Elvis Costello Motel Matches Lyrics

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  • 1 It Was Recorded Almost by Accident
  • 2 Watching the Detectives
  • 3 It Was the Ballad of This Year's Model
  • 4 Little Triggers
  • 5 It Has Mick Jones of the Clash Playing Guitar
  • 6 Big Tears
  • 7 It Was About People Meeting in the Night at a Hotel, Not a Complicated Story
  • 8 Motel Matches
  • 9 It's a More Regretful Song
  • 10 Riot Act
  • 11 It Was More the Expression Came to Mind
  • 12 Kid About It
  • 13 I Told a Tale, Which You Have to Listen to the Lyrics
  • 14 Man Out of Time
  • 15 An Example of One of Those Songs That Nearly Got Away
  • 16 Love Field
  • 17 The Main Body of the Song Is Very Repetitive, It's Supposed to Be Like That
  • 18 I Want You
  • 19 I'm Glad to Get the Opportunity to Put the Word to the Fore
  • 20 Invasion Hit Parade
  • 21 It's Kind of a Gospel Song
  • 22 Bedlam
  • 23 It's More of the Idea That We Are in a Flow Towards a Way of Living
  • 24 The River in Reverse
  • Somewhere in the distance I can hear "who shot Sam?"
    This is my conviction, that I am an innocent man
    Though you say I'm unkind
    I'm being as nice as I can

    Boys everywhere, fumbling with the catches
    I struck lucky with motel matches
    Falling for you without a second look
    Falling out of your open pocketbook
    Giving you away like motel matches

    I wake with the siren in an emergency
    Though your mind is full of love
    In your eyes there is a vacancy
    And you know what I'll do
    When the light outside changes from red to blue

    Boys everywhere, fumbling with the catches
    I struck lucky with motel matches
    Falling for you without a second look
    Falling out of your open pocketbook
    Giving you away like motel matches

    Giving you away like motel matches
    Giving you away like motel matches
    Giving you away like motel matches
    Giving you away like motel matches

    Written by: Elvis Costello
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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