Peter GabrielThe Story Of Ovo

(Only available on some editions) A long time ago, in a far away land Theo was the man who learned to understand The riches of the earth And all that it was worth The first man that ever tried to stand with his own plan Now this man was all about the wind rain and trees He knew that it would take care of all of his family needs Now Ion was the son who spent his nights and days Looking for all kinds of ways to get his father's praise In all daddy's ways he just wanted to impress Make it faster, stronger is what he tried to stress Sofia was the girl Living in her own world She found love and joy with a young sky boy Sky boys were seen as less to the rest So it would seem Sofia went into the woods to daydream With love in her eyes Her own father would despise Her love for the young sky boy he would destroy Feet in the earth Heads in the sky We watch the world go by Feet in the earth Heads in the sky We watch as life goes by When Theo was gone, his son Ion took the power And in his daddy's name, he built the biggest strongest tower The earth people and sky people divided by machines And the ones who had nothing were the ones who had the wings The sky boy just wanted everything to be equal From full-time lover to now fighting for his people Now Beth was the mom Who really loved to weave She couldn't believe her own son would decieve The sky people got hungry and their welfare was ignored She let them in the tower and the bloody battle roared Down came iron and the tower fell as well The dark days were over and the sky people's hell Feet in the earth Heads in the sky We watch the world go by Feet in the earth Heads in the sky We watch as life goes by Sofia and the sky boy had long been kept apart Sofia grief was faded it was joy that filled her heart Wrapped in his loving wings Sofia took her man So the earth and sky united It was all father's plan Theo kept an acorn Sofia had carefully safely saved It was planted in the ground that her brother had once paved With a rustling and a creaking an unearthly sound Something big started growing right out of the fertile ground It was the biggest tree that any of the people ever seen And it covered up the sky with a layer of leafy green Then it rained and it rained and they watched the waters rise Then Sofia led her people to the safety of the skies Feet in the earth Heads in the sky We watch the world go by Feet in the earth Heads in the sky We watch as life goes by She climbed and she climbed But never giving up So pregnant and exhausted Finally made it to the top She looked into the sky and the world began to turn And with a single cry a new baby had arrived With OVO in his nest, everyone one had done their best To prepare for the world and every single test Soon he was blessed and as his mother stood by He was soon released and sailed off into the sky
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