Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight Lyrics




Drive the road to your surrender
Time comes around... out of my hands
Small boats on the beach at the dead of night
Come and go before first light
Leave me running in the wheel
King of the world
How do you feel?
What is there to feel?

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight?
Tell me girl why you and me
Scared of sunlight?

Been in pain for so long
I can't even say what hurts anymore
I will leave you alone
I will deny
I will leave you to bleed
I will leave you with your life

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight?
Tell me girl why you and me
Scared of sunlight?

All your spirit rack abuses
Come to haunt you back by day
All your Byzantine excuses
Given time, given you away

Don't be surprised when daylight comes
To find that memory prick your thumbs
You'll tell them where we run to hide
I'm already dead
It's a matter of time

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight
How do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight

Day-Glo Jesus on the dash
Chalk marks on the road ahead
Friendly fire in hostile waters
Keep the faith
Don't lose your head

So how do we now come to be?





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Marillion Afraid Of Sunlight Comments
  1. ResidentOfArkham

    The Greatest Post Fish Track from Possibly their best album full stop. What a wonderful band Marillion are with Fish or Steve, just mesmerising & this track is a fine fine example. How did they not become megastars with tracks like this & Beautiful?

  2. Kate Murphy

    The original recording of these discs is much better than the remastered one; all those wonderful noises are gone. I guess that I will have to find a used copy since mine was stolen. I will have to get my paws on my Amazon order history for the purpose of figuring out exactly what was stolen.

  3. Angela Robins

    Saw the guys last night on the afraid of sunlight tour. Awesome doesn't begin to sum them up.
    Thank you Marillion.....for one of the most memorable nights of my life 🥰

    Carol Epton

    I saw them last night in glasgow ...loved

  4. Kate Murphy

    How on Earth could forty people dislike this song?

  5. Kate Murphy

    Still the best band in the world.

  6. Bruno Flávio Pereira Soares

    Marillion, um ícone do rock progressivo. Maravilhoso!

  7. MeloLand

    Fantastic song...

  8. Mark Hoadley

    Never get tired of listening to this song

  9. Leopoldo Antonio Zúñiga Duarte

    5:39............Marillion.....

  10. Dayane Leite

    Música muito bonita

  11. Der Zupfer

    I saw the guys two days ago in Stuttgart. Brilliant! Such beautiful and inspiring music in front of a crowd of nearly 2.000 People. So many memories, so many emotions. But you know what? I was there, when this song came out, when they toured with Afraid Of Sunlight, and when it was oh so hip to hate them, to stubbornly and stupidly rave about whether Steve Hogarth was valid replacement for Fish and all this shit (I can't believe, some people still go on about this subject). Music magazines mocked and despised them. German MusikExpress rated the album 2 out of 6 stars. Only to three years later refer to it as a kind of classic when then bashing Radiation. Fans and critics likewise loathed Cannibal Surf Babe (why not, it's not my favourite either) but apparently overlooked the majesty and beauty of Out Of This World or the title track of the Album - the one you've come to listen to here :-).
    I was there in the mid 90's - and I loved it! Every second of it! I was soaring! There was a fantastic band with an equally fantastic album, great pieces of music, standout tracks throughout their concert history ever since. A crowd - well, call it a crowd! - a group of perhaps 150 max. people where there with me, who'd kept the faith and had open ears and hearts and minds. And although that night quite some things went wrong (for example Rothery's guitar quit during the final chords to Hooks In You), I'd witnessed an amazing concert, musically, artistically and atmospherically.
    Afraid Of Sunlight has been a favourite of mine since its release. It truly has a magic spark to it. Timeless beauty, I think.
    It's great to still see the guys around, getting some well-deserved recognition after many years of ongoing re-invention. And while their last few albums didn't reach me as deeply as some others in the past did (namely Marbles), they're still working on themselves, developing, trying out new ideas. Which is what an artist should do. Long may they go on! Bravo Marillion.

  12. mightywings76

    perfect combination of melody, harmony and rhythm. So, this is music!

  13. deanzool66

    Just love this track....soft and powerful.....spine tinglingly good

  14. Robert Frankowski

    It doesn't matter Fish or Steve. They are great and Marillion is a great band.

