Marquee Moon

Because it’s time for songs when we can’t actually blog. Ray made mention of this the other day, which made me realize I only owned in on vinyl, which made me go order the 2003 remastered version. I remember how the darkness doubled I recall lightning struck itself. I was listenin listenin’ to the rain […]

Because it’s time for songs when we can’t actually blog.

Ray made mention of this the other day, which made me realize I only owned in on vinyl, which made me go order the 2003 remastered version.

I remember
how the darkness doubled
I recall
lightning struck itself.
I was listenin
listenin’ to the rain
I was hearin’
hearin’ something else.

Life in the hive puckered up my night,
the kiss of death, the embrace of life
there I stand neath the Marquee Moon, just
waiting…
Hesitating..
I ain’t waiting

I spoke to a man
down at the tracks.
And I asked him
how he don’t go mad.
He said: “Look here, junior, don’t you be so happy.
And for Heaven’s sake, don’t you be so sad.”

Life in the hive puckered up my night
the kiss of death, the embrace of life
there I stand neath the Marquee Moon, just waiting…
Hesitating..
I ain’t waiting

Well, a Cadillac
it pulled out of the graveyard,
Pulled up to me,
oh they said get in.
Then the Cadillac
it puttered back into that graveyard
Me, I got out again.

Life in the hive puckered up my night
the kiss of death, the embrace of life
there I stand neath the Marquee Moon, just waiting…
Hesitating..
I ain’t waiting – Uh-uh!

Television, Marquee Moon
(I’m not completely sure these lyrics are right, I found about three diff. versions but this is closest to the ones in the CD)

Listen here. It’s 10:47, but listen to the whole fuckin’ thing, the guitar solo is brilliant. I’d forgotten how great this album is.

2 thoughts on “Marquee Moon”

  1. Interesting lyrics. They make you think of many things. Past and present. You’re right the song is really long, but worth listening to, I like the end of it a lot, and I almost missed that. Take Care.

  2. Every few years I get that album out again and get obsessed with it for weeks.


    He said: “Look here, junior, don’t you be so happy.
    And for Heaven’s sake, don’t you be so sad.”

    This is going to be the opening quote to a blog post one of these days, I’m just waiting for the right one.

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