A Louse Is Not a Home Song Lyrics

Peter Hammill

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Sometimes it's very scary here; sometimes it's very sad;
Sometimes I think I'll disappear; betimes I think I have.
There's a line snaking down my mirror :
Splintered glass distorts my face,
And though the light is strong and strange
It can't illuminate the musty corners of this place.
There is a lofty, lonely, Lohengrenic castle in the clouds --
I draw my murky meanings there,
But seven years' dark luck is just around the corner
And in the shadows lurks the spectre of Despair.
A cracked mirror mid the drapes of the landing :
Split image, labored understanding ----
I'm only trying to find a place to hide my home ....
I've lived in houses composed of glass
Where every movement is charted,

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Modern
  • 2 Wilhelmina
  • 3 The Lie (Bernini's Saint Theresa)
  • 4 Forsaken Gardens
  • 5 Red Shift
  • 6 Rubicon
  • 7 A Louse Is Not a Home


  • credits


    publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
    writers: Peter Hammill
    album: Track 7 in album The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
    release date: 1974-2-8
    popularity : 43 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Art Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 12:12
    producer: John Anthony and Peter Hammill
    drums: Guy Evans
    piano: Peter Hammill
    vocal: Peter Hammill and Hugh Banton
    mixer: David Hentschel
    engineer: Peter Hammill and Pat Moran
    electric guitar: Peter Hammill
    flute: David Jackson
    organ: Hugh Banton
    acoustic guitar: Peter Hammill
    harmonium: Peter Hammill
    percussion: Guy Evans
    saxophone: David Jackson
    bass: Hugh Banton
    composer: Peter Hammill

    Album Information

    label: Charisma
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin