My Interpretation Not difficult to figure out, ripples never come back means we cannot get our youth back, and the attractiveness of youth is fleeting and should not be taken for granted. The Ripples - DJ Tsuyoshi - Psytrance God Is Back (CD) in the water is our self awareness, and also can be a memory of what we used to be like or how we looked years ago. General Comment I don't think this song is about relationships at all - it's just about growing old and losing one's looks.
It is perfectly illustrated on the album cover for "Trick of the Tail" with an old hag looking into a pool of water and seeing her young, beautiful face looking back. General Comment vids.
General Comment Graham - those holes were there to prevent the records as being sold as new, they did that to albums given away to DJs, etc.
And I think Voodoo is spot on, the only thing that I would add is the historical reference to the "face that launched a thousand ships", Helen of Troy, with the "sail away" being those sailors who used to come visit or fight wars for her were all leaving, creating ripples as they left, never to return.
Flag jack adam1 on November 06, Ripples - DJ Tsuyoshi - Psytrance God Is Back (CD), General Comment way, way back in the 80'sa newsagent in town made the bizarre decision to sell remaindered LPs which all had a weird hole in the top left hand corner as if they'd been hung up on a metal rail and displayed.
I purchased Trick of the Tail from that rack and almost instantly fell in love with Ripples and it remains my favourite song by Genesis. Whilst I'm pretty certain that most of your interpretations have some merit I've always adopted the lyric "ripples never come back" as a way of reminding myself that people come into your life and leave making ripples in your existence which change you sometimes forever. Wheneevr I hear the song it makes me feel happy for all the ripples in my life who've been friends.
Cheers, guys! General Comment This is 10 million times better prose than most of the crap being taught in English lit classes. It is also very relevant. Enjoy your youth, for the rest is marching to the other side. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for Ripples lyrics. Why not add your own? Log in to add a tag.
More Genesis Lyrics. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. User does not exist. Incorrect Password. Remember Me. The video shows Brown cycling by a canal on a bike similar to the one seen in the F. Throughout the video, Brown plays on several instruments, including guitars, Ripples - DJ Tsuyoshi - Psytrance God Is Back (CD), drums, bongos, and a cabasa.
Towards the end of the video, Brown rides the bike past a wall decorated with the Manchester bee, and at the end, throws a Ripples - DJ Tsuyoshi - Psytrance God Is Back (CD) Stratocaster from a bridge into the canal Ripples - DJ Tsuyoshi - Psytrance God Is Back (CD). The Stratocaster is seen floating in the water before the video fades to black.
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