Autore: Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello – All This Useless Beauty

It’s at times such as this she’d be tempted to spit If she wasn’t so ladylike She imagines how she might have lived back when legends and history collide So she looks to her prince finding since he’s so charmingly slumped at her side Those days are recalled on the gallery wall And she’s waiting for passion or humour to strike What shall we do, what shall we do with all this useless beauty? All this useless beauty Good Friday arrived, the sky darkened on time ‘Til he almost began to negotiate She held his head like a baby and said “It’s okay if you cry.” Now he wants her to dress as if you couldn’t guess He desires to impress his associates But he’s part ugly beast and Hellenic deceased So she finds that the mixture is hard to deny Chorus She won’t practice the looks from the great tragic books That were later disgraced to face celluloid It won’t even make sense but you can bet If she isn’t a sweetheart or plaything or pet The film turns her into an unveiled threat Nonsense prevails, modesty fails Grace and virtue turn into stupidity While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts They still think they’re the gods of antiquity If something you missed didn’t...

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Elvis Costello – Radio Silence

A little less conversation, a little more action please All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me A little more bite and a little less bark A little less fight and a little more spark Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me Satisfy me baby Baby close your eyes and listen to the music Drifting through a summer breeze It’s a groovy night and I can show you how to use it Come along with me and put your mind at ease A little less conversation, a little more action please All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me A little more bite and a little less bark A little less fight and a little more spark Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me Satisfy me baby Come on baby I’m tired of talking Grab your coat and let’s start walking Come on, come on Come on, come on Come on, come on Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate Girl it’s getting late, gettin’ upset waitin’ around A little less conversation, a little more action please All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me A little more bite and a little less bark A little less fight and a little more spark Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me Satisfy me...

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Elvis Costello – 08 Busy Bodies

So you think that you have seen her, when you’re lying in between her And you tell me that you don’t care. Busy bodies getting nowhere Ev’rybody’s getting meaner Busy bodies, caught in the concertina You check her outline. Break her regulations You watch her legs through several service stations Busy bodies, very busy getting nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Now you’re ready for the merger, with the company you’re part of And you do the dirty business, with your latest sleeping partner You’re becoming automatic Busy bodies, out playing with the traffic You want attention. You try my patience With the best intentions you are nothing but a nuisance Busy bodies, busy busy getting nowhere Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere Now you’ve given your performance, ‘though the matinee was idle And you find that with a wave of her right hand could seem so tidal Just a second satisfaction Busy bodies, temporarily out of action You wash and brush up. You want to dress up You want to kiss her, but she’s busy with her makeup Busy bodies, very busy getting nowhere Nowhere...

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Elvis Costello – Uncomplicated

Blood and Chocolate I hope you’re satisfied what you have done You think it’s over now But we’ve only just begun I asked for water And they gave me rose’ wine A horse that knows arithmetic And a dog that tells your fortune Chorus: It’s in your eyes Uncomplicated I want to buy you A big blue Diamel Cheap white plastic shoes That don’t walk out and don’t let in I want to show you How I love you When you’re over me There’s no-one above you Chorus You think it’s over now But this is only the beginning...

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Elvis Costello – 07 – And in Every Home

(Words & music by Al Kent – Don Gannon) I’ll be home for Christmas, You can plan on me. Please have snow and mistletoe And presents for the tree. Christmas Eve will find me Where the love light leads. I’ll be home for Christmas, oh yes If only in my...

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