"Marian" as written by Andrew Eldritch and Wayne Hussey....
In a sea of faces, in a sea of doubt
In this cruel place your voice above the maelstrom
In the wake of this ship of fools I'm falling further down
If you can see me, Marian, reach out and take me home

I hear you calling Marian
Across the water, across the wave
I hear you calling Marian
Can you hear me calling you to
Save me, save me, save me from the
Marian, there's a weight above me
And the pressure is all too strong
To breathe deep
Breathe long and hard
To take the water down and go to sleep
To sink still further
Beneath the fatal wave
Marian I think I'm drowning
This sea is killing me
Was ich kann und was ich konnte
Weiss ich gar nicht mehr
Gib mir wieder etwas schones
Zieh mich aus dem meer
Ich whore dich rufen Marian
Kannst do mich schreien horen
Ich bin hier allien
Ich whore dich rufen Marian
Ohne diene hilfe verliere ich mich in diessem ort
Alternative version
Was ich kann und was ich koennte
Weiss ich gar nicht mehr
Gib mir wieder etwas schoenes
Zieh mich aus dem Meer
Ich hoer dich rufen, Marian
Kannst do mich schreien hoeren
Ich bin hier allein
Ich hoer dich rufen, Marian
Ohne deine Hilfe verliere ich mich in diesem Ort
[repeat Marian til end]

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"Marian [Version]" as written by Wayne Hussey Andrew Eldritch

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  • +1
    General CommentThe first verse seems like it could refer to some of Eldritch's many problems at the time, including tension between band members ("ship of fools"?) and general disdain for many elements of their audience - "sea of faces"?
    The Knaveon May 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe part in german goes saying:
    what i can do and what i could do, I dont know anymore
    give me something beautiful again, pull me from the sea
    i hear you calling, Marian, you can hear me crying,
    i am here alone...
    I hear you calling, Marian, without your help i’m losing myslef in this place

    I always believed the song is about someone who is desperate and full of trouble, and without exit, and is calling out to his last good beacon, Marian... the only person he can relate to in the troubled times, someone who probably represents something pure for him and that is what he needs to be safe. It's how i've always looked at it.
    TigerlilyGirlon July 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's drowning under the pressures of the world, and reaching out to Marian for comfort. I think a lot of people can relate to this. Music-wise, this is one of the most depressive songs I've ever heard. I love it.
    Evil Edon January 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song creates such a dark and depressing atmosphere, matching the lyrics so well.

    I have no clue what it's really about, but judging by the mood of the song, it sounds like it's about a man on the verge of suicide. He's searching for someone to pull him out of a deep depression, I'm not sure if he actually knows Marian, or he's just calling out to someone in general.
    Muzzyon February 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the most beloved and most important som's song.
    his voice, his meanings, his melody...............
    dakreeon April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe he is singing about depression and he fears that he will commit a suicide if he is not helped by this Marian.
    Infion March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA: Peter Murphy\'s songs mostly have a hidden meaning, often a sartirical one.
    B: Even were this to be taken at surface value, the \'narrator\' talks about drowning, not suicide.
    C: Not every *damned* goth song is about freaks or suicide or self harm.
    Narcissa-Maeon April 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentD: Peter Murphy had nothing to do with the Sisters...
    Nexus7on April 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamnit, damn you Andrew Eldritch.

    Well I feel like a complete and utter idiot.

    That's what you get for not having sleep, listening to lots of music, then going on a mini-rant.

    My point still stands though, just switch the names.

    Personally I think this song is about mangoes and teacloths, and the joys of both.
    Narcissa-Maeon April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently written for a German girl Eldritch was into, one who didn't necessarily speak English that well - hence the German part of the lyrics. Other members of the band were quoted as saying things became rather awkward when another woman that he was seeing understood the English part of the song all too well.
    The Knaveon May 17, 2005   Link

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