Lyric Sheets

Currently defying his critics and delighting audiences, accompanied only by ex-Attraction Steve Nieve, Elvis Costello is touring. He plays Glasgow Royal Concert Hall tonight; Sainted from Memory
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ThethingaboutCostello

Ishewentfromsongtoepic

Spittinglyricsatahundred

Milesperhour

Crammedwithpunsand

Syllableandvitriolandvice

Liketartnovellasspewing

Fromashower

Withanadenoidalvoice

ABeatles'nastyteenagebrother

Didhismothermakehimgargle

Drawingpins?

Andawayofsoundingjealous

WhichyerGeldofsandPaulWellers

Andtheothersnevermanaged

Fortheirsins

InthetimeittookabandlikeTears

ForFearstodotheirdrumtracks

"concretefingers"coulddeliver

threeLPs

whichweremostlypackedwithkillers

- veryrarelyanyfillers

Atapacewhichbroughtreviewers

Totheirknees

Ifacriticismsurfaced

Itwouldonlybethenigglethat

Histendencytobabble

Candistract

Butforgivethecountrymaudlin

AndtheBrodskisandthedawdling

OverBacharachinfact

Hehaditcracked

Andthinkaboutyourexes

(thisappliestoallthesexes)

helambastedinhislyrics

andadmit

Heshouldgetsomekindofmedal

Asaspokesmanforthejilted

Onbehalfofallthecouples

Whohavesplit

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