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    Elvis Costello / Lyrics

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    ",Dust" Lyrics

    Elvis Costello

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    If only dust could talk
    What would we hear it say?
    Before it's brushed aside
    Just as it's swept away

    It's just the evidence
    It's of no consequence
    It's only flesh and bone
    Why don't we leave it alone?

    If only dust could gather into lines of chalk
    Around a silhouette detective fiction walks
    For it's the only witness that can testify
    Can I spit out the truth?
    Or would you rather just swallow a lie?

    Why did they dam the land?
    How did they flood the plain?
    Did they erase the name?
    And wipe away the stain
    You kept your mouth well shut
    Appeared to turn your coat
    Now there's a name for you but it's stuck in my throat

    If dust could only mutter
    Or in laughter trill
    If it could warn and whisper from the windowsill
    But it's the only witness that can testify
    Can I split out the truth?
    Or would you rather just swallow a lie?

    Here comes the juggernaut
    Here come The Poisoners
    They choke the life and land
    And rob the joy from us
    Why do they taste of sugar?
    Oh, when they're made of money
    Here come the Lamb of God
    And the butcher's boy, sonny

    If dust could only gather in the needle track
    Then it would skip a beat and it would jump right back
    If dust could only gather in a needle track
    Then it would skip a beat
    And all the sense I lack
    This song was submitted on July 8th, 2005 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Elvis Costello.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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