The First to Leave

Elvis Costello, Brodsky Quartet2009年3月3日

歌詞

The First To Leave - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)/Brodsky Quartet

I should open with a kiss

For if you're reading this

You must have opened up your case

And found this letter where I placed it

In between the silk and lace

 

There were other clues

Like your walking shoes

 

But I still refused to believe

 

That you were meant to be the first to leave

 

Everybody here sends you their love

 

How could I forget you still walk above

 

Or below

Perhaps you'll never know this purgatory

We never could agree

There's a thought there's a pause

No time to repent

 

Eternally yours

In a permanent lent

 

But if I should give you up

 

If you're right and life just stops

 

And I never see your face again

Then from unearthly pleasures proud and plain

I shall abstain

 

Til you realize my loss is your surprise

 

Unless you know otherwise

Then don't grieve

You see I had to be the first to leave

 

***歌詞來自第三方***