YOU ARE HERE: WDW  >  Genesis  >  Songs  >  Fly On A Windshield
« PREVIOUS SONGNEXT SONG »

Genesis - Fly On A Windshield

Edit Information Add Photos

Who's Dated Who feature on Fly On A Windshield - Genesis including trivia, pics, news, vital stats, fans and facts.

Do you like Genesis?

53,317 views


Music Video

The following Youtube video has been added by our user community for this Genesis song:
Genesis "Fly On A Windshield" Music Video

Song Lyrics

The sky is overcast and as Rael looks back a dark cloud is descending like a balloon into Times Square. It rests on the ground and shapes itself into a hard edged flat surface, which solidifies and extends itself all the way East and West along 47th Street and reaching up to the dark sky. As the wall takes up its tension it becomes a screen showing what had existed in three dimensions, on the other side just a moment before. The image flickers and then cracks like painted clay and the wall silently moves forward, absorbing everything in its path. The unsuspecting New Yorkers are apparently blind to what is going on.


There`s something solid forming in the air,

And the wall of death is lowered in Times Square.

No-one seems to care,

They carry on as if nothing was there.


Rael starts to run away towards Columbus Circle. Each time he dares to take a look, the wall has moved another block. At the moment when he thinks he`s maintaining his distance from the wall, the wind blows hard and cold slowing down his speed. The wind increases, dries the wet street and picks up the dust off the surface, throwing it into Rael`s face. More and more dirt is blown up and it begins to settle on Rael`s skin and clothes, making a solid layered coat that brings him gradually to a terrified stillness. A sitting duck.

The wind is blowing harder now,

Blowing dust into my eyes.

The dust settles on my skin,

Making a crust I cannot move in

And I`m hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway.

Echoes of The Broadway Everglades

With their mythical madonnas still walking in their shades:

Lenny Bruce delcares a truce and plays his other hand

Marshall McLuhan, casual viewin`, head buried in the sand.

Sirens on the rooftops wailing, but there`s no ships sailing.

Groucho, with his movies trailing, stands alone with his punchline failing.

Ku Klux Klan serve hot soul foood and the band plays "in The Mood"

The cheerleader waves her cyanide wand,

There`s a smell of peach blossom and bitter almond.

Caryl Chessman sniff the air, and leads the parade

He knows, in a scent, you can bottle what you made!

There`s Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes

Smiling at the Majorette, smoking Winston cigarettes

And as the song and dance begins, the children play at home

with needles...Needles and pins

Release History

The Genesis song "Fly On A Windshield" appears on the following albums:
1970 - 1975
11 November 2008

