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"Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)" is the lead single from the 1991 album Holidays in Eden by British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. A straightforward pop song, it peaked at #34 on the UK Singles Chart, but reached #14 in the Netherlands, becoming the band's biggest hit there since "Kayleigh" (1985).

"Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)"
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Single by Marillion
from the album Holidays in Eden
Released23 May 1991 (Germany), 28 May 1991 (other territories)
Format7" vinyl record, 12" vinyl record, cassette, CD
GenreNeo-progressive rock
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas
Producer(s)Christopher Neil
Marillion singles chronology
"Easter"
(1990)
"Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)"
(1991)
"No One Can"
(1991)
Audio sample

The b-side was the non-album track "How Can It Hurt". The 12" vinyl and 5" CD single included exactly the same tracks as the 7" and cassette single plus another track from Holidays in Eden, "The Party".

A Mexican promo was released with the Spanish title "Cubro Mis Ojos".[1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

7" and cassette versionEdit

Side 1
  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)" – 3:52
Side 2
  1. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10

12" versionEdit

Side 1
  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)" – 3:48
Side 2
  1. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10
  2. "The Party" – 5:36

5" CD singleEdit

  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)" – 3:48
  2. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10
  3. "The Party" – 5:36

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
UK Singles Chart 34
Dutch Singles Chart 14
German Singles Chart 73

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All Known Promo's for Holidays in Eden", accessed 2013-09-07 [1], "Marillion - Cover My Eyes - Promo-7", Musik-Sammler.de [2], accessed 2013-09-07.