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The lyrics are based on a Victorian fairy story written by Gabriel, about two children in a country house. The girl, Cynthia, kills the boy, Henry, by cleaving his head off with a croquet mallet. She later discovers Henry's musical box. When she opens it, Henry returns as a spirit, and starts aging very quickly. This causes him to experience a lifetime's sexual desire in a few moments, and he tries to persuade Cynthia to have sexual intercourse with him… read more

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  • Avatar for Rael_007
    ....I should add they recreate the exact concert show from the era...same songs, same order, same encores as Genesis performed them live (even Gabriel's story telling between numbers).......and no, I'm not affiliated with this band in any shape or form (wishful thinking on my part)..
  • Avatar for Rael_007
    the closest one will ever get to seeing Gabriel era Genesis is the tribute band "Musical Box" I've seen them at least 8 times (they do four different shows) using the actual Genesis slide shows on loan from Genesis....this is one of my top 5 Genesis tunes of all time....simply amazing...
  • Avatar for BenevolentWind
    What an amazing journey, who says Prog doesn't have any soul
  • Avatar for djsmith1174
    Oh my, do I love this song.
  • Avatar for not_manu
    The version of this in Genesis Live is absolutely killer
  • Avatar for andreafeltine
    ♥Peter Gabriel♥
  • Avatar for PinkFloydrulez
    metal as fvk
  • Avatar for vazyalin
    This was the first Genesis song that I ever really loved. [2]
  • Avatar for crammusik
    Genesis was to prog music what Beethoven and Mozart to classic music !
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