Hora Decubitus

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Siren is bending, the radio humming,
Sun is breaking through and the storm is coming
The score is obscure, the melody fractured
It went by my window
Refused to be captured

I hope that I wake up in time

Good King Neptune came flipping up my street
He was a sad case tripping up the staircase
Friends and relations are laughing at my head
Gathered like crows at the end of my bed

I hope that I wake up in time

If you can't or can't quite
Think again
You can't fight
That you might
Not be smite
If it's wrong, it's not right
I say it once and I'll say it again
Now and forever and ever, amen

Siren is bending, the radio is humming,
Who do you love now and who are you damning?
The score is obscure and the melody fractured
The bird by my window refused to be captured

I hope I wake up in time

If you can or can't quite
Think again
You can't fight
That you might
Not be smite
If it's wrong, it's not right
I'll say it once and I'll say it again
Life is a beautiful thing

I've said it before
I can't say it much more
Life is a beautiful thing

Hora Decubitus (Live 2004)
Words byElvis Costello
Music byCharles Mingus
Performed byElvis Costello with The Metropole Orkest
Produced byGert-Jan van den Dolder
Arranged byMike Mossman, adapted by Joan Reinders
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Steve Nieve - piano
The Metropole Orkest
Vince Mendoza - conductor
Ruud Breuls - trumpet solo
Bart van Lier - trombone solo
Leo Janssen - tenor saxophone solo
Peter Tiehuis - guitar solo
RecordedJuly 9, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
ReleasedJanuary 13, 2006
AlbumsMy Flame Burns Blue, 2006
Length5:44

First known performance:
September 27, 2001, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
June 25, 2008, Liverpool, England
     (16 known performances)


My Flame Burns BlueMy Flame Burns Blue album cover.jpg

Covers

Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard 2010 Amazon

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