Having It All

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Looking down on all of this
On everything I'll ever miss
Everything I ever wanted
Is perfectly matched and beautifully appointed

But like a poor child at Christmas
Who's tricked and deceived
You can make any promise in the world
Not one could be believed

Through the cellophane windows
Of a warm winter's stove
I see the ice on my fingers
And a look that I loath

But there's one thing for certain
I'll never beg, borrow or crawl
If you can't give me what I want I'm having it all
If you can't give me what I want I'm having it all

Looking down for one last time
On everything that should be mine
Drunk with joy but when I'm sober
Please don't wake me and tell me it's all over

But like a poor child at Christmas
Who's tricked and deceived
You can make any promise in the world
Not one could be believed

Through the cellophane windows
Of a warm winter's stove
I see the ice on my fingers
And a look that I loath

But there's one thing for certain
I'll never beg, borrow or crawl
If you can't give me what I want I'm having it all
If you can't give me what I want I'm having it all

Having It All (Solo Demo)
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, piano
RecordedJuly 21, 1985, Ocean Way, Los Angeles
ReleasedApril 25, 2005
AlbumsKing Of America (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2005
Length3:53

First known performance:
November 25, 1984, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Last known performance:
June 28, 1995, London, England
     (16 known performances)


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