Green Song

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Fine rain was falling on the gravel and glades
The last rays of September bejewelled broken blades
But there's someone that I long for
Oh, where have you been?
As the red earth lies under a covering of green

Do you trip on the city's golden gutters and kerbs?
As the seasons grow wild and the ground undisturbed
`Till you find what you are now
Is less than you've been
As the red earth lies under a covering of green

Is patience exhausted?
Are your pockets picked clean?
I was lost in the next world
Or somewhere in between
And it's much as predicted
They go down that same track
They say they'll return
But they never come back

Fine rain was falling on the gravel and glades
The lest rays of September bejewelled broken blades
Are you still restless
Or are you serene?
As the red earth lies under just a covering of green

Green Song
Words byElvis Costello
Music bySvante Henryson
Performed byAnne Sofie von Otter meets Elvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
Arranged byElvis Costello & the Ensemble
MusiciansAnne Sofie von Otter - vocal
Elvis Costello - vocal
Svante Henryson - cello
Mats Schubert - harmonium, Moog bass
Johan Lindström - acoustic guitar, electric guitar loops
Magnus Persson - marimba
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
SoundtracksVery Annie Mary: Music From & Inspired By The Motion Picture, 2001
Length4:38

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


For The StarsFTS album cover 333.jpg

Covers

Anne Sofie von Otter For The Stars 2001 AllmusicAmazon.ukAmazon.uk
The Websters & Scott Nygaard Ten Thousand Miles 2004 AllmusicAmazon

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