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    Chewing Gum

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    Chewing Gum
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      About "Chewing Gum"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "Chewing Gum"

      With their cardboard hands by their sides,
      Here`s a naked man and lady
      And they`re yours to cut out and keep
      So you can dress them up maybe
      They don`t know just who they are, or who they`re supposed to be
      You can make them happy or sad
      Or assume their identity

      So here they are in the departure lounge
      It`s the "Gateway to the East"
      She is just another mail-order bride
      She doesn't know he`s a kinky beast
      So he gives her a picture of Maradona and child
      She wants to "roll and rock"
      As he spills his beer over her, bumps and he
      Grinds, as he repeats "Bangkok"

      [Chorus:]
      There must be something that is better than this
      It starts with a slap and ends up with a kiss
      Begins with you bawling and it ends up in tears
      Oh my little one, take that chewing gum out of your ears

      She might as well be in the jungle
      She might as well be on the moon
      He`s away on a business trip, in Dusseldorf, but she`s becoming immune
      To the lack of glamor and danger in a West-German city today
      The nearest she comes to the "Dynasty" he promised her
      Is a Chinese takeaway

      [Chorus]

      Though he only taught her three little words, it
      Doesn't matter if they`re dirty or clean
      He can only control what they look like
      He can never possess what they mean
      Now he wants to whisper in her ear
      All the shrinking nothingness
      But something always comes between them,
      I wonder if you can guess

      [Chorus]

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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