Lyrics to songs on `North`

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Lyrics to songs on `North`

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:28 am

Just noticed these are on John Everingham`s fab. site.

see
http://www.elviscostello.info/lyrics/north.html

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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:41 am

:D
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:10 am

Whoa! This is indeed a man in love :o , especially the song Let Me Tell You About Her.

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Postby selfmademug » Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:24 am

Holy shit. Well, he says the music's like it's 12 feet away, but the lyrics are about as direct and close as I've ever heard him... totally naked, for him.

What a story.

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Postby bambooneedle » Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:30 am

"...Up where the polar bears and moose and geese will play
And some of them address you en français
Give me the ice and snow
Time to go...
North..." ~ North.

It seems he was thinking about Canada. Whether he'd want to live there or not, who knows?

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Postby mood swung » Fri Jun 27, 2003 8:01 am

I am so lusting after this record....
Like me, the "g" is silent.

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Postby bambooneedle » Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:12 am

:idea: I've already quoted my very favourite lines from North... let's see you quote yours.
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Postby King of Confidence » Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:20 am

Holy moley.

"North" is a special track available on the internet? When, where?

I cannot wait until friggin' September to hear this.

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Postby mood swung » Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:40 am

if the lyrics are out, maybe some advance copies as well???
Like me, the "g" is silent.

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Postby pip_52 » Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:48 am

I like:


All the sorrows and the joys like magnetism
And a selfish boy looks through a prism
And says what is
But never asks what isn't

-When It Sings

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Postby norman brain » Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:13 am

I love the lyrics to every song. They certainly work as poetry. I can't wait to hear them as songs!

KOC, I'm interested in the internet track as well. I wonder if he'll post it on on the Island site (if they ever decide to resurrect it).

Time will tell.

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Postby norman brain » Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:14 am

I love the lyrics to every song. They certainly work as poetry. I can't wait to hear them as songs!

KOC, I'm interested in the internet track as well. I wonder if he'll post it on on the Island site (if they ever decide to resurrect it).

Time will tell.

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Postby norman brain » Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:17 am

I love the lyrics to every song. They certainly work as poetry. I can't wait to hear them as songs!

KOC, I'm interested in the internet track as well. I wonder if he'll post it on on the Island site (if they ever decide to resurrect it).

Time will tell.

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Postby mood swung » Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:06 am

there's so many good lyrics, it's hard to choose, but I picked this one:

But if this is how I lose my heart
Then I shall just embrace that
My pulse is racing still
I'm secretly thrilled
By the laughter that tumbled
And the tears that I spilled
As far as I know no one ever got killed
By impatience

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Like me, the "g" is silent.

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Postby so lacklustre » Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:26 am

Very simplistic, direct, and personal lyrics.

mmmm.

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Postby Goody2Shoes » Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:43 am

After a very quick read, here's one I like a lot, from 'Can You Be True?':

'Only time will tell us
I hope that it speaks gently if it isn't meant to be
Then again
By then we might not be listening so attentively'

Also, from the same song:

'I long to hear you whisper my name'

I cannot describe what that line does to me.

All this seems very personal, I feel like I should avert my eyes and mind my own business....
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on

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Postby selfmademug » Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:05 pm

Goody2Shoes wrote:All this seems very personal, I feel like I should avert my eyes and mind my own business....


G2S, I totally agree... makes me kinda worried and sad and happy for him all at the same time.

*hands Elvis a robe*

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Postby Watching_Detectives » Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:14 pm

This album sounds wicked cool. I can't wait!
It nearly took a mircacle to get you to stay
It only took my little finger to blow you away.

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New Elvis

Postby IStandAccused » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:11 pm

selfmademug wrote:
Goody2Shoes wrote:All this seems very personal, I feel like I should avert my eyes and mind my own business....


G2S, I totally agree... makes me kinda worried and sad and happy for him all at the same time.

*hands Elvis a robe*


~~Don't worry, SMM- he has done this before, HA! He is filled with passion and mid-life. Could be wonderful- could be a disaster. All in the cards and in his fate as a man. I think it wise for us all to remember our own experiences in these matters of the heart. He is really "out there" with this relationship. Not only wearing his heart on his sleeve but going out, being widely photographed- almost flaunting it. You also can't feel guilty for seeing into his private life. He is inviting you. He wants you to. These are the first lyrics that are not really written in usual EC "code" and limerick. He HAD to get them out of him. Like a painter that all of a sudden needs to paint five paintings a day. A rush of inspiration. It can't be held down.
*"Common sense is not so common."*Voltaire
For those who speak French, "Le sens common n'est pas si commun."

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Sorry, double post!!

Postby IStandAccused » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:18 pm

IStandAccused wrote:
selfmademug wrote:
Goody2Shoes wrote:All this seems very personal, I feel like I should avert my eyes and mind my own business....


G2S, I totally agree... makes me kinda worried and sad and happy for him all at the same time.

*hands Elvis a robe*


~~Don't worry, SMM- he has done this before, HA! He is filled with passion and mid-life. Could be wonderful- could be a disaster. All in the cards and in his fate as a man. I think it wise for us all to remember our own experiences in these matters of the heart. He is really "out there" with this relationship. Not only wearing his heart on his sleeve but going out, being widely photographed- almost flaunting it. You also can't feel guilty for seeing into his private life. He is inviting you. He wants you to. These are the first lyrics that are not really written in usual EC "code" and limerick. He HAD to get them out of him. Like a painter that all of a sudden needs to paint five paintings a day. A rush of inspiration. It can't be held down.


~~Sorry for that double post all. It tells me funny things when I hit the submit button. Oh well. 8)
*"Common sense is not so common."*Voltaire

For those who speak French, "Le sens common n'est pas si commun."

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:27 pm

I can't believe you're all looking at the lyrics to an LP that won't be out for 3 months. Stop it now, and erase them from your memories, lyrics are meant to be heard, not read.

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Postby Poppet » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:37 pm

i'm not reading them either. i want to HEAR them.

then, once i've heard them, i'll read and reread them. :)

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Re: New Elvis

Postby selfmademug » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:40 pm

IStandAccused wrote: These are the first lyrics that are not really written in usual EC "code" and limerick.


I KNOW, it's amazing, isn't it??? I'm glad of it (and can't wait to hear them all of a piece, of course) but it's a bit like he walked into the party without his glasses. I barely recognize him, he looks so vulnerable!

Should be good stuff.

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Postby SweetPear » Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:59 pm

By the time I finished reading all your comments about the lyrics, MY heart
was racing!
After a quick read, these lyrics stood out to me. But there's no question about it, they must be heard w/the music.

All the words you say to me
Have music in them
All the sorrows and the joys like magnetism
And a selfish boy looks through a prism
And says what is
But never asks what isn't

You both said it so well.....

IStandAccused wrote:
These are the first lyrics that are not really written in usual EC "code" and limerick.
selfmademug wrote:
I KNOW, it's amazing, isn't it??? I'm glad of it (and can't wait to hear them all of a piece, of course) but it's a bit like he walked into the party without his glasses. I barely recognize him, he looks so vulnerable
I'm not angry anymore....

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:31 pm

Wow, I don't think I've read lyrics that flow so coherently from song to song like these do. He really is in love. Ahhhh...

"Every single time I approached despair
I thought of your name and you were there
I won't burden you
As promises will do
But I know I will be there
When green eyes turn blue"
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