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Genesis: Supper's Ready Meaning

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Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off.
Sitting beside you, I look into your eyes.
As the sound of motor cars fades in the night time,
I swear I saw your face change, it didn't seem quite right.
...And it's hello babe with...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 14th 2007 report

    Peter Gabriel uses the Book of Revelations as his backdrop, but in reality it's about fate and destiny....

    The fate of two lovers is the only thing that matters...which is why they return in the end.

    The farmer who looks after the farm and fireman who looks after the fire

    The fate of mankind is played out against the rise of the anti-Christ to power ("guaranteed eternal sanctuary man...with a spoonful of miracle...I bet my life you'll walk inside") This sets up the apocalyptic portion in the end

    The fate of all living beings is to be supper for the worms...the battle where the mountain of human flesh leads to a green plateau full of life.

    The fate of any budding civilization, no matter how individualistic or idealistic is eventual conformity and then death...Willow farm..."we've been here all the time...like it or not, like what you've got, you're under the soil...so we and with a whistle and end with a bang and everyone fits in their places"

    Return to Apocalypse in 9/8 in order to bring humanity's fate to a close.

    Back to the two lovers...because in the end all that matters is the love between two people.

    Then the universal destiny to be supper for God "as sure as eggs is eggs"

  2. stanley
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    Oct 26th 2021 report

    Sorry to all, but a biblical/pre-trib interpretation solves the whole meaning of the greatest song ever written by prog-music. I've studied bible prophesy for 39yrs..so here it goes.....1)the eternal sanctuary man IS the anti-christ..all the children lost down many paths will willingly take the mark...666. A spoonful of miracle is Revelation 13:14.."he deceiveth by the means of those miracles".....2)the guards of Magog is the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38:2-9 "Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to the land" ie "swarming around"......3)the pied piper (Jesus) takes his children underground..the rapture of the church...taking them to heaven 'underground would mean to hide'....4)dragon coming out of the sea "the sea is peoples per bible"...Rev. 13:1.."And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea" ...5)he brings fire from the sky..Rev 13:13.."And he doth great wonders,so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the site of men"...ya better not compromise (worship the beast and take his mark) it won't be easy....6)..666 is all alone..need I say more on the mark of the beast?...7) there's an angel standing in the sun with a loud voice..this is the supper of the mighty one..LORD OF LORDS, KINGS OF KINGS, as he turns and leads his children home to the new Jerusalem. Revelation 19:16-17..."And he hath on his vesture and thigh a name written. KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw and angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven. Come and gather yourselves together unto the Supper of the great God. ((Suppers Ready)) ie these are the ones killed in Armageddon. 8) the new Jerusalem...Rev.21:2.."And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride for her husband..............so, people, there is the meaning of the literal Apocalypse 9/8..I hope it makes since. I'm 70yrs old and the world has not caught up with the song yet...it is way too good.

  3. kooljohn176
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    Jan 14th 2019 report

    A great old GENESIS song, based on the last book of Bible Revelation. Done beautifully as a love song about one's spiritual warfare between good and evil, death and resurrection. After the time when the one ''universal Christian church'' that was SPLIT between The West and the eastern empire of Byzantium[Tartary] city of Constantinople. Where She was infiltrated and compromised by The Invading Parasites that moved and turned Her other half into ''the Foxy'' westernized holy roman Catholic Church of Rome. Which gave more power to the son over the Father for political reasons to be used as a tool for power by wars. Where in the longrun only numbed the psyche of HER to lose faith in His righteousness and His holiness anyway throughout the years. So when God The Father saw by knowing the future lack of faith and honest thanksgiving to come from The West, reguarding His only begotten son. Even more power was given back then to The Mighty One-King of Kings[old world term applied to Genghis Khan] who's our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST, The Fathers son, who then took home His true original '' universal Christian church''called eastern orthordox now, that then was raptured into HEAVEN as the ''NEW JERUSALEM'' that came down to be Earhly rebuilt on the holy Motherland of Russia in that time as is now. inside the Kremlin, Moscow's red square.

  4. Iloveheavenlyfather
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    Jun 29th 2017 report

    There's an angel standing in the sun....from that point on I take it as being all about Jesus the Christ.

    Can not make sense of much else , yeah the couple in love...

    Anyway let me know what you think .

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2016 report

    I see it as very current "The piped piper" refers to Satan taking his children under ground We here in the USA have 129 super luxery underground bunkers>OUR GOVERNMENT is OWNED by the Satanic cult that is the Rothschild zionist CABAL and they worship SATAN and want Clinton to be president and the CABALS END game is the Murder of 7 billion of us UNLESS The Mighty one returns and destroys 666 and we go back home

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  6. anonymous
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    Nov 10th 2015 report

    You have to read Arthur C Clarke's "Childhood's End" along with "Revelations" in order to understand "Supper's Ready". Gabriel and Banks were heavily into that book at the time.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2013 report

    A symbolic reference to the second coming of Christ which will end the worldly state we are in. Hello Babe with your guardian eyes of blue pertains to Jesus.The main jist is the end is near and Satan's attempt to deceive many of that fact (you can tell he's doing well/by the look in human eyes/better not compromise/it won't be easy.}The whole masterpiece ends with "Lord of Lords, King of Kings,Has returned to lead his children home--To take them to the New Jerusalem. For a follow up-Check out the lyrics in "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" Again references to the apocolypse as told by the character "Rael".

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2012 report

    The song is about god and jesus, but it's not flattering. Reread it, unless you are sennsitive to truth.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2012 report

    It's about drugs... Obviously!

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  10. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2012 report

    While I largely agree with the interpretation posted previously, I do believe that the core message of the song is that ultimate salvation is found not soley in the quality of our personal relationships (e.g. "all that matters is the love between two people") but rather in our relationship with God. That is why the song ends not simply with the two lovers to whom we are introduced at the beginning of the song reuniting, but rather with that couple then treading the path with the true believers to the New Jerusalem.

  11. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2007 report

    After reading the lyrics, I believe the song is about a couple in love who has a good life together. The husband eventually gets called to war, it turns out to be the apocalyptic war witch destroys everything. In the end the couple meets in heaven, sits before god and has supper with the "king of kings".

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