Lyrics of the song In hiding (1969)

(Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips)
Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own
In hiding
Far from the city of night
And the factories of truth
I stand upon the mountain
A million miles from my home
And the faces of fear
I have freedom to think
In hiding
I may take off my clothes
That I wear on my face
I float upon a river
A million miles from the plains
That are piercing the clouds
I am lost in the beauty
In hiding
Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own
I wish you were here

In hiding
I lie silent at last
I'm free from my past
I walk among the tall trees
This is beauty I know
I'm in love with it all
I have freedom to love
In hiding
Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own
Pick me up, put me down
Push me in, turn me round
Switch me on, let me go
- I have a mind of my own

Official versions

From Genesis to Revelation (Album, 1969)
Position in record: 8
Time: 2:37
Same version also in:
  • Where the sour turns to sweet/In hiding (Single, 1969 - #2)

    Archive 1967-1975 (Box, 1998)
    Position in record: 52
    Time: 3:05
    Version: Patricia - Demo