Van der Graaf Generator : Pioneers Over c [H To He, Who Am The Only One, 1970] [reblog]

from Oannes * tribute to «cosmic» songs

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Ένα all time classic από την πρώτη, μεγαλειώδη περίοδο των Van Der Graaf Generator. Η φωτογραφία, σχετική με τους στίχους, βρίσκεται στο εσώφυλλο του άλμπουμ.

An all-time classic from the magnificent first Van Der Graaf Generator era. Photo, related to the lyrics, is on the inner sleeve of the album.

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❝ Left the earth in 1983,
fingers groping for the galaxies,
reddened eyes stared up into the void,
1000 stars to be exploited
Somebody help me I’m falling, somebody help me, I’m falling
down
Into sky, into earth, into sky, into earth …..
It is so dark around, no life, no hope, no sound
no chance of seeing home again …
The universe is on fire, exploding without flame.
We are the lost ones; we are the pioneers;
we are the lost ones
We are the ones they are going to build a statue for
ten centuries ago or were going to fifteen forward …
One Last brief whisper in our loved ones’ ears
to reassure them and to pierce the fear
standing at controls then still unknown
we told the world we were about to go
Somebody help me I’m missing, somebody help me
I’m missing now
touch with my mind, I have no frame,
touch with my mind, I have no frame …
Well now where is the time and who the hell am I,
here floating in an aimless way?
No-one knows where we are, they can’t feel us precisely ..
There is no fear here.
How can such a thing exist in a place where
living and knowing
and being have never been heard of?
Doomed to vanish in the flickering light,
disappearing to a darker night,
doomed to vanish in a living death, living anti-matter,
anti-breath
Somebody help me I’m losing, somebody help me, I’m losing now
people around, there’s no-one to touch,
no people around, no-one to touch.
I am now quite alone, part of a vacant time-zone,
here floating in the void,
only dimly aware of existence, a dimly existing awareness,
I am the lost one, I am the one you fear,
I am the lost one,
I am the one who went up into space, or stayed where I was,
or didn’t exist in the first place …

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!


As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song !

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!