Watcher of the Skies

Originally performed by Genesis

(Banks, Rutherford)
© Bienstock Publishing Company (ASCAP)

Watcher of the skies watcher of all
His is a world alone no world is his own
He whom life can no longer surprise
Raising his eyes beholds a planet unknown

Creatures shaped this planet's soil
Now their reign has come to an end
Has life again destroyed life
Do they play elsewhere?
Do they know more than their childhood games?
Maybe the lizards shed its tail
This is the end of mans long union with earth

Judge not this race by empty remains
Do you judge God by his creatures when they are dead?
For now, the lizards shed its tail
This is the end of mans long union with earth

From life alone to life as one
Think not now your journeys done
For though your ship be sturdy
no mercy has the sea
Will you survive on the ocean of being?
Come ancient children hear what I say
This is my parting council for you on your way

Sadly now your thoughts turn to the stars
Where we have gone you know you never can go
Watcher of the skies watcher of all
This is your fate alone, this fate is your own
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