Elvis Costello Wave a White Flag Lyrics

Take off your shoes, hang up your wings
Stack up the chairs, roll up the rug
Savor the things that sobriety brings
Drain in the last from a jug

But when I hit the bottle, there`s no tellin` what I`ll do
`Cause something deep inside me wants to turn you black and blue
I can`t resist you, I can`t wait
To twist your loving arms `til you capitulate

Beat me in the kitchen, and I`ll beat you in the hall
There`s nothing I love better than a free for all
To take your pretty neck and see which way it bends
But when it is all over we will still be friends

Wave a white flag, put away the pistol
Too many people just can`t get kissed
But if there`s nothin` I can do to make amends, baby
Hope you don`t murder me

Oh, was it all right, or was it okay
I`ll make it all up to you someday
Oh, but you didn`t have to laugh that way
Oh, no, you didn`t have to laugh that way

Wave a white flag, put away the pistol
Too many people just can`t get kissed
But if there`s nothin` I can do to make amends, baby
Hope you don`t murder me
Gee, baby, hope you don`t murder me

Written by: Elvis Costello
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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