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    Elvis Costello & The Imposters
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    The Delivery Man
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      About "The Delivery Man"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello & The Imposters - "The Delivery Man"

      "Abel was able," so Vivian said
      Her shoulders flung forward
      Her lips in a purse
      She talks like the beauty that she never was
      Of the fabulous wild nights that she never has

      In a certain light he looked like Elvis
      In a certain way he feels like Jesus
      Everyone dreams of him just as they can
      But he's only the humble Delivery Man

      Geraldine blushes and brushes away
      The cigarette ashes that Vivian scatters
      Stares out of the window at the things that she says
      While gossip within her competes with the widow

      Ever since he's gone, she feels like crying all the time
      She knows for sure Vivian is lying
      Now she has a daughter to raise as she can
      She just wouldn't trust that Delivery Man

      Ivy puts down the ghost story she's reading
      Looks up at that face on the wall
      Thinking about how her father lay bleeding
      Shot in the back 'cause orders were misleading
      And how a flag and a medal don't have any meaning

      On the 5th of July as they tore down the fair
      And he'd seen all the local girls who were worth kissing
      With the smell of the gunpowder still in the air
      They noticed that Abel and Ivy were missing

      In a certain light he looked like Elvis
      In a certain way he seemed like Jesus
      He said "Why can't we be kind to me like you were meant to be?
      When they let me out, I had a brand new identity
      Now everyone dreams of me just as they can
      I want to be your Delivery Man"

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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