The Beat

Elvis Costello2010年1月1日

歌詞

We're all going on a summer holiday

Vigilante's coming out to follow me

Heard somebody say they're out to collar me

Anybody wanna swallow me

It takes two to tumble It takes two to tango

Speak up; don't mumble if you're in the combo

On the beat on the beat

Till a man comes along and he says

'Have you been a good boy never played with your toy

Though you never enjoy such a pleasure to employ '

See your friends in the state their in

See your friends getting under their skin

See your friends getting taken in

 

Well if you only knew the things you do to me

I'd do anything to confuse the enemy

There's only one thing wrong with you befriending me

Take it easy I think you're bending me

I've been a bad boy with the standard leader

My neighbor's revving up his Vauxhall Viva

On the beat on the upbeat

Till a man comes along and he says

'Have you been a good boy never played with your toy

Though you never enjoy such a pleasure to employ '

See your friends walking down the street

See your friends never quite complete

See your friends getting under their feet

 

Oh I don't want to disease you

But I'm no good with machinery

Oh I don't wanna freeze you

Stop looking at the scenery

I keep thinking about your mother

Oh I don't wanna lick them

I don't wanna be a lover

I just wanna be your victim

I don't go out much at night

I don't go out much at all

Did you think you were the only one

Who was waiting for a call

On the beat on the upbeat

Till a man comes along and he says

'Have you been a good boy never played with your toy

Though you never enjoy such a pleasure to employ '

See your friends treat me like a stranger

See your friends despite all the arrangements

See your friends Nothing here has changed

Just the beat Just the beat Just the beat Just the beat

 

***歌詞來自第三方***