Afterwards Song Lyrics

Van der Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator The Aerosol Grey Machine cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

You stare out in yellow eyes larger than my mind;
In viscous pools of joy, relaxing, we glide
It's all too beautiful
For my mind to bear.
And, as we shimmer into sleep, something's unshared.

But, seeing the flower that was there yesterday,
A tear forms just behind the soft peace of your shades
The world's too lonely
For a message to slip
But between the dying rails of peace
You trip.

The petals that were blooming are just paper in your hand;
Your eyes, which were clear in the night, are opaque as you stand

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Afterwards
  • 2 Orthentian St., Part I
  • 3 Orthentian St., Part II
  • 4 Running Back
  • 5 Into a Game
  • 6 Aerosol Grey Machine
  • 7 Black Smoke Yen
  • 8 Aquarian
  • 9 Necromancer
  • 10 Octopus


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Peter Hammill, Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill
    album: Track 1 in album The Aerosol Grey Machine
    release date: 1969-9
    popularity : 146 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 4:53
    producer: John Anthony
    engineer: Robin Geoffrey Cable
    composer: Peter Hammill
    lyricist: Peter Hammill

    Album Information

    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin