London's Brilliant Parade

Elvis Costello2012年6月10日

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London's Brilliant Parade - Elvis Costello

 

Outside my window not long before sleep arrives

 

They come with their sirens and they sweep away all the boys

Busy draining the joy from their lives

They never said their prayers out loud

 

And while I'm dreaming there's a passing motor car

 

That broadcasts a popular song

 

And a girl appears to be saying

"Do you think that I'm going to go far "

 

Just look at me I'm having the time

Of my life or something quite like it

When I'm walking out and about

 

In London's brilliant parade

 

She's one of those girls that you just can't place

 

You feel guilty desiring such an innocent face

 

But of course they knew that when they cast her

 

Along with the red Route master

 

And the film takes place in an MGB

 

And a perfect re-creation of 'The Speakeasy'

 

Everybody looks happy and twisted

 

Though she probably never existed

 

For old times sake

 

Don't let me awake

 

I wouldn't want you to walk across

Hungerford Bridge especially at twilight

 

Looking through the bolts and the girders

Into the water below you'll never find your answer there

 

They sounded the all-clear in the occidental bazaar

 

They used to call Oxford Street

 

Now the bankrupt souls in the city

 

Are finally tasting defeat

 

Don't look at me I'm having the time

 

Of my life or something quite like it

 

When I'm walking out and about

 

In London's brilliant parade

 

When I'm walking out and about

 

In London's brilliant parade

 

From the gates of St Mary's there were horses in Olympia

 

And a trolley bus in Fulham Broadway

 

The lions and the tigers in Regents Park

Couldn't pay their way and now they're not the only ones

 

At the Hammersmith Palais

In Kensington and Camden Town

 

There's a part that I used to play

 

The lovely Diorama is really part of the drama I'd say

 

Just look at me I'm having the time

Of my life or something quite like it

 

When I'm walking out and about

 

In London's brilliant parade

 

Just look at me I'm having the time

Of my life or something quite like it

When I'm walking out and about

 

In London's brilliant parade

 

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