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    The People's Limousine

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    The People's Limousine
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      About "The People's Limousine"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "The People's Limousine"

      It's a chilly Florentine evening
      Two men in evening hats
      Telling tales of the underground and
      Fishing for Reds
      Policemen armed with Uzis
      Stand guard but they don't speak
      Ain't seen no Michaeangelo
      He'll be here next week.
      The girl in the shoes
      With the crystal heels went chaperoned by her brother
      They raise a glass of amber wine
      Take pictures of each other
      Of the policemen in the fountains
      And the sickle and the hammer
      And they came with Uncle Romulus
      With his walking cane and camera

      She looked like someone's girlfriend
      She looked like a dream
      She looked as unlikely
      As the people's limousine.

      Come and sit by me, girl, before I breathe the breath out of you
      Hush your mouth and cover your eyes for I'll tell your father of you
      He paid to have you painted in the company of angels
      Only to find you flirting anew with Chico Marx and perverted Engels

      The patron saint of television smiles down from the shelf
      Romulus can't criticize but he can't bless himself
      He has a tin of pea-green paint and a big roll of black tape
      To vandalize these obscenities then make his escape

      She walked up to the nice policeman and asked him for a match
      He saw Romulus approaching and slipped off the safety catch
      Then cut down her uncle, he was painted red and green
      Just as she was kidnapped in the people's limousine.

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS / BURNETT, J. HENRY
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