Van der Graaf Generator - Into a Game Lyrics

Van der Graaf Generator The Aerosol Grey Machine cover art
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I never thought it could come to this,
as you sit there crying,
hanging on with your fingertips
to something that's already dead.
Now we're into a game
and it's all a bit strange.

Once on a time we were sincere;
now, we're acting charades,
hiding behind cracked images
from other people's stages;
now, we're into a game,
and it's all a bit strange,
but familiar, too...
the rules never change; I know it, but do you?

I've seen it all before,
and this play no longer moves me,
but the closing of a door
is never easy.


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
    album: Track 5 in album The Aerosol Grey Machine
    release date: 1969-9
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 6:56
    producer: John Anthony
    engineer: Robin Geoffrey Cable
    writer: Peter Hammill, Keith Ellis, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin