April 5th

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You want love
But it's never deep enough
You want life
But it's never long enough
You want peace
Like it's something you can buy
You want time
But you're content to watch it fly

I'm not afraid
And I refuse to be
I can't fall
There's nothing to stop me

You believe in dreams
In a dream forsaken land
You believe the heart
Is the measure of a man
It's an old love story
And I swear to God it's true
You believe in me
And I believe in you

I'm not afraid
And I refuse to be
I can't fall
There's nothing to stop me

You want imagination
But you cannot pretend
You need air
But you won't even break a window
You want space
For some pretty stars to lend
You want free will
Or something like it that you can bend

I can't think
It's getting hard to do
You can't fail
There's nothing to stop you

It's an old love story
And I swear to God it's true
You believe in me
And I believe in you

April 5th
Written byRosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson & John Leventhal
Performed byRosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, & Kris Kristofferson
Produced byJohn Leventhal
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Rosanne Cash - vocal
Kris Kristofferson - vocal
additional musicians unknown
RecordedApril 5, 2008
ReleasedOctober 9, 2015 (download)
October 23, 2015 (CD)
CollectionsUnfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album, 2015
Length4:31
NoteThis song was the subject of a column by Rosanne Cash published 2008-05-22 in the New York Times. The Times' website featured an MP3 with a two-minute excerpt of the studio recording. The complete recording appeared on Cash's SoundCloud page in 2013. The title refers to the recording date.

First known performance:
September 15, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
Last known performance:
November 10, 2015, New York, NY
     (13 known performances)


Alternate versions

April 5th (Live 2008)
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Rosanne Cash - vocal
Kris Kristofferson - vocal, guitar
John Leventhal - guitar
RecordedSeptember 15, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
ReleasedJanuary 21, 2009 (broadcast)
November 10, 2009 (DVD release)
VideosSpectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1), 2009

Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack AlbumUnfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album album cover.jpg

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1)Spectacle Elvis Costello With Season 1 DVD cover.jpg


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