Costello, Elvis - Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) Lyrics




So you're trying to make connection, you heard whispers in the hall
She'll be out again this evening, when you come around to call
So, you dodge the lady-killer, who came creepin' 'cross the floor
Then you caught up in a whirlwind, you got blown right out the door
Oh, yes it was a whirlwind, sweet romance was on your side
If you wanna dance on my face, you must tell me why you lied

Imagination is a powerful deceiver
When you try to believe her just a little too much
Imagination is a powerful deceiver
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch

I see a look of recognition, so well hidden in your eye
And your peepshow regulations, they just don't seem to apply,
Well, did I see you in the circus, in the ring without a hand
Now you think that you can curse us, steal the show and stop the band

Oh, you can follow your dreams, oh but please don't lead me on,
If you wanna bleed in my face, you were here and now you're gone

Imagination is a powerful deceiver
When you try to believe her just a little too much
Imagination is a powerful deceiver
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch





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  1. ian bate

    Got this...stiff promo album titled "OUR aim is true" on RED vinyl. think it was pre MY AIM IS TRUE. Raw classic!!

  2. Donna Bentley

    I have been listening to E.C. since 1978, and I have never heard this. What an artist he has always been. He never disappoints!

  3. Dr. killpatient

    Elvis sounds like Gil Scott Heron on this one for some reason.

  4. Cahl

    So you're trying to make connection
    You heard whispers in the hall
    She'll be out again this evening
    When you come around to call

    So you dodge the lady killer
    Who came creepin' 'cross the floor
    Then you caught up in a whirlwind
    You got blown right out the door

    Oh yes, it was a whirlwind
    Sweet romance was on your side
    If you wanna dance on my face
    You must tell me why you lied

    Imagination is a powerful deceiver
    When you try to believe her just a little too much
    Imagination is a powerful deceiver
    I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch

    I see a look of recognition
    So well hidden in your eye
    And your peepshow regulations
    They just don't seem to apply

    Well, did I see you in the circus
    In the ring without a hand
    Now you think that you can curse us
    Steal the show and stop the band

    Oh, you can follow your dreams
    Oh, but please don't lead me on
    If you wanna bleed in my face
    You were here and now you're gone

    Imagination is a powerful deceiver
    When you try to believe her just a little too much
    Imagination is a powerful deceiver
    I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch

    I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch
    I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch

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    Cahl ❤️

  5. Paulie Jay

    The chord changes in this song are ridiculous. And brilliant.

  6. guilherme lopes

    This is perfect

  7. Jimmy CrackPorn

    What a genius this man is. His voice is like a trumpet. Been singing this for 2 weeks.

  8. Robert Jacobson

    reminds me of my high school sweet heart. Makes me sad and happy all at the same time.

  9. Robert Gee

    pure quality

  10. looseparts

    This song has been on my mind all week while I'm home from work, waiting to pass a kidney stone. Maybe it's the pain meds, but my imagination is creating some powerful (false) images of where this extreme pain is coming from. I hope you, nor EC ever have to do this.

  11. David Pfister

    One release with this song on it is the 2CD set My Aim Is True (with bonus disc) on Rhino Records, released in 2001 (ASIN: B00005MLU0). Be careful because there is at least one 2CD set released that does not include this song.

  12. David Pfister

    Who's an original? The Beatles? Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols? The truth is all of them borrowed from earlier performers. They added something original of themselves. Elvis Costello added just as much or more of his own originality as any of them.

  13. David Pfister

    No person is an original. At first I was thinking Adam was but then I realized he was made in God's image (accourding to legend).

  14. nanys2222

    it's written below the video - track comes from "my aim is true" album

  15. konzwambii

    Just like his name, EC is a fabrication. I "kinda" like him, but just cannot consider him an original.

  16. mantco44

    does anyone know what album this is from?

    pykkervots

    No album at the time. It was an early song before he got a contract, you can hear him speak at the end of it

  17. deborahsuewho

    Just for the sake of accuracy, this was a stiff promo album titled "OUR aim is true". I had a copy and it was ruined in a flood.

    PLEASE upload the track of Bacharach's "I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF" from the album if you have it!!!

  18. gary womack

    Been havin this song on my mind all week! Love it. Elvis' voice does it to me all the time!

    pykkervots

    Yes, he had strong pipes. Still has. But not this strong

  19. chunkymilk

    this song is amazing. thank you!