Elvis Costello - The Long Honeymoon Lyrics

All the bedroom lights go out
As the neighbourhood gets quiet
Everything in heaven and earth is almost right
But there's a wife whos wondering where her husband could be tonight
And when the phone rang only once she took a dreadful fright

Little things just seem to undermine her confidence in him
He was late this time last week
Who can she turn to when the chance of coincidence is slim
'Cause the baby isn't old enough to speak

There's been a long honeymoon
She thought too late and spoke too soon
There's no money back guarantee on future happiness
There's been a long honeymoon
If he's out on a date then her life's in ruins
She never thought her love could ever be as strong as this

All the movies and the papers
Feature the murders of lonely women
If he isn't in by ten she'll call up her best friend
Why doesn't he come home
Why does her friends phone keep on ringing
Maybe she should just pretend


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Elvis Costello The Long Honeymoon Comments
  1. caleb rush

    a brilliant song from a brilliant album.

  2. Charles Roberts

    To me this song is so strongly evocative of suburbia and also of Edward Hopper's paintings.

    Christopher Hadin

    Very, very cool observation.

    Nebo D

    Watching Hooper's reproduction on my wall in a small bedroom somwhere within rainbow drop of the Great Wall of London....

  3. Andy Feehan

    I am a lifelong fan of EC. I am grateful to be able to listen to all these tunes. Thank you the uploads. Cheers!