The Sleepwalkers Song Lyrics

Van der Graaf Generator


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 4 in album Godbluff
release date: 1975-10
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genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock
length: 10:32
producer: Van der Graaf Generator
drums: Guy Evans
piano: Peter Hammill
lead vocals: Peter Hammill
engineer: Pat Moran
bass: Hugh Banton
flute: David Jackson
organ: Hugh Banton
guitar: Peter Hammill
percussion: Guy Evans
saxophone: David Jackson
writer: Peter Hammill

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Van der Graaf Generator Godbluff cover art


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At night, this mindless army, ranks unbroken by dissent,
Is moved into action and their pace does not relent.
In step, with great precision, these dancers of the night
Advance against the darkness - how implacable their might!
Eyes undulled by moon, their arms and legs akimbo,
They walk and live, hoping soon to surface from this limbo.
Their minds, anticipating the dawn of the day,
Shall never know what's waiting mere insight away
Too far, too soon.

Senses dimmed in semi-sentience, only wheeling through this plane,
Only seeing fragmented images prematurely curtailed by the brain,
But breathing, living, knowing in some measure at least
The soul which roots the matter of both Beauty and the Beast.
From what tooth or claw does murder spring,


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Undercover Man
  • 2 Scorched Earth
  • 3 Arrow
  • 4 The Sleepwalkers