If She Knew What She Wants

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If she knew what she wants - he'd be giving it to her
If she knew what she needs - he could give her that too
If she knew what she wants - but he can't see through her
If she knew what she wants he'd be giving it to her
giving it to her.
But she wants everything -he can pretend to give her everything

Or there's nothing she wants -she don't want to sort it out
He's crazy for this girl -but she don't know what she's looking for
If she knew what she wants he'd be giving it to her
giving it to her.

I'd say her values are corrupted but she's open to change.
Then one day she's satisfied and the next I'll find her crying
And it's nothing she can explain
If she knew what she wants - he'd be giving it to her.

Some have a style that they work hard to refine -So they walk a crooked line.
But she won't understand why anyone would have to try
To walk a line when they could fly.
No sense thinking I could rehabilitate her
when she's fine
fine
fine.

She's got so many ideas travelling around in her head
She doesn't need nothing from mine.
If she knew what she wants -he'd be giving it to her.
But she wants everything -he can pretend to give her everything.
He'd be giving it to her -he could give her that too
But he can't see through her
giving it to her
giving it to her now.

If She Knew What She Wants (unreleased cover)
Written byJules Shear
Performed byElvis Costello with Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson & Debbi Peterson
Elvis Costello with Aimee Mann & Jules Shear


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Jules Shear  1985 The Eternal Return Allmusic
The Bangles  1986 Different Light AllmusicWikipedia
The Vindictives  1996 Party Time for Assholes Allmusic

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