Kinder Murder

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Here in the bar, the boys like to have fun
There's a wager lost and an argument won
There's a stone-washed damsel on a junk food run
It's a kinder murder

There's a ladder to heaven from a battered stiletto
Spitting out the words that he put into her mouth
See her in silhouette going down south
It's a kinder murder, it's a kinder murder

(Chorus:)
She could have kept her knees together
Should have kept her mouth shut
It's a kinder murder
It's a kinder murder

Jimmy took her down to the perimeter fence
He was back in half an hour. He said he left her senseless
Then he went back to his regiment
It's a kinder murder

The officer said it has to be denied
There's a tear-stained would-be teenage bride
All the family pride in the little ram-rider
It's a kinder murder, it's a kinder murder

(Repeat Chorus)

The child went missing and the photo fit his face
Dishonoured Jimmy just read about the case
He said that he was just taking up space
It's a kinder murder

Jimmy took his best friend's keys from the pile on the table in a flash
He was dreaming of the pigskin seats and the walnut dash
The knickers in her hand-bag and the one false eyelash
It's a kinder murder, it's a kinder murder

(Repeat Chorus)

It's a kinder murder
It's a kinder murder

Kinder Murder
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byMitchell Froom & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar, bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedDecember 1992, Pathway Studios & Church Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 8, 1994
AlbumsBrutal Youth, 1994
CollectionsExtreme Honey: The Very Best Of The Warner Bros. Years, 1997
PromosWords And Music, 1994
Length3:24

First known performance:
May 3, 1994, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Last known performance:
April 13, 2016, Jackson, WY
     (154 known performances)


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Matt Boyer performed live, 2003-11-21, Tonic Ball 2, Indianapolis 2003 info needed
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