Van Der Graaf Generator
(Waiting for Wonderland)
Searching for diamonds in the sulphur
mine, leaning on props which are rotten,
hoping for anything, looking for a sign
that I am not forgotten.
Lost in a labyrinth of future mystery,
tracing my steps, all mistaken,
trusting to everything, praying it can be
that I am not forsaken.
I wait by the door, wondering
when you will come and keep me warm.
I pray for the end of the night,
hoping the light will still the storm
which presently betrays me;
helpless sea-monster stranded on the
shore, marooned in an ecstasy of waiting.
I yearn, although knowing that I shall
dive no more
in the tide already racing
My lungs burst to cry: "Finally
how could you leave me here to die?
I freeze in the chill of this place
with no friendly face to smile goodbye -
how could you let it happen?"
How could you let it happen?
Dreams, hopes and promises, fragments
out of time;
all of these things have been spoken;
still you don't understand how it feels
when I'm waiting for them to be broken.