Blue Murder On Union Avenue

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How many times can you jump out of the cupboard
Before someone gets suspicious or someone gets discovered
I don't need a doctor but I want my baby back
I don't dream of pearl pistols, gold, pink and black

Blue murder on Union Avenue
The band knocks off work at a quarter to two
So this obituary should be right and fitting
For every clockwork cat and conceivable kitten

With your cheap sexy underwear and wraparound recreations
Do your best to keep the lights out, don't disappoint expectations
But you could live forever in a split second of fame
Come on down the price is right, what's your name?

Blue murder on Union Avenue
The band knocks off work at a quarter to two
So this obituary should be right and fitting
For every clockwork cat and conceivable kitten

Bored out of your tiny minds while life is twice as large
You'd rather watch some tied-up girl with a big man taking charge
She's available and beautiful but with more time to devote
He's going to take this cable and stick it down your throat

All the cars and pills and girls who tore his shirt to tatters
Do you know how tall he was 'cos that is all that really matters?
Do you know his mother's last name, do you think that he's divine?
You've seen the film, you've read the book, now you can also drink the wine

Blue murder on Union Avenue
The band knocks off work at a quarter to two
So this obituary should be right and fitting
For every clockwork cat and conceivable kitten

Blue Murder On Union Avenue (Demo)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Recorded1983, unknown location
ReleasedJuly 26, 2004
AlbumsGoodbye Cruel World (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004
Length2:30

First known performance:
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