Friday, December 22, 2017

A Window Above: Washing of the Water

Song: "Washing of the Water"
Writer: Peter Gabriel
Original Release: September 27, 1992
Album: Us

I was a great admirer of Peter Gabriel in the late '80s and early '90s.  His albums So and Us still rank among my all-time favorites.   "Washing of the Water" was never released as a single but I think it's one of Gabriel's best.  It presents a mesmerizing juxtaposition between the gentle, soothing tune and lyrics about deep, serious pain.  The song itself provides the healing for which it pleads.

The song has been popular among singing groups over the years since.  My own college a cappella group performed an arrangement back in the day.  Naturally, no one does it better than Chanticleer:


  1. I was never really into Peter Gabriel, so I've never heard this song before. That I know of.
    But it's okay. I may have to listen to it again.

    1. This one's quite minimal compared to his usual material.

  2. May you and your family have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles.