|All Lyrics Of Van Der Graaf Generator
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Lemmings (incorporating Cog) lyrics
Orthenthian Street (part I) lyrics
Orthenthian Street (part Ii) lyrics
Out Of My Book lyrics
Running Back lyrics
The Aerosol Grey Machine lyrics
The Emperor In His War-room lyrics
The Pioneers Over C lyrics
Whatever Would Robert Have Said lyrics
White Hammer lyrics
Artist: Van Der Graaf Generator
Song title: Octopus
I want to paint you poems full of fire,
you who I do not know.
Now my mind is tested with love which
twists and wavers from side to side and which
some day soon you may see...
I want you to cascade through ten thousand
rainbows with me and dredge mount
from the sea:
you who I now begin to know.
But emotion is pent up inside,
too scared of dying again to live,
and meanwhile I must endure your
red-copper hair screaming like a
water-baby black eyes stare
from my ceiling:
you who I now truly know...
Now I cannot see too clearly
and already my trellis stands bare...
How can I break free of these overclinging
arms which entwine and enfold me?... And reach
to the clear blue sea?
I want you to know, but how can I
tell you? I want you to see
but my o
wn eyes are blind...
The Octopus now enfolds me,
I know you too well...