    Kate Murphy

    Robert Frankowski You are absolutely correct.

    Kate Murphy

    Robert Frankowski You are correct about that.

    Małgorzata Zapert

    Absolutna zgoda ;) Każdy z nich to zupełnie inna osobowość i obaj są znakomici.

  15. Fred Geer

    So how did we all come to be afraid of Sunlight.

  16. Manuel Lopez Tagua

    Dignifican el progresivo...

  17. Manuel Lopez Tagua

    Siempre fieles a su estilo...

  18. Rémy Macca

    Love it... I hear some Radiohead in this:)

  19. Myriam Melly

    Another Wonder of Steve Hogarth !!!! Another Great Gem !!! mm

  20. Manuel Lopez Tagua

    Absolutamente maravillosa...

  21. Matt Goulet

    Honestly, my favorite album of the 1990s. Period.

    toby buckwyler

    Mine too. I played it non-stop.

  22. Plinio Araujo

    Wonderful

  23. Alan Rowland

    Just listened and remember Hogarth singing this at Richmond North Yorkshire Fest years ago, I was well oiled but God he sang the absolute shit out of this song, a friend nearby could not believe her ears! Fish is a better lyricist by miles but Steve wipes the floor with Fish in singing ability and I'm sure Fish would agree? no disrespect to the great man! The emotion in that voice is frightening ! People think Adele has emotion she clearly has not one ounce, Steve is fucking drowning in the stuff!

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    LYRICS:

    Drive the road to your surrender
    Time comes around... out of my hands
    Small boats on the beach at the dead of night
    Come and go before first light
    Leave me running in the wheel
    King of the world
    How do you feel?
    What is there to feel?

    So how do we now come to be
    Afraid of sunlight?
    Tell me girl why you and me
    Scared of sunlight?

    Been in pain for so long
    I can't even say what hurts anymore
    I will leave you alone
    I will deny
    I will leave you to bleed
    I will leave you with your life

    So how do we now come to be
    Afraid of sunlight?
    Tell me girl why you and me
    Scared of sunlight?

    All your spirit rack abuses
    Come to haunt you back by day
    All your Byzantine excuses
    Given time, given you away

    Don't be surprised when daylight comes
    To find that memory prick your thumbs
    You'll tell them where we run to hide
    I'm already dead
    It's a matter of time

    So how do we now come to be
    Afraid of sunlight
    How do we now come to be
    Afraid of sunlight

    Day-Glo Jesus on the dash
    Chalk marks on the road ahead
    Friendly fire in hostile waters
    Keep the faith
    Don't lose your head

    So how do we now come to be?

  25. John RAMBO

    Since the departure of Fish and the arriving of Steve Hogarth, their music has got more powerfull, great tone and the lyrics are great too. I do like the Fish era and all the albums they made but Marillion speaks more to me since over 25 years...

    Magnibus

    Some oldies claim fish over hograth... Its just a controlled behaviour.

    Incase if hograth had started his own band and sang his songs.... Even those critics wouldve liked it.

  26. wineandwater

    I saw Marillion yesterday in London, it was one of the most wonderful experiences!

  27. Edmundo Sanchez

    The Band of Bands !!

  28. Puny Poppy

    I've read so many Hogarth ranting posts in my life it's sickening. He's fucking awesome singer and i'm glad i've had pleasure to enjoy it for decades now.

  29. Edmundo Sanchez

    Marillion by far is one of the best bands of all times ...if not the best of all their music and words are just pure poetry in motion ....a total ear-gasm !

  30. Myriam Melly

    Encore une interprétation magnifique de Steve Hogarth ! J'adore et sa voix et sa façon si sensible d'interpréter les textes de Marillion. Il donne l'envie d'aimer, tellement ses interprétations sont sensuelles. Pour moi, c'est le meilleur chanteur qui existe en ce moment. Je l'adore...

    Myriam Melly

    Je dois dire encore que je me réjouis comme une gamine (et j'ai 57 ans !) d'approcher ce groupe de près le 28 juillet en Suisse ! Autant la musique plus que superbe que les paroles plus qu'intéressantes et tellement vraies, que la voix de Steve Hogarth, une vraie merveille, ravissent mes oreilles autant que mon âme. Merci MARILLION, des milliers de fois MERCI...

