Tokyo Storm Warning

Elvis Costello2008年4月28日

歌詞

Tokyo Storm Warning - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)

Written by:Elvis Costello

The sky fell over cheap Korean monster movie scenery

 

And spilled into the mezzanine of the crushed capsule hotel

 

Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

 

And I knew I was in trouble but I thought I was in hell

 

So you look around the tiny room and you wonder where the hell you are

While the k k k convention are all stranded in the bar

 

They wear hoods and carry shotguns in the main streets of Montgomery

 

But they're helpless here as babies

 

Cause they're only here on holiday

 

What do we care if the world is a joke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We'll give it a big kiss

 

We'll give it a poke

Tokyo storm warning

 

Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We're only living this instant

 

The black sand stuck beneath her feet in a warm sorrento sunrise

 

A barefoot girl from Naples or was it a Barcelona hi rise

Whistles out the tuneless theme song

On a hundred cheap suggestions

 

And a million false seductions and all those eternal questions

 

Well

What do we care if the world is a joke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We'll give it a big kiss

 

We'll give it a poke

Tokyo storm warning

 

Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We're only living this instant

 

So they flew the super constellation all the way from rimini

 

And feasted them on fish and chips from a newspaper facsimile

 

Now dead Italian tourists bodies litter up the Broadway

Some people can't be told you know they have to learn the hard way

 

Holidays are dirt cheap in the costa del malvinas

 

In the hotel Argentina they can hardly tell between us

For Teresa is a waitress though she's now known as Juanita

 

In a tango bar in Stanley or in puerto margarita

 

She's the sweetest and the sauciest

 

The loveliest and the naughtiest

 

She's miss buenos aires in a world of lacy lingerie

 

What do we care if the world is a joke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We'll give it a big kiss

 

We'll give it a poke

Tokyo storm warning

 

Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We're only living this instant

 

Japanese god Jesus robots telling teenage fortunes

 

For all we know and all we care they might as well be martians

They say gold paint on the palace gates

Comes from the teeth of pensioners

 

They're so tired of shooting protest singers

 

That they hardly mention us

While fountains fill with second hand perfume

And sodden trading stamps

They'll hang the bullies and the louts that dampen down the day

 

What do we care if the world is a joke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We'll give it a big kiss

 

We'll give it a poke

Tokyo storm warning

 

Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We're only living this instant

 

We braved the cold November air and the undertaker's curses

Saying take me to the follies Berger

 

And please don't spare the hearses

For he always had a dream of that revolver in your purse

 

How you loved him 'til you hated him and made him cry for mercy

He said don't ever mention my name there

Or talk of all the nights you cried

We've always been like worlds apart

Now you're seeing two nightmares collide

 

What do we care if the world is a joke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We'll give it a big kiss

 

We'll give it a poke

Tokyo storm warning

 

Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke

Tokyo storm warning

 

We're only living this instant

 

***歌詞來自第三方***