Elvis Costello - "Other End Of The Telescope" lyrics

Shall we agree that that just this once

I'm gonna change my life
Until it's just as tiny or
Important as you like

And in time we won't even recall that we spoke

Words that turned out to be as big as smoke

A smoke that disappears in the air
There's always something that smoldering somewhere

I know it don't make a difference to you

But oh it so made a difference to me
You'll see me off in the distance I hope

At the other end

At the other end of the telescope

You're half naked ambition and

You're half out of your wits
And several tiny fractions that

This portrait still omits

And it's so hard to pick the receiver up when I call

I never knew that you could be so small

The answer was under your nose

But the question never arose

I know it don't make a difference to you
But oh it so made a difference to me

You'll see me off in the distance I hope
At the other end

At the other end of the telescope

Lie down baby now don't say a word

There there baby your vision is blurred your
Head is so sore from all of that thinking

I don't want to hurt you now

But I think you're shrinking

The promise of indulgence in my confidential voice

Approached immortal danger but you'll never know how close

Then down the hall I overheard such a heavenly choir

It interrupted my evil designs

One day your head is up in the clouds

The next day you're down with the sweet Adelines

I know it don't make a difference to you

But oh it so made a difference to me
'Cause late in the evening as I sit here moping

With a bamboo needle and a shellac of Chopin

And that cast-iron heart that you failed to

Tear open

At the other end
At the other end of the telescope