Elvis Costello The Bridge I Burned Lyrics

I`m walking down Times Square in the electric daylight
The sailors on shore leave stand out in their perfect white
I`m up here with my spying glass at the window of the world
For better or for worse, it`s a perverse universe, my love

Now I know, I should have never walked over the bridge I burned oh
Now I know, somehow I don`t feel so alone

You mutter underneath your breath, it echoes round the world
Everybody comes from nowhere
There is hope, it loops up in the air oh

Now I know, I should have never walked over the bridge I burned oh
Now I know, somehow I don`t feel so alone

You said I used to be handsome if you screwed up your eyes
Professors and vampires drank up all the tears I cried
Now there`s a bird at my window, he feeds upon the pain
And sometimes he sings to me, a mocking bird in the twilight of infamy oh

Now I know, I should have never walked over the bridge I burned oh
Now I know, somehow I don`t feel so alone
Now I know, I should have never walked over the bridge I burned oh
Now I know, they've burned one sinner and the others are set to follow

Now I know
Now I know
Now I know

Written by: Elvis Costello
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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