There was a boy who came into this world at the hands of a holy woman in a holy place He wore a red coat and walked a bulldog-saw them reflected in the mirror of the lakes Lived in the shadow of the mountains with the smells of disinfectant, dusty old leather and the polished wood of his bed No more than a baby feeding swans on the river holding the hands of his mother, and the wax paperbag of yesterdays bread
And his father on the other side of the world On the ships railings and some far away tide With the silent dry tear of home thoughts from abroad in his far away eyes In his far away eyes
The smell of the wax on the wooden floor Mixture of polish and soap No children to fear or to play with Rows of empty hooks for the coats An upright piano and the boys in the choir Still remind him of just before he was born Remind him of just before he was breathing Strange misty visions of God
Turn the cities into families Into villages of souls Hovering in the air while they’re sleeping With their houses invisible Running as fast as I could run Send to me the ghosts of Christmas Whispering: "You’re the only one"
And ever since I was a boy I never felt that I belonged Like everything they did to me Was an experiment to see How I would cope with the illusion In which direction would I jump Would I do it all the same As the actors in the game Or would I spit it back at them And not get caught up in their rules And live according to my own And not be used, and not be used To find the fundamental truths It was going to take some time Thirty five summers down the line The wisdom of each passing year Seems to serve only to confuse Seems to serve only to confuse
Daddy came out the navy and took us away to his dirty gray home town And he worked down on a coal mine for National Service so that he could be around There was a magical purple in the chrome of the exhaust of his triumph motor bike And a warmth of oil and metal and the thrill of the hard corner holding tight From the horizon Came home from the navy to the mine From the horizon To buried alive Took his dream underground Buried his treasure in his far away eyes
And one day as the boy lay sleeping in the sunshine of a half remembered afternoon A cloud of bees with no particular aim, and no brain Found the boy, decided that his time had come Came down out of the sky Stung him in the face Again and again Blue pain Screaming like baptism Intraveinous, Jesus Like being chosen Something with no brain Blue pain from something with no brain I can’t explain It’s happening again
Oh mummy, daddy, will you sit a while with me Oh mummy, daddy, will you jog my memory Tell me tall tales of Montego Bay, Table mountain, Flying fish, Banana spiders, Pots of paint And the sun on the equator Setting like an ember thrown to deep water From crimson to black But coming back Tomorrow on the horizon
The blue pain Fades to a point where it doesn’t fade It stayed Blue Stirred his red coat heart to this strange engine This love
This love This inconvenient, blind, blood-diamond This puzzle This love This blind Blood-diamond This puzzle I don’t understand That knows no faith And tries and fails And tries again Stares at the sea The night’s dark deep For one last time And bleeds And bleeds And dies for you And lies And is to blame And is ashamed And is not the same This truth This truth This truth This truth And lies And is to blame And is ashamed And is true
para mi todos los trabajos de marillion con fish son tremendos porque cada uno tiene un anbiente muy particular claro como toda gran banda de rock sinfonico sienpre manteniendo su esencia pero para mi la obra maestra de marillion es CLUTCHING AT STRAWS es lo mejor bueno cuidense mucho todos y cuidemos nuestro planeta
Sin duda para mi con Fish, es otra cosa, la verdad q con Hogart poco y nada
Marillion es una banda que reune la musica rock,neo clasica,pop,lo cual la hace bastante progresiva,respetando siempre las partes instrumentales,una gran banda,en especial los tres primeros discos.
Son simplemente fantasticos, los dos vocalistas no sabria a quien escoger como mejor ambos tienen su estilo
en fin la banda es genial
tremenda banda , los escucho desde que tenia 10 años , tube la suerte de ver a fish y marillion cuando tocaron en chile . de la primera
etapa me gusta el disco clutching straws , disco redondo y con steve horgath me gusta el disco brave. las dos etapas tienen su encanto.yo
soy fanatico de ambas . he crecido escuchando a marillion y el disco marbles me sorprendio por lo hermoso de sus melodias. saludos a los fanaticos de esta gran banda.