For The Girl

Album: Costello Music (2006)
  • La la la la la la

    Well she said I know but I just can't tell
    Everything you've just been saying
    Lucy was there as well in the dark
    When the kids in the band were playing

    No-one can hear a word I tell
    What the girl was singing
    See she must have been 16 or 18
    I'm just past caring

    She was into the Stones when
    I was into the Roses
    She was breaking my bones when
    I was bursting their noses
    She would tell me a secret
    I would lose it the next day
    You're not pleased that you're easy
    Makes you sick in a bad way

    And all the while the girls sang
    La la la la and she sang
    Kickings for my sweetheart
    Bruises that I just don't miss

    And she said "I can't love you anymore than this!"

    La la la la la la la
    La la la la la la la

    Aw she said she said oh no no no no
    Let me yes why don't you kill me
    I said when I'm messed up like this
    Sweetheart you know that don't thrill me
    Said I would've been there if only I had been a little bit nicer
    I was dead by Sunday half dead scared just trying to please her

    She getting the pills when
    I was into her best friend
    She was chasing the thrills
    And living down at the West End
    She was pretty in braces
    I lived out of her window
    She said "take me to London"
    Tell me something I don't know

    And all the while the girls sang
    La la la la she sang
    Kickings for my sweetheart
    Bruises that I just don't miss

    And she said "I can't love you anymore than this!"

    La la la la la
    La la la la la
    La la la la la
    La la la la la

    She was into the Stones when
    I was into the Roses
    She was breaking my bones when
    I was bursting their noses
    She would tell me a secret
    I would lose it the next day
    You're not pleased that you're easy
    Makes you sick in a bad way
    And all the while the girls sang
    La la la la she sang
    Kickings for my sweetheart
    Bruises that I just don't miss

    And she said "I don't like you
    You can't stand me
    I can't love you anymore than this"Writer/s: JOHN LAWLER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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