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Elvis Costello - "Mistress Maid" lyrics

(mccartney/macmanus)

She said, "come in, my dear,

Youre looking tired tonight

Your bath is drawn, let me loosen your tie

And fix you your usual drink"

He settles back

Takes a magazine

Kicks off his shoes

Of every appealing soubrette
As he studies the form

Every endearing remark
But where are the flowers that he used to bring'

Reminds her of passionate promises

That he only made in the dark
In her bed

She wants to shout at the back of his head
Look at me, look at me, look at me

Im afraid
See what its come to
Im just your mistress and maid

The wine is warm

But the dinner is cold

The look in his eye tells her it wont be long
Till the girls on the page come to life

And theyll get the flowers that he used to bring

With every endearing remark
And all of the passionate promises

Hell never fulfil in the dark

In their bed

She wants to shout at the back of his head
Look at me, look at me, now that Im not afraid.

See what its come to
Im not your mistress and maid

See what its come to

Im not your mistress and maid
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