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Peter Gabriel: Solsbury Hill Meaning


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Song Released: 1977

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Solsbury Hill Lyrics

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing, stretching every nerve
I had to listen had no...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 15th report

    "It is about being prepared to lose what you have for what you might get... It's about letting go." - Peter Gabriel

    There is never one meaning to any given piece of literature. That's the beauty of it.

  2. anonymous
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    May 16th 2020 report

    This is a song about his experiences, desires and decisions in leaving Genesis. It’s about leaving things behind, taking risks and looking forward to new horizons but centrally based on leaving the band.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2020 report

    This is for Quip...
    Solsbury Hill is a place in Somerset, a small hill which was the location of an Iron Age fort. Stonehenge is on Salisbury Plain...a plateau...FLAT!
    Keep taking the tablets Quip...

  4. Quip
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    Apr 12th 2020 report

    1st think it is Salisbury hill, the place of Stonehenge. Then, the average person in the time of the 2nd enlightenment (1967-75), had experiences of such a nature that Peter describes. It is a poem of a mystical, cosmic experience. And he is alone on Salisbury hill, and all it’s attendant mysteries. We were going home, in the broadest sense.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2018 report

    I believe it means for us to prepare to leave this earthly life for a spiritual life. We are to take with us what we've learned and be ready to be fulfilled in ways we never thought possible. Our real home.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2018 report

    It's about letting go.
    Granting yourself the courage to leave what you've built behind, in exchange for something new. The space between the trapeze bars can look endless, trapping us in a place we no longer belong.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2017 report

    I just think the song is awesome. And shows the the talent of Peter gabriel I could listen to that song 24-7 to me it shows very strong personal strength!!

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