Van der Graaf Generator Afterwards Lyrics

The Aerosol Grey Machine Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Afterwards
  • 2 Orthentian St., Part I
  • 3 Orthentian St., Part II
  • 4 Running Back
  • 5 Into a Game
  • 6 Aerosol Grey Machine
  • 7 Black Smoke Yen
  • 8 Aquarian
  • 9 Necromancer
  • 10 Octopus
  • You stare out in yellow eyes larger than my mind;
    In viscous pools of joy, relaxing, we glide
    It's all too beautiful
    For my mind to bear.
    And, as we shimmer into sleep, something's unshared.

    But, seeing the flower that was there yesterday,
    A tear forms just behind the soft peace of your shades
    The world's too lonely
    For a message to slip
    But between the dying rails of peace
    You trip.

    The petals that were blooming are just paper in your hand;
    Your eyes, which were clear in the night, are opaque as you stand
    It was too beautiful
    For it to last
    These visions shimmer and fade out of
    The glass.

    Written by: Peter Hammill, Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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