Elvis Costello - "The Other End" lyrics

Shall we agree that just this once

Im gonna change my life

Until its just as tiny or important as you like'

And in time we wont even recall that we spoke

Words that turned out to be as big as smoke

As smoke that disappears in the air
Theres always something thats smoldering somewhere

I know it dont make a difference to you
But oh! it sure made a difference to me

Youll see me off in the distance, I hope

At the other end
At the other end of the telescope.

The promise of indulgence in my confidential voice
Approached immortal danger but youll never know how close

Then down the hall I overheard such a heavenly choir

They interrupted my evil designs

One day you are up in the clouds
The next thing youre down with the sweet adelines

(chorus)

Lie down baby now dont say a word

There there baby your vision is blurred
Your head is so sore from all of that thinking
I dont want to hurt you now

But I think youre shrinking

Youre half-naked ambition and youre half out of your wits

Or several tiny fractions that this portrait still omits

I never noticed you could be so small
And its so hard to pick the receiver up when I call

The answer was under your nose but the question never arose

I know it dont make a difference to you
But oh! it sure made a difference to me

cause late in the evening as I sit here moping
With a bamboo needle on a shellac of chopin

And the cast-iron heart that you failed to tear open

At the other end
At the other end of the telescope