New Lace Sleeves

Elvis Costello2007年1月1日

歌詞

New Lace Sleeves (新蕾絲袖) - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)

Bad lovers face to face in the morning

 

Shy apologies and polite regrets

 

Slow dances that left no warning of

 

Outraged glances and indiscreet yawning

 

Good manners

 

And bad breath get you nowhere

 

Even Presidents have newspaper lovers

 

Ministers go crawling under covers

 

She's no angel

 

He's no saint

 

They're all covered up with white washed grease paint

 

And you say

 

The teacher never told you anything but white lies

 

But you never see the lies that you believe

 

Oh you know you have been captured

 

You feel so civilized

 

And you look so pretty in your new lace sleeves

 

The salty lips of the socialite sisters

 

With their continental fingers that have

 

Never seen working blisters

 

Oh I know they've got their problems

 

I wish I was one of them

 

They say daddy's coming home soon

 

With his Sergeant stripes

 

And his Empire mug and spoon

 

No more fast buck

 

And when are they gonna learn their lesson

 

When are they gonna stop all of these victory processions

 

And you say

 

The teacher never told you anything but white lies

 

But you never see the lies that you believe

 

Oh you know you have been captured

 

You feel so civilized

 

And you look so pretty in your new lace sleeves

 

***歌詞來自第三方***