|A||Man On The Corner
Written-By – Collins*
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*
|CB 393, 6059 510||Genesis||Man On The Corner (7", Single, Pic)||Charisma, Charisma||CB 393, 6059 510||UK||1982|
|F-VER 6000786.6||Genesis||Hombre En La Esquina = Man On The Corner (7", Single)||Vertigo||F-VER 6000786.6||Peru||1982|
|KAT 4025||Genesis||Man On The Corner (7")||Atlantic||KAT 4025||Canada||1982|
|6000 786||Genesis||Man On The Corner (7", Single)||Vertigo||6000 786||New Zealand||1982|
|4025||Genesis||Man On The Corner (7", Single, AR)||Atlantic||4025||US||1982|
See the lonely man there on the corner What he's waiting for, I don't know But he waits every day now He's just waiting for something to show. And nobody knows him, and nobody cares 'Cause there's no hidin' place There's no hidin' place For you. Lookin' everywhere at no one He sees everything and nothing at all, oh When he shouts, nobody listens Where he leads, no one will go, oh. He's a lonely man there on the corner What he's waiting for, I don't know But he waits every day now He's just waiting for something to show.
Man on the Corner" from the "abacab" album was maybe Phil Collins& first attempt to write a song with lyrics about homeless people and poverty, some social themes that he was going to address in other songs like "Tell Me why" (from GENESIS& "We Can& Dance" album from 1991) and "Another Day in Paradise" (from his solo album "But Seriously. Submarine", in the side "B" of this single, is a good instrumental piece of music, but it is clear for me that it really was destined to be a "B" side of a single, because it sounds more like an improvised piece of music, with some slow Jazz-Rock drums by Collins and good musical atmospheres. But this kind of musical piece sounded a bit out of place in an album like "abacab", so maybe the main reason to record it was more to be a "filler" of a side "B" of a single than anything else.
Genesis were formed by frontman Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist, guitarist Mike Rutherford and guitarist Anthony Phillips at the British public school Charterhouse School, where they drew on contemporary pop, soul, classical and church music influences to write their own songs. They attracted the interest of former pupil Jonathan King, who signed them to a contract in 1967. Following the. failure of the first few singles, and an album, From Genesis to Revelation, the group split from King in 1969, signing with Charisma Records the following year .
Watch the video for Man on the Corner from Genesis's Abacab for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. See the lonely man there on the corner, What he's waiting for, I don't know, But he waits everyday now. He's just waiting for something to show. An. ead the full lyrics for Man on the Corner. Discuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics.