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    You Hung The Moon

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    You Hung The Moon
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      About "You Hung The Moon"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "You Hung The Moon"

      The homecoming fanfare is echoing still
      Now tapping on tables
      And sensing a chill
      Poor families expecting loved one's return
      Only summon some charlatan spectre
      Oh, when will they learn?

      You hung the moon
      From a gallows in the sky
      Choked out the light
      In his blue lunar eye

      The shore is a parchment
      The sea has no tide
      Since he was taken from my side

      The lines of the fallen are viewed through a glass
      But you cannot touch them at all
      Or hear their footfall just as they go past
      The drunken ground is where they are bound

      You hung the moon
      From a gallows in the sky
      Put out the light in his blue lunar eye

      The shore is a parchment
      The sea has no tide
      Since he was taken from my side

      So slap out his terrors
      And sneer at his tears
      We deal with deserters like this
      From the breech to the barrel, the bead we will level
      Break earth with a shovel, quick march on the double
      Lower him shallow like tallow down in the abyss

      You hung the moon
      From a gallows in the sky
      Choked out the light in his blue lunar eye

      The shore is a parchment
      The sea has no tide
      Since he was taken from my side
      Since he was taken from my side
      The homecoming fanfare is echoing still

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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