Townsend, Devin - Genesis Lyrics




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If you're saying in your mind, "You're better off dead"
Well before the madness comes to claim your name
(A million years would go by)

(Tell us a story)

What could I say? What should I say?
It took all of my words and my fantasy worlds
And at the heart of it all there was nothing
How they meet their maker is their right
While they're alive, it's beautiful

Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters, let there be pain
Let us begin to live again

From the top to the bottom
Genesis

Beyond the universe, beyond the mind

All the world is in this together
Feel no fear, we're fearless forever
So why can't we just sail away?

Because you're so in love with this island of the mind
Know that this island is home
You've got to get on your feet again (Genesis)
Get on your feet again

But without your self, what'll become of you?
(Take your leave now, shut up, shut up, shut up)

Please don't take me from my youth
(Take your leave now, shut up, shut up, shut up)

When we're apart, we fall
Together we feed the world

So let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters, let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again

From the top to the bottom
Genesis





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Townsend, Devin Genesis Comments
  1. Vintage Vitamin J

    Mastodon, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend. Tour.

  2. C H

    A friend asked me: Hey have you heard of Devin Townsend?
    My reply: Oh you mean that Cluster-Fuck of Genius!?!

  3. Łukasz Banach

    Teach Me, My Master

  4. Unpopular Politics

    Music that's perfect for being baked off your ass. I dig it.

  5. akoufhaine

    2:05 : Why do i feel a 6:33 (the band, not the timer, ugh) vibe ?

  6. Dylan Freeman

    Love you Devvy :D <3

  7. maldit0x

    just a question, why the octopus next to you there? any specific reason or you trying to just mind [email protected]*k everyone?

  8. David Harp

    3:32 - Devin unlocks achievement: GOD STATUS

  9. Aleron Wolf

    i just found my favourite genre

  10. CLIFFLIX

    So LUSH,...so WIDE,...so DEEP....so RICH....so THICK...So gawd damn'd BEAUTIFUL!

  11. BFKC

    It's about hating everything (like the stuff which appears in the video).

  12. The Big Ragu

    This junk is what happens when ADHD and CGI have an untalented child who was provided access to a music program.

    BFKC

    You have no clue about where he originally comes from. This is the messy stuff he does now, but he comes from careful and relatively straightforward compositions, at least to some extent (still peculiar). Listen to his metal albums, like "City" or "Alien", as the band "Strapping Young Lad". Or albums like Terria, or just the song "Deep Peace". You're way oversimplifying, as you just haven't a clue what he is doing.

  13. The Big Ragu

    The CGI behind him only emphasizes the overproduced gimmicky quality of the music. This is like an intern's project where they insert every sound effect possible into a 6 minute clip. This song lacks soul or charm.

    BFKC

    The "CGI" is not supposed to be good, the whole video is supposed to be gimmicky crap really... It is "simple" in that respect.

  14. TwoCatsGaming

    Devin at his most Devin.

  15. Ysckemia

    Devin found the key to infinite improbability drive.

  16. Hydro

    It just seemed so painful for him not to sing along. Three thumbs up.

  17. Toxxic Zad

    That kind of songs that puts you in manual breathing mode.

  18. CometTamer

    This song feels so universal its mindbending.

  19. Yul Strokheet Al-Wauch

    this song makes my balls tingle with excitement

  20. qnko9s

    So maybe this is hard to understand but if you see the Live performance it will make sense. This song is crazy and super uplifting, it cures my depression, it makes me so happy to be alive, it's like a promise that so many new experiences will come

  21. Arturo Galleguillos

    En una palabra un musico q no se vende ni busca fans es totalmente consecuente con un pensamiento y una vision de la musica sea cual sea la musica es musica entiendan

  22. Weasel

    Thank you random person who put this in a playlist on spotify.

  23. Master of Kush

    If you're saying in your mind, "You're better off dead"
    Well before the madness comes to claim your name
    (A million years would go by)

    What could I say? What should I say?
    It took all of my words and my fantasy worlds
    And at the heart of it all there was nothing
    How they meet their maker is their right
    While they're alive, it's beautiful

    Let there be light
    Let there be moon
    Let there be stars and let there be you
    Let there be monsters, let there be pain
    Let us begin to live again

    From the top to the bottom
    Genesis

    Beyond the universe, beyond the mind

    All the world us in this together
    Feel no fear, we're fearless forever
    So why can't we just sail away?

    Because you're so in love with this island of the mind
    Know that is this island is home
    You've got to get on your feet again (Genesis)
    Get on your feet again

    But without your self, what'll become of you?
    (Take your leave now, shut up, shut up, shut up)

    Please don't take me from my youth
    (Take your leave now, shut up, shut up, shut up)

    When we're apart, we fall
    Together we feed the world

    So let there be light
    Let there be moon
    Let there be stars and let there be you
    Let there be monsters, let there be pain
    Let us begin to feel again

    From the top to the bottom
    Genesis

  24. Mood Hot

    relaxation metal

  25. Anthony Verplaetse

    :see a new Devin album:

    Yeah i'll listen later ☺️

    :later: :

    WOOOOOOOOWWWWW

  26. Martin Provost

    Je t'aime Devin

  27. Pyramid Head

    Wait... I thought that studio at the beginning was real.

