For Other Eyes

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I don't know what I would do
If this letter should fall into
Other hands than it should pass through
For other eyes

He said, "It was's over and done"
The rotten worm was burrowing still
Its spirit invades me, bleeding me white
For other replies

I searched his pockets
I searched his eyes
I searched his wallet for clues or lies
And I found a number that I somehow dialed
A woman answered, a woman smiled
And she hung up on the silence unperplexed
Innocently spun her rolodex
I dialed again, I could not resist
Revealing just the dentist's receptionist

One day we'll laugh about this or maybe we'll curse
But there's one thing and it's making it worse
And it's the lack of forgiveness that I can't disguise
No matter how well he lies

And we don't know each other anymore
And when we touch our lips feel sore
I question the longing left in his sighs
For other eyes

For Other Eyes
Words byDeclan MacManus, Paul Cassidy & Marina Thomas
Music byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
Produced byKevin Killen, Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Michael Thomas - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - violoncello
RecordedSeptember 14-October 1, 1992, Church Studios, London
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1993
AlbumsThe Juliet Letters, 1993

First known performance:
July 1, 1992, London, England
Last known performance:
April 29, 2009, Bristol, England
     (26 known performances)

The Juliet LettersThe Juliet Letters album cover.jpg


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