Gabriel, Peter - Growing Up Lyrics




folded in your fleshy purse
i am floating once again
while the muted sounds are pumping rhythm
all the walls close in on me
pressure's building wave on wave
'til the water breaks - and outside i go, oh

one dot, that's on or off, defines what is and what is not, one dot
two dot, a pair of eyes, a voice, a touch, complete surprise, two dot

growing up, growing up,
looking for a place to live
growing up, growing up
looking for a place to live
growing up, growing up,
looking for a place to live

my ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown
my ghost likes to travel so deep into your space

three dot, a trinity, a way to map the universe,
three dot
four dot, is what will make a square, a bed to build on, it's all there,
four dot

my ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown
my ghost likes to travel so deep into your space

all the slow clouds pass us by
make the Empire State look high
as you take me in your sea-stained sweetness
it spills, it tingles and it stings
all the pleasure that it brings
'til the door has let the outside inside here

well on the floor there's a long wooden table
on the table there's an open book
on the page there's a detailed drawing
and on the drawing is the name i took

my ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown
my ghost likes to travel so deep into your space

growing up, growing up,
looking for a place to live
growing up, growing up
looking for a place to live
growing up, growing up,
looking for a place to live
growing up, growing up,
looking for a place to live

my ghost likes to travel
my ghost likes to travel
moving inside of your space
my ghost likes to travel
my ghost likes to travel
moving inside of your space
my ghost likes to travel
moving inside
my ghost likes to travel
moving inside of your space
my ghost likes to travel
moving inside
my ghost likes to travel
moving inside of your space

the breathing stops, i don't know when
in transition once again
such a struggle getting through these changes
and it all seems so absurd
to be flying like a bird
when i do not feel I've really landed here





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  1. Frode Skårdalsmo

    great album:) music doesnt age!!!!

  2. Henrique Gomes

    Im grateful to have songs that have all to do with my feelings and rythm , that`s what happen with PG incredible songs!

  3. Олег Александрович

    😎💣😎👍 Superb

  4. YA *THINK

    #TotallyAwesome! #TY4SHINING!
    I have found My Way Home ... 😂

  5. DylanG0125

    Peter Gabriel:
    "Three dot, a trinity, a way to map the universe
    Three dot
    Four dot, is what will make a square, a bed to build on, it's all there,
    Four dot"


    Lady Gaga:
    "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh
    I'll get him hot, show him what I've got
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh,
    I'll get him hot, show him what I've got"

  6. Zina Budnik

    Молодцы строители .

  7. VictoriaGooner

    Peter Gabriel has always been on the front lines of the best music videos. Nothing comes close, now or then.

  8. Chris M

    I liked the original Growing UP off of the album, instead of the stereo remix of this song.

  9. Matthew Allen Newland

    I always send my philosophy students to this song after introducing them to Plato.

  10. THE PRODIGAL ESOTERIC

    He is still dead sexy...

  11. Retu Ture

    los vid estan buenisimos

  12. Michael Guerrieri

    If Peter Gabriel dies people Will miss him.

  13. Chrissie Hopkins

    I love his 80's stuff, sad that I didn't really like this song and this is the first time I have heard it.

  14. Eluwenie Stargazer

    Oh wow!
    Haha. 😄
    A 5th 3rd bank commercial popped up right before this song:💲💰
    "Folded in you're fleshy purse, I am floating once again" 💸💸
    Well played.
    Thank you for that.
    Peace! ✌

  15. Hakan Şenkaya

    He has different state of mind in sound, as it is in 0.45 multi-drums like sledge hammer in the past. When you hear the rhythm you can tell if it is Peter or not.

  16. Brandon Moore

    Peter Gabriel Growing up is one my favorite song from the Album Up!

  17. Marie Cater

    Happy 67th BIRTHDAY Peter

  18. Laurent Lapinte Lestang

    It's time to grow up !

  19. Nathan Dunlap

    look at this amazing asshiole but what we do without him right 😉

  20. Дизайн-Буд Луцьк

    Пітер, ти крутий! Coolllllllll

  21. Anna Annina

    "Growing Up"

    folded in your fleshy purse 
    i am floating once again 
    while the muted sounds are pumping rhythm 
    all the walls close in on me 
    pressure's building wave on wave 
    'til the water breaks - and outside i go, oh 

    one dot, that's on or off, defines what is and what is not, one dot 
    two dot, a pair of eyes, a voice, a touch, complete surprise, two dot 

    growing up, growing up, 
    looking for a place to live 
    growing up, growing up 
    looking for a place to live 
    growing up, growing up, 
    looking for a place to live 

    my ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown 
    my ghost likes to travel so deep into your space 

    three dot, a trinity, a way to map the universe, 
    three dot 
    four dot, is what will make a square, a bed to build on, it's all there, 
    four dot 

