Van der Graaf Generator Out of My Book Lyrics

The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Darkness (11/11)
  • 2 Refugees
  • 3 White Hammer
  • 4 Whatever Would Robert Have Said?
  • 5 Out of My Book
  • 6 After the Flood
  • We sat by ourselves, still looking for company;
    There could have been peace, but that eluded me -
    All I could think of was what was on my mind.
    You tried to be kind,
    But I blocked your feelings.
    Now, senses still reeling, you sit in your quiet room and cry.
    You tried to make me one,
    But I always hide when there's a glimpse of sun.

    Running along in sunlight meadows,
    Your eyes were never more than half-closed:
    Through fluttering lashes, you watched me watching you.
    I tried to be true
    To the way that you thought I ought to be
    But, in spite of all my efforts,
    I failed.
    I tried to make you see
    But your eyes are blind to all but the bad in me.

    What do you think I mean
    When I say that I need you?
    How am I supposed to seem
    When we hit another problem
    And the answers are all torn from my book?

    Our lives are on paths we just can't control;
    We can grow closer as we get old.
    Can you imagine us as we adjust?
    Can you imagine us
    Getting near eighty;
    We live more sedately,
    Still hoping the dreams will come true?
    We'll try to be secure.

    But I'm of uncertain mind
    And how can I be sure?
    How can I be sure?

    Written by: Peter Hammill, Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill

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