A Voice In The Dark

Elvis Costello2010年1月1日

歌詞

A Voice In The Dark - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)

Written by:Elvis Costello

You can read right through a book of matches

 

But that won't make you smart

 

You can laugh in the face of watches

 

But time will only break your heart

 

Kings reign beneath umbrellas

 

Hide pennies down in cellars

 

And money pours down and yet

 

Not everyone gets soaking wet

 

When bores and bullies conspire

 

To stamp out your spark

 

Listen for a voice in the dark

 

Not a moment too soon as we blue the moon

 

And a wolf begins to howl in tune

 

I announced for all mankind a boon

 

Stand aside you big baboon

 

Now I'm the a prize invention girl

You're the image of yourself

 

Forget your cares

Your disapproving stares

 

I'm not here to try to jump your borders

 

Just ask your nieces and daughters

I'm flat as sole I'm happy as a clam

 

But you don't know the kind of man I am

 

Little fish swimming in a jealous shoal

 

Now my net is overflowing

 

And I suddenly seem to be all seeing and all knowing

 

I've got something right there

You might want to hear

 

I have no fear lend a hand lend an ear

 

If your rent money is in arrears

 

We'll be striking up a symphony bandstand

 

Long of hair and loose of tooth

 

There'll be pirouettes and startling handstands

 

And who but acrobats know how to tell the truth

 

When all is said that then redundant

 

They gallivant in peg leg pants

 

I'll be your servant

You'll be my pal

 

And I'll be faithful you know I shall

 

There's no fool like an old fool

 

Who blames it all upon his youth

 

When times are tough and you find you're down

 

Without a star to wish upon

 

Listen for a voice in the dark

 

I was striking through a box of matches

 

Hoping that one would spark

 

I heard somebody calling to me

 

A voice in the dark

 

The sound both wild and gentle

 

Daring and confidential

 

I thought there was music playing

 

But it was all and only talk

 

When liars and bullies conspire to stamp out your spark

 

Fill up that empty space in your heart

 

Listen up when the herald says hark

 

Believe in a voice in the dark

 

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