Who Sang Warm Wet Circles? Marillion

Marillion Clutching at Straws cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Derek William Dick, Ian Mosley, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, Steve Rothery
release date: 1987-6-12
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 4:26
producer: Chris Kimsey
lead vocals: Fish
mixer: David Jacob
recording engineer: Nick Davis
guitar family: Steve Rothery
bass: Pete Trewavas
background vocals: Tessa Niles
membranophone & percussion: Ian Mosley
keyboard: Mark Kelly
assistant mixer: Avril Macintosh
assistant recording engineer: Richard Sullivan
On promenades where drunks propose to lonely arcade mannequins
Where ceremonies pause at the jeweller's shop display
Feigning casual silence in strained romantic interludes
'Til they commit themselves to the muted journey home
And the pool player rests on another cue
Last nights hero picking up his dues

A honeymoon gambled on a ricochet
She's staring at the brochures at the holidays
Chalking up a name in your hometown
Standing all your mates to another round
Laughing at the world 'til the barman wipes away the warm wet circles
The warm wet circles

I saw teenage girls like gaudy moths
A classroom's shabby butterflies
Flirt in the glow of stranded telephone boxes
Planning white lace weddings from smeared hearts and token proclamations
Rolled from stolen lipsticks across the razored webs of glass

Sharing cigarettes with experience with her giggling jealous confidantes
She faithfully traces his name with quick bitten fingernails
Through the tears of condensation that'll cry through the night
As the glancing headlights of the last bus kiss adolescence goodbye
In a warm wet circle

Like a mothers kiss on your first broken heart, a warm wet circle
Like a bullet hole in Central Park, a warm wet circle
And I'll always surrender to the warm wet circles

She nervously undressed in the dancing beams of the Fidra lighthouse
Giving it all away before it's too late
She'll let a lovers tongue move in a warm wet circle
Giving it all away and showing no shame
She'll take a mother's kiss on her first broken heart a warm wet circle
She'll realise that she played her part in a warm wet circle

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