Genesis - Lilywhite Lilith Lyrics




The chamber was in confusion-all the voices shouting loud.
I could only just hear, a voice quite near say, "Please help me
through the crowd"
'Said if I helped her thru' she could help me too, but I could
see that she was wholly blind.
But from her pale face and her pale skin, a moonlight shined.

Lilywhite Lilith,
She gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night.
Lilywhite Lilith,
She gonna lead you right.

When I'd led her through the people, the angry noise began to grow.
She said "Let me feel the way the breezes blow, and I'll show
you where to go."
So I followed her into a big round cave, she said "They're coming
for you, now don't be afraid."
Then she sat me down on a cold stone throne, carved in jade.

Lilywhite Lilith,
She gonna take you thru' the tunnel of night.
Lilywhite Lilith,
She gonna lead you right.

She leaves me in my darkness,
I have to face my fear,
And the darkness closes in on me,
I can hear a whirring sound growling near.
I can see the corner of the tunnel,
Lit up by whatever's coming here.
Two golden globes float into the room
And a blaze of white light fills the air.





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  1. Tracy Brougham

    Song is still amazing.......listening to this album for 45 years......all Peter Gabriel early genesis music is timeless work of art

  2. Donald Tramp

    The chamber was in confusion
    All the voices shouting loud
    I could only just hear a voice quite near say
    "Please help me through the crowd"

    Said if I helped her through she could help me too
    But I could see that she was wholly blind
    From her pale face and her pale skin
    A moonlight shined

    Lilywhite Lilith
    She gonna take you through the tunnel of night
    Lilywhite Lilith
    She gonna lead you right

    When I'd led her through the people
    The angry noise began to grow
    She said, "Let me feel the way the breezes blow
    And I'll show you where to go"

    So I followed her into a big round cave
    She said, "They're coming for you, now don't be afraid"
    Then she sat me down on a cold stone throne
    Carved in jade

    Lilywhite Lilith
    She gonna take you through the tunnel of night
    Lilywhite Lilith
    She gonna lead you right


    She leaves me in my darkness
    I have to face, face my fear
    And the darkness closes in on me
    I can hear a whirring sound growing near

    I can see the corner of the tunnel
    Lit up by whatever's coming here
    Two golden globes float into the room
    And a blaze of white light fills the air

  3. Vasilii Chebyshev

    This honestly gives me chills. Like, after finishing Chamber of 32 Doors and the first half of album... In this song it feels sort of like I just entered some backdoor of the Matrix and took a look at our world from the inside out. Maybe because this song feels like a reflection or a twin brother of "Broadway Melody of 1974" which I've heard a lot of times before. It is like "Broadway Melody" but from a parallel universe. It's strange.

    Damn good music though. I love this album.

  4. S. Rathgeber

    Mike on the bass. Marvelous.

  5. Alan Rowland

    The vocal blend of Pete and Phil is just fantastic on this one 😎

  6. Silvano Collu

    il complesso migliore di sempre...mitici genesis .non smettero ' mai di amarvi

  7. phenix returns

    the remasters 94 are the best ever i like the most
    not these remixes which are just best except for the drums to me

  8. Maxell deNomie

    like i said, i was there ! king biscuit flower hour! ...got laid!

  9. José Rcoha

    Vibrant 70ties score! Genesis has life to survive over the time!.
    I have the double vinyl album, the 2xCD álbum and now the streaming.

  10. Yann Saint-Germain

    This band was totally amazing in the Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett era...

  11. Marco Deo

    Listening to all Genesis Cd's in order of release . This CD Bway finally picked up the pace

  12. Jean Pierre MARCHAL

    Un Titre excellent mais court parce qu'il est enchaîné avec "Waiting Room" bien "barré" mais trop top !

  13. littlestevey4172

    Hard Progressive Rock.. Always thought this song was harder then Back in NYC...Dont know why people say it's the hardest they ever did!

  14. Ralphykeys Artist

    A little look ahead into post Genesis Peter Gabriel...

  15. eric petanque52

    I love you who love Genesis

  16. eric petanque52

    Genesis the best band ever!

  17. eric petanque52

    104k not so much! I'm disappointed

  18. eric petanque52

    The best ever

  19. Justin H

    Mike’s high distorted bass sound so badass

  20. Suvi Heinonen

    What lyrics!

