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    Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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    New Lace Sleeves
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      About "New Lace Sleeves"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello & The Attractions - "New Lace Sleeves"

      Bad lovers face to face in the morning
      Shy apologies and polite regrets
      Slow dances that left no warning of
      Outraged glances and indiscreet yawning
      Good manners and bad breath get you nowhere
      Even presidents have newspaper lovers
      Ministers go crawling under covers
      She's no angel
      He's no saint
      They're all covered up with white washed grease paint
      And you say...

      The teacher never told you anything but white lies
      But you never see the lies
      And you believe
      Oh you know you have been captured
      You feel so civilized
      And you look so pretty in your new lace sleeves

      The salty lips of the socialite sisters
      With their continental fingers that have
      Never seen working blisters
      Oh I know they've got their problems
      I wish I was one of them
      They say daddy's coming home soon
      With his sergeant stripes and his empire mug and spoon

      No more fast buck
      And when are they gonna learn their lesson
      When are they gonna stop all of these victory processions
      And you say...

      The teacher never told you anything but white lies
      But you never see the lies
      And you believe
      Oh you know you have been captured
      You feel so civilized
      And you look so pretty in your new lace sleeves

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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