Who Sang King? Marillion

Marillion Afraid of Sunlight cover art

Some other versions of "King"
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Thomas Rothery, Mark Kelly, Peter Trewavas, Ian Mosely, Steve Hogarth
release date: 1995-6-24
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Pop Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 7:04
producer: Dave Meegan and Marillion
lead vocals: Steve Hogarth
mixer: Dave Meegan
engineer: Dave Meegan
arranger: Dave Meegan and Marillion
bass: Pete Trewavas
guitar: Steve Rothery
membranophone & percussion: Ian Mosley
keyboard: Mark Kelly
How long can you stand
Tightening up
Avoiding the fight
Avoiding the truth
Tighten the smile
Tighten the lie
Will you get what you want
To be cursed with your dreams
I hope for your sake
Something gets in the way

How long can you stand
Living under the lens
The kiss of success
The ensuing, all consuming, mess

Message of love
They arrive everyday
People you touch
Wasting away
People you don't know
Give you no choice

And you're sick to your stomach
At the sound of your voice
And the shape of your face
And the sound of your name
They send you pictures of yourself
It's someone you don't know
And they call you a genius
Cause you're easier to sell
But the fire in your belly
That gave you the songs
Is suddenly gone
And you feel like a fake
Is that what you want?

I hope for your sake
You've got what it takes
You've got what it takes
To be spoilt to death.

CD 1
  • 1 Gazpacho
  • 2 Cannibal Surf Babe
  • 3 Beautiful
  • 4 Afraid of Sunrise
  • 5 Out of This World
  • 6 Afraid of Sunlight
  • 7 Beyond You
  • 8 King

  • Album Information
    label: EMI United Kingdom
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 724383387427
    script: Latin