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Vital (Live), Van Der Graaf Generator
Release type: Concert
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Release date:

1978

 
Duration: 74:54  
Size, Mb: 102,92  
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192

 
Price for album: 0.64 (discount 20%)  

 
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Title / Artist     Duration Bitrate Size (Mb) Price Download
1
Ship Of Fools Lyrics 06:44 192 9,25 0.10
2
Still Life Lyrics
Citadel reverberates to a thousand voices, now dumb:
what have we become? What have we chosen to be?
Now, all history is reduced to the syllables of our name
- nothing can ever be the same:
now the Immortals are here.
At the time, it seemed a reasonable course
to harness all the force of life
without the threat of death,
but soon we found that boredom and inertia
are not negative, but all the law we know,
and dead are Will and words like survival.

Arrival at immunity from all age, all fear and all end...
Why do I pretend?
Our essence is distilled
and all familiar taste is now drained,
and though purity is maintained,
it leaves us sterile,
living through the millions of years,
a laugh as close as any tear....
Living, if you claim that all
that entails is
breathing, eating, defecating,
screwing, drinking,
spewing, sleeping, sinking ever down and down
and ultimately passing away time
which no longer has any meaning.

Take away the threat of death and all you're
left with is a round of make-believe;
marshal every sullen breath and though you're
ultimately bored by endless ecstasy
that's still the ring by which you hope to be engaged
to marry the girl who will give you forever
- that's crazy, and plainly
that simply is not enough.

What is the dullest and bluntest of pains,
such that my eyes never close without feeling it there?
What abject despair demands an end
to all things of infinity?
If we have gained, how do we now meet the cost?
What have we bargained, and what have we lost?
What have we relinquished, never even knowing
it was there?

What chance now of holding fast the line,
defying death and time
Everything we had is gone?
Everything we laboured for and favoured more
than earthly things reveals the hollow ring
of false hope and of false deliverance.

But now the nuptial bed is made,
the dowry has been paid,
the toothless, haggard features of Eternity
now welcome me between the sheets
to couple with her withered body--my wife. Hers forever,
hers forever,
hers forever
in still life.
09:42 192 13,34 0.10
3
Last Frame Lyrics
Letters in pencil, some of them as heavy as lead,
as dated as carbon, as black as coal,
but burning as red.
Clues faintly stencilled: the message,
though leeched, is unbled,
as secret as marble - as young, as old,
as living, as dead.
And always that laugh
that comes as though it's from pain:
though I'm lashed to the mast
still it hammers round my brain.

Laughter in the backbone,
laughter impossibly wise,
that same laughter that comes
every time I flash on that look in your eyes
which whispers of a black zone
which'll mock all my credos as lies,
where all logic is done
and time will smash every theory I devise.
And the hour-glass is shattered
only by the magic of your touch
where nothing really matter....
No, Nothing matters very much!

So the siren song runs through the ages,
and it courses through my veins like champagne;
and with all the sweet kisses of addiction
it's calling me to break my bonds again.

Future memory exploding like shrapnel,
some splinters escape on my tongue,
some of them scar comprehension...
beneath the scab they burn,
but the wound becomes numbs.
And always the song draws me forward,
rejoicing in the search and the prayer,
bored with all but the mad,
the strange, the freak, the impossible dare.
Still your laugh chills my marrow
till I embrace it on my knees....
Oh, when the mast becomes a flagpole,
what becomes of me?
What becomes, oh, what becomes of me?
08:57 192 12,29 0.10
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Mirror Images Lyrics 05:47 192 7,94 0.10
5
Medley - Plague Of Lighthouse Lyrics 13:44 192 18,87 0.10
6
Pioneers Over C Lyrics
Left the earth in 1983
Fingers groping for the galaxy
Reddened eyes stared up into the void
A thousand 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're 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 endless way?

No-one knows where we are
They can't feel us precisely

There is no fear here
How could such a thing exist
In this place where living and knowing
And being have never been heard of?
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, no-one to touch
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 crossed through space
Or stayed where I was
Or didn't exist in the first place . . .
16:57 192 23,28 0.10
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Door Lyrics 05:30 192 7,54 0.10
8
Urban Killer Urban Lyrics 07:34 192 10,41 0.10