dancing with the moonlit knight lyrics – genesis

“can you tell me where my country lies ?”
said the unifaun to his true love’s eyes
“it lies with me !”, cried the queen of maybe
– for her merchandise, he traded in his prize

“paper late !”, cried a voice in the crowd
“old man dies !” the note he left was signed
“old father thames” – it seems he’s drowned
selling england by the pound
citizens of hope & glory
time goes by – it’s “the time of your life”

easy now, sit you down
chewing through your wimpy dreams
they eat without a sound
digesting england by the pound

young man says “you are what you eat” – eat well
old man says “you are what you wear” – wear well
you know what you are, you don’t give a d*mn
bursting your belt that is your homemade sham

the captain leads his dance right on through the night
– join the dance …
follow on ! till the grail sun sets in the mould
follow on ! till the gold is cold
dancing out with the moonlit knight
knights of the green shield stamp and shout
there’s a fat old lady outside the saloon
laying out the credit cards she plays fortune
the deck is uneven right from the start
and all of their hands are playing a part

captain leads his dance right on through the night
– join the dance …
follow on ! a round table-talking down we go
you’re the show !
off we go with: you play the hobbyhorse
i’ll play the fool
we’ll tease the bull
ringing round & loud, loud & round
follow on ! with a twist of the world we go
follow on ! till the gold is cold
dancing out with the moonlit knight
knights of the green shield stamp and shout

/ genesis lyrics