Lyrics of the song The magic of time (1968)

(Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips)
The magic of time that surrounded the world
In the mist and the cloud of new life
The seas had been filled and the air made clean
Awaiting the change on the ground
Sunlight at daytime; and the dew came at night
And the rain fell to dampen the earth
And the rain filled the rivers
And the rivers the lakes
And life on the ground did emerge
Earth is covered by moss and flowers
Trees are clothed in green
The silent sun has fashioned the world
A stage for man to come
The magic of time that surrounded the world
In the mist and the cloud of new life
The seas had been filled and the air made clean
Awaiting the change on the ground

Official versions

Archive 1967-1975 (Box, 1998)
Position in record: 44
Time: 1:59
Version: Demo