Going Under

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [Explanation]

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Going Under - Track Info

  1. Album version (02:47) [CD, MC Clutching At Straws (1987)]
  2. Single version (02:47) [7", 12", SCD Incommunicado (1987)]

    Notes: 1) lacks the guitar solo in the central instrumental section.

    Lyrics by Derek William Dick (Fish)
    Performed Live for the first Time: Never

    Published by Marillion Music, Charisma Music Publishing Co. Ltd., Chappell Music Ltd.

Going Under - The Lyrics

Is it wrong to talk to myself even when there's nobody else
I'm just checking out that I'm not gone under the water
Thrown on the beach like a seal ready for slaughter
Can't you understand that the way things were planned
it never worked out so I just went crazy
I took to the drink, like something says its "maybe"

I ain't got no excuse and that's really the news
Got nothing else to say, that it's my way, it's always my way
I seem to be running away so often
I'll try anything once and that's the way we should be
but it's always the same getting caught up again in a habit,
a habit I just can't shake off
the way it always turned out
can you understand it's the way I choose to be
everything seems so easy this way but I'm going under fast,
Slipping away, am I so crazy

(Albert St., Aylesbury)


EXPLANATION OF SONG ELEMENTS
Copyright 1997 Fraser Marshall, Matthew Anderson & Bert ter Steege.


Going Under


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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000