King Midas In Reverse

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If you could only see me
And know exactly where I am
You wouldn't want to be me
Oh, I can assure you of that

I'm not the guy to run with
'Cause I'll throw you off the line
I'll break you and destroy you
Given time

He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse
He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse

It's plain to see it's hopeless
Going on the way we are
So even though I'll lose you
You'll be better off by far

He's not the man to hold your trust
Everything he touches turns to dust in his hand
Nothing he can do is right
He'd even like to sleep at night, but he can't

I wish someone could find me
And help me gain control
Before I lose my reason
And my soul

He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse
He's King Midas with a curse
He's King Midas in reverse

King Midas In Reverse (unreleased cover)
Written byAllan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash
Performed byElvis Costello - solo (1986)
Elvis Costello & Graham Nash (2013)

First known performance:
October 2, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
October 27, 2013, Mountain View, CA
     (7 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Hollies  1967  A-side of single
 The Posies  1995 Sing Hollies In Reverse
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  1992 4 Way StreetCD reissue

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