  31. Kateřina Haskajová

    Za mě další NÁDHERNÁ skladba,kterou si nedovedu představit podanou nikým jiným než Hogarthem.Marillion hrají skvěle,k tomu hlas a emocionální vyjáření Steva.....k tomu není co dodat.Marillion pokaždé jiný,pokaždé přkvapuijící a POKAŽDÉ OJEDINĚLÝ---

  32. marli alves

    Como faz-me bem ouvir Marllion.

  33. Rose B

    One of my favourite of all Marillion songs. Steve Hogarth's voice is amazing.

  34. Scotchgod

    warm and tender feelings.
    this song is love pure 💓

  35. Malko 68

    Univers vraiment à part...Voyage hors de la réalité garanti.Une connection sur Marillion et je m'envole.

  36. Barry Teale

    H is the best.Marillion have become one of the best,if not the best...prog rock band...ever!!!

    FEARcomes out 23rd SEP

  37. Shafiq r Rehman

    after hearing this song i bought all hogarth marillion albums

    Scotchgod

    goosebumps pure! sending shivers down my spine!

    Shafiq r Rehman

    Springbankfan 18 very true.first time i listened to this it totaly blew me away and made me buy all hogarth marillion albums

    Shadowplay415

    You are a boss

    Magnibus

    Yeah a pink floyd kinda attraction to this music project...called Marillion !

  38. Caedrus

    I think that lyrics have deeper meaning.

    Rhys darby

    What do the lyrics mean?

    Cecil Ingram

    Anything that you want them to mean it could be about something that you are going through in your life or someone that you know or care about it is really up to you what they meant

  39. Penny Lillie

    My happiest memories...always Stevie..High Wycombe?? maybe..definately a uni in wales..when we Escaped from RAF Northolt!! lolol..We stayed in Mumbles!! too hilarious. But we went somewhere in Bucks as well. P xx

  40. Katarzyna Włodarczyk

    Mistrzostwo Świata !!!

  41. aDotFromTheFuture

    Seriously can't understand why some people hate Hogarth so much... In my opinion, he's a lot better singer than Fish. Not that Fish wasn't great as well, but Hogarth's just much more versatile in his singing.

    STAunch ambiTION

    I'm also older and glad to hear you do not fall into this common trap! Here is one of my favorite quotes.
    “I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
    1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
    2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
    3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.” Douglas Adams

    John James

    I agree with you. it says a lot when Fish was actually the 2nd singer and only lasted 6-7 years whilst Hogarth is still in the band after nearly 30 years its like the Fish preferers are stuck in a timezone. I feel like Fish Marillion and Hogarth Marillion are like 2 different bands. Besides which Marillion aren't the only band who have had to change lead singers in their career.

    T Kousek

    agree with you. I think some of the "prog snobs" blame Hogarth for Marillion "not being as progressive" as they were with Fish :-) I'm a die hard prog junkie but I like the Hogarth stuff quite a bit.

    Judy Hopps

    I think I'll prefer Fish's lyrical genius. The man's a poet. But yeah, Hogarth hits those wonderful notes.

  42. Koen Maurits

    Beautiful song <3

  43. crazyfeline

    Best song off an album with all best songs.
    Used to miss Fish but Hogarth can sing the shit out of a song.

    Farnaz Zare

    u r rite

    STAunch ambiTION

    Yes but Hogarth is so theatrical! Epically!

    The Fine Black Harm

    Hogarth is the reason I got into Marillion. After hearing This Strange Engine, I was hooked on his voice and emotion. I did of course eventually get into Fish era and love that as well, for totally different reasons. But I love Hogarth's guts.

    Kate Murphy

    crazyfeline H brought this band back to life.

  44. cristale1958

    TROP BELLE voix Sensuelle Je CRAQUE...........................

  45. ESCAMOTAJE - Il blog

    grande!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. patricia duarte

    son los mejores, me encantan

  47. Rick Wise

    absolutely awesome song.   it brings chills

  48. stefano lodovichi

    grande...

  49. peepsk771

    Love this,,, 

  50. brody1jaws

    great track.

