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Elvis Costello The Birds Will Still Be Singing Lyrics

Last updated: 11/30/2011 10:00:00 AM

Summertime withers as the sun descends
He wants to kiss you. Will you condescend?
Before you wake and find a chill within your bones
Under a fine canopy of lover's dust and humourous bones
Banish all dismay
Extinguish every sorrow
Eternity stinks, my darling. That's no joke
Don't waste your precious time pretending you're
heartbroken
There will be tears and candles
Pretty words to say
Spare me lily-white lillies
With the awful perfume of decay
Banish all dismay
Extinguish every sorrow
If I'm lost or I'm forgiven
The birds will still be singing
It's so hard to tear myself away
Even when you know it's over
It's too much to say.
Banish all dismay
Extinguish every sorrow
If I'm lost or I'm forgiven
The birds will still be singing





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Best song for your Mum & Dad - may they rest in peace | Reviewer: tony fuller | 11/29/11

From the heart - to the soul - you will not be forgotten Ross McManus - for bringing 5 talented boys into this world
It's all down to them now - to keep your & their new songs & music going strong - what a showman you are Ross - not letting Sara go last Thursday on her own - without up staging her day - I was there - we shed a tear or three and now we will do it all again for you Ross and your family on 9th Dec. 2011.

Miss you and love you -- "You secret Lemonade drinker" RW. RW RW. RW.

Tony Fuller & family



The ultimate funeral song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/22/05

Don't despair when I am dead: I am totally unimportant. Whether I go to heaven or to hell, the birds will still be singing.
A lesson in humility from Costello, in a rendition that tears the heart out. Chilling. A masterpiece.