Genesis - Hidden In The World Of Dawn Lyrics




Pastel colours bring the sky to life
Cleanse the night with a breath of dawn
Silence broken when a baby cries
Piercing the mist that cloaks the cool outside

The streets are beginning to move gently now
Daylight lays on the ground
Dew drops trickle down leaves gently now
Soaking the pathway of the thousands of the thousands of shoes

Windows opening as the postman calls
Letters to smell, letters to burn
Daily papers through the hole in the door
Sex and news fill the wisdom of a million minds

Time is a measure of strength quickly now
Speed is the cause of decay
Traffic is humble to pull on your knees
Pushing and pulling the tired little men in their cars

Wake up! Your conscious is calling!
Reality begins at nine
Wake up! Think what you’re missing
Hidden in the world of dawn

Rest your body with soothing sleep
Dream of the hours you left behind
Listen carefully for the break of day
The twilight’s near, silence brings the fantasy here

Silhouettes mingle with sky backed with smog
Ripples of morning flow by
The quietness flavours the glow – breathe it in
Merging the bliss that is glazing the warm face of gloom

Wake up! Your conscious is calling!
Reality begins at nine
Wake up! Think what you’re missing
Hidden in the world of dawn





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  1. Nelson Robert Willis

    This might be the earliest Genesis recording I've ever heard. Thanks for uploading this rare historical find.

  2. Brian Davis

    As a life-long, all-eras Genesis fanatic i'm quite pleased to admit to having somehow never heard this tune before -- and i'm super grateful to you, UGE, for taking the time and effort to post it here... <3 Thought i had everything covered with two quite-different versions of FGtR on cassettes and the Archive releases on CD's as well!

    I've always loved the songs from their FGtR period and had spent a lot of time in my mid-twenties re-arranging and printing out the then-new MIDI renditions of these tunes onto paper, sitting at a piano with them, working out the chords and such... This one fits really well with that set.

  3. Brian Davis

    As a life-long, all-eras Genesis fanatic i'm quite pleased to admit to having somehow never heard this tune before -- and i'm super grateful to you, UGE, for taking the time and effort to post it here... <3 Thought i had everything covered with two quite-different versions of FGtR on cassettes and the Archive releases on CD's as well!

    I've always loved the songs from their FGtR period and had spent a lot of time in my mid-twenties re-arranging and printing out the then-new MIDI renditions of these tunes onto paper, sitting at a piano with them, working out the chords and such...

  4. Kalibur Kitty

    Seems like The Who must have heard this and was influenced by in in their songs "Getting in Tune" and "This song is Over". All 3 are great songs!

  5. James Johnson

    A very beautiful song

  6. Kugle Hob

    Thank you!