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Peter Gabriel - Biko

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Published on Sep 12, 2013

'Biko' is taken from Peter's third self-titled solo album. Video directed by Lol Creme.

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Recorded both at his home studio at Ashcombe House, near Bath, and at London’s Townhouse Studios, Peter’s third self-titled album was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album saw Peter change his writing style; now the rhythm came before the melody and the songs were built up on top of the rhythmic sequences. The album delivered a top 5 UK single in Games Without Frontiers and Peter’s first overtly political song in the shape of totemic closer Biko. It also features notable contributions from Kate Bush, Paul Weller, Phil Collins and David Rhodes.

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September '77
Port Elizabeth weather fine
It was business as usual
In Police Room 619 Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja - The man is dead The man is dead

When I try to sleep at night
I can only dream in red
The outside world is black and white
With only one colour dead Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja, - The man is dead The man is dead

You can blow out a candle
But you can't blow out a fire
Once the flame begins to catch
The wind will blow it higher Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja - The man is dead - The man is dead

And the eyes of the world are watching now
Watching now

PG3 tracklisting:
Intruder
No Self Control
Start
I Don't Remember
Family Snapshot
And Through The Wire
Games Without Frontiers
Not One Of Us
Lead A Normal Life
Biko

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