Elvis Costello - "Country Darkness" lyrics

This tattered document

A mystery you can solve

Some burnt out filament

Flies still buzzing around the bulb

Country Darkness

He thought of traveling

Heard an approaching train

Drown out his desperate pulse
A song with no refrain

Country Darkness

She daydreams of forbidden sins

There must be something more

The prison she lives in
The one with the open door

The veil is covering

Suffer little children
A glistening and cruel blade

Repent, unfaithful maid

Country Darkness