Marianne (Acapella)

by Parralox



I see your dream's come true...

Marianne is a song by The Human League, released on the Holiday '80 EP in 1980, as well as a bonus track on the Remastered release of Travelogue in 2003.

As we inch closer to the completion of our massive Travelogue project, we thought it would be nice to release some teasers.

Please enjoy this acapella version of Marianne.


Written by Philip Oakey, Ian Craig Marsh, Adrian Wright & Martyn Ware.

I take one look at you
It leaves me breathless
I see your dream's come true
You're not so restless
Or light, or bright

* One day I might not care
What happens to me
Your lack of sympathy fails to disturb me
I've got a life of my own

I remember the day I thought we couldn't lose
Running round the garden in your mother's shoes

Playing with your sisters
And bringing me tea
On a cold autumn day
When the car had broken down

The best of my girls
But you give it all away
Leaving me on my own at home

I didn't see you were a grown up girl
But is it life in a grown up world
Is it life? Someone's wife

Oh how I hate the, the celebration
I can't wait for the end of the celebration

Add it up, all that's left is the space in a life
That goes on as before


Add it up, all that's left is a space in your life, that goes on as before
Marianne / Add it up, all that's left is us facing a life, that goes on as before
Marianne / Add it up, all that's left is us facing a life, that goes on as before
Marianne / Add it up, all that's left is us facing a life, at the end of the world


released June 25, 2021
Dedicated to Seth McFarlane.

Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Vocals - John von Ahlen

Original version appears on "Travelogue" (Album)

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Original File Information :
Parralox - 216 - Marianne V5 (Acapella FX) - 2021 06 15.wav

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℗ 2021 Subterrane Records

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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more

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