Friday, October 30, 2009

A gentleman's excuse me

The title track of former Marillion singer Fish' first solo album Vigil in a wilderness of mirrors from 1990 is amazing, but the soft ballad called A gentleman's excuse me is also quite worthwhile. Fish combines a touchy melody with sophisticated lyrics about a couple where the down-to-earth man is tired of the romantic woman's fantasies - for a while I thought that the lyrics could have a double meaning and hint at suicide ("Can't you get it inside your head, I'm tired of dancing"), but I have not been able to find anything on internet to support that. The piano play and orchestration are exquisite.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)