In 2002 Peter Gabriel released his latest album, called “UP”. One of the songs on that album had previously been used in the soundtrack for the movie “City of Angels”; a song called “I Grieve”. In an interview I read about the album Pete Gabriel talked about the impact an earlier song (“Don’t Give Up”) had made on people struggling with overwhelming odds. This new song he said was similar in that he hoped it would talk to people grieving.
It has certainly spoken to me.
It was only one hour ago It was all so different then There’s nothing yet has really sunk in Looks like it always did This flesh and bone It’s just the way that you would tied in Now there’s no-one home
I grieve for you You leave me so hard to move on Still loving what’s gone They say life carries on Carries on and on and on and on
The news that truly shocks is the empty empty page While the final rattle rocks it’s empty empty cage And I can’t handle this
I grieve for you You leave me Let it out and move on Missing what’s gone They say life carries on They say life carries on and on and on
Life carries on In the people I meet In everyone that’s out on the street In all the dogs and cats In the flies and rats In the rot and the rust In the ashes and the dust Life carries on and on and on and on Life carries on and on and on
It’s just the car that we ride in A home we reside in The face that we hide in The way we are tied in And life carries on and on and on and on Life carries on and on and on
Did I dream this belief? Or did I believe this dream? Now I can find relief I grieve