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Sleep of the just


by Elvis Costello. Buy album CD: King Of America


The soldier asked my name and did I come here very often
Well I thought that he was asking me to dance
In my HOLEY coat and hat and him in his red bonnet
We'd have made a lovely couple but we never had the chance

[chorus]
And now you say that you've got to go
Well if you must you must
I suppose that you need the sleep of the just

Well it was a powerful day and there were black crows in the road
And I kept my strong opinions to my chest
I suppose I should have told them that I was on fire for you
When the bus burst into flames outside some place, 'The Poet's Rest'

[chorus]

A girl woke up in a naked light and said "Oh no not again"
He even looked like her brother in the army but she never mentions him
He'll be tucked up in his bed tonight with his dirty-pictures girl
Saying, 'You're some mother's daughter you know or is it
immaterial girl?'

Now she's pinned up upon the barracks wall in her home town
All the soldiers taking turns with their attentions
And as they speculate what she'd look like beneath that thin nightgown
His family pride was rising up as he cast his eyes down



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Album: King Of America (1985) Lyrics
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  1. Brilliant mistake
  2. Lovable
  3. Our little angel
  4. Don't let me be misunderstood
  5. Eisenhower blues
  6. Glitter gulch
  7. Indoor fireworks
  8. Little palaces
  9. I'll wear it proudly
  10. American without tears
  11. Poisoned rose
  12. The big light
  13. Jack of all parades
  14. Suit of lights
  15. Sleep of the just
  16. The people's limousine
  17. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  18. Suffering face
  19. Shoes without heels
  20. They'll never take her
  21. King of confidence
  22. It Tears Me Up
  23. The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
  24. Your Mind Is On Vacation / Your Funeral And My Trial

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