Quantcast
Tap the YouTube play button above
Select or create a new playlist. Need some suggestions? Check out some cool playlists here.
My Playlists
Play History
The music never stops on bop.
Play any song. Use any music service. Share with any friend. Learn More.
Home
All
Artists
Songs
Playlists
Search results for Search history Start typing... No primary results for
    Play song
    Elvis Costello
    Tap the YouTube play button below
    Elvis Costello

    Tears At The Birthday Party

    • Add to playlist
    • Start radio from this song
    Song

    Song Info

    Tears At The Birthday P...
    Released

    By Elvis Costello

      Recommended Songs

      About "Tears At The Birthday Party"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "Tears At The Birthday Party"

      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
      bop.fm

      Select a Service

      YouTube
      SoundCloud

      Open In

      Spotify
      Rdio
      Beats
      Rdio
      Rhapsody
      Xbox Music
      YouTube
      SoundCloud

      Buy

      Amazon
      iTunes
      Google Play

      Select a Store

      Amazon
      iTunes
      Google Play

      User

      ‹ Back
      Favorites
      Playlists
      Feedback? Chat with us!
      Sign Out
      My 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.