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Midway in the journey

Ladies and gentlemen ... Mr. Elvis Costello!

Bells are chiming for victory
There's a page back in history
45
They came back to the world that they fought for
Didn't turn out just like they thought
45

Here is a song to sing to do the measuring
What you lose, what you gain, what you win?



Nine years later a child is born
There's a record, so you put it on
45
Nine years more, if we're lucky now
Nine-year-old puts his money down
45
Every scratch, every click, every heartbeat
Every breath that I held for you
45
There's a stack of shellac and vinyl
Which is yours now and which is mine?
45

Here is a song to sing to do the measuring
What you lose, what you gain, what you win?

Bass and treble heal every hurt
There's a rebel in a nylon shirt
But the words are a mystery, I've heard
'Til you turn it down to 33 and 1/3
'Cos it helps with the elocution
Corporations turn revolutions
45

So don't you weep and shed
Just change your name instead
What you lose when it all goes to your head?

I heard something peculiar said:
"Perhaps he's got a shot and now he's dead"
45

Bells are chiming and tears are falling
It creeps up on you without a warning
45
Every scratch, every click, every heartbeat
Every breath that I bless
I'd be lost, I confess
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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
tinyprayers
Jun. 14th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

God grant you many years!
prairierabbit
Jun. 14th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hippo birdies, young thang!
backrowbass
Jun. 14th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
cat_herder
Jun. 14th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday and enjoy your holiday!
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