I don't remember, I don't recall
      I got no memory of anything at all
      I don't remember, I don't recall
      I got no memory of anything
      Anything at all

      I don't remember, I don't recall
      I got no memory of anything at all
      I don't remember, I don't recall
      I got no memory of anything absolutely anything at all
      I don't remember

    5. Family Snapshot

      The streets are lined with camera crews
      Everywhere he goes is news
      Today is different
      Today is not the same
      Today I make the action
      Take snapshot into the light, snapshot into the light
      I'm shooting into the light

      Four miles down the cavalcade moves on
      Driving into the sun
      If I worked it out right
      They won't see me or the gun

      Two miles to go, they're clearing the road
      The cheering has really begun
      I've got my radio
      I can hear what's going on

      I've been waiting for this
      I have been waiting for this
      All you people in TV land
      I will wake up your empty shells
      Peak-time viewing blown in a flash
      As I burn into your memory cells
      'Cos I'm alive

      They're coming 'round the corner with the bikers at the front
      I'm wiping the sweat from my eyes

      And the governor's car is not far behind
      He's not the one I've got in mind
      'Cos there he is-the man of the hour, standing in the limousine
      "I don't really hate you

      We were made for each other

      I want to be somebody

      If you don't get given you learn to take
      And I will take you."

      Holding my breath
      Release the catch
      And I let the bullet fly

      All turned quiet-I have been here before
      Lonely boy hiding behind the front door
      Friends have all gone home
      There's my toy gun on the floor
      Come back Mum and Dad
      You're growing apart
      You know that I'm growing up sad
      I need some attention
      I shoot into the light

    6. And Through The Wire

      And through the wire I hear your voice
      And through the wire I touch the power
      And through the wire I see your face
      It's through the wire

      Friday night, you're staying at home I want you
      I'm tickling and clicking a metronome I want you
      Prowling the waterhole-I wait for the kill I want you
      Pressure's building-overspill I want you

      And through the wire You are secure
      And through the wire We can talk
      And through the wire We can walk
      It's through the wire

      Watchmaker steadies his delicate hand I want you
      For barbeque parties on blood red sands I want you
      Caught in the strugle tight on the rod I want you
      Bring out the devil to bring out the god I want you

      And through the wire I hear your voice
      And through the wire I touch the power
      And through the wire I see your face
      It's through the wire

      Driving 'round the city rings
      Staring at the shape of things
      I talk in pictures not in words
      Overloaded with everything we said
      be careful where you tread
      Watch the wire

      And through the wire You are secure
      And through the wire We can talk
      And through the wire We can walk
      And through the wire We're clinging like leeches
      And through the wire We push out tailormade speeches
      And through the wire We get so strange across the border
      We get so strange across the border

    7. Games Without Frontiers

      Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
      Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
      Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
      Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays with it

      It's a knockout
      If looks could kill, they probably will
      In games without frontiers-war without tears
      Games without frontiers-war without tears

      Jeux sans frontieres
      Jeux sans frontieres
      Jeux sans frontieres

      Andre has sa red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue
      They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
      Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
      Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names

      It's a knockout
      If looks could kill they probably will
      In games without frontiers-wars without tears
      If looks could kill they probably will
      In games without frontiers-war without tears
      Games without frontiers-war without tears

      Jeux sans frontieres
      Jeux sans frontieres
      Jeux sans frontieres

    8. Not One Of Us

      It's only water
      In a stranger's tear
      Looks are deceptive
      But distinctions are clear
      A foreign body
      And a foreign mind
      Never welcome
      In the land of the blind
      You may look like we do
      Talk like we do
      But you know how it is

      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us
      Not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us

      There's safety in numbers
      When you learn to divide
      How can we be in
      If there is no outside
      All shades of opinion
      Feed an open mind
      But your values are twisted
      Let us help you unwind
      You may look like we do
      Talk like we do

      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us
      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      No you're not one of us

      Not one of us
      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      You're not one of us
      Not one of us
      You're not one of us

    9. Lead A Normal Life

      It's nice here with a view of the trees
      Eating with a spoon?
      They don't give you knives?
      'Spect you watch those trees
      Blowing in the breeze
      We want to see you lead a normal life

    10. Biko

      September '77
      Port Elizabeth weather fine
      It was business as usual
      In police room 619
      Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
      Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
      Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja

      When I try to sleep at night
      I can only dream in red
      The outside world is black and white
      With only one colour dead
      Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
      Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
      Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja

      You can blow out a candle
      But you can't blow out a fire
      Once the flames begin to catch
      The wind will blow it higher
      Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
      Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja

      And the eyes of the world are
      watching now
      watching now