Genesis:Lilywhite Lilith

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“Lilywhite Lilith”
Artist: Genesis
Albums: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)

He stands by a middle-aged woman, with a very pale skin who is quietly talking to herself. He discovers she is blind and asking for a guide. "What's the use of a guide if you got nowhere to go" asks Rael. "I've got somewhere to go," she replies "if you take me through the noise, I'll show you. I'm a creature of the caves and I follow the way the breezes blow." He leads her across the room and they leave the crowd, who dismiss their departure as certain to fail. When through the door, the woman leads Rael down the tunnel. The light of the chamber soon fades and despite her confident step Rael often stumbles in the darkness. After a long walk they arrive in what Rael judges to be a big round cave, and she speaks a second time asking him to sit down. It feels like a cold stone throne. "Rael, sit here. They will come for you soon. Don't be afraid." And failing to explain any more she walks off.

The chamber was in confusion
All the voices shouting loud
I could only just hear a voice quite near
Say please help me through the crowd
I said if I helped her through she could help me too
But I could see that she wholly blind
But from her pale face and her pale skin
A moonlight shined

Lilywhite Lilith
She gonna take you though the tunnel of night
Lilywhite Lilith
She gonna lead you right

When I'd led her through the people
The angry noise began to grow
She said let me feel the way the breezes blow
And I'll show you where to go
So I followed her into a big round cave
She said they're coming for you, now don't be afraid
Then she sat me down on a cold stone throne
Carved in jade

Lilywhite Lilith
She gonna take you through the tunnel of night
Lilywhite Lilith
She gonna lead you right

She leaves me in my darkness
I have to face, face my fear
And the darkness closes in on me
I can hear a whirring sound growing near
I can see the corner of the tunnel
Lit up by whatever's coming here
Two golden globes float into the room
And a blaze of white light fills the air