The Sleepwalkers

Van der Graaf Generator

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 4 in album Godbluff
release date: 1975-10
popularity : 29 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock
length: 10:32

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Van der Graaf Generator Godbluff cover art

Lyrics

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At night, this mindless army, ranks unbroken by dissent,
In step, with great precision, these dancers of the night
Eyes undulled by moon, their arms and legs akimbo,
Their minds, anticipating the dawn of the day,
Too far, too soon.
Senses dimmed in semi-sentience, only wheeling through this plane,
But breathing, living, knowing in some measure at least
From what tooth or claw does murder spring,
Both cut through the air with the pendulum's swing
And every range of feeling is there in the dream
The senses sting.
I only know the meaning of sight and that's all

Infectiously, their cryptic dance
In time the whole raw world will pace these same steps

Forsake the shelter of their secure beds,
As if the ground they tread would give way
I'd search the hidden corners of all this world,
If I only had time,

Do you question your surrender to the drop from Lover's Leap
Does your body rise in service with not one dissenting groan?
In the mirror are twisted and buckled,
Skin whitening at the knuckles.
And though I am a talker, I can phrase no excuse
In the chorus of the night-time I belong
And in the end I too must pay the cost of this life.
And how could we lose what we've never owned?
Unravel all the mysteries of mind,
If I only had time,

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Track Listing


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