Lyrics of the song Build me a mountain (1968)

(Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips)
Do you have champagne in your dreams?
Where do you dine with Kings and Queens?
Where have you put your plastic face?
The highest cave was yours, not mine
The biggest slave was yours
My adorationís on the wane
Is this your dying day?
The curtain falls, the lights go out
You move, you think, you talk, you shout
The portrait stares, your eyes fight back
The magic wand brings all you lack
The highest cave was yours, not mine
The biggest slave was yours
My adorationís on the wane
Is this your dying day?
Build me a mountain that I may see the sky
Build me a tunnel that I may see the world
The ballís begun; the champagneís flat
The music swings, they do "The Jack"
The vultures scream, the stormís ahead
The ball is over: youíre dead.
The highest cave was yours, not mine
The biggest slave was yours
My adorationís on the wane
Is this your dying day?
Build me a mountain that I may see the sky
Build me a tunnel that I may see the world

Official versions

Archive 1967-1975 (Box, 1998)
Position in record: 39
Time: 4:11
Version: Rough mix