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    "Human Hands [Early Version][*]" Lyrics

    Elvis Costello

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    So, this is where he came to hide
    When he ran from you?
    In a private detective's overcoat
    And dirty dead man's shoes

    [Incomprehensible] Knightsbridge
    For a minister of state
    Is a far cry from the nod and wink
    Here at traitor's gate

    'Cause the high heel he used to be
    Has been ground down
    And he listens for the footsteps
    That would follow him around

    To murder my love is a crime
    But will you still love
    A man out of time?

    There's a tuppeny, hapenny millionaire
    Looking for a fourpenny one
    With a tight grip on the short hairs
    Of the public imagination

    But for his private wife and kids somehow
    Real life becomes a rumor
    Written in a French letters with some dutch courage
    And a German sense of humor

    He's got a mind like a sewer
    And a heart like a fridge
    He stands to be insulted
    And he pays for the privilege

    To murder my love is a crime
    But will you still love
    A man out of time?

    The biggest wheels of industry
    Retire sharp and short
    And the after dinner overtures
    Are nothing but an after thought

    Somebody's creeping in the kitchen
    There's a reputation to be made
    Whose nerves are always on a knife's edge
    Who's up late polishing the blade

    Love is always scampering
    In a cowering or a fawning
    You drink yourself insensitive
    And hate yourself in the morning

    To murder my love is a crime
    But will you still love
    A man out of time?

    But will you still love
    A man out of time?
    This song was submitted on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Elvis Costello.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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