Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver)

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So you're trying to make connection, you heard whispers in the hall
She'll be out again this evening, when you come around to call
So, you dodge the lady-killer, who came creepin' 'cross the floor
Then you caught up in a whirlwind, you got blown right out the door

Oh, yes it was a whirlwind, sweet romance was on your side
If you wanna dance on my face, you must tell me why you lied

Imagination is a powerful deceiver
When you try to believe her just a little too much
Imagination is a powerful deceiver
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch

I see a look of recognition, so well hidden in your eye
And your peepshow regulations, they just don't seem to apply,
Well, did I see you in the circus, in the ring without a hand
Now you think that you can curse us, steal the show and stop the band

Oh, you can follow your dreams, oh but please don't lead me on,
If you wanna bleed in my face, you were here and now you're gone

Imagination is a powerful deceiver
When you try to believe her just a little too much
Imagination is a powerful deceiver
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch
I'll go out of my mind, if I'm losing your touch

Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byFlip City
Recorded byDave Robinson
MusiciansDeclan MacManus - vocal, guitar
Steve Hazlehurst - guitar
Mich Kent - bass
Dickie Faulkner - percussion
unknown session musician - drums
Recordedearly 1975, Hope & Anchor Studios, London
ReleasedOctober 15, 1993
AlbumsMy Aim Is True (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1993
My Aim Is True (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2001
Collections2½ Years, 1993
PromosSelections From My Aim Is True, Spike, And All This Useless Beauty, 2001
Length3:38

First known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
Last known performance:
October 26, 2014, Linz, Austria
     (4 known performances)


My Aim Is TrueMAIT UK initial album cover large.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

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Rebecca Griffin performed live, 2008, Berkeley, California 2008 YouTube

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