Lemmings (Including Cog) Song Lyrics

Van der Graaf Generator


writers: Peter Hammill
album: Track 1 in album Pawn Hearts
release date: 1971-10
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genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 11:40
producer: John Anthony
performer: Peter Hammill, David Jackson, Guy Evans and Hugh Banton
engineer: David Hentschel, Robin Geoffrey Cable and Ken Scott
arranger: Van der Graaf Generator
writer: Peter Hammill

Album Information

label: Charisma
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Van der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts cover art


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I stood alone upon the highest cliff-top
Looked down, around, and all that I could see
Were those that I would dearly love to share with
Crashing on quite blindly to the sea...
I tried to ask what game this was
But knew I would not play it
The voice, as one, as no-one, came to me...

'We have looked upon the heroes
And they are found wanting
We have looked hard across the land
But we can see no dawn
We have now dared to sear the sky
But we are still bleeding
We are drawing near to the cliffs


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lemmings (Including Cog)
  • 2 Man-Erg
  • 3 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers: A) Eyewitness - B) Pictures/Lighthouse - C) Eyewitness - D) S.H.M. - E) Presence of the Light - F) Kosmos Tours - G) (Custard's) Last Stand - H) The Clot Thickens - I) Lands End (Sineline) - J) We Go Now