Under Lime

Elvis Costello, The Imposters2018年10月12日

歌詞

Under Lime - Elvis Costello/The Imposters

It's a long way down from the high horse you're on

When you stumble and then you're thrown

The last time we saw him he was out in the rain

Watching that train roll down the track

Now he's back in showbiz

Trying to make a comeback comeback

We know that he's desperate

And we know that he's broke

He's the mystery guest we'll puncture

They told a young girl with a clipboard

Just keep him amused

Whatever you do don't tell him your name

Whatever you think think don't let him drink

Under lime under lime under lime

He whistles out of tune

His words don't always rhyme

But we will be right back

We're almost out of time

Down a long corridor he's trying to impress

He was helping a showgirl fasten up her dress

And the clock on the wall tick-tocked the time away

And the band starts to play

In the violent strip of an undressing room

She loosened his grip and started

Tell me your story if you feel so inclined

He was a mess almost resigned

Though she could guess I think you will find

She thought Oh you know I wouldn't mind

He asked her boyfriend's name

Then her whole family tree

She thought I can't believe

It's happening to me

And upset said hey Pet would you kindly pass that pill

And allow me to just dictate my dying will

And the clock on the wall tick-tocked the time away

And the band starts to play

Jimmie was dreaming as she uncrossed her legs

He shuttered his eyes discreetly

And he thought of a drummer and considered a snare

But the beat of his heart said don't ever start

His conscience was bare it said don't even dare

She's completely unaware

She forced a laugh or a sign

At every alibi

Once every crime was confessed

He buttoned up his vest

Said hey gal you're a pal you've really been a sport

And you don't get a record if you never get caught

And the clock on the wall tick-tocked the time away

And the band starts to play

It's a long way down from that high horse you're on

It's a long way back 'less you cover your track

Or you bury your crime

Under lime under lime under lime under lime

It's a long way down from that high horse you're on

It's a long way back 'less you cover your track

Or you bury your crime

Under lime under lime under lime under lime

It's a long way down from that high horse you're on

It's a long way back 'less you cover your track

'Cause you bury your crime

Under lime under lime under lime

 

***歌詞來自第三方***