The Sleepwalkers Song Lyrics

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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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    album: Track 4 in album Godbluff
    release date: 1975-10
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    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