Thanks to the help of from Paul, Alex, Alan and others at the Facebook group; Genesis 50+ Years, here we can finally answer the question: How many ‘pools’ are there in Genesis lyrics anyway?

The word ‘pool’ is mentioned 13 times; from 8 songs.

1. Stagnation 1970

Wait, there is still time for washing in the pool

2. Happy the Man

Like a fool in the pool – I’m incredibly cool

3. Supper’s Ready 1972

A young figure sits still by a pool

4. The Lamia 1975

Inside, a long rose-water pool is shrouded by fine mist.

Rael welcome, we are the Lamia of the pool.

5. Squonk 1976

A pool of bubbles and tears, just a pool of tears
Just a pool of tears

6. Ripples 1976

While you’re down a pool appears.
Look into the pool
Look into the pool

7. Paperlate 1982

Just sitting dripping in pools below

8. I Can’t Dance 1991

I never thought so much could happen just shooting pool