Farewell, OK

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approximate lyrics — corrections welcome

Farewell, OK
You'll be on your way
You'll be on your own now
Much to my dismay
I can't go on
After what you've done
There are two words that sound like pray
Not going to tell you which one I'm thinking of
Farewell, OK (Farewell, OK)
Farewell, OK

I thought you'd change
And get a little humble
You strike a strange disposition
Like a drummer hits a cymbal
It rings on in the vicinity
From an instant thrill to infinity
It doesn't seem like a sin to me
Farewell, OK (Farewell, OK)
Farewell, OK

Ran my hand in the rhythm along the barroom wall
Felt the rumble of the bass through the entrance hall
And the door flung open to a mascara cry
I can't shake the sound of how could you or why
Can't get the stain off my hands ever since
From the fake marble pillar past the curtain of chintz
A splatter of steps on a shortfall pattern
A trim of black lace on a hint of red satin

Goodbye, so long (So long, so long)
There's no right or wrong (No right or wrong)
This might be the final word I’d chance
In a very last dance
The appeal of a trumpet to a peal of red laughter
Of lipstick and kisses drag you under the rafter
A fumble for heaven in a thimble of draft
A sample of Elvis in the velvet hereafter
Farewell, OK (Farewell, OK)
Farewell, OK (Farewell, OK)
Farewell, OK (Farewell, OK)
Farewell, OK (Farewell, OK)

Farewell, OK
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced bySebastian Krys & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello
Steve Nieve
Pete Thomas
Davey Faragher
ReleasedDecember 31, 2020 (YouTube)
AlbumsThe Boy Named If, 2022
PromosMagnificent Hurt b/w Farewell, OK (promo single), 2021
Length2:54

First known performance:
December 31, 2020, The Immobile Tour
Last known performance:
November 18, 2021, London, England
     (22 known performances)



Magnificent Hurt2021-10-12 WEVL Memphis photo 03.jpg

The Boy Named IfThe Boy Named If album cover.jpg


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