All This Useless Beauty

Elvis Costello2012年6月10日

歌詞

All This Useless Beauty - Elvis Costello

 

It's at times such as this she'd be tempted to spit

 

If she wasn't so ladylike

 

She imagines how she might have lived

Back when legends and history collide

 

So she looks to her prince finding he's so charmingly

 

Slumped at her side

 

Those days are recalled on the gallery wall

 

And she's waiting for passion or humour to strike

 

What shall we do what shall we do with all this useless beauty

 

All this useless beauty

 

Good Friday arrived the sky darkened on time

 

'Til he almost began to negotiate

 

She held his head like a baby and said "It's okay if you cry"

 

Now he wants her to dress as if you couldn't guess

 

He desires to impress his associates

 

But he's part ugly beast and Hellenic deceased

 

So she finds that the mixture is hard to deny

 

What shall we do what shall we do with all this useless beauty

 

All this useless beauty

 

She won't practice the looks from the great tragic books

That were later disgraced to face celluloid

 

It won't even make sense but you can bet

If she isn't a sweetheart or plaything or pet

The film turns her into an unveiled threat

 

Nonsense prevails modesty fails

 

Grace and virtue turn into stupidity

While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise

 

And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts

They still think they're the gods of antiquity

 

If something you missed didn't even exist

It was just an ideal -- is it such a surprise

 

What shall we do what shall we do with all this useless beauty

 

All this useless beauty

 

What shall we do what shall we do with all this useless beauty

 

All this useless beauty

 

***歌詞來自第三方***