Costello, Elvis - Wave A White Flag Lyrics




Take off your shoes, hang up your wings
Stack up the chairs, roll up the rug
Savor the things that sobriety brings
Drain in the last from a jug
But when I hit the bottle, there's no tellin' what I'll do
'Cause something deep inside me wants to turn you black and blue
I can't resist you, I can't wait
To twist your loving arms till you capitulate

Beat me in the kitchen, and I'll beat you in the hall
There's nothing I love better than a free for all
To take your pretty neck and see which way it bends
But when it is all over we will still be friends

Wave a white flag, put away the pistol
Too many people just can't get kissed
But if there's nothin' I can do to make amends, baby
Hope you don't murder me

Oh, was it all right, or was it okay
I'll make it all up to you someday
Oh, but you didn't have to laugh that way
Oh, no, you didn't have to laugh that way

Wave a white flag, put away the pistol
Too many people just can't get kissed
But if there's nothin' I can do to make amends, baby
Hope you don't murder me
Gee, baby, hope you don't murder me





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  1. Forrest George

    Take off your shoes, hang up your wings
    Stack up the chairs, roll up the rug
    Savor the things that sobriety brings
    Drain in the last from a jug
    But when I hit the bottle, there's no tellin' what I'll do
    'Cause something deep inside me wants to turn you black and blue
    I can't resist you, I can't wait
    To twist your loving arms till you capitulate

    Beat me in the kitchen, and I'll beat you in the hall
    There's nothing I love better than a free for all
    To take your pretty neck and see which way it bends
    But when it is all over we will still be friends

    Wave a white flag, put away the pistol
    Too many people just can't get kissed
    But if there's nothin' I can do to make amends, baby
    Hope you don't murder me

    Oh, was it all right, or was it okay
    I'll make it all up to you someday
    Oh, but you didn't have to laugh that way
    Oh, no, you didn't have to laugh that way

    Wave a white flag, put away the pistol
    Too many people just can't get kissed
    But if there's nothin' I can do to make amends, baby
    Hope you don't murder me
    Gee, baby, hope you don't murder me

  2. Sarah Lawrie

    LIsten to the words. Classic stuff ,serious swing music

  3. Serene SeaBear

    Does anyone know the meaning behind this extremely dark song?

    Just Nill

    At the gig tonight he said it was about two people who he shared a house with who scared him silly

    Slomofogo

    @Serene SeaBear Ask your parents.

    Isabella M

    Serene SeaBear According to his autobiography, he shared a flat with a couple who were near overtly violent towards each other, but would "reconcile in bed." He ended up telling them to leave.

  4. Psiberzerker

    Ian, yes. When the execs suggested "Elvis" he said "You can do that?" This was originally released to radio under the name D.P. Costello.

  5. Benjamin Pavsner

    1. Same batch that included "Cheap Reward?" 2. Show's what a friggin' great writer E.C. is.

  6. Circumpunk

    Mr. Mc Manus is his REAL name. He is just as great. Right?

  7. Circumpunk

    Then why did you listen?

  8. Circumpunk

    Thanks for listening. I don't think EC gets enough attention for his massive talent.

  9. Stacey Schott

    Elvis didn't write that. Hound dog is a cover originally sung by Big Mama Thorton in 1952. Elvis recorded it in 1956.

  10. Circumpunk

    It's the demo version off My Aim Is True. I don't know what country it was released in. Count on Elvis fans to hold me feet to the fire, hahahah.Thanks!

  11. Natalie Gelman

    Such a funny song... I heard a friend singing it a few days ago and I'm thinking of covering it on the uke for fun... Might be a little awkward though since I'm a girl and it's pretty clearly a guys song - could make a funny duet maybe!?!

  12. beadbop

    @39dsf I was only making a comparison between the two Elvises.
    Every person is entitled to his or her individual opinions about music.

  13. StLennyBruce

    @Circumpunk I'm with you guys.

  14. beadbop

    @thefidlerontheroof It's twue, it's twue! Even Mr. Circumpunk agreed with me, and he knows -everything-!
    That first Elvis was a cornpone hick who couldn't write a tune to save his life. "Ya ain't nuthin' but a hound dog...." Gimme a break! Ptui!
    Elvis Costello, OTOH, is a -real- musician and songwriter. So..... there! >8^P````

  15. thefidlerontheroof

    Churchill 2012.......

  16. thefidlerontheroof

    @beadbop hahahahahaha! wow, what a bold claim, scumfukk sister.

  17. Circumpunk

    @iriewaregl Politics = blood. When I vote, even my hands become polluted. There are no morals in the free market...hahahahah!

  18. Johnny Haddo

    ...fuck me, it's Mr. Churchill , the man with as much blood on his hands, as any in history....nice tune m8, a bit flat,
    but hey, wot's new .....hahaHa

  19. Circumpunk

    @Rikkyhardo You.... you like this Elvis ditty? I am proud to have posted it now, hahahaha! Maybe it's just the pic of your beloved Winnie that affects your judgement bro?
    : ))

  20. Circumpunk

    @beadbop You are so right P. What a talent.

  21. Circumpunk

    @ZeMadCatBrat I know brother. It's so sweet and violent.

  22. Circumpunk

    @emmafoster99 Worry not dear Emma.

  23. Circumpunk

    @HeadfulOfHollow I had so hoped you would enjoy it brother. It's great isn't it?

  24. formaface

    Lovely...another fine number from the 'real' Elvis, nice one Geoff ;<))

  25. Rikkyhardo

    Is that pic the album cover G? Now this one I like in a dittily pritty sorta way

  26. beadbop

    Elvis Costello has far more real talent than that "other" Elvis, no doubt about it.