Elvis Costello - "She" lyrics

May be the face I can't forget
A trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or
The price I have to pay
She may be the song
That summer sings
May be the chill
That autumn brings
May be a hundred
Different things
Within the measure of a day

May be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day
Into a heaven or a hell
She may be the
Mirror of my dreams
A smile reflected in a stream
She may not be
What she may seem
Inside her shell

She who always seems
So happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be
So private and so proud
No one's allowed to see
Them when they cry
She may be the love that
Cannot hope to last
May come to me from
Shadows of the past
That I'll remember
Till the day I die

May be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I'm alive
The one I'll care for through
The rough and ready years
Me I'll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I've got to be
The meaning of my life is

She, she, she