Brilliant Mistake

Elvis Costello, His Confederates2007年1月1日

歌詞

Brilliant Mistake (Album Version/Live In Studio) - Elvis Costello (埃爾維斯 科斯特洛)/His Confederates

He thought he was the King of America

 

Where they pour Coca Cola just like vintage wine

 

Now I try hard not to become hysterical

 

But I'm not sure if I am laughing or crying

 

I wish that I could push a button

And talk in the past and not the present tense

 

And watch this hurtin' feeling

 

Disappear like it was common sense

 

It was a fine idea at the time

Now it's a brilliant mistake

 

She said that she was working for the ABC News

It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use

 

Her perfume was unspeakable it lingered in the air

 

Like her artificial laughter her mementos of affairs

 

"Oh" I said "I see you know him

 

Isn't that very fortunate for you "

 

And she showed me his calling card

He came third or fourth and there were more than one or two

 

He was a fine idea at this time

 

Now he's a brilliant mistake

 

He thought he was the King of America

 

But it was just a boulevard of broken dreams

 

A trick they do with mirrors and with chemicals

 

The words of love in whispers and the acts of love in screams

 

I wish that I could push a button

And talk in the past and not the present tense

 

And watch this lovin' feeling

 

Disappear like it was common sense

 

I was a fine idea at the time

 

Now I'm a brilliant mistake

 

I was a fine idea at the time

 

Now I'm a brilliant mistake

 

***歌詞來自第三方***