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Artist:Van Der Graaf Generator
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Album:Godbluff
Track:Arrow
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Lyrics:Stub towers in the distance, riders cross the blasted moor
against the horizon
Fickle
promises of treaty, fatal harbingers of war,
futile orisons
swirl as one in this flight,
this mad chase,
this surge across the marshy mud landscape
until the meaning is
forgotten.
Hood masks the eager face, skin stretched and sallow,
headlong into the
chilling night, as swift as any arrow.

Feet against the flagstones, fingers scrabbling at
the lock,
craving protection,
'Sanctuary!' cracks a voice, half-strangled by the
shock
of its rejection.
Shot the bolt in the wall, rusted the key;
now the echoes of
all frightful memory
intrude in the silence.
What a crawl against the slope - dark loom
the gallows
One touch to the chapel door, how swiftly comes the arrow.

"Compassion"
you plead, as though they kept it in a box -
that's long since been empty.
I'd like to
help you somehow, but I'm in the self-same spot:
my condition exempts me.
We are all on
the run on our knees;
the sundial draws a line upon eternity
across every
number.
How long the time seems, how dark the shadow,
how straight the eagle flies, how
straight towards his arrow.
How long the night is - why is this passage so narrow?
How
strange my body feels, impaled upon the arrow
 
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