Dr. Watson, I Presume

Elvis Costello2010年10月25日

歌詞

 

Dr. Watson, I Presume - Elvis Costello

Written by:Elvis Costello

 

I sat in a motel room with the doctor

 

Just before we were supposed to sing

 

He said regarding this guardian wing

 

This black and clipped misshapen thing

 

Hobbling on from claw to ring

 

Hung upside down and cawing

 

Pecking at carrion of the fallen

 

Battalion

 

Thawing

 

On frozen mooring

 

Blackbird in a crust no more

 

They fell down four and twenty

 

Bloodstained on the land of want and plenty

 

Now raven's standing at his shoulder

 

Stared with eyes of molten solder

 

Dripping on a lacquer box

 

Introducing the keys to locks

 

Seven talents there where hidden

 

Mysterious and some forbidden

 

Take the honey from the comb

 

Ravel thread around the loom

 

Dig the dirt up from the tomb

 

Dr.Watson I presume

 

One will follow

Two unknown sorrow

 

Three for laughter

Four ever after

 

Five foot flood the waters hit

 

Six feet deep the eternal pit

 

Seven prayers and seven pleas

 

To eight imagined deities

 

Cat o'nine tails

 

Cat of nine lives

 

Brides turned into old wives tales

 

Your complexion colors then it pales

 

And into the sunset it sails

 

Soon these secrets will be scattered

 

Heaven knows what lies inside

 

It took a moment to discover

 

A lifetime to decide

 

Take the honey from the comb

 

Ravel thread around the loom

 

Dig the dirt up from the tomb

 

Dr.Watson I presume

 

***歌詞來自第三方***