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Two Van der Graaf Generator songs

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Poll Question: Which song do you prefer?
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    Posted: May 22 2020 at 19:32
Two rather mellow VDGG tunes.
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Two masterpieces.

But the arrangement of Refugees creates a celestial atmosphere that, in my opinion, made of it one of the greatest elegiac song of all times.
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I really love both tracks, and both I find very poignant and emotionally resonant, but “House with No Door” I find particularly poignant and emotionally resonant.   I also find it to be achingly beautiful in its way. “Refugees” always leaves me feeling a sense of bittersweet nostalgia, and “House With No Door” resonates with feelings of isolation and alienation that I have experienced and continue to struggle with. These are two songs that I commonly link together, when I think of one, I often think of the other.

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House 
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Neither is my big faves, but Refugees.
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Always loved Refugees (the 6:20 version).
Also, I think Out of my Book is a beautiful song.

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House With No Door
 
 
I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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Refugees.
Lying on the hill; crawling over the windowsill into your living room...
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For some reason Refugees always rubbed me up the wrong way. If I'd make a list of VDGG songs, I'd probably rank 90% or more above it. House With No Door on the other hand got me from the very beginning.
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House With No Door
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2020 at 05:15
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

House With No Door on the other hand got me from the very beginning.
 
I liked the lyrics of House With No Door from the very beginning. The music took somewhat longer to appreciate. It is still my least favourite track on the album, but it is facing very stiff competition from tracks such as Lost, Pioneers Over C, The Emperor In His War-Room, and Killer.
 
 
I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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^ and Lost.
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I like both, but prefer Refugees.
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House with no door +1
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Refugees.

Love that song. Gets me every time.
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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