Who Sang Ophelia? Peter Hammill

Peter Hammill Sitting Targets cover art

Some other versions of "Ophelia"
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Peter Hammill
release date: 1981
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Prog Rock
length: 3:11
That token drag on your cigarette,
That well-known face in the fire,
It could be someone you can't forget,
Someone you've learnt to admire.
And it's strange
How the feeling goes;
All change -
Down the river Ophelia goes.
You're treading water, the price is steep,
You say you'll cope with it all;
You've made some promises you can't keep,
You throw yourself against the wall,
You throw yourself against the wall.
And it's strange...
You heard a noise in the firegrate,
You look to see who goes there -
It's just the stranger, he's come too late
And even he's unprepared
To find the cupboard so bare
And it's strange...
Down the river Ophelia goes.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Breakthrough
  • 2 My Experience
  • 3 Ophelia
  • 4 Empress's Clothes
  • 5 Glue
  • 6 Hesitation
  • 7 Sitting Targets
  • 8 Stranger Still
  • 9 Sign
  • 10 What I Did
  • 11 Central Hotel

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin