Magnificent Hurt

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After talking in tongues
I began to preach
“What falls from the branch is an apple or peach”
Hold on to me
There's a Red Alert
It's the way you make me feel
Magnificent Hurt

I took a little walk
I took another stimulant
I shed a single tear
For my predicament
Don't act surprised or insolent
It's the way you make me feel
Magnificent Hurt

When we first met, I knew you were beautiful
You fit like the seat of a blue mohair suit
But the pain that I felt
Let me know I'm alive
And I opened my heart
To the way you make me feel
Magnificent Hurt

I speak low and intimate
Like a cardboard sophisticate
What if this is true love?
Not some town hall certificate
It's the way you make me feel
Magnificent Hurt

I stood at the door and I almost went through with it
Tight as the angle of my amen
And I swore there and then
As I feign and I flirt
I unbuttoned my shirt
To the way you make me feel
Magnificent Hurt
To the way you make me feel
Magnificent Hurt
It's the way you make me feel
It's the way you make me feel
Magnificent

Magnificent Hurt
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello and The Imposters
Produced bySebastian Krys & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - Vox Continental, electronic keyboards
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
Davey Faragher - bass, vocals
ReleasedOctober 27, 2021
AlbumsThe Boy Named If, 2022
PromosMagnificent Hurt b/w Farewell, OK (promo single), 2021
Length3:13

First known performance:
October 13, 2021, Memphis, TN
Last known performance:
November 14, 2021, Oakland, CA
     (23 known performances)


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“I wanted to write about the pain of desire   ” Interview with Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2


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