Abandon Words

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Chorus:
Abandon words
And perish the thought
Take away the slanders of evil
You forbid more than you protect
You will lose the sense and the meaning
Somewhere between respect and correct
Abandon words
Abandon words

Short hours
Abandon words
Abandon hope
Abandon fear
Abandon love
Abandon tears
Abandon vengeance and remorse
Abandon and of course
Abandon thought
Abandon need
Abandon justice
How I plead

(Repeat Chorus)

Short hours
Abandon words
Abandon hope
Abandon fear
Abandon love
Abandon tears
Abandon vengeance and remorse
Abandon and of course
Abandon thought
Abandon need
Abandon justice
How I plead
Abandon shame
Abandon lies
Abandon crime
Abandon need
Abandon virtue to begin with
Abandon grace
Abandon sin
Abandon faith and then belief

Abandon words
And perish the thought
Take away the language of evil
You forbid more than you protect
You will lose the sense and the meaning
Somewhere between respect and correct
Abandon words
Abandon words

Abandon Words
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Pete Thomas - drums
Matt MacManus - bass
Recordedunknown date, Elvis' home (vocals)
December 1992, Church Studios, London (bass & drums)
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsBrutal Youth (Rhino reissue), 2002
PromosSelections From This Year's Model - Blood & Chocolate - Brutal Youth, 2002
Length2:54

First known performance:
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Brutal YouthBY album cover large.jpg

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Blackberry Jam performed live, 2003-11-21, Tonic Ball 2, Indianapolis 2003 info needed

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