This Is Hell

Elvis Costello2012年6月10日

歌詞

This Is Hell - Elvis Costello

 

This is hell this is hell

I am sorry to tell you

 

It never gets better or worse

 

But you get used to it after a spell

 

For heaven is hell in reverse

 

The bruiser spun a hula hoop

As all the barmen preen and pout

 

The neon I of nightclub flickers on and off

And finally blew out

The irritating jingle

 

Of the belly dancing phoney Turkish girls

The eerie glare of ultra violet

Perfect dental work

 

This is hell this is hell

I am sorry to tell you

 

It never gets better or worse

 

But you get used to it after a spell

For heaven is hell in reverse

 

The failed don Juan in the big bow tie

Is very sorry that he spoke

 

For he's mislaid his punchline

More than halfway through a very tasteless joke

The Fraulein caught him peeking down her gown

He's yelling in her ear

And all at once the music stopped

As he was intimately bellowing my dear

 

This is hell this is hell

I am sorry to tell you

It never gets better or worse

 

But you get used to it after a spell

 

For heaven is hell in reverse

 

The shirt you wore with courage

And the violent nylon suit

 

Reappear upon your back

 

And undermine the polished line you try to shoot

It's not the torment of the flames

That finally see your flesh corrupted

It's the small humiliations that your memory piles up

This is hell this is hell this is hell

 

My favourite things are playing

Again and again

 

But it's by Julie Andrews

And not by John Coltrane

 

Endless balmy breezes and perfect sunsets framed

 

Vintage wine for breakfast

And naked starlets floating in champagne

 

All the passions of your youth

 

Are tranquillised and tamed

You may think it looks familiar

 

Though you may know it by another name

 

This is hell this is hell

I am sorry to tell you

 

It never gets better or worse

 

But you get used to it after a spell

 

For heaven is hell in reverse

This is hell this is hell

 

***歌詞來自第三方***