Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4

Elvis Costello2009年7月28日



Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4 (不能稱之為意外 四號) - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)

I saw a girl who'd found her consolation


She said "One day my Prince of Peace will come"


Above her head a portrait of her father


The wilted favour that he gave her still fastened to the frame


"They've got his bones and everything he owns


I've got his name"


Well you can laugh at this sentimental story


But in time you'll have to make amends


The sudden chill where lovers doubt their immortality


As the clouds cover the sky the evening ends


Describing a picture of eyes finally closing


As you sometimes glimpse terrible faces in the fire


We'll I'm the lucky goon


Who composed this tune


From birds arranged on the high wire


Who on earth is tapping at the window


Does that face still linger at the pane


I saw you shiver though the room was like a furnace


A shadow of regret across a young mother's face


So toll the bell or rock the cradle


Please don't let me fear anything I cannot explain

I can't believe I'll never believe in anything again