Elvis Costello - "Sweet Pear Macmanus" lyrics

Sweet pear, sweet pear
Those who say they love you would never dare

I'll watch out for you
I'll always be there
In the hour of distress you need not fear
In all the world there's only one true love
I bless whatever's in the sky above
For bringing you to me
And finding it's hard enough
But there's a void without your kiss
I wake on the precipice above the abyss
Make no mistake there is an ache I have to live with
And though the touch of your lips these fears dismiss
That made you want to run away

Was my grip too lose, my grip too strong
I wonder every night and day
And now you're back where I pretend you belong
How long

I swear this is my prayer
'til we're burned and scattered in the atmosphere
Or lost in the world across a crowded room
I am your stupid lover, your wretched groom