Aubergine

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Through my stained-glass eye I spy a peculiar dye
And it’s a creeping melancholy overtone
This shade it comforts and casts
As many others have done in the past
But it’s a pigment that is all my own
It’s a colour that’s other than the blue
That I usually find I fall into when I start to feel like this
If a hint of this pain is closing in
On a rosily-tinted view but then it is pointless to resist
As anniversary tears are crying out in sad uneven years
It might as well be aubergine

She blushed and turned away as I attempted to say
“Who’s given you that little badge of history?”
For she wore an ancient bruise
Like the flame that flickered the fuse
And ever since the memory is all I feel
It’s a colour that’s other than the blue
One I usually find I fall into when I start to feel like this
If the hint of that pain is closing in
On a rosily-tinted view but then it is pointless to resist
As anniversary tears are trying out in sad uneven years
It might as well be aubergine

Through my stained glassed eye I spy a peculiar dye
And it’s a creeping melancholy overtone
For she wore an ancient bruise
Like the flame that flickered the fuse
And ever since the memory is all I feel

Aubergine
Words byElvis Costello
Music byBrad Jones
Performed byThe Jazz Passengers
Guest artist: Elvis Costello
Produced byJoel Dorn & Adam Dorn
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Roy Nathanson - alto saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Brad Jones - bass
E.J. Rodriguez - drums, percussion
Rob Thomas - violin
Bill Ware - vibraphone
RecordedMay 29, 1996, Electric Lady Sound Studios, New York
ReleasedFebruary 3, 1997
AlbumsThe Jazz Passengers: Individually Twisted, 1997
Length4:16

First known performance:
July 9, 1996, Montreux, Switzerland
Last known performance:
February 12, 1997, New York, NY
     (2 known performances)


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