New Lace Sleeves

  • Bad lovers face to face in the morning
    Shy apologies and polite regrets
    Slow dances that left no warning of
    Outraged glances and indiscreet yawning
    Good manners and bad breath get you nowhere
    Even presidents have newspaper lovers
    Ministers go crawling under covers
    She's no angel
    He's no saint
    They're all covered up with white washed grease paint
    And you say...

    The teacher never told you anything but white lies
    But you never see the lies
    And you believe
    Oh you know you have been captured
    You feel so civilized
    And you look so pretty in your new lace sleeves

    The salty lips of the socialite sisters
    With their continental fingers that have
    Never seen working blisters
    Oh I know they've got their problems
    I wish I was one of them
    They say daddy's coming home soon
    With his sergeant stripes and his empire mug and spoon

    No more fast buck
    And when are they gonna learn their lesson
    When are they gonna stop all of these victory processions
    And you say...

    The teacher never told you anything but white lies
    But you never see the lies
    And you believe
    Oh you know you have been captured
    You feel so civilized
    And you look so pretty in your new lace sleeves Writer/s: ELVIS COSTELLO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Chuck from UsaLove the alliteration and double meaning in the lines:
    The salty lips of the socialite sisters
    with their continental fingers that have
    never seen working blisters
    Oh, I know they've got their problems
    I wish I was one of them.....

    One of them? A socialite sister or one of their problems? Maybe both?

    He goes on to say:
    When are they gonna learn their lesson?
    When are they gonna stop all of these victory processions?

    Probably never.
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