Quantcast
bop.fmbeta
x
radio-label playlist-label
bop.fm

Select a Service

YouTube
SoundCloud

Open In

Spotify
Beats
Rdio
YouTube
SoundCloud

Buy

Amazon
iTunes
Google Play

Select a Store

Amazon
iTunes
Google Play

User

‹ Back
Favorites
Playlists
Feedback? Chat with us!
Sign Out
Playlists
(Hit return to send)

Submit Song Description

Submit Please enter a description.
Thank You! Our administrators will review your description.
I'm sorry an error has occurred. Please try again later.

!Tap the YouTube play button above

Previous
Previous
Play/Pause Next
Next
Rdio Beats Spotify Youtube SoundCloud
  Repeat Repeat 0:00 Like
 
All
Artists
Songs
Playlists
Close
Search results for Search history Start typing...
Elvis Costello

Tears At The Birthday Party

Elvis Costello

  • On Facebook
  • On Twitter
  • Embed this song
  • On iTunes
  • On Amazon
  • On Google
  • Add to playlist
  • Import playlist
  • Unlike
  • Start radio from this
  • Embed this song
Song Information
Tears At The Birthday P...
About This Song & Song Lyrics

About "Tears At The Birthday Party" by Elvis Costello

About

Elvis Costello – Tears At The Birthday Party Lyrics

Lyrics

Think back now when we were young
There were always tears at the birthday party
You know how children can be
So cruel
That's how it starts, but
What if we never learn how to behave?
I did something, and you never forgave me
I never thought that it could be like this

But now I see
I see you share your cake with him
Unwrapping presents that I should have sent
What can I do?
Must I watch you?

Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again

And it's the same every year
Seems that I remember it as something more, but
You know how children can grow
So strange
I still adore you

What if we never learn from our mistakes?
But then, you'll never know how my heart aches

I never thought that it would be like this
But now I see
I see you share your cake with him
Unwrapping presents that I should have sent
What can I do?
Must I watch you?

Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again
Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again

One day I know he'll forget
To pay you the compliments you;re after
You'll hang your sad, aching head
Behind a brittle smile or a shrill of laughter

What if we only get what we deserve?
Somehow I couldn't quite summon the nerve

Upon each anniversary
Then do you ever think of me?
Unwrapping presents that I should have sent
What can I do?
Must I watch you?

Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again
Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again
Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again
Close the door, dim the lights, blow out the candles
So Happy Birthday again

SONGWRITERS:
BACHARACH, BURT / COSTELLO, ELVIS
Powered and licensed by LyricFind
Song Info
By: Elvis Costello
Loading Embed...
Close

Embed This Song

Embed This Playlist

Embed This Artist

Click to copy embed code
Copy

By using this embed code you agree to these Terms.

bop.fm
Close

Create Playlist

Create
Close

Edit this playlist

Save
Close

Import Playlist

? Import

Desktop

Right-click on the playlist title and select "Copy HTTP Link"

Web

Right-click on the playlist title and select "Copy Spotify URL"

Desktop and Web

Push the button from playlist page.
Copy the link located near the icon in the upper right corner of the pop-up window.
Close

Submit Song Description

Submit Please enter a description.
Thank You! Our administrators will review your description.
I'm sorry an error has occurred. Please try again later.
Close

Report a bad song match

Thanks! We will review and update shortly.
I'm sorry an error has occurred. Please try again later.