Waiting For The Big One
Artist: Peter Gabriel
Album: Peter Gabriel I
The wine's all drunk and so am i
Here with the hoi-poloi, don't ask me why
We're celebratin' anticipatin'; end of the year
Everybody come, everybody here
-- well more or less
Some already in a mess
I guess they're waiting for the big one.
Wonder why i'm cold. how did i get this far?
Had no money, had no car
I pray the snow goes, be bad if it settles
'cos i follow my nose and the dried up rose petals
-- like the man says,
Sure hope moses knows his roses
Or we'll all be waiting for the big one.
Once i was a credit to my credit card
Spent what i hadn't got, it wasn't hard
No trust in judgements no trust in money
Someday i'll find myself like a bee finding honey
But in the meantime, i'm gonna have me some fun
Waiting for the big one.
One too many, where ego i go too
Looking for the real thing
It don't come from what i do
No real communication moves out of my face
I'm beginning to think i'm just out of place
Won't get in too deep, i want to get some sleep
To be ready for the big one
-- waiting for the big one.
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