Elvis Costello One Bell Ringing Lyrics

Raining slapping on the window pane
An hour or more of teeming
Storm punching like a hurricane
That tore him out of dreaming

Air screaming through the slightest gap
Rattling between the frame and the sill
Drapes hanging from the final act
When I had you still

One lonely bird is singing
Lower the hood on his lament
Dash him down on cold cement
One bell ringing

Flies buzzing round the strip search light
They've got him down on his knees
He dreams of honey dripping from a spoon
Girls whispering in Portuguese

Between the muzzle and the black site
Electrical contact
Deny your name then carry the blame
Somewhat after the fact

One lonely bird is singing
Lower the hood on his last lament
Dash him down on cold cement
One bell ringing

Written by: Elvis Costello
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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