1970 - 1975

  1. Looking For Someone (7:04)
  2. White Mountain (8:09)
  3. Visions Of Angels (6:52)
  4. Stagnation (8:54)
  5. Dusk (6:14)
  6. The Knife (8:57)
  7. Reissues Interview 2007
  8. The Musical Box (11:03)
  9. For Absent Friends (1:44)
  10. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed (7:58)
  11. Seven Stones (5:11)
  12. Harold The Barrel (3:02)
  13. Harlequin (2:40)
  14. The Fountain Of Salmacis (9:06)
  15. The Fountain Of Salmascis
  16. Watcher Of The Skies (7:43)
  17. Time Table (4:40)
  18. Get 'Em Out By Friday (8:33)
  19. Can-Utility And The Coastliners (5:45)
  20. Horizons (2:17)
  21. Lover's Leap
  22. The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
  23. Ikhnaton And Itsacon And Their Band Of Merry-Men
  24. How Dare I Be So Beautiful?
  25. Willow Farm (2:57)
  26. Apocalypse In 9/8 (Co-Starring The Delicious Talents Of Gabble Ratchet)
  27. As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)
  28. Twilight Alehouse (7:48)
  29. (Interview) (5:54)
  30. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (8:58)
  31. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (4:08)
  32. Firth Of Fifth (10:11)
  33. More Fool Me (3:41)
  34. The Battle Of Epping Forest (12:30)
  35. After The Ordeal (4:15)
  36. The Cinema Show (11:04)
  37. Aisle Of Plenty (1:58)
  38. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrope)
  39. Supper's Ready (23:18)
  40. Return Of The Giant Hogweed (8:14)
  41. The Lamb Lies Down On Braodway
  42. Fly On A Windshield (3:04)
  43. Broadway Melody Of 1974 (2:17)
  44. Cuckoo Cocoon (2:09)
  45. In The Cage (7:49)
  46. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging (2:43)
  47. Back In N.Y.C. (5:59)
  48. Hairless Heart (2:36)
  49. Counting Out Time (3:50)
  50. Carpet Crawlers (5:47)
  51. The Chamber Of 32 Doors (4:07)
  52. Lilywhite Lilith (2:36)
  53. The Waiting Room (9:33)
  54. Anyway (3:31)
  55. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist (2:30)
  56. The Lamia (7:12)
  57. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boots
  58. The Arrival
  59. A Visit To The Doktor
  60. The Raven
  61. Ravine (1:27)
  62. The Light Dies Down On Broadway (3:30)
  63. Riding The Scree (4:41)
  64. In The Rapids (2:26)
  65. It (4:49)
  66. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:50)
  67. I Know What I Like... (6:14)
  68. Happy The Man (3:07)
  69. Shepherd (BBC Nightride 1970)
  70. Pacidy (BBC Nightride 1970)
  71. Let Us Now Make Love (BBC Nightride 1970)
  72. Going Out To Get You (Demo 1969)
  73. Provocation (4:09)
  74. Frustration (3:42)
  75. Manipulation (3:48)
  76. Resignation (3:03)
  77. Box Set 1967-1975 (VH1 Special)
1970-1975
10 November 2008

1970-1975

  1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (8:58)
  2. Happy The Man (3:07)
  3. Lilywhite Lilith (2:36)
  4. Looking For Someone (7:04)
  5. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:50)
  6. The Musical Box (11:03)
  7. Watcher Of The Skies (7:43)
  8. Fly On A Windshield (3:04)
  9. For Absent Friends (1:44)
  10. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (4:08)
  11. The Waiting Room (9:33)
  12. Time Table (4:40)
  13. Twilight Alehouse (7:48)
  14. White Mountain (8:09)
  15. Anyway (3:31)
  16. Broadway Melody Of 1974 (2:17)
  17. Firth Of Fifth (10:11)
  18. Get 'Em Out By Friday (8:33)
  19. Going Out To Get You (4:54)
  20. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed (7:58)
  21. Visions Of Angels (6:52)
  22. Can-Utility And The Coastliners (5:45)
  23. Cuckoo Cocoon (2:09)
  24. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist (2:30)
  25. More Fool Me (3:41)
  26. Seven Stones (5:11)
  27. Shepherd (4:00)
  28. Stagnation (8:54)
  29. Dusk (6:14)
  30. Harold The Barrel (3:02)
  31. Horizons (2:17)
  32. In The Cage (7:49)
  33. Pacidy (5:42)
  34. The Battle Of Epping Forest (12:30)
  35. The Lamia (7:12)
  36. After The Ordeal (4:15)
  37. Harlequin (2:40)
  38. Let Us Now Make Love (6:14)
  39. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats (1:13)
  40. Supper's Ready (23:18)
  41. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging (2:43)
  42. The Knife (8:57)
  43. Back In N.Y.C. (5:59)
  44. Provocation (4:09)
  45. The Cinema Show (11:04)
  46. The Colony of Slippermen: Arrival / A Visit to the Doktor / Raven (8:12)
  47. The Fountain Of Salmacis (9:06)
  48. Aisle Of Plenty (1:58)
  49. Frustration (3:42)
  50. Hairless Heart (2:36)
  51. Ravine (1:27)
  52. Counting Out Time (3:50)
  53. Manipulation (3:48)
  54. The Light Dies Down On Broadway (3:30)
  55. Resignation (3:03)
  56. Riding The Scree (4:41)
  57. The Carpet Crawlers (5:33)
  58. In The Rapids (2:26)
  59. The Chamber Of 32 Doors (4:07)
  60. It (4:49)
1973 - 2007 Live
21 September 2009

