Who Sang Decadence? The Church

The Church A Box of Birds cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999-8-24
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock
length: 9:15
Some other versions of "Decadence"

Watch her out there on display
Dancing in her sleepy way
And all her visions start to play
The icicles of our decay, Marlene

Drink it to Marlene
Fading flowers in her hair
She's suffering from wear and tear
She lies in waterfalls of dreams

And doesn't question what it means, Marlene
We drink it to Marlene
And all along the desert shore
She wanders further evermore

The only thing that's left to try
She says to live I have to die, Marlene
We drink it to Marlene

We drink it to Marlene
She whispers sadly, "Well I might"
And holds herself so very tight
Then jumping from an unknown height

She merges with the liquid night, Marlene
We drink it to Marlene
Her lovers wrap her mist in furs

And tell her what she has is hers
But when they take her by the hand
She slips back in the desert sand
Our Marlene

We drink it to Marlene
But what she leaves is made of glass
And lovers worship as they pass
And each one says, "Well, now she's mine"

But all drink solitary wine
Fare thee well
Fare thee well

CD 1
  • 1 The Faith Healer
  • 2 It's All Too Much
  • 3 Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • 4 The Porpoise Song
  • 5 Decadence
  • 6 The Endless Sea
  • 7 Friction
  • 8 All the Young Dudes
  • 9 Silver Machine
  • 10 Cortez the Killer

  • Release information
    label: Thirsty Ear
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 700435707320
    script: Latin