Broken Bicycles / Junk

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Broken Bicycles

Broken bicycles, old busted chains
Rusted handlebars, out in the rain
Somebody must have an orphanage for
All these things that nobody wants anymore

September's reminding July
It's time to be saying goodbye
Summer is gone, our love will remain
Like old broken bicycles out in the rain


Motorcars, handlebars
Bicycles for two
Broken-hearted jubilee
Parachutes, army boots
Sleeping bags for two
Sentimental jamboree

"Buy! Buy!" says the sign in the shop window
"Why? Why?" says the junk in the yard

Broken Bicycles

Broken bicycles, don't tell my folks
'Cos all those playing cards pinned to the spokes
Laid out like skeletons out on the lawn
The wheels won't turn when the other half's gone

Seasons can turn on a dime
Somehow I forget every time
For the things that you've given me
Will always stay
They're broken
But I'll never throw them away

Broken Bicycles / Junk
Written byTom Waits ("Broken Bicycles")
Paul McCartney ("Junk")
Performed byAnne Sofie von Otter meets Elvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
Arranged byElvis Costello & the Ensemble
MusiciansAnne Sofie von Otter - vocal
Elvis Costello - vocal
Benny Andersson - accordion
Svante Henryson - cello
Steve Nieve - piano
Mats Schubert - harmonium
Johan Lindström - electric guitar
Billy Bremner - acoustic guitar
Magnus Persson - percussion
RecordedFebruary 2000-January 2001, Atlantis Grammophon AB, Stockholm and/or Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin and/or Westside Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 19, 2001
AlbumsFor The Stars, 2001
Various Artists collectionsMusiques: Hiver 2001, 2001
Selección Natural: Momentos 2001, 2001

Only known performance:
June 6, 2001, New York, NY
     (1 known performance)

For The StarsFor The Stars album cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Tom Waits   (Broken Bicycles)  1982 One from the Heart AllmusicWikipediaAmazon
Paul McCartney   (Junk)  1970 McCartney AllmusicWikipediaAmazon

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