He's Given Me Things


作曲:Burt Bacharach

所属专辑:Unwanted Number


He's Given Me Things - Elvis Costello/The Imposters

作词:Elvis Costello

作曲:Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello

He's given me things you never would have

And if you did you'd want them back

Forgiven me things I didn't know that

I had done but just faded to black

He's given me time and consolation

Some verses to read and lines to say

I will stay here for a while now

He call me child now

But it works that way

He's given me things you couldn't guess at

I don't mean jewels although they were fine

A way to depart one way to enter

A right to dismiss upon a whim

When I close the door and you're supposing

I kick up my heels and then I scream

Why was I chosen You'll never know

What I give to him

He's given me things you never thought of

Because they were not yours to give

So take this pill and tranquilize

And roll your eyes at the husbands

Not the customer's wives

He's forgiven me trials and tears and tantrums

And even all my false alarms

You sat there amused while I was crying

And just seemed to sigh but that's money can buy

And now I know why I come back to him

And now I know why you'll never do

Who are you

Out there with one penny

You are so many

And we are so few

So cover the canvas if you're leaving

There's a bowl in the hallways to wash your hands

If the waters runs black please leave some silver

Then step past the glass and never come back

I'm living up here and you can see me

Yes you can look but you can't touch

'Cause you don't belong the air is thin here

You may asphyxiate my dear

For didn't you tell me You should hold me

Oh please you must hold me as if I were hung

To think you were exciting when love was frightening

But I was so young

He's given me things you never dreamed of

Where hopes are dashed and trash is praised

He has an awful lot of money

The past can be bought and then erased