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Artist:Van Der Graaf Generator
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Album:Pawn Hearts
Track:A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Lyrics:Eyewitness
Still waiting for my saviour,
storms tear me limb from limb;
my fingers
feel like seaweed...
I'm so far out I'm too far in.
I am a lonely man, my solitude is
true
my eyes have borne stark witness
and now my nights are numbered, too.
I've seen
the smiles on dead hands,
the stars shine, but they're not for me.

I prophesy
disaster and then I count the cost...
I shine but, shining, dying,
I know that I am almost
lost.
On the table lies blank paper
and my tower is built on stone
I only have blunt
scissors,
I only have the bluntest home...
I've been the witness, and the seal of
death
lingers in the molten wax that is my head.

When you see the skeletons
of
sailing-ship spars sinking low
You'll begin to wonder if the points
of all the ancients
myths
are solemnly directed straight at you...

Pictures/Lighthouse
(Eddies,
rocks, ships, collision, remorse)

Eyewitness
No time now for contrition:
the
time for that's long past.
The walls are thin as tissue and
if I talk I'll crack the
glass.
So I only think on how it might have been,
locked in silent monologue, in silent
scream.

I'm much too tired to speak
and, as the waves crash on the bleak
stones
of the tower, I start to freak
and find that I am overcome...

S.H.M.
'Unreal,
unreal' ghost helmsmen scream
and fall in through the sky,
not breaking through my seagull
shrieks...
no breaks until I die:
the spectres scratch on window-slits -
hollowed
faces and mindless grins
only intent on destroying what they've lost.

I crawl the
wall till steepness ends
in the vertical fall;
my pain has sailed into the sea:
no
joking hopes at dawn.
White bone shine in the iron-jaw mask
lost mastheads pierce the
freezing dark
and parallel my isolated tower...
no paraffin for the flame
no harbour
left to gain.

Presence of the Night / Kosmos Tours
'Alone, alone' the ghosts all
call,
pinpoint me in the light.
The only life I feel at all
is the presence of the
night.

Would you cry if I died?
Would you catch the final words of mine?
Would
you catch my words?
I know that there's no time
I know that there's no rhyme...
false
signs find me
I don't want to hate,
I just want to grow;
why can't I let me
live
and be free?
but I die very slowly alone.
I know more ways,
I am so
afraid,
myself won't let me
just be myself
and so I am completely
alone...

The maelstrom of my memory
is a vampire and it feeds on me
now,
staggering madly, over the brink I fall.

(Custard's) Last Stand
Lighthouses might
house the key
but can I reach the door?

I want to walk on the sea
so that I may
better find a shore...
but how can I ever keep my feet dry?
I scan the horizon
I must
keep my eyes on all parts of me.

Looking back on the years
it seems that I have lost
my way:
Like a dog in the night, I have run to a manger
now I am the stranger I stay
in.
All of the grief I have seen
leaves me chasing solitary peace;
But I hold
experience in my head...
I'm too close to the light
I don't think I see right, for I blind
me...

The Clot Thickens
Where is the God that guides my hand?
How can the hands
of others reach me?
When will I find what I grope for?
Who is going to teach me?
I am
me / me are we / we can't see
any way out of here.
Crashing sea - a trophied
history:
Chance has lost my Guinevere...

I don't want to be one wave in the
water
But sea will drag me deep
One more haggard drowned man...

I can see the
lemmings coming,
but I know I'm just a man;
Do I join or do I founder?
Which can is
the best I may?

Land's End (Sineline) / We Go Now
Oceans drifting sideways,
I
am pulled into the spell;
I feel you around me... I know you well.
Stars slice horizons
where the lines stand
much too stark;
I feel I am drowning... hands stretch in the
dark.

Camps of panoply and majesty,
what is Freedom of Choice?
Where do I stand
in the pageantry...
whose is my voice?
It doesn't feel so very bad now:
I think the
end is the start.
Begin to feel very glad now:
All things are a part
All things are
apart
All things are a part
 
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