Elvis Costello 5ive Gears in Reverse Lyrics

Five gears in reverse
For girls looking at the big lift
Somebody send out for the night nurse
Please don`t stick me on the late shift
If you don`t know by now
Nobody`s gonna tell you
If you don`t know by now
The shock will probably kill you

But if your patience is corrupted and you still cannot decide
You`re sitting in the garage contemplating suicide
And you have no motivation you can`t even catch your breath
All of this acceleration is driving you to death

Five gears in reverse
You think I don`t know what I`m doing
Another fashionable first
Like walking down the road to ruin
But if you`re safe and sound
Don`t let me interrupt you
And if you`re gagged and bound
Well how can I corrupt you

Written by: Elvis Costello
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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