Elvis Costello Basement Kiss Lyrics

13 Steps Lead Down Track Listing
  • 1 13 Steps Lead Down
  • 2 Puppet Girl
  • 3 Basement Kiss
  • 4 We Despise You
  • [Verse 1]
    Lucy Grace can't show her face
    Down in the North End Road, for in Belgravia
    Rumors have been whispered and suggestions have been made
    Did you sell your friends out when the heat got too intense?
    You say you need the danger, but it's only a pretense
    You say you need the money, but everybody knows
    You can always fall back on your inheritance

    [Chorus]
    Did you bruise your arms on his false alarms?
    Did you bruise your pride on his smile so wide?
    Only fingertips from forbidden bliss
    Did you bruise your lips on that basement kiss?

    [Verse 2]
    Who's that peeking 'round the door?
    You can't come here no more, will you go home again?
    She used to sit alone for hours
    Spends her evening watering dried flowers
    When your Mother came to stay and finally went to bed
    Lucy Grace was in the front room shooting through your head
    She tried to take your breath away
    But gave you something else instead

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3]
    That Tuesday at the function
    In her Audrey Hepburn hat
    It doesn't suit her much, but she'll get over that
    She'll be pale and feign indifference as they're handing out the prizes
    Spilling Daddy's words of wisdom
    And her ugly sister's tranquilizers
    Why were you so tardy putting up your guard?
    When you bruise so easy and you try so hard

    [Chorus]



    Written by: Cait Ou0027riordan, Elvis Costello
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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