All These Strangers

Elvis Costello2010年10月25日

歌詞

All These Strangers - Elvis Costello

Written by:Elvis Costello/T.-Bone Burnett

 

Mistreat me darling and I might just disappear

 

Upon freighter running dark out of Algiers

 

Put tiny grains in children's tears

 

While taking 25% of all the flashbulbs and mementoes

 

From the mechanized divisions rolling over your frontiers

 

I saw my baby talking to a man today

 

Speaking softly in a confidential way

 

I saw a shadow pull his glove off

 

As a bluebird flew over

Life's is no pleasure

 

When you doubt the one you love

 

Who are all these strangers

 

I never will go back again

 

Go back into the past

 

The flood is rising fast

 

You can break your window and look down

 

Into a muddy glass

 

For it's mirror or lens to burn

 

There was a deal done in Benghazi and Belgrade

 

Upon a scimitar or other crooked blade

 

Ransacks and loots vacated suits

 

And pistol points but never shoots

Army sitting in a locomotive yard without their boots

 

Upstairs your man is painting the rain out in the street

 

Imagines woman that he's destined still to meet

 

He's trying sidetrack one to count on

 

Caught somewhere between countess or a courtesan

And it's only love to feign and then it's gone

 

Who are all these strangers

 

He's a privateer as dusk gets near

 

A brigand after dark his victim lined with chalk

 

A corsair filled with horsehair to the core

 

Dashed on your eyes of adamantine

 

You despised his stripling whine

 

That little smudger and the mouthpiece that he's with

 

Using his clause just like a practised fingersmith

 

I dreamed I took his digit prints

 

And then I sewed them on a villain's hands

 

Watched him ransom and demand

 

Until called the flatfoots in

 

I never will go back again

 

Go back into the past

 

The flood is rising fast

 

You can break your window and look down

 

Into a muddy glass

 

For it's a mirror or lens to burn

 

Who are all these strangers

 

All these strangers

 

Sat down on a narrow bed

 

Thought about the things she said

 

All these strangers

 

How I wished the night would never end

 

Tried to stop the days ahead

I'd carve her name down in the wood

 

Some small remembrance if I could

 

 

 

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