From the wiki on Solisbury Hill:
"Solsbury Hill is a song by Gabriel about a spiritual experience atop Solsbury Hill in Somerset, England. Gabriel wrote the song after his departure from the progressive rock band Genesis, of which he had been the lead singer since its inception."
Gabriel has said of the song's meaning, "It's about being prepared to lose what you have for what you might get ... It's about letting go."
On 3/7/2017 there was a re-release of the video:
Not only is the song about departure, the phrase that stood out the most for me was:
"I've come to take you home."
To me, that phrase means:
As the song implies, it's not easy making this choice. However, if you either know his songs after Genesis, or read his lyrics, I think you will agree that his departure from Genesis provided a greater gift to humans who listened and tried to grow from the messages in the songs.
I've highlighted just some of the words that "resonate" within when I hear the song, but as I read the words, I realize there is a lot of hidden meaning/wisdom in what he wrote.
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
See also another great song with a great message by Peter Gabriel: In Your Eyes (youtube)
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