Earthbound

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I've grown so fond of gravity
Sometimes I like to breathe
And now that I've got used to it
I find it hard to say "I will be leaving"

The stars so distant, the heavens so wide
And it's not safe to even venture outside
If you see me walking and I start to cry
Don't wonder why I'm shaking my fist at the sky

‘Cos I'm earthbound and my fate is unknown
Yes, I'm earthbound and I feel like, I feel like leaving my home

The forgotten rapture of sun-drenched days
Pray you didn't stay out in those poisonous rays
And if you think that this is only a dream
Jesus probably wants you for a sunbeam

‘Cos I'm earthbound and my fate is unknown
Yes, I'm earthbound and I feel like, I feel like leaving my home

The mutant creatures washed up in the tide
And if I don't weep, it's only my alien pride
Businessmen barter sky-scraping deals
It's hard to credit that once this really was fields
The ground opens up and swallows your appeals
Spare us the dangerous elements that it yields

‘Cos I'm earthbound and my fate is unknown
Yes, I'm earthbound and I feel like, I feel like leaving my home

The faint embrace of gravity
Is causing my delay
Yes, cancel my departure
Looks like I'm here to stay

‘Cos I'm earthbound and my fate is unknown
Yes, I'm earthbound and I feel like, I feel like leaving my home

Earthbound (Live 2011)
Written byElvis Costello & Cait O'Riordan
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced byNapoleon Dynamite
RecordedMay 12, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
VideosThe Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook, 2011

First known performance:
May 12, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
June 11, 2014, Chicago, IL
     (6 known performances)


Elvis Costello demo version

MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar, bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Recordedlate 1991 or early 1992, Pathway Studios, London
Noteunreleased

Wendy James version

Performed byWendy James
Produced byChris Kimsey
MusiciansWendy James - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
Cass Lewis - bass
Neil Taylor - guitar
Andy Bown - organ
Jon Astley - piano
Ian Wilson - backing vocal
Steve Butler - backing vocal
AlbumsWendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears, 1993
Length4:28
The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning SongbookThe Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook album cover.jpg

Wendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your TearsWendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears album cover.jpg

Covers

Wendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears 1993 AllmusicWikipediaAmazonAmazon.uk

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