National Ransom (Live At The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA/2011)

Elvis Costello2011年1月1日

歌詞

National Ransom - Elvis Costello

 

Runnin' pell mell and harum scarum

 

Runnin' as hot as

They do or dare

 

Stick out your tongue and

Drink down all the venom

 

Off Cut Throat Cuthbert

And Millicent St Cy

 

From the real old Macau

 

To the new False Americas

 

In the liberated territories

 

Unusual suspects shake down

Shake down shake down

 

Various dubious characters

 

Mother's in the kitchen

Pickin' bones for breakfast

 

Boilin' them down by

The bushel and the score

 

Pull out your thumb and

Count what's left on your fist

 

There's a wolf at the window

With a ravenin' maw

 

Did you find how to lie

 

Did you find out how to cheat

The elite bleat they're obsolete

So are your prospects

Exact perfect object

 

Now if you'd only genuflect

 

They're runnin' wild just like some

 

Childish tantrum

 

Meanwhile we're workin' every day

 

Payin' off the National Ransom

 

Woe betide all this hocus pocus

 

They're runnin' us ragged

At their first attempt

 

Around the time the killin'

 

Stopped on Wall St

 

You couldn't hold me baby

 

With anythin' but contempt

 

Letters peal slowly from our speech

 

The Claxton attempts to preach

 

Stretchin' out for stars

Still out of reach

Drownin' flailin' outside

 

Someone's wailin'

They're runnin' wild just like some

Childish tantrum

 

Meanwhile we're workin' every day

 

Payin' off the National Ransom

 

They're runnin' wild just like some

Childish tantrum

 

Meanwhile we're workin' every day

 

Just Payin' off the National Ransom

 

The National Ransom

 

***歌詞來自第三方***