Marillion, written for athersgeo in Yuletide 2014. Unrated.

Twenty-six years after Fish wrote the lyrics for Marillion's fourth album - playing out the fame game in cocaine-spangled nights - alter-ego and album narrator Torch is back where it all began.

 


Punchline
Jay Tryfanstone
December 2013

 

 

 

Old men pissing years away in exiled cigarettes
Home at the end of the bar
Fifty years of football teams and whiskey dreams
Tell me, where do I go from here?
Billboard scores and concert tours, jester’s hats and German whores
A villa in France, my own cocktail bar
Did you love me then? Do you love me now?

Scratched out lyrics sounding bitter melody
Lines on a lawyer’s bills
Divorce crawling in like a ghost of teenage fears
Tell me, where do I go from here?
Back where I started, that’s where you’ll find me,
Back at the end of the bar
Will you love me now? Do you love me now?

A cast down colossus, a nationalistic fantasy
Rank with festered regrets
Still part of the company, still signed to the company star
Tell me, where do we go from here?

Do you love me now?
Do you love me now?