Van der Graaf Generator


album: Track 3 in album World Record
release date: 1976-10
popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock
length: 6:57
producer: Van der Graaf Generator
vocal: Peter Hammill
engineer: Pat Moran
instrument: Guy Evans, David Jackson, Peter Hammill and Hugh Banton
writer: Peter Hammill

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Van der Graaf Generator World Record cover art


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He's a man of the past and one of the present,
a clown, a fool, believing it cool to be down

exposes his neuroses to their view.
how could they know what was false and what was true?
Sometimes when he wakes
but all it takes
is the belief that the man behind the mask can really dance
Pirouetting smile
Pierrot for a while
to find relief in the shelter of the dark, most telling mask.
After all the pantomimes are ended
to reveal, beneath, the tears running all down his cheeks:
He's been left, in the end, without a face.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 When She Comes
  • 2 A Place to Survive
  • 3 Masks
  • 4 Meurglys III, the Songwriter's Guild
  • 5 Wondering