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    Elvis Costello / Lyrics

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    "Mischievous Ghost" Lyrics

    Elvis Costello feat. Mary Coughlan

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    She came dancing right before my eyes
    She said, she'd came to warn me
    Before it dawned on me
    I went walking on the blank hillside

    Where the sunset falls, where the sunset dies
    She gave me love, she told me lies
    That most mischievous ghost
    She was in disguise, she was in disguise, she was in disguise

    He started to whistle, they bought him a flute
    He was talking in tongues, they swore he was mute
    He scoffed and blasphemed, they said it was beautiful
    Busted a button, they bought him a suitcase full

    They colored him cricket and laced him up tight
    As he drew on their days resurrected his nights
    He raved in the dark, he went out in a blaze
    "There you go," they said, "He's good for nothing and lazy"

    With scandal and shame they slandered his name
    They told him to freeze, they damned him to roast
    Disappointed that he passed away peacefully
    Never [unverified] to be a mischievous ghost

    They dug him up quick with a polish and lick
    They powdered him up till he only looked sick
    The hinge in his backbone would bend to applause
    But his dancing was not quite as lively of course

    These are the rewards immortality affords
    Bullied and bribed and beaten to bliss
    [Unverified] and tormental laments
    Of going away and not being missed

    With scandal and shame they slandered his name
    They told him to freeze, they damned him to roast
    Disappointed that he passed away peacefully
    Never dying to be a mischievous ghost

    With the green beer and the shamrock tattoos
    Singing his songs of the battles we lose
    And [unverified] you come home again so we can murder you
    What would you do if they took his word

    With forty-eight million to join in the toast
    Move over my darling
    Mischievous ghost
    Mischievous ghost
    This song was submitted on November 7th, 2012 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Declan Macmanus.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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