Costello, Elvis - Five Small Words Lyrics




Maybe you'll recognize in time
Maybe one day you will discover
All the pain that lies behind
You and your unfortunate love

Somebody might be more
Unsuitable and strange
With eyes that offer everything
And are capable of danger

My mind turns over lies you told
Things said to your other lover
Sweet as they had been to me
You lay there telling them to each other

Now I stand outside the door
My head is filled phrases
Inside someone's calling out
Their voices rise with praises

Five Small Words
"I don't want you anymore"
Five Small Words
"I don't need you anymore"
Five Small Words
Coward that you are, you would faithlessly implore
"Baby please don't leave me"
"Why don't you believe me?"
"Why did you deceive me?"

It didn't take some shiny dagger
The tattooed fingers grip and hone
I walked under some dark ladder
Heard your final loving moan
All your indiscretions are
So merciful and brief
Genteel poison sprinkled on your Spanish handkerchief

Five Small Words
"Don't you love me anymore?"
Five Small Words
But then who is keeping score?

Coward that you are, you would so faithlessly implore
"Baby please don't leave me"
"Why don't you believe me?"
"Why did you deceive me?"

Maybe in time you'll want me more
Accidentally like this '45
This '44





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  1. Baby Mammoth34

    A tight cool cross country traveling tune. Solid guitar work.

  2. Baby Mammoth34

    A tight cool cross country traveling tune. Solid guitar work.

  3. Henry Przepiorka

    one of Britain's greatest and cleverest songwriters. Great guitars

  4. Henry Przepiorka

    one of Britain's greatest and cleverest songwriters. Great guitars

  5. Dat Lucario

    I bought five copies of this album, and found the rare EP that came with it (national ransack)

    It is the single greatest musical achievement of the last two fucking years, and kept me from killing myself in some really dark times.

    Thanks Elvis.

  6. Dat Lucario

    I bought five copies of this album, and found the rare EP that came with it (national ransack)

    It is the single greatest musical achievement of the last two fucking years, and kept me from killing myself in some really dark times.

    Thanks Elvis.

  7. pup1dog

    excellent.

  8. pup1dog

    excellent.