  28. NateCloughn

    There's something appealing to me watching my dude Dev enjoy his music as much as I do. Much love my man the Sound Artist. \m/

  29. Dan Cleveland

    722 people have no idea of what they just witnessed. They evidently didn't have it cranked loud enough

  30. Jed elmer

    G.O.A.T 💗💗💗💗

  31. PS4 DREYELANDER

    3:24 - Me two days ago: "My firm belief is that this part is impossible being played by an existing human."
    Me on the Devin Townsend show in Budapest yesterday: "HOLY FUCKIN' SHIT, THE GUY JUST NAILED IT" 😀😀😀

  32. malloc_free

    This song really has a bit of everything.

  33. Schmendrake

    you are a weird fucking guy devin

  34. Gwenevieve McCallister

    My boyfriend told me about this song and yes it's my name, so of course I checked it out!

  35. SudsRegal

    Devin burnt somewhere in the vicinity of 2.65 to 4.87 calories during the filming of this clip.... Well done for such efficiency of energy, you legend!

    I heard this song months ago and my brain is still working overtime to digest it. True artistic innovation never reveals it's magic on the first few listens. He is so outside of the box, it's so refreshing in this current age of generic, safe and regurgitated music.

  36. Justin

    What was in that coffee?

  37. Bartholomew P

    MASTERPIECE😳

  38. REGENERATOR

    steve vai's influences with devin's genius ;)

  39. Ben W

    Am I still the only person who thinks the Bieber reference is just pure fun?

  40. DrThemo

    Devin really does sound a bit like Weird Al at times. Thankfully that quickly passes :D (no disrespect intended, I just like to keep the two separate in my brain)

  41. Svein86

    The first time i saw this video i thought: Playing this live will be close to impossible. Yesterday (in Oslo) i was proven wrong. It was AWESOME!!!

  42. Morgann Blackwood

    Bad day shows up.
    >
    Me: Runs to youtube and plays DTP.
    >
    Bad day: Oh shit! *disappears*

  43. David Gadea

    Great Video Art Work !!! And Great Music Mix !!! Devin is a Genius !!! Salud y Vida Pa'lante !!! Cheers and Life On !!!

  44. Kati Riives

    Whenever someone asks "so what kind of music is this", I will just link them this.

  45. Nattyback Steve

    Watching devy smile at his own music makes me so happy man. Dude truly loves making good tunes.

  46. Randy Stewart

    Have i accidentally done acid?

  47. Mr. LG

    and now peter gabriel and phil collins should re-unite to write a song named "devin townsend"

  48. mike anglada

    Metal Forever, Brother!! \,,/

  49. nick holland

    I’m not a fan of grand production and i originally wrote devin off for writing such uplifting music but i now realize ive been needing this

  50. Mike L

    Probably the most difficult music video Devin has ever done.

  51. Marcelo Oliveira

    I think it's safe to assume that if you liked this you're pretty open minded...

  52. Maximiliano Ovares

    Tonight, when the soul keeps silent,
    Say a prayer for the beloved end…
    Is only Heaven a game in vain?
    We pray for it all.

    Your time lies in light divine, though the ‘never’ stains the ivory…
    If joy remains, then the pain must stay
    Surrender it all…

    Receive this love…
    Receive this love…

    If you’re saying in your mind: “You’re better off dead”,
    Well, before the madness comes to claim your name: A million years would go by…

    (Tell us a story!)

    What could I say? What should I say?
    It took all of my words and my fantasy worlds and at the heart of it all, there was nothing!

    How they meet their maker is their right while they’re alive,
    It’s beautiful!

    Let there be light!
    Let there be moon!
    Let there be stars and let there be you!
    Let there be monsters, let there be pain!
    Let us begin to live again!
    From the top to the bottom: GENESIS!

    I, beyond the universe!
    I, beyond the mind!

    All the world is in this together,
    Feel no fear, we’re fearless forever!
    So why can’t we just sail away?

    (Heavy meowtal interlude)

    Because you’re so in love with this island of the mind!
    (Know this here island is home.)
    You’ve got to get on your feet again (Genesis),
    Get on your feet again!

    But without your ‘self’, what’ll become of you?
    (Take your leave now, shut up, shut up…)

    Please don’t take me from my youth…
    (Take your leave now, shut up, shut up…)

    When we’re apart, we fall!
    TOGETHER, WE FEED THE WORLD!

