I Want To Stand Forever

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This used to seem so important
Then again what is there left to say?
I came up with a dream once
And if I had my way
I would never answer when they tried to wake me up
From my beautiful reverie
It might be a dream, but it’s my dream
A fantastic disastrous affair

I want to stand forever
‘Til the mountains crumble into the sea
And that’s not as unlikely as it used to be
‘Til the waters rise and we’re swept away
And that could happen almost any day

Yes, I want to stand forever
From now ‘til the thirteenth of never
You can throw me in the hellish river
Of my eternally hopeful endeavour
Yes, I want to stand forever

I Want To Stand Forever
Written byElvis Costello

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but his demo version is available unofficially.
First known performance:
     (0 known performances)


Elvis Costello demo version

MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, bass, piano
Pete Thomas - drums
Recordedlate 1991 or early 1992, Pathway Studios, London
Noteunreleased

Wendy James version

Performed byWendy James
Produced byChris Kimsey
MusiciansWendy James - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
Cass Lewis - bass
Neil Taylor - guitar
Andy Bown - organ
Jon Astley - piano, orchestral arrangement
Ian Wilson - backing vocal
Steve Butler - backing vocal
AlbumsWendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears, 1993
Length4:30
Wendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your TearsWendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears album cover.jpg

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