Someone Took the Words Away

  • Poor head
    Can hardly move my lips for speaking
    I said
    So, what is this thing I cannot explain?
    I'd blame all the thing I feel but can't quite place
    Perhaps they're written on my face
    Someone took the words away

    Why don't you speak up and say what you mean?
    Summon my powers of conversation
    I talk to myself
    I'm fine
    When you're around
    Then I decline the invitation

    It's strange to finally find myself so tongue-tied
    A change has come over me
    I'm powerless to express
    Every thing I know but cannot speak
    And if I try my voice will break
    Someone took the words away
    Someone took the words away Writer/s: ELVIS COSTELLO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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