Song #8: “Mercy Street”

I got into peter gabriel (lower case peter gabriel) from my brother. My brother got into peter gabriel through early Genesis, which I never caught onto. Then Peter Gabriel put out So and became a big time pop star with songs like “Sledgehammer” and “Big Time.” But on the same album was a song called “Mercy Street (for Anne Sexton).”

Peter Gabriel could really dig deep into these soundscape songs. (Curtains is another one.) Great with headphones in the middle of the night. I’ve lost interest in most of what he does these days, but if I have to listen to non-blues-influenced pop music, PG’s the man.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at

One Reply to “Song #8: “Mercy Street””

  1. One of the best, Phillip. I’ve got the cd, but it’s been a long time since I listened to it.
    I just have again, and can’t believe I don’t play it more often.

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