I remember
Ooh, how the darkness doubled
I recall
Lightning struck itself

I was listening
Listening to the rain
I was hearing
Hearing something else

Life in the hive puckered up my nights
A kiss of death, the embrace of life
Ooh, there I stand 'neath the Marquee Moon
Just waiting

I spoke to a man down at the tracks
And I ask 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
Ooh, there I stand 'neath the Marquee Moon
Hesitating

Well, the Cadillac
It pulled out of the graveyard
Pulled up to me
All they said, "Get in, get in"
Then the Cadillac
It puttered back into the graveyard
Me, I got out again

Life in the hive puckered up my night
A kiss of death, the embrace of life
Over there I stand 'neath the Marquee Moon
But I ain't waiting, uh-uh

I remember
How the darkness doubled
I recall
Lightning struck itself

I was listening
Listening to the rain
I was hearing
Hearing something else


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Marquee Moon Lyrics as written by Tom Verlaine

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    General CommentTelevison are possibly one of the greatest overlooked bands from the 70s...They were called the "Grateful Dead of punk bands" because of their long 10 minute jam stlye songs, but these guys were no hippies.. The bass line in this song is incredible, and the guitar parts (both Verlaine and Lloyd) are layered beautifully. This band knew how to lay out a song correctly without it sounding like it is going on too long. An absolute masterpiece!
    bazmegon August 01, 2005   Link

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