Elvis Costello - "This Town" lyrics


That Charlie Sedarka was a-playing the piano like he was pawing a dirty book
It was a song with a topical verse which I'm afraid he then proceeded to sing
He bit a hole in his big bottom lip and gave his very best little boy look

Something about the moody doomed love of the Fish-Finger King
You're nobody in this town
You're nobody 'til everybody in this town thinks you're poison,
You're nobody in this crowd
You're nobody 'til everybody in this town thinks you're a bastard
Got your number, knows it must be avoided
Mr. Getgood moved up to Self-Made Man Row

Although he swears that he's the salt of the earth
He's so proud of the "kick-me-hard" sign that they hung on his back at birth
"Beauty is on my pillow, beauty is there in my vault"
He said "I appreciate beauty, if I have one, then it's my fault"

The girl with the eternity rock went down on her bookie to buy some stock
Now all her signs in the shopping arcades say "The corporation thief is The New
Her clothes and her attention were scant, her eyes were everywhere,

Jesse James"
Her eyes were like absinthe
The little green figures that dance on his screen say everything you want to
They made love while she was changing her dress
hear and nothing they mean
She wiped him off, she wiped him out and then she made him confess

A little amused by the belief in her power
(chorusYou must remember this it was the fetish of the hour