1973 - 2007 Live

  1. Watcher Of The Skies (7:43)
  2. Get 'Em Out By Friday (8:33)
  3. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed (7:58)
  4. The Musical Box (11:03)
  5. The Knife (8:57)
  6. Back In New York City (6:10)
  7. Fly On A Windshield (3:04)
  8. Broadway Melody Of 1974 (2:17)
  9. Anyway (3:31)
  10. Chamber Of 32 Doors (5:59)
  11. Squonk (7:12)
  12. Carpet Crawlers (5:47)
  13. Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:39)
  14. Afterglow (4:11)
  15. Firth Of Fifth (10:11)
  16. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (4:08)
  17. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:50)
  18. The Musical Box (Closing Section) (3:21)
  19. Supper's Ready (23:18)
  20. The Cinema Show (11:04)
  21. Dance On A Volcano (6:30)
  22. Los Endos (7:14)
  23. Turn It On Again (3:41)
  24. Dodo (7:20)
  25. Abacab (8:37)
  26. Behind The Lines (5:43)
  27. Duchess (3:56)
  28. Me And Sarah Jane (6:08)
  29. Follow You Follow Me (3:59)
  30. Misunderstanding (3:14)
  31. In The Cage (Medley - The Cinema Show - Slipperman) (11:51)
  32. One For The Vine (10:41)
  33. The Fountain Of Salmacis (9:06)
  34. It/Watcher Of The Skies (5:47)
  35. Land Of Confusion (4:47)
  36. No Son Of Mine (5:44)
  37. Driving The Last Spike (10:19)
  38. Old Medley (Dance On A Volcano-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway-The Musical Box-Firth Of Fifth-I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe))
  39. Throwing It All Away (6:02)
  40. Fading Lights (10:50)
  41. Jesus He Knows Me (4:15)
  42. Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea (12:03)
  43. Hold On My Heart (4:37)
  44. Domino (In The Glow Of The Night-The Last Domino) (11:20)
  45. The Drum Thing (5:49)
  46. I Can't Dance (3:59)
  47. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (4:29)
  48. Invisible Touch (3:30)
  49. Mama (7:21)
  50. That's All (4:25)
  51. In Too Deep (5:36)
  52. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (8:58)
  53. More Fool Me (3:41)
  54. The Battle Of Epping Forest (12:30)
1974-11-25: A Hole in Heaven: Music Hall, Cleveland, Oh, USA
0000-00-00

1974-11-26: Time To Unzip: Music Hall, Cleveland, OH, USA
0000-00-00

1974-12-08: Palace Theater, Providence, RI, USA
Upload Album Cover
0000-00-00

1975-01-11: Broadway Everglades: Lakeland Theater, Lakeland, FL, USA
Upload Album Cover
0000-00-00

1975-01-22: The Lamb Lies Down on Berkeley: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, USA
Upload Album Cover
0000-00-00

1976
2008

1976

  1. Opening (1:08)
  2. I Know What I Like... (6:14)
  3. Fly On A Windshield (3:04)
  4. Carpet Crawlers (5:47)
  5. The Cinema Show (Part Two) (4:35)
  6. Entangled (6:29)
  7. Supper's Ready (Part Two) (9:13)
  8. Los Endos (7:14)
1976 - 1982
02 April 2007

