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"Speaking of music..."
 
   LAST EDITED ON Feb-05-16 AT 03:04 PM (EST)
 
Another thing I'd sort of forgotten about since the last time I read through NXE is what a pronounced Genesis axis runs through the series musically. I mean, yes, the opening song is one of theirs, but beyond that, almost every track on Invisible Touch is identified with one part or another of the series in my head. There's also quite a lot of Phil Collins's '80s solo work in there, in spirit if not citation. Post-Genesis Peter Gabriel, too, come to think of it!

I note this publicly because it has become fashionable for my contemporaries to dis Collins lately, for reasons I can only assume have something to do with Ironic Gen-Xers embarrassingly aping Millennial Disdain, and well, fuck that. I'm stickin' by him.

Well I've been waiting, waiting here so long
But thinking nothing, nothing could go wrong
Well now I know
She has a built-in ability
To take everything she sees
And now it seems I'm falling, falling for her

She seems to have an invisible touch
She reaches in and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch
It takes control and slowly tears you apart

Well I don't really know her
I only know her name
But she crawls under your skin
You're never quite the same
And now I know
She's got something you just can't trust
It's something mysterious
And now it seems I'm falling, falling for her

She seems to have an invisible touch
She reaches in and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch
It takes control and slowly tears you apart

She seems to have an invisible touch
She reaches in and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch
It takes control and slowly tears you apart

Well she don't like losing
To her it's still a game
And though she will mess up your life
You want her just the same
And now I know
She has the built-in ability
To take everything she sees
And now it seems I've fallen, fallen for her

She seems to have an invisible touch
She reaches in and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch
It takes control and slowly tears you apart

She seems to have an invisible touch
She seems to have an invisible touch
She seems to have an invisible touch
She seems to have an invisible touch

- Genesis
"Invisible Touch"
Invisible Touch (1986)

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Speaking of music... [View All] Gryphonadmin Feb-05-16 TOP
  RE: Speaking of music... Gryphonadmin Feb-05-16 1
     RE: Speaking of music... StClair Feb-06-16 5
  RE: Speaking of music... mdg1 Feb-05-16 2
     RE: Speaking of music... Gryphonadmin Feb-05-16 3
         RE: Speaking of music... mdg1 Feb-06-16 4
         RE: Speaking of music... ebony14 Feb-08-16 8
             RE: Speaking of music... Arashi Feb-08-16 9
  RE: Speaking of music... Gryphonadmin Feb-06-16 6
  RE: Speaking of music... Wiregeek Feb-07-16 7
     RE: Speaking of music... Gryphonadmin Feb-13-16 10

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1. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   There's one track on Invisible Touch, more than... well, any other song anywhere, really... that startlingly well-encapsulates the emotional baggage of being a fanfiction author, at least as I have experienced being one over the years.

(That last verse particularly resonates today, in light of what I was just musing about over in the other thread.)

--G.


You know—
You decorate the garage walls
Hang in people's halls
Live in secret drawers
If you could look around you
I wonder what you'd see

Fiction—
That's all you really are, I know
Editorial dreams
They can't make you real
Tell me where you came from
And where you're going to

I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her
Or be the cause of anything she does
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her
Well do you think this aching could be love?

You know—
You've figured in some fantasies
You would not believe
Just what you've had to do
Life goes on around you and all because of you

No, I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her
Or be the cause of anything she does
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her
Do you think this aching could be love?
I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her
Or be the cause of anything she does
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her
Do you think this aching could be love?

You know—
That in twenty years or more
You'll still look the same
As you do today
You'll still be a young girl when I'm old and grey

No! I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her
Or be the cause of anything she does
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her
Well do you think this aching could be love?
I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her
Or be the cause of anything she does
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her
Do you think this aching could be love?

- Genesis
"Anything She Does"
Invisible Touch (1986)


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5. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   so very much, yes.


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2. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   True story...

When I first heard the chorus, I thought the song could be about Kitty Pryde.

Mario


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3. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   >True story...
>
>When I first heard the chorus, I thought the song could be about Kitty
>Pryde.

Kitty's a nice girl. She would not literally rip out your heart.

Could, admittedly. But wouldn't. :)

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4. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   True. It's really more an Emma Frost thing.

Mario


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8. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   >>True story...
>>
>>When I first heard the chorus, I thought the song could be about Kitty
>>Pryde.
>
>Kitty's a nice girl. She would not literally rip out your
>heart.
>
>Could, admittedly. But wouldn't. :)
>

Kitty's a ninja. Heart ripping is for gauche, unsophisticated types that can't kill you from the shadows.

Ebony the Black Dragon

"Life is like an anole. Sometimes it's green. Sometimes it's brown. But it's always a small Caribbean lizard."


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9. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   >>>True story...
>>>
>>>When I first heard the chorus, I thought the song could be about Kitty
>>>Pryde.
>>
>>Kitty's a nice girl. She would not literally rip out your
>>heart.
>>
>>Could, admittedly. But wouldn't. :)
>>
>
>Kitty's a ninja. Heart ripping is for gauche, unsophisticated types
>that can't kill you from the shadows.
>
>Ebony the Black Dragon
>
>"Life is like an anole. Sometimes it's green. Sometimes it's brown.
>But it's always a small Caribbean lizard."


Agreed. Everyone knows it's more civilized to put a poison pill directly into their stomach.

When in Danger, or in Doubt.
Run in circles, scream and shout.


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6. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   Hey, I found the Virtual On track we used as BGM in the "Angel hacks the mainframe" episode. "She's Lost Control (Viper II Theme)"

--G.
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7. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   Had a get-together recently, where I used Phil Collins to challenge such luminaries as Disturbed, Rage Against The Machine, and Lordi for "Angriest Music." And walked away with the prize. The man with or without Genesis, had an amazing emotional range.


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10. "RE: Speaking of music..."
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   >Had a get-together recently, where I used Phil Collins to challenge
>such luminaries as Disturbed, Rage Against The Machine, and Lordi for
>"Angriest Music." And walked away with the prize. The man with or
>without Genesis, had an amazing emotional range.

On a point of order, he's not dead. In fact, by an odd coincidence, the Guardian ran an article about what he's up to now just the other day. :)

--G.
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