    So let there be light!
    Let there be moon!
    Let there be stars, and let there be you!
    Let there be monsters, let there be pain!
    Let us begin to feel again!

  53. acgm046

    I was feeling like shit today, and then Youtube reminded me to check this song again.
    And fuck, am I glad. I was moved by the trip this song is. And then I listened to Spirits Will Collide again. I've been lifted from the floor. Devin is amazing.


    It's not much, but I've finally come around and bought his digital album. I hope I'm helping a bit to pay back for the colossal effort Devin made to create and give this masterpiece of an album to us.

  54. Ronaldo Thomé Júnior

    Devin, please: make an album with Les Claypool, Buckethead and Tom Waits!

  55. Rahnuma Oishy

    The fact that he is sitting slightly right from the center was killing me

  56. Jose Acevedo

    Escurrio, finalmante

  57. ThranWarMachine

    Absolute genius

  58. stef0619

    Devin is the only musician I've ever come upon that is able to take 500 individual ideas cram them into one manic, fever dream, Masterpiece that I'm willing to listen to over and over and over again.

  59. Jenna Corbett

    My black cat whom likes a bit of hard rock & heavy metal, (big Led Zeppelin fan), watching with me on top of couch, I swear, freaking gave a Yes Meow to this superb Music Video Devin : D

  60. Bayu Satriana

    DAMN I LOVE AND ENJOY THIS MUSIC !!!!! ♥️♥️🎶🎵🎶🎵

  61. Trevor Stevens

    4:02 nod to the POOZERS!

  62. João Almadanim

    Genius! Shit i LOVE IT!

  63. Chris Blowers

    5,000 Didgeridoos

  64. Daniel

    Just bought tickets to see Devin and Haken is opening for him. Sweet.

  65. Jesper Holm

    God help the drummer, who shall play this live during the tour

  66. Bacon Lightsaber

    3:25 thought it said METH...would also have been appropriate

  67. Lejos Konejo

    Intro? " Tonight, when the soul keeps silent Say a prayer for the beloved end Is only Heaven a game in vain? We pray for it all Your time lies in light divine, though the ‘never' stains the ivory If joy remains, then the pain must stay Surrender it all   Receive this love Receive this love."

  68. Maxwell Reber

    3:57 Just saving this because it's my favorite part lol

  69. Jasoni Paulos

    Corny bullshit no matter how epic it try’s to be

    H H

    Spirits Will Collide is corny. but the great thing about Devin is that he's got so much variety & versatility under his belt it's guaranteed there's at least 1 track out there you'll enjoy.

  70. Jonny Lee

    The chorus is so fucking badass

  71. Patrick Bryant

    I haven't stopped listening to genesis, since I bought cd,that was a while ago, simply love the empath cd

  72. rcr0729

    Every time I hear the heavy part I wanna start breaking shit....

  73. blues2oo

    I guess this is precisely what experimental means.

  74. Steve Goyne

    The only problem I have with this is that I can't turn it up loud enough

  75. about the Metal

    Is this 66samus playing drums.

    XtremeGamez

    He does the blast beat parts.. 3 different drummers..

  76. Kayo K

    Devin's a hidden gem in the music industry. He is a new-age version of Zappa of sorts. He's always looking to break ground. Push.. push.. push the boundary. Boundary!? What boundary!!??

  77. speedrich

    Cthulhu rising from the sea \m/

  78. Martin Rychtera

    official video incl. video reaction :) cool!

  79. Digital Mayor

    what a strapping young lad indeed

  80. Mr. LG

    I honestly didn't listen anything better than this for last 18 years! (Magnification - Yes was released on 2001).

  81. Shawn Smith

    New age gospel metal.

  82. Kim Ridel

    I accidentally paused it and my soul hurt for that spit second

  83. mickor

    It's like the intro for Big Bang Theory, but good...

  84. MetalEd 72

    Music fans..." It isn't possible to capture the sound of the universe in a song" Devin Townsend..."hold my coffee"

  85. greg chandler

    Thank you for this gift

  86. Maria Cecilia Perez Thomsen

    This guy's amazing

  87. SternLX

    That drum track though... ooooh yeeer! Sex!

  88. FreshPeeshes

    um... wat.

    i like it.

  89. Semirhage666

    This music is great and I'm happy I stumbled upon it, but the video going on here is obnoxious as fuck.

  90. rofyle

    Eclectic

  91. Lee Roden

    This is absolutely batshit crazy. And that's a good thing

  92. Joseph Mendez

    Anybody else think Devin is a fan of Evangelion?

  93. Psalmist

    Man that was so weird

  94. Claudio Barrientos

    pura que me cae bien este wn

  95. Paul Byrnes RMT

    I have genesisitus. I can’t stop listening to this track

  96. Paradise Costa Rica

    Take that "andy wharhol eating a hamburger"

  97. Branko Nikolajevic

    Audio video orgasm.