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Genesis: Keep It Dark Meaning


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Song Released: 1981

Keep It Dark Lyrics

Found a man reported missing,
He wandered in his home.
It don't seem to bad if you consider
Just what he's been through.

Seems he met up with a gang of thieves,
Who mistook him for a man of means,
They locked him up then found he had no...

  1. astorian
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    Oct 18th 2012 report

    This song is about a family man who disappeared without a trace for a while, then returned safe and sound to his family.

    Where was he all that time? Well, believe it or not, he was taken by friendly aliens to an amazing, wonderful world where there's no pain, suffering, hatred, fear or war. A world where everyone is happy!

    But when the aliens returned him to Earth, what did he tell his family? What did he tell the police? Well, he lied to them. He told them that he'd been kidnapped by robbers and held for ransom, but that the robbers let him go free once they realized he wasn't rich.

    The man didn't WANT to lie- he wanted to tell everyone about the miraculous, beautiful world he'd seen. But he knew how crazy that would sound, and that NOBODY would believe him. So, instead of telling a bright, happy, wonderful truth that he knew nobody would believe, he told a dark, ugly lie that he knew EVERYONE would believe.

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