Who Sang Torch Song? Marillion

Marillion Clutching at Straws cover art

Some other versions of "Torch Song"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Todd Rundgren
release date: 1987-6-12
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 4:06
producer: Chris Kimsey
lead vocals: Fish
mixer: David Jacob
recording engineer: Nick Davis
guitar family: Steve Rothery
bass: Pete Trewavas
membranophone & percussion: Ian Mosley
keyboard: Mark Kelly
spoken vocals: John Cavanagh
assistant mixer: Avril Macintosh
assistant recording engineer: Richard Sullivan
Read some Kerouac and it put me on the tracks to burn a little brighter now
Something about roman candles fizzing out, shine a little light on me now
Found a strange fascination with a liquid fixation, alcohol can thrill me now
It's getting late in the game to show any pride or shame
I just burn a little brighter now, burn a little brighter now

Doctor says my liver looks like leaving with my lover, need another time-out now
Like any sort of hero turning down to zero still standing out in any crowd

Pulling seventeen with experience and dreams, sweating out a happy hour
Where you're hiding 29 you know it ain't a crime
To burn a little brighter now, burn a little brighter now

Dr. Finlay: "And my advice is if you maintain this lifestyle
you won't reach 30"

Torch: "Christ - it's a romantic way to go really, it's part
of the heritage, it's your round i'n'it?"

We burn a little brighter now

Read some Kerouac and it put me on the tracks to burn a little brighter now
It was something about roman candles fizzing out, shine a little light on me now
Found a strange fascination with a liquid fixation, alcohol thrill me now
Getting late in the game to show any pride or shame
Burn a little brighter now, we burn a little brighter now
We burn a little brighter now

Tracklist
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