For More Tears

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Too many teardrops
And still we're crying out loud
For more tears
You said that we’d never part
You didn't take that to your heart

Now dark bells will chime
For our sins and our crimes
96 times
Four more tears

One hundred years have passed
A poppy pinned to your breast
For more tears
They say, "We'll never forget"
But the earth is thirsty yet

And muffled drums will drag
As they're folding up the flag
Zipping up the bag
For more tears

Oh, I can't stop for trying
Oh, so come to now
And don't delay
There're too many tears to wipe away
Or be betrayed

Eight angry men and four furies
Surely a hangman's jury
Hung up overnight
Next morning
Read the report of the pistols sold and bought

A tale of long tale of misery
Repeats the same sorry history
Butchers cut them down to size
Spilling out their guts and lies
Soothing breezes and last sighs
For more tears

Oh, I can't stop for trying
Oh, so come to now
And don't delay
There're too many tears to wipe away
Or be betrayed

For More Tears (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
NoteAccording to the Lies & Inventions section of elviscostello.com, this song was recorded during the National Ransom sessions, but it remains unreleased.

First known performance:
June 23, 2011, Toronto, ON, Canada
Last known performance:
July 18, 2014, Peer, Belgium
     (22 known performances)


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