A Town Called A Big Nothing

Elvis Costello2012年11月26日

歌詞

A Town Called A Big Nothing - Elvis Costello

 

Big nothing

 

He stood in the road outside of town

 

With a broken clockwork toy in his hand

 

A graveyard for childish dreams in his palm

 

A broken lifeline

 

Big nothing

 

The mechanical amusement sputtered to life in his fist

 

As he clenched it whirred and died again

 

It was a cowboy who drew his gun

But the pistol was welded to the holster

By age and careless children

So it struggled and strained

And it unwound its own spring

 

Big nothing

 

He didn't need tattoos to show where he'd been

 

And who he'd loved

 

It was the same thing that men had cried for;

 

That women had dyed their hair for

 

The cellophane illusion of a starry sky

 

Stretched over an open sore

 

Big nothing

 

He thought about his lost daughter

 

The way her eyes would alight at the greedy circus barker's blackmail song

 

How he wanted to smash her skull in when she parroted back

 

'Tell mommy; tell poppy; you need this little dolly '

 

Big nothing

 

Big nothing

 

The smoky voice of the petaled girl woke him long enough

 

There was too much light in the room so he unscrewed the bulb

 

She took him to bed like an adopted dog

 

Big nothing

 

She lit sickly incense as he tried to tell himself

The resemblance were pure and coincidental

 

He unleashed his grip on the toy and all it meant to him

And it wound down forever

 

Big nothing

 

He woke up in a sweat the next day

 

With her smile still painted on his mouth

 

He walked out of a town called Big Nothing

 

Big Nothing

 

***歌詞來自第三方***