Just for the Record

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [Explanation]

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Just for the Record - Track Info

  1. Album version (03:10) [Clutching At Straws (1987)]

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

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

Just for the Record - The Lyrics

Many's the time I've been thinking about changing my ways
But when it gets right down to it it's the same drunken haze
I'm serving a sentence to write life's sentences
It's only when I'm out of it I make sense of this

Just for the record I'm gonna put it down, [down]
Just for the record I'm gonna change my life around

Just a revolutionary with a pseudonym
Just a barroom dancer on my final fling
Just another writer paying off my dues
Just finding inspiration well that's my excuse

Just for the record I'm gonna put it down, [down]
Just for the record I'm gonna change my life around
Just another empty gesture with an empty glass
Just another comic actor behind a tragic mask,

But I've got no discipline got no self control
Just a little less painful here when my back's against the wall

It's too late, I found, it's too far, I'm in two minds
Both of them are out of it at the bar

When you say I got a problem that's a certainty
But I can put it all right down to eccentricity
It's just for the record it's just a passing phase
Just for the record I can stop any day

(Marquee Club, London)



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


Just for the Record

Just for the Record (Marquee Club, London)
Debbie Voller: Pete: This is quite different to the stuff before, it's a real contrast. Fish: This is about being in a happy mood and knocking drinks back in the bar and going "I can stop any day, it's noooo problem! I havnee got a drink problem!" and in actual fact you've got a severe drink problem! Pete: But you say you can stop - tomorrow - not today, because you don't need to. Fish: But you never do!


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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000