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    "Tokyo Storm Warning" Lyrics

    Elvis Costello

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    The sky fell over cheap Korean monster-movie scenery
    And spilled into the reservoir of the crushed capsule hotel
    Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery
    And I knew I was in trouble but I thought I was in hell
    So you look around the tiny room and you wonder where the hell you are
    While the K.K.K. convention are all stranded in the bar
    They wear hoods and carry shotguns in the main streets of Montgomery
    But they're helpless here as babies 'cause they're only here on holiday

    What do we care if the world is a joke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We'll give it a big kiss
    We'll give it a poke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We're only living this instant

    The black sand stuck beneath her feet in a warm Sorrento sunrise
    A barefoot girl from Naples or was it a Barcelona hi-rise
    Whistles out the tuneless theme song on a hundred cheap suggestions
    And a million false seductions and all those eternal questions

    What do we care if the world is a joke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We'll give it a big kiss
    We'll give it a poke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We're only living this instant

    So they flew the Super-Constellation all the way from Rimini
    And feasted them on fish and chips from a newspaper facsimile
    Now dead Italian tourists bodies litter up the Broadway
    Some people can't be told you know they have to learn the hard way

    Holidays are dirt-cheap in the Costa del Malvinas
    In the Hotel Argentina they can hardly tell between us
    For Teresa is a waitress though she's now known as Juanita
    In a tango bar in Stanley or in Puerto Margarita
    She's the sweetest and the sauciest
    The loveliest and the naughtiest
    She's Miss Buenos Aires in a world of lacy lingerie

    What do we care if the world is a joke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We'll give it a big kiss
    We'll give it a poke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We're only living this instant

    Japanese God-Jesus robots telling teenage fortunes
    For all we know and all we care they might as well be Martians
    They say gold paint on the palace gates comes from the teeth of pensioners
    They're so tired of shooting protest singers
    That they hardly mention us
    While fountains fill with second-hand perfume
    And sodden trading stamps
    They'll hang the bullies and the louts that dampen down the day

    What do we care if the world is a joke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We'll give it a big kiss
    We'll give it a poke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We're only living this instant

    We braved the cold November air and the undertaker's curses
    Saying "Take me to the Folies Bergere and please don't spare the hearses"
    For he always had a dream of that revolver in your purse
    How you loved him 'til you hated him and made him cry for mercy
    He said "Don't ever mention my name there or talk of all the nights you cried
    We've always been like worlds apart now you're seeing two nightmares collide"

    What do we care if the world is a joke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We'll give it a big kiss
    We'll give it a poke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    Death wears a big hat 'cause he's a big bloke
    (Tokyo Storm Warning)
    We're only living this instant
    This song was submitted on July 4th, 2005 and last modified on June 23rd, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by CAIT O'RIORDAN, ELVIS COSTELLO.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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