    my ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown 
    my ghost likes to travel so deep into your space 

    all the slow clouds pass us by 
    make the Empire State look high 
    as you take me in your sea-stained sweetness 
    it spills, it tingles and it stings 
    all the pleasure that it brings 
    'til the door has let the outside inside here 

    well on the floor there's a long wooden table 
    on the table there's an open book 
    on the page there's a detailed drawing 
    and on the drawing is the name i took 

    my ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown 
    my ghost likes to travel so deep into your space 

    growing up, growing up, 
    looking for a place to live 
    growing up, growing up 
    looking for a place to live 
    growing up, growing up, 
    looking for a place to live 
    growing up, growing up, 
    looking for a place to live 

    my ghost likes to travel 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    moving inside of your space 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    moving inside of your space 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    moving inside 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    moving inside of your space 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    moving inside 
    my ghost likes to travel 
    moving inside of your space 

    the breathing stops, i don't know when 
    in transition once again 
    such a struggle getting through these changes 
    and it all seems so absurd 
    to be flying like a bird 
    when i do not feel I've really landed here

  22. Iris Gross

    This was 16 years ago, when Peter was still in his 50s. I love it! It's like a sequel to Sledgehammer. Wish there had been a five dot, though

  23. amldcx

    I love him since i listened to Solsbury Hill when i was 15 years old

  24. Kevin Beal

    Just marvelous ,,Love YOU,

  25. roey bronstein

    Why the songs in that album are so long?

  26. Daniel Hall

    I.keep.thinking.my.phone.is.off.the.hook.when.i.listen.to.this

  27. Zero 0

    May my father have the perpetual light shine upon him. RIP. August 5, 2018.

  28. Athenadorous

    Looking for a fish.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiN21t3z_SY

  29. Janet Bee

    Love it!

  30. charl Du plessis

    Peter the greatest

  31. Gr1th1n 1!

    I so do love this track..... you give it a couple of minutes and you are humming it... two dots your singing the chorus.... three dots bought the album.....

    Carter Elliott

    ONE DOT: a catchy beat, aquatic sound, a groovy track: ONE DOT.
    TWO DOT: you’re getting into it, and now you understand: TWO DOT.
    THREE DOT: you get on Amazon and buy the 3LP: THREE DOT.
    FOUR DOT: you listen on repeat, you’re stuck on it forever: FOUR DOT.

  32. Antonio Neri

    non ce ne x nessuno

  33. Antonio Neri

    divino unico

  34. 亀乃亀吉

    Even now it is active!
    Great!

  35. Bill Schliiter

    I move to this song. I want to dance!

  36. Giuseppe Mingione

    up is a fantastic album

  37. interface101

    Deep and visionary as always, makes me think of the filter bubbles in our days.

  38. Vashti Ramsaroop

    For anyone interested, there's a cool mashup - that's really growing on me! - that you can find here. It's a mashup of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Peter Gabriel's Growing Up. Hope you enjoy!!
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCpy9HhXik

  39. T Taylor

    8 love you Papa

  40. Jason Barbush

    dejavu in this video during a thunderstorm hope the power doesn't go out

  41. Соня Ручкина

    Мне всегда нравились все капризы Габриеля. Диск этот есть, но клип увидела только сейчас.

  42. Christopher Manis

    Love. Thanks!

  43. Robye KP

    Peter Gabriel evrytime great!

  44. Дипси:3

    It's fake! Peter Gabriel has long since died!

  45. Giovani Miguel

    Tua música é muito ruim seu velho filho da puta

  46. JayeBird

    Awesome, he’s still got it! And looking good doing it!

  47. Aaro R

    Still Amazing voice.Was always him and Talking Heads made their own Genre..Maybe best concert ever was on Bday at New Haven CC  Billy Idol. opened for Joan Jett opening for Gabriel and it was all of them for 5/10song encore.  Gabriels 3rd album plus redid a few Genesis songs way he meant them to be played.

  48. ken riddell

    is that hes mom

  49. Matt C

    PG is a genius

  50. The Respected Lex

    What's his point?

  51. Susan B

    All his songs come from universal wisdom. He gets it!

  52. Kings lynn

    I love you Peter. All my life.

  53. TheSamygamgy

    Du grand peter gabriel....

  54. maria harald

    cool clip...greetings from 2 musicians (sitar & tanpura) from germany..........(maria&harald,the nectar of the night)...

  55. mk smith

    fucking-A

  56. Roberto Frattini

    growing up....but not completely if it's possible.

  57. MrsAvalon3012

    that´s cool....

  58. friedkangaroo

    who made the video cyraik ?

  59. Josh Moran

    Happy
    Belated
    B
    I
    R
    T
    H
    D
    A
    Y....!!
    To PG

  60. Orion Silverstar 191

    Great video. It would be good to see a Genesis reunion Peter?

