Stella Hurt (Live At The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA/2011)

Elvis Costello2011年1月1日

歌詞

Stella Hurt - Elvis Costello

 

You should wear your red galoshes

Walking o'er the city pride

 

Streets are paved with

Heaven's pennies

 

Gutters full of suicides

 

Teddy steadily fell from grace

Somewhere near Arcadia

 

Once she overheard a voice

That she didn't hear on the radio

 

Velvet gloves and country clubs

Were never going to hold her

 

Ringing the necks of silly

Southern belles

 

Who wanted to scold her

 

Don't bring me down

 

I'm trouble bound

 

Blue song red alert

Who made Stella hurt

 

Teddy soon dropped out of sight

Turned up in another town

 

Changed her name for the spotlight

 

Singing like a blue bird

In a sequin gown

 

She finally fell and married well

 

But I knew it wouldn't last

Reversing back into the limelight

 

No one ever saw her

Even half plastered

 

Don't bring me down

 

I'm trouble bound

 

Blue song red alert

 

Who made Stella hurt

 

Then she saw those soldier boys

Throw their bonnets in the air

 

Self made men would

Pledge their fortunes

 

And dream of her

 

And dream of her

 

Generals in the commissary

 

Opened up a case of wine

 

Checked the perfume of the cork

 

Said "Made in 1929"

 

They used her up

To raise morale

For money and Old Glory

 

Her voice was shot beyond repair

But this is not the last

Act of this story

 

The night is black as cracked shellac

Abandoned in an attic

 

Stella is silent as the grave

Until the needle drags her

 

Through the static

 

Don't bring me down

 

I'm trouble bound

 

Blue song red alert

Who made Stella hurt

 

***歌詞來自第三方***