Hawkwind Steppenwolf Lyrics

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Reefer Madness
  • 2 Steppenwolf
  • 3 City of Lagoons
  • 4 The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon
  • 5 Kerb Crawler
  • 6 Kadu Flyer
  • 7 Chronoglide Skyway
  • You can see my eyes are lupine
    The liquid golden fires glare
    My loping walk, my slinking spine
    Are signs that there is something there
    The way my nostrils flare for odours
    The way my ears prick up for sound
    My hair's electrically aware
    Tells me things for miles around
    I am a man-wolf, I am a wolf man
    I have half a canine mind
    I have half the mind of man
    I am neither of one kind
    Maybe it was only an hallucination
    I'm no stranger to such things
    I made a thorough investigation
    The image had a power that clings
    To my jaded imagination
    My brain has found the bells it rings

    Like a wolf my willful loafing
    My languishing alone in my lair
    Where you will never hear me laughing
    I'm half in love with dark and despair
    The Moon's a howling, mouth of mercury
    Quicksilver quivering in the sky
    It echoes like a cave of chromium
    That'll vacuum up my soul when I die
    I am a wolf man, I am a man-wolf

    A freak, a fiend, a figment of mind
    A species of the steppes and city

    I am neither of one kind
    Dissolving in the slender of this desolation
    The forest has been filled by a fog
    Exactly a description of my isolation
    I made a note of it in my log
    To the secret of all creation
    I follow my own trail like a dog

    I am a wolf man who walks alone in the gas lamp
    Shadows of the streets at night
    I am a man-wolf upright on two feet in the
    City dressed somberly as a man
    I am a wolf man under skies heavy with snow
    My eyes are convex lenses of ebony embedded
    In amber
    I am a man-wolf
    The fat bourgeois and his doppelgänger
    Are buried in their solid glare
    Twin specimens of insect set for display
    I am a man-wolf, the man in me would kill the wolf
    I am a wolf man, the wolf in me would eat the man
    I am a wolf man, who despises the striving of common men
    Who sees them at work, at their daily tasks
    At factories and office desk
    Who watches them at evening, elbows lift at tavern tables,
    Heads lolling in song
    Ich weiss nicht was ich sagen sollen

    I saw a neon sign reflected in a pool of liquid sky
    It was not what I expected I was only walking by
    The sign said "to the magic theatre"
    It is not for everyone
    It is but for madmen only, the first performance has begun
    I looked up to see that notice where the lights were
    Shining from
    Nothing but blank wall was there
    And their reflection too was gone
    Maybe it was only an hallucination
    I'm no stranger to such things
    I made a thorough investigation
    The image had a power that clings
    To my jaded imagination
    My brain has found the bell it rings

    Thanks to Hemi for the correction

    Written by: Dave Brock, Robert Newton Calvert
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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