Who Sang Shimmer? Tom Verlaine

Tom Verlaine The Wonder cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Indie Rock
length: 3:36
Some other versions of "Shimmer"

Lyrics
You have always been so kind to me.
Mere gratitude is not enough.
But if there's anything that I can do or say
To take that pressure off,
You know I'll do it,
Or at least I'll try.
I'm used to living off-the-cuff.

Shimmer!
It's a way of life,
When no other life is true.
Shimmer!
That's the only word,
When no other word will do.
Shimmer!

Nice new features on your automobile;
Maybe I could get a lift uptown?
That's some crazy hat that you've got on today.
You really put my feet back on the ground.
You know talking ain't my speciality,
Forgive me if I'm just going 'round.

Shimmer!
It's a way of life,
When no other life is true.
Shimmer!
That's the only word,
When no other word will do.
Shimmer!
It's a way of life,
When no other life is true.
Shimmer!
That's the only word,
When no other word will do.

You know you have my affections,
And my deepest respect.
I'm sorry, honey, if sometimes I just show
Too much neglect.

Shimmer!
Shimmer!
It's a way of life,
When no other life is true.
Shimmer!
That's the only word,
When no other word will do.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Kaleidescopin’
  • 2 August
  • 3 Ancient Egypt
  • 4 Shimmer
  • 5 Stalingrad
  • 6 Pillow
  • 7 Storm
  • 8 5 Hours From Calais
  • 9 Cooleridge
  • 10 Prayer

  • Release information
    label: Fontana
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 042284242028
    script: Latin