Marillion Ocean Cloud

He’s seen too much of life

And there’s no going back

The loneliness calls him

And the edge which must be sharpened

He’s losing it. And he knows.

But there’s a fighter in his mind and his body’s tough

The years have been unkind but kind enough

The smell of the earth

It’s his favourite smell

But he’s somehow compelled to the stinging salt hell

To the place where he hurts and he’s scared

And there’s no one to tell

And no one who doesn’t listen

“You can take all the boys and the girls in the world

And I’ll trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud

I’ve seen too much of life

So the sea is my wife and a sweet Ocean Cloud is a mistress I’m allowed

for now.”

“You can take all the boys and the girls in the world

I wouldn’t trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud

I’ve seen too much of life

So the sea is my wife and a sweet ocean cloud is a mistress I’m allowed

for now.”

“Only me and the sea

We will do as we please.”

He remembers the day he was marched to the front

By the physical knuckle head teacher of games

“Look lads” he declared, “This boy’s a cream puff

No guts and no muscles

No spine and no stuffing”

The whole schoolroom sniggered

And silently thanked God it wasn’t them..

But time is revenge. All the bullies grow weak

And must live with faithless women who despise them

I’ll be in Barbados in a couple of weeks

With a rum on the table and yarns by the yard

A story to tell and a story to save

..unless she changes her mind

I’ll trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud

I’ve seen to much of life so the sea is my wife

And the sweet ocean clouds will look down on my boat tonight

The wind changed

I felt it run beneath my ear

Like silk drawn across my neck

A dream of your legs

Defying gravity in love

The medium wave

Brought signals here from far away

Your tender voice riding on the sea spray

Something in the air

For those who know the signs

Something in the air

A storm..

When I was alive

When I was alive

Don’t wanna remember

When I was alive

Watch me watch me

Paint this picture

Stretchin Hurtin Cursin

Watch me

Takin it Takin it Takin it Takin it….

Watch me. Watch me. God above..

Between two planets

In between the points of light

Between two distant shorelines

Here am I

Between two planets

In the black daylight of space

Between two heavenly bodies

The invisible man.

Ripping out the radio

I want to be alone

“You can take all the boys and the girls in the world

I wouldn’t trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud

I’ve seen too much of life

So the sea is my wife and a sweet Ocean Cloud is a mistress I’m allowed

I’ve seen too much of life

So the sea is my wife

And the sweet ocean clouds will look down on my bones tonight..