1976 - 1982

  1. Dance On A Volcano (6:30)
  2. Entangled (6:29)
  3. Squonk (7:12)
  4. Mad Man Moon (4:14)
  5. Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:39)
  6. Ripples (10:28)
  7. A Trick Of The Tail (4:35)
  8. Los Endos (7:14)
  9. Robbery, Assault And Battery [Video Clip] (6:19)
  10. Ripples... [Video Clip] (8:02)
  11. A Trick Of The Tail [Video Clip] (4:24)
  12. Reissue Interviews 2007 (14:08)
  13. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (4:08)
  14. Fly On A Windshield (3:04)
  15. Carpet Crawlers (5:47)
  16. The Cinema Show (11:04)
  17. Supper's Ready (23:18)
  18. 'White Rocks' Premiere Programme 1977 [Stills Gallery]
  19. Eleventh Earl Of Mar (7:46)
  20. One For The Vine (10:41)
  21. Your Own Special Way (6:20)
  22. Wot Gorilla? (3:21)
  23. All In A Mouse's Night (6:39)
  24. Blood On The Rooftops (5:30)
  25. Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers... (2:20)
  26. ...In That Quiet Earth (4:56)
  27. Afterglow (4:11)
  28. (Interview) (5:54)
  29. World Tour Programme 1977 [Stills Gallery]
  30. Down And Out (5:29)
  31. Underlow (4:47)
  32. Ballad Of Big (4:51)
  33. Snowbound (4:31)
  34. Burning Rope (7:53)
  35. Deep In The Motherlode (5:55)
  36. Many Too Many (3:32)
  37. Scenes From A Night's Dream (3:30)
  38. Say It's Allright Joe (4:21)
  39. The Lady Lies (6:08)
  40. Follow You Follow Me (3:59)
  41. Many Too Many [Video Clip] (3:33)
  42. Follow You Follow Me [Video Clip] (3:58)
  43. Three Dates With Genesis 1978 [Documentary] (48:53)
  44. Japanese Tour Programme 1978 [Stills Gallery]
  45. Knebworth Tour Programme 1978 [Stills Gallery]
  46. German Festival Programme 1978 [Stills Gallery]
  47. Behind The Lines (5:43)
  48. Duchess (3:56)
  49. Guide Vocal (1:21)
  50. Man Of Our Times (5:35)
  51. Misunderstanding (3:14)
  52. Heathaze (4:60)
  53. Turn It On Again (3:41)
  54. Alone Tonight (3:57)
  55. Cul-De-Sac (5:05)
  56. Please Don't Ask (4:02)
  57. Duke's Travels (9:32)
  58. Duke's End (2:10)
  59. Duchess [Video Clip] (3:55)
  60. Misunderstanding [Video Clip] (3:08)
  61. Turn It On Again [Video Clip] (3:47)
  62. In The Cage (7:49)
  63. (Drum Solo Duel) (0:56)
  64. World Tour Programme 1980 [Stills Gallery]
  65. Abacab (8:37)
  66. No Reply At All (4:00)
  67. Me And Sarah Jane (6:08)
  68. Keep It Dark (4:32)
  69. Dodo/Lurker (7:32)
  70. Who Dunnit? (3:25)
  71. Man On The Corner (3:53)
  72. Like It Or Not (4:59)
  73. Another Record (4:00)
  74. Abacab [Video Clip] (4:11)
  75. No Reply At All [Video Clip] (4:02)
  76. Keep It Dark [Video Clip] (4:11)
  77. Man On The Corner [Video Clip] (3:39)
  78. World Tour Programme 1981 [Stills Gallery]
  79. Paperlate (From E.P. 3X3 – 1982) (3:25)
  80. Evidence Of Autumn (B-Side To Misunderstanding – 1980) (4:58)
  81. Pigeons (From E.P. Spot The Pigeon – 1977) (3:15)
  82. You Might Recall (From E.P. 3X3 – 1982) (5:35)
  83. Naminanu (B-Side To Keep It Dark – 1981) (3:54)
  84. Inside And Out (From E.P. Spot The Pigeon – 1977) (6:48)
  85. Vancouver (Part Of Double B-Side To Many Too Many – 1978) (3:03)
  86. Me And Virgil (From E.P. 3X3 – 1982) (6:19)
  87. Its Yourself (B-Side To Your Own Special Way - 1977) (6:15)
  88. Match Of The Day (From E.P. Spot The Pigeon – 1977) (3:30)
  89. Open Door (B-Side To Duchess – 1980) (4:06)
  90. The Day The Light Went Out (Part Of Double B-Side To Many Too Many – 1978) (3:12)
  91. Submarine (B-Side To Man On The Corner – 1982) (4:38)
  92. Paperlate [Video Clip] (3:06)
  93. Reissues Interviews 2007 (4:52)
Archive 1967-75
Upload Album Cover
16 June 1998

