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    Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4

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      About "Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4"

      I saw a girl who'd found her consolation
      She said "One day my Prince of Peace will come"
      Above her head a portrait of her father
      The wilted favor that he gave her still fastened to the frame
      "They've got his bones and everything he owns
      I've got his name"

      Well you can laugh at this sentimental story
      But in time you'll have to make amends
      The sudden chill where lovers doubt their immortality
      As the clouds cover the sky the evening ends
      Describing a picture of eyes finally closing
      As you sometimes glimpse terrible faces in the fire
      We'll I'm the lucky goon
      Who composed this tune
      From birds arranged on the high wire

      Who on earth is tapping at the window?
      Does that face still linger at the pane?
      I saw you shiver though the room was like a furnace
      A shadow of regret across a young mother's face
      So toll the bell or rock the cradle
      Please don't let me fear anything I cannot explain
      I can't believe, I'll never believe in anything again

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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