  51. fishface494

    not heard this for ages, just happened to come across it, got to say  sheer effing genius, brings back memories, enough to move you to tears, thought my eyes had become deserts, awesome, ta

    Magnibus

    Nice way of putting it..... Deserts..☝

  52. Theryal

    Legendary

  53. bobfan2112

    Great song. Fantastic.

  54. Eddie Raissi

    I love it

  55. rudy muñiz rivas

    Muy excelente cancion , hermosa sobre todo su letra.

  56. joe hanratty

    dont tell people how to comment,on something they have an opinion on,just like you had one .....eh...no one said this was metal as marillion have always been a great , \m/..rock band...\m/ thats why the rock horns have been put there,a sign of appreciation.

  57. Drygal1337

    Don't ruin the comment with the '\m/' because it's not metal.

  58. PositiveLastAction

    This song hits me to my core every time I listen. It's sheer depth and beauty is otherworldly.

  59. Dan Fox

    How could you not like this song??

  60. W0lf

    Yeah man, I didn't start listening to porcupine tree until just recently. I am a very big fan now though and they are definitely up there with Marillion when it comes to taking me to other places.

  61. Crap Reviews

    well i dont understand why they dont take you to another place then :D because they take me to as good a place as marillion

  62. W0lf

    Train set and match spied under the blind.

  63. Crap Reviews

    Then you should listen to some Porcupine Tree

  64. funjunkie2760

    @MW3LooksGood You and me both, my friend! It doesn't get any better!

  65. John Bortolin

    Marillion is playing in Toronto june 20 at the opera house

  66. W0lf

    There are only two bands that take me to another place when I listen to their music... Marillion and Genesis.

  67. stuart pearson

    fantastic song

  68. stuart pearson

    seen them twice,totally amazing

  69. Chris Campbell

    Absolute genius - I'm beginning to think Marillion is the best kept secret in rock ... of all time.

  70. Chris Campbell

    @mrvictoria554 they are next summer :-) check their website for details!

  71. Stevek552

    Hello Marillion people :-)

    What a truly amazing band, I`ve been following them for many many years, and now, they are better than ever before!...
    See you all at the Christmas tour, going to all three nights, I`ll be the fifty year old (and getting younger) at the front with tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart!!

    Bless you Marillion x

  72. AORmadness

    @Opethian123 Exactly, amazing over and over and over...

  73. Padarack1

    Great song. So fucking epic ...

  74. Von Gruber

    KING of the world!

  75. bibo brug

    @MysticGentlemanPRD
    wow that's amazing , i'm jealous !! greats from holland

  76. MARCHBALI

    apik tenan tembang iki....

  77. chocovanilli

    My favourite song. :) It calms down and relax. :) My father had shown me this song and I fallen love in Marillion... :)

  78. fredo gumbo

    @azapro911 Yeah, Dave Gilmour isn't Syd Barrett and thank fuck for that! Barrett was brutal

  79. MagnusBruce

    @MKLPTR Aye, I've heard good things about Brave. My brother has it somewhere, although I won't actually be back home for another two weeks so I'll have to wait until then. I guess I could hear it on YT but the sound quality isn't brilliant then.

  80. megamarillion1

    Love Marillion ♥♥♥

  81. Fons negentienachtenvijftig

    Yes, this is the best they made so far !

  82. MagnusBruce

    There's something about this song which means it's impossible to listen to it without just turning the volume up and up and up.

    Also Pete Gabriel's Here Comes The Flood is like that for me.

    I should really listen to Marillion more often though, I only know the things my dad plays in the car and my brother plays in his room.

  83. azapro911

    So, people say that Steve Hogath simply isn't Fish. Well, Dave Gilmour isn't Syd Barrett, but I'd say he ended up doing a pretty good job.

    Kate Murphy

    azapro911 So true.

    Pingu Wetone

    but when Waters left Floyd, they died and have been dead ever since.

  84. nordickioe

    steve hogarts its just the one....this son its just amazing

  85. Antonis Savvidis

    Me too!

  86. mozzer1980

    One of their best. Graet song, great album !!!

  87. Faust1908

    Expose..

  88. bibo brug

    that voice !!! great, love marillion

    Gonzalo Lopez nieto

    bibo brug yess

  89. Opethian123

    I can't stop listening to this song.

  90. Photobyke

    Great band. Great guys. Great song.