From One Fan To All Others
0000-00-00

Live 1973-2007
21 September 2009

Live 1973-2007

  1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (8:58)
  2. Hold On My Heart (4:37)
  3. Land Of Confusion (4:47)
  4. Misunderstanding (3:14)
  5. Squonk (7:12)
  6. Supper's Ready (23:18)
  7. Turn It On Again (3:41)
  8. Watcher Of The Skies (7:43)
  9. Carpet Crawlers (5:47)
  10. Dodo (7:20)
  11. Domino (In The Glow Of The Night-The Last Domino) (11:20)
  12. Get 'Em Out By Friday (8:33)
  13. In The Cage (Medley - The Cinema Show - Slipperman) (11:51)
  14. No Son Of Mine (5:44)
  15. The Cinema Show (11:04)
  16. Abacab (8:37)
  17. Dance On A Volcano (6:30)
  18. Driving The Last Spike (10:19)
  19. Robbery, Assault & Battery (6:39)
  20. The Drum Thing (5:49)
  21. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed (7:58)
  22. Afterglow (4:11)
  23. Behind The Lines (5:43)
  24. I Can't Dance (3:59)
  25. Los Endos (7:14)
  26. Old Medley: Dance on a Volcano / The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway / The Musical Box / Firth of Fifth / I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (19:43)
  27. One For The Vine (10:41)
  28. The Musical Box (11:03)
  29. Duchess (3:56)
  30. Firth Of Fifth (10:11)
  31. More Fool Me (3:41)
  32. The Fountain Of Salmacis (9:06)
  33. The Knife (8:57)
  34. Throwing It All Away (6:02)
  35. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (4:29)
  36. Back In New York City (6:10)
  37. Fading Lights (10:50)
  38. I Know What I Like... (6:14)
  39. Invisible Touch (3:30)
  40. It/Watcher Of The Skies (5:47)
  41. Me And Sarah Jane (6:08)
  42. The Battle Of Epping Forest (12:30)
  43. Fly On A Windshield (3:04)
  44. Follow You Follow Me (3:59)
  45. Jesus He Knows Me (4:15)
  46. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (4:50)
  47. Broadway Melody Of 1974 (2:17)
  48. Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea (12:03)
  49. Mama (7:21)
  50. The Musical Box (Closing Section) (3:21)
  51. Anyway (3:31)
  52. That's All (4:25)
  53. Chamber Of 32 Doors (5:59)
  54. In Too Deep (5:36)

Similar songs:




« PREVIOUS SONGNEXT SONG »
Who's Dated Who? content is contributed and edited by our readers. You are most welcome to update, correct or add information to this page. Update Information
Genesis

Main Details

Other Details

Career

Media

Publicity

Community


Search by celebrity name, topic or keyword

Snapshot

Edit Information

Song Duration
3:04

Join Now

Register to update information, save favorites, post photos, news stories and comments. A LucyMe.com login allows you to edit our four websites.

Already A Member?

Email


Password



Our Website Community
Whos Dated Who
  • Celebrity dating gossip
  • Celebrity couples
  • Celebrity babies

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z    
Lucy Who
  • Celebrity profiles
  • Filmographies and TV show credits
  • Magazine covers
  • Quotes and trivia
  • Discographies and lyrics
Fan Pix
  • Entertainment pictures
  • Films and television shows
  • Bands and solo artists
  • Famous people
All Star Pics
  • Celebrity photos
  • Movie stills and posters
  • TV show images
  • Bands and musicians
  • Partner with Wallpaper