Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [Explanation]

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Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) - Track Info

  1. Album version (02:13) [Misplaced Childhood (1985)]
  2. Live (London, England - "Hammersmith Odeon", January 9/10th '86) (02:17) [The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra (1988)]

    Notes: Both versions are joined to Lords Of The Backstage (which comes after). 2) is also joined to the end of Misplaced Childhood Part 1 (Heart Of Lothian).

    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.

Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) - The Lyrics

When the taxis gather in mock Solemnity.
Funeral hearses court the death of virginity,
Was it paradise lost or paradise found?
Did we gain respect or were we holding ground?
You had found true love, or so you believed
And the wideboys tattooed your hearts upon their sleeves.

So when you think it's time to go,
when you think it's time to go,
Don't be surprised, the heroes never show.

And the patter merchants selling false impressions,
Tipping eyes at the waitress with American expressions,
Tie angels to the bar with sweet Martini's and their charms
They're lying on every word and every arm
They're turning down their noses to the best lines
And the cheap wines.

And the wideboys,
They wear their lovebites for their crimes.

So when you think it's time to go,
when you think it's time to go,
Don't be surprised, the heroes never show.



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


Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)

Expresso Bongo is a movie with Cliff Richard as actor.

Mylo
Steve Ross <stever@geopower.com>: Mylo is the nickname of John Mylett, former drummer of the Band Rage from Liverpool, and friend of the band. In the early 80's Rage was managed by Mr.John Arnison and they used to play at the same gigs as Marillion on occasion (they may have even toured Scotland together in 1982 but I can't confirm that). Mylett was killed in car accident in June 1984 while on holiday in Greece. Fish was told of the tragedy while on the Fugazi tour ("I remember Toronto when Mylo went down").


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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000