Who Sang That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)? Marillion

Marillion Clutching at Straws cover art
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: S. Hogarth, Steven Thomas Rothery, Mark Colbert Kelly, Peter John Trewavas, Ian Francesko Mosley
release date: 1987-6-12
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 6:01
producer: Chris Kimsey
lead vocals: Fish
mixer: David Jacob
recording engineer: Nick Davis
guitar family: Steve Rothery
bass: Pete Trewavas
percussion & membranophone: Ian Mosley
keyboard: Mark Kelly
assistant mixer: Avril Macintosh
assistant recording engineer: Richard Sullivan
At that time of the night
When streetlights throw crosses through window frames
Paranoia roams where the shadows reign
Oh, at that time of the night
At that time of the night
Your senses tangled in some new perfume
Criticism triggers of a loaded room
Oh, at that time of the night

So if you ask me
How do I fell inside
I could honestly tell you
We've been taken on a very long ride
And if my owners let me
Have some free time some day
With all good intention
I would probably run away
Clutching the short straw

At that time of the night
When questions rally in an open mind
Summon all your answers with an ice cube chime
At that time of the night
At that time of the night
Pretend you're off the hook with the telephone
Your confidence wounded in a free fire zone
Oh, at that time of the night

So if you ask me
Where do I go from here
My next destination
Even isn't really that clear
So if you join me
And get on your knees and prey
I'll show you salvation
We'll take the alternative way
Clutching the short straw

If I had enough money
I'd buy a round for that boy over-there
A companion in my madness in the mirror
The one with the silvery hair
And if some kind soul
Could please pick up my tab
And while they're at it
If they could pick up my broken heart

Warm wet circles

CD 1
  • 1 Hotel Hobbies
  • 2 Warm Wet Circles
  • 3 That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)
  • 4 Going Under
  • 5 Just for the Record
  • 6 White Russian
  • 7 Incommunicado
  • 8 Torch Song
  • 9 Slàinte Mhath
  • 10 Sugar Mice
  • 11 The Last Straw / Happy Ending

  • Album Information
    label: EMI
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 077774686624
    script: Latin