    Theodore Of Mystery

    Orion Silverstar 191 Not gonna happen. Collins will collapse any minute.

    Brandon Moore

    @Orion Silver Star 191 I'm afraid it won't be happening with Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins reunion with Genesis!

  61. John Piske

    Ageless ages age wisdom wisens up over time pearly greys hairs grow ageless

  62. Dustin Nunn

    Peter Gabriel looks like Billy Joel.

  63. вова дрион

    весчь !!!

  64. BarrioFabulous

    Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin, Manu Katché - gods of our time.

  65. Jhon Infinite

    The best singer ever.

  66. Mike Meister

    Your reign is still red 😊

  67. DANTHETUBEMAN

    that smile that beat, that innuendo,, its still peter g

  68. F paul Kean

    2 Kool music I understand!!!!????

  69. RIO GYPSY COMMUNITY

    Very great!

  70. BradHamptonMusic

    yes!  I love this song!

  71. First Last

    Has Peter Gabriel ever received Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award? If not, imo, he deserves to more than about any artist with all of his contributions and due to his artistry and genius, including his creating/ discovering Real World Records. I sure hope the industry appreciates Gabriel in his lifetime and not post-mortem.

    Michael Guerrieri

    post mortem, if that happen it Happens but don't say about him gaining fame from death you will jinx it.

    Fran Lovel Šimić

    Grammy's are meaningless though

  72. Clint Wensley

    Pete .....I am and have always followed your mind since my early days with Supertramp in the 70's....a leader in what the fuck YAY

  73. Digital Neko

    Very spiritual, love it! Thank you Mr. Gabriel for your awesome musics (both solo and Genesis) over the many decades.

  74. Bryton Cherrier

    Up is truly an underrated masterpiece.
    One of the greatest albums of the 2000s in my opinion.

    Carter Elliott

    If I had to make a top 10 albums list, UP would go somewhere near the top!

    MrSuperRmat

    Totally agree

    Rom Around Town

    Agreed entirely - it's perfect.

    grizzlytomahawk

    And yet you don't comment on this song/album?

    Fiolett Bjorn

    Been a lifelong fan. But have been reluctant to listen to newer stuff. Shows what I know!

  75. PhilipHuertas

    I cried with this album, specially with the song "I Grieve", awesome

  76. Psi Sculptress

    Sonic Boom... When I was 3

  77. Psi Sculptress

    Papa who has heart the sound of the Sky being Torn in 2

  78. Wayne Denton

    what an awesome singer songwriter, mass manufactured pop cannot compete with true genius

  79. Steampunk Amore

    I love your work Peter, have for decades.. My husband and I saw you and Sting at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Mi. Your Rock, Paper Scissors Tour. I woke the morning of your concert and as my eyes opened I saw myself there. We went without tickets and I told the husband ~ I feel we will pick up a pair for under 100.00. ( I had no luck for a month trying find a reasonable priced pair, and my husband was skeptical but knew I was going to find out either way!) Walk to the teller window and they sure did and..it only got better!
    After we went to our nose bleed seats (mattered not to me!!) for a couple of songs, I went to use the ladies room and a woman with an envelope (I call them Golden tickets) had seen me waiting in line in my Steampunk outfit and gave a pair to me! My Husband was in a Top hot and Goggles as well back at our seats I had told her while just chatting with me in line... I went on into the restrooms, then I went and grabbed my husband and off we were on an adventure to find these seats! We ended up just off the floor to the right of the stage, we were less than 40 feet away! Ahhhh, that's Amore!!


    For the rest of the show we were able to watch both you and Sting bring down the house about 40 feet away.... <3
    Great performances from not just the both of you, but the woman you had on stage.. She was Steller! Bravo...Bravo!

  80. Darius Eversol

    Great video!! I cannot wait till you come out with a new album, hopefully soon, in which case I will try and buy it! definately, PG your a Genius!

  81. Michael Hartmann

    so flippin' bad a$$

  82. Maik Winter

    One of my all time favourites.

  83. Ash Barcelona

    Sexiest man ever I love Peter Gabriel

  84. ThreeToesofFury

    AHHH! is this video new!?! briliant! Growing Up is absolutely the best track on Up.

  85. Bruce Ifer

    👍 ❤️

  86. Sergei Teplov

    good work

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  88. Tangent Of a Dream

    Always the master!!

  89. Antonio Javier Sanchez Gomez

    Maravilloso video como todos los de Gabriel, que siempre ha sido un innovador en este tema.Sigo esperando nuevo álbum, ¿es que se ha retirado?No se nada de el y es una pena porque para mi es de los mejores músicos que ha parido este mundo.

  90. mikew4001

    Wow cool ...

  91. Orlando Aguasvivas

    Orgasmic Sir Peter Gabriel////all time man crush////Genius

  92. Martin Fernandez

    Miss you so much!!