Damnation's Cellar

Elvis Costello, Brodsky Quartet2009年3月3日

歌詞

Damnation's Cellar - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)/Brodsky Quartet

Did anybody notice over marmalade and eggs

In between the princess legs

What with wars and floods and beggars

Not to mention stocks and shares

If you have a moment to spare

Can you write and reassure me that I have seen

They're constructing a time machine

There will be no need for the obituary pages

We can have any hero from the bygone ages

Til the truth emerges the argument rages

The major and the minor

Turn from tallow into tar

 

Should we leave them in their place

Down in damnation's cellar

 

When any form of deity that you might enjoy

Can be conjured with a test-tube and a flame

 

If it's out there then science can explain it

Or at least remove the blame

And if there's is anyone

You'd like to see again

The speak up quickly

Send us back Da Vinci

Then we don't have to ponder

The maddening smile of La Giaconda

The critics say Nijinsky the dancer of course

While the punters would probably prefer the horse

You'll find it's quicker than history

Cheaper than divorce

The major and the minor

Turn from tallow into tar

 

Should we leave them in their place

Down in damnation's cellar

 

Bring back Liberace or Ollie and Stan

Shakespeare will have to wait his turn

 

Elvis Presley and Puccini shall return

I suppose we live and learn

Though it's hard to believe

As we cheerfully burn

It's curious

Some will call for justice

There are murders to solve

What about Hitler

Or at least lee Harvey Oswald

Give us this day

And everything we squander

Anyone beautiful

Somebody blonder

They'll never please mankind

So lie back and enjoy it

Stop press they've just decided to destroy it

The major and the minor

Turn from tallow into tar

 

Should we leave them in their place

Down in damnation's cellar

 

***歌詞來自第三方***