Van der Graaf Generator Man-Erg Lyrics

Pawn Hearts Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lemmings (Including Cog)
  • 2 Man-Erg
  • 3 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers: A) Eyewitness - B) Pictures/Lighthouse - C) Eyewitness - D) S.H.M. - E) Presence of the Light - F) Kosmos Tours - G) (Custard's) Last Stand - H) The Clot Thickens - I) Lands End (Sineline) - J) We Go Now
  • The killer lives inside me: I can feel him move.
    Sometimes he's lightly sleeping in the quiet of his room,
    But then his eyes will rise and stare through mine,
    He'll speak my words and slice my mind inside.

    The killer lives.

    The angels live inside me: I can feel them smile,
    Their presence strokes and soothes the tempest in my mind
    And their love can heal the wounds that I have wrought.
    They watch me as I go to fall, well, I know I shall be caught,

    For the angels live.

    How can I be free?
    How can I get help?
    Am I really me?
    Am I someone else?

    But stalking in my cloisters hang the acolytes of gloom
    And Death's Head throws his cloak onto the corner of my room and I am doomed,
    But laughing in my courtyard play the pranksters of my youth
    And solemn, waiting Old Man in the gables of the roof, he tells me truth

    And I, too, live inside me and very often don't know who I am,
    I know, I'm not a hero, I hope that I'm not damned
    I'm just a man, and killers, angels, all are these,
    Dictators, saviors, refugees
    In war and peace
    As long as Man lives

    I'm just a man, and killers, angels, all are these,
    Dictators, saviors, refugees

    Written by: Peter Hammill, Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill
    Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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