“there in the midst of it so alive and alone, words support like bone”
– Peter Gabriel, English, singer-songwriter, songwriter, composer, musician, humanitarian, activist (lyrics from Mercy Street)
more about this quote:
From the blog KCRW Rhythm Planet:
Peter Gabriel was inspired to write his haunting and timeless song “Mercy Street” after reading a poem called, “45 Mercy Street” by Pulitzer Prize winning American poet Anne Sexton. I don’t think most people who love Gabriel’s hugely popular album “So” know much about the muse who inspired this song. Here is a glimpse…let’s look at the lyrics of her poem.