Latin Quarter - Marianne

Lyrics

Outside a building as ugly as hunger
An ancient woman kissed the 50’s goodbye
With more than half of her life left to cling to
She clung on and she hung on but she never knew why

Shorn of a lover, but left with a daughter
Who gave birth to Marianne and then said goodbye
Days turned to years, full of months she’d remember
As always November and never July

So many secrets she could not confide
Just erosion with no Eros inside
Oh Marianne, don’t fall
Cos this love she gives, cannot help disappearing
Oh Marianne, keep your balance
Oh I swear that I can hear the people cheering

Take her to school or take her to China they said
It makes no difference when sense says goodbye
But you drew her a map, you gave her a compass
You dug her a well and it never ran dry

So many secrets she could not confide
Just erosion with no Eros inside
Oh Marianne, don’t fall
Cos this love she gives, cannot help disappearing
Oh Marianne, keep your balance
Oh I swear that I can hear the people cheering

For all the woe there is,
For all the woe there is, in a woman
For all the woe there is
It’s not enough to ever slow a single second down

Oh Marianne, don’t fall
Cos this love she gives, cannot help disappearing
Oh Marianne, keep your balance
Oh I swear that I can hear the people cheering

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  • AStudio Version (4:17)
  • BRadio Version (3:54)

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Latin Quarter - Tilt

Latin Quarter - Tilt

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Latin Quarter - Marianne

Latin Quarter - Marianne

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