Elvis Costello - When It Sings Lyrics




All the words you say to me
Have music in them
All the sorrows and the joys like magnetism
And a selfish boy looks through a prism
And says what is
But never asks what isn't

But a voice contains many precious things
It laughs
And then it sings
And all the lies that we can tell
To our foolish selves

Maybe this is the love song that I refused to
Write her when I loved her like I used to
And I fear my heart may spin and fracture
Like tears of stone falling from a statue

But a voice contains all that's true and false
Then cries for someone else
And for some honest tenderness
So I must confess

All the words you say to me
Have music in them
All the sorrows and the joys like magnetism
And a selfish boy looks through a prism
And says what is
But never asks what isn't





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Elvis Costello When It Sings Comments
  1. Dunkle Ug

    I loved this album when it came out and still do. Elvis asks the timeless question: what isn't?

  2. АРКАДИЙ ШАТАЛОВ

    Boring as hell and paradise in one piece, whimpering old boy who did not get his toy. Elderly wolf kicked out of pack.

  3. James Wild

    Probably the greatest love song

  4. Cynthia DiSimone

    so beautiful.....so fucking incredably beautiful!

    Iain Halliday

    indeed. thanks for reminding me.

    Jack Shelley

    so true !!

  5. Jack Shelley

    I love this song and Elvis.

  6. Alan Schreiner

    Elvis is the God of words.

  7. Iain Halliday

    @jenna0857 I quite agree!

  8. Iulia

    This is so warm!