Who Sang An Accidental Man? Marillion

Marillion This Strange Engine cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Helmer, Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery, Peter Trewavas
Release Date: 1997-3
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock/Soft Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 6:13
producer: Marillion
vocal: Steve Hogarth
mixer: Dave Meegan
engineer: Stuart Every
arranger: Marillion
bass: Pete Trewavas
guitar: Steve Rothery
membranophone & percussion: Ian Mosley
keyboard: Mark Kelly
Lyrics
You ask me how I'm feeling
I only wish you knew
How hard it is for me to share
Share that kind of thing with you

It's not that I don't love you
It's just I can't connect
'Cause I was taught from much too young
To shine and not reflect

And if you sense a smoke screen here
A trick of the dry ice
Just try to see there's more to me
Than sour grapes and sugar mice

Just try to understand
I don't say all I can
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man

You ask me if I'm happy
I only wish I knew
'Cause happiness is not a thing
I ever learned to do

It's not that I'm complaining
It's all the same to me
If everything that happens
Happens accidentally

Just try to understand
I don't say all I can
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man

I was taught for every secret
There's a price you have to pay
Yes, I was taught for every secret
There's a price you have to pay
I was taught from much too young
To never give myself away

Just try to understand
I don't say all I can
A stranger to myself, I am
An accidental man
Just try to understand
I don't do all I can
A mystery to burned-out love
An accidental man

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Man of a Thousand Faces
  • 2 One Fine Day
  • 3 80 Days
  • 4 Estonia
  • 5 Memory of Water
  • 6 An Accidental Man
  • 7 Hope for the Future
  • 8 This Strange Engine
  • 9 Beautiful (acoustic)
  • 10 Made Again (acoustic)

  • Release information
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin