Saw you walking on your velvet lawn Is it lonely on the moon? You took a dive and swallowed all you could Did you drink too much too soon? Nothing left for you to fight about And no one wants to see you try The nearest neighbours are a mile away Does the ocean hear you cry?
Punching at the sky They say the King is losin´ his grip again They said you´re bullet proof, they said you feel no pain It seems the hero is misunderstood again
Is it love or is it surgery Makes her seem so ill at ease As she´s begging you to please calm down In her silk Armani on her knees
Did you carry out those threats I heard Or were you only playing macho? And the stains on her Versace scarf Were they really just Gazpacho?
They say the King is watching his back again They say the King is losing his grip again Raging like a bull to an empty ring D´you think they will forgive a hero anything?
Now the ring is just a band of gold And your wife needs police protection While you´re sparring with the journalists You´re trying to win back her affection Is this what it means to be a man Boxing up all your emotion So now she´s gone and you´re alone at last You can tell it to the ocean
They say the King is losing his grip again They say the King is countin´ his numbered days You never lost a fight in your whole life You never had no trouble sleepin´ through the night The bottle and the doctor get you through the day The boys who run the house´ll make it all okay You think they will forgive a hero anything Maybe Hollywood But maybe then again
Now the ring is just a band of gold Drive the road
Writer/s: IAN MOSELY, JOHN HELMER, MARK KELLY, PETER TREWAVAS, STEVE HOGARTH, STEVEN THOMAS ROTHERY
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Alan from Doulting, United KingdomA lovely accoustic version of this song can be found on the album Unplugged at the Walls. Well worth a listen.
Ryan from Minneapolis, MnWhile it's true that there are some O.J. references here, particularly in the closing sound effects. The song (whose lyrics are primarily by Marillion colaborator John Helmer) is inspired more by the life of Boxer Jake LaMotta and the film 'Raging Bull' (1980). The entire _Afraid of Sunlight_ album is an examination of stardom and fame and all the good and the bad that comes with them.
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.