  21. MeloLand

    A great song.

  22. giorgio broletti

    canzoncina accattivante con arrangiamento semplice, ritornello cantabile, perfetta per un singolo, niente di più

    adriano71

    mbe mica tanto

    Daniele Brunetti

    che affermazione superficiale... se ne apprezzassi la profondità ne saresti spaventato

    massimo lombardi

    Giorgio broletti,ma che stai a di??????

  23. Clara J

    This is my new favorite song!

  24. martin klass

    How strong this song is !!!!

  25. Laura Libner

    One of my favorites.. love PG

    Jim B.

    Das unterschreibe ich...

  26. Evaldo Mores

    the lamb

  27. Oroborus

    Uh, what? No wonder punk wanted to destroy all this bloated pomposity.

    Steven Breach

    Punk was a myth just clever marketing

    leo alex

    Thank you, needed to be said, Peter still thinks his shit don't stink.

    Gerry Berry

    Oroborus I could out-Punk you any day of the week, matey, and I fucking LOVE this album! Most Punk was shit.
    Just like most Prog was shit, and the most of ANY genre was shit. But the BEST...the best of ANY genre will be glorious, because it all comes from the same musical connection to human creativity.
    Anyone who denies themselves the BEST in any genre of music is a fool.

    Gerry Berry

    Rezz Atrana So “Punk was weak monotonous garbage”?
    You’re not listening to best then! Go listen to Black Flag, The Fall, Minutemen, The Rezillos etc etc

    psycocynical

    punk was mainly pose, even sid vicious got chicken shit when mercury got mad with him, freddie would have beat the shit out of him so it was smart for sid not to further upset him

  28. bottleimp007

    Three people - and possibly more since the moment I wrote this msg - need to rehumanize themselves.

  29. Nadia du Puy aux petunias

    Dédicacé à Gabriel.....

  30. kirsi marja salonen

    awesome song, like whole double-lp : The lamb lies down on Broadway

  31. Thunderbird

    Man, why is that song so short ? I love it !

    Nico G

    part of an EPIC concept album

    ? Wasdgta3

    Thunderbird the original version (titled "the light") was over nine minutes. It's recorded on a live bootleg from the 71 tour.

  32. llama guru

    lillywhite <3

  33. Foxdie87fg

    LILITH <3

  34. Craig Koebelin

    Sober is the old E-F jam

  35. Eloy G

    Not at background voices. It's clearly Phil. He'd do many bkgr voices at Peter's era.

    Squirrel Snax

    Phil Collins took over after this album. This is Petey singing

  36. Cxaxukluth666

    Wasn't he Peter Gabriel?

  37. Reggie Postlethwaite

    Brilliant! You nailed it.

  38. 72Z15SS

    I love this album...Thanks to my brother. Thanks Bro

  39. Faye neville

    Is it me or is this song one of the most underrated songs of its time....

  40. EgyptianMinor

    That same part is also present as the ending segment of Genesis' 'Fly on a Windshield', from the same album. Also,the middle section of Pink Floyd's 'Money' - Gilmour's solo - sounds directly inspired by Booker T. and the MGs 'Green Onions'.

  41. dar9501

    exactly.

  42. EgyptianMinor

    The main groove of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' also has a similar sparse, tense, minor key w/ a minor sixth feel.

  43. EgyptianMinor

    Every now and then when zapping through my ipod I get these fleeting moments when I seem to hear stuff that inspired/was the germinal source of other stuff. Right now I can't remember, but I'll get back to you when I do'. Peace.

  44. EgyptianMinor

    Great tune.Great triadic -based chorus; at 1:27 that recurring Dramatic Floydian part, that from1:45 onwards turns into this groove that likely is where Tool got inspired to write their song "Sober".

    alfamonk

    1:27 is where it's at..

    Nico G

    i wish i could analyse music like that

  45. leofunkhowser33

    The song is serious!!!!!!!!

  46. Eloy G

    Collins background voices (sec. 30) and Hackett's guitar riff (sec.38) are simply superb. I can't stop listening to that :)

  47. SuperJV4x

    there is more than music composition here - there was a visitation of the gods. I know this is true because "calling all stations" sucks ass. They came and left. A very few artists were blessed but now the light has gone out of the world.