"Marrakesh" as written by and Justin Edward Sullivan....
They found us in the courtyard at our table in the shade
We toasted our last few moments and then the end came
They took us back to the airstrip in that beaten up old car
And we rattled across the African scrubland in silence
Our hands locked together with cold steel cuffs
Sometimes I wish it was still that way
Now a whole world has died since then, so many faithless days
I was born alone and lucky and I'm just used to it that way
My dice still roll in sixes and yours still turn up ones
And I have taken my good fortune and I've run and run
But I always swore I'd come back for you
Is it too late now to come back for you ?

Now beneath this lonely junction on the northbound M6
We spray our words of signature on the concrete bridge
And between the words of wisdom and the slogans of despair
Someone's just gone and written 'I'm sorry' there
Well I always swore I'd come back for you
Is it too late now to come back for you?
You're the only one I'll ever love


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"Marrakesh" as written by Justin Edward Sullivan Justin Sullivan

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    Song MeaningI just discovered this wonderful song and it is so immersive. I cannot stop listening and thinking what the song is about. Does anyone have an idea? I just understand that a couple gets seperated and doesnt meet again after being handcuffed inside a car. I guess they get arrested for something. I'll just quote the parts I don't exactly understand:

    "They found us in the courtyard at our table in the shade
    We toasted our last few moments and then the end came
    They took us back to the airstrip in that beaten up old car
    And we rattled across the African scrubland in silence
    Our hands locked together with cold steel cuffs"

    Why are they in marrakesh? Why do they get arrested?

    "My dice still roll in sixes and yours still turn up ones
    And I have taken my good fortune and I've run and run
    But I always swore I'd come back for you
    Is it too late now to come back for you ?"

    It seems that he is somehow lucky and free now (rollin sixes) and she is not. But why?


    Hopefully somebody else reads my comment since New Model Army does not seem very popular. Hence there are hardly any comments on any of the band's songs...
    Nacaeron February 10, 2011   Link

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