Lords of the Backstage

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [Explanation]

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Lords of the Backstage - Track Info

  1. Album version (01:53) [Misplaced Childhood (1985)]
  2. Live (London, England - "Hammersmith Odeon", January 9/10th '86) (02:05) [The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra (1988)]

    Notes: This song is joined to Waterhole (which comes before) and Blind Curve (which comes after). Live version follows studio version. In 2) the CD track also includes parts i, ii and iii of Blind Curve (Vocal Under A Bloodlight, Passing Strangers and Mylo), but we consider them as a part of Blind Curve, so songs lenght are calculated in accordance with this decision.

    Lyrics by Derek William Dick (Fish)
    Performed Live for the first Time: August 17th 1985

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

Lords of the Backstage - The Lyrics

A love song with no validity.
Pretend you never meant that much to me.
Numb, a Valium child, bored by meaningless collisions.
A lonely stretch of headlight, diamonds trapped in black ice.
A mirror cracked among the white lines.

I just wanted you to be the first one.
I just wanted you to be the first one.
Ashes are burning, burning.
Ashes are burning, burning.

A lifestyle with no simplicities.
But I'm not asking for your sympathy
Talk, we never could talk, distanced by all that was between us.
A lord of the backstage, a creature of language,
I'm so far out and I'm too far in.

I just wanted you to be the first one.
I just wanted you to be the first one.
Bridges are burning, burning.
Bridges are burning, burning.
Now, now, now, now



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


Lords of the Backstage

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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000