Album: Afraid Of Sunlight (1995)
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  • 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
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 2

  • 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.
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