Who Sang Blind Curve: I. Vocal Under a Bloodlight / II. Passing Strangers / III. Mylo / IV. Perimeter Walk / V. Threshold? Marillion

Marillion Misplaced Childhood cover art
Release information
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Symphonic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 9:30
producer: Chris Kimsey
lead vocals: Fish
mixer: Chris Kimsey and Mark Freegard
recording engineer: Thomas Stiehler
guitar: Steve Rothery
keyboard: Mark Kelly
percussion: Ian Mosley
drums (drum set): Ian Mosley
bass guitar: Pete Trewavas
Lyrics
Vocal Under A Bloodlight

Last night you said I was cold, untouchable
A lonely piece of action from another town
I just want to be free, I'm happy to be lonely
Can't you stay away?
Just leave me alone with my thoughts
Just a runaway, just a runaway, I'm saving myself

b) Passing Strangers

Strung out below a necklace of carnival lights
Cold moan, held on the crest of the night
I'm too tired to fight

So now we're passing strangers, at single tables
Still trying to get over, still trying to write love songs for passing strangers
All those passing strangers

And the twinkling lies, all those twinkling lies
Sparkle with the wet ink on the paper

c) Mylo

Oh I remember Toronto when Mylo went down
And we sat and we cried on the phone
I never felt so alone
He was the first of our own
Some of us go down in a blaze of obscurity
Some of us go down in a haze of publicity
The price of infamy, the edge of insanity

Another Holiday Inn, another temporary home
And an interviewer threatened me with a microphone
'Talk to me, won't you tell me your stories.'

So I talked about conscience and I talked about pain
And he looked out the window and it started to rain
I thought maybe I've already gone crazy
So I reached for a bottle and he reached for the door
And I picked up the sleeping pills crushed on the floor
Inviting me to a casual obscenity

IV. Perimeter Walk
It would be incredible if we could
Retrace all the times that we lived here
All the collisions
Wasted, I've never been so wasted
I've never been this far out before

Perimeter walk
There's a presence here
I feel could have been ancient,
I could have been mystical

There's a presence
A child, my child
My childhood, a misplaced childhood
Give it back to me, give it back to me
A childhood, that childhood
Oh please give it back to me.

V. Threshold
I saw a war widow in a launderette
Washing the memories from her husband's clothes
She had medals pinned to a threadbare greatcoat
A lump in her throat with cemetery eyes

I see convoys curb crawling West German Autobahns
Trying to pick up a war
They're going to even the score
Oh... I can't take any more
I see black flags on factories
Soup ladles poised on the lips of the poor
I see children with vacant stares, destined for rape in the alleyways
Does anybody care, I can't take any more!
Should we say goodbye?

I see priests, politicians?
Heroes in black plastic body-bags under nations' flags
I see children pleading with outstretched hands
Drenched in napalm, this is no Vietnam

I can't take any more, should we say goodbye
How can we justify?
They call us civilised!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Pseudo Silk Kimono
  • 2 Kayleigh
  • 3 Lavender
  • 4 Bitter Suite: I. Brief Encounter / II. Lost Weekend / III. Blue Angel
  • 5 Heart of Lothian: I. Wide Boy / II. Curtain Call
  • 6 Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)
  • 7 Lords of the Backstage
  • 8 Blind Curve: I. Vocal Under a Bloodlight / II. Passing Strangers / III. Mylo / IV. Perimeter Walk / V. Threshold
  • 9 Childhoods End?
  • 10 White Feather

  • Release information
    label: EMI
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 077774616027
    script: Latin