Testo After The Fall – Elvis Costello

Di | 5 luglio 2004

Album: Unknown
Testo della canzone After The Fall di Elvis Costello
In an anonymous rendezvous
Where the forbidden lovers repair
Theyre burning down another damn candle
Theyre melting the tables and chairs

Beneath them applause from the balcony
whenever they accomplished making love
Other times they thought they heard laughter
Coming from the balcony above

Chorus:
She lies to his right and she carelessly recites
All of her brand new appetites
She seems brittle and small, it dont sound like her at all
Since she came back to him after the fall

She said You never visit the countryside
So Ive made you a country to order
She put up a little tent in the bedroom
Crickets played on a tape-recorder
The ceiling was festooned with phosphorous stars
She noticed his skin turning cold
Burning all his clothes on the bonfire
Relax she whispered and tightened the blindfold

Chorus

Youve changed but not for the better babe
Id tell you why but whats the use
Cos its the same kind of pity
A drunkard gives as his excuse
You were sharp and ideal as a bobby pin
Now your eyes are deserted and quiet
We both look like those poor shattered mannequins
Thrown through the window in the riot

She lies in his arms and without any qualms
Revels in shallow delights
She seems brittle and small, it dont sound like her at all
Since she came back to him after the fall
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