Miracle Man (Flip City version)

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Official lyrics not available. Unclear portions italicized.

Let's take a look at the situation
And size it up right from the start
We've been together just a little too long
For a little bit of losing to tear us apart
"What can you do to amuse me?"
I heard the lady cry
Well, I never thought that so much trouble
Was resting upon reply

Keep repeating that number
Keep on waving your hand
But you know that walking on the water
Won't make you a miracle man

They had a silent witness
Laughing at this episode
I know a man who's living in shame
Running up and down the same steady road
Close to his destination
It's gonna break his heart
When the turn those streetlights up
He'll wish he was back at the start

Keep repeating that number
And you keep on waving your hand
But you know that walking on the water
Won't make you a miracle man

I took a look out at lovers leap
I was watching them fly away
They laughed at me standing in disgrace
I put my best foot forward then I fell on my face
Some people watching me taking a chance
Just to see if he'll lose
But maybe they remember when they said I'd like to dance,
But I can't afford no dancing shoes

You keep repeating that number
And you keep on waving your hand
But you know that walking on the water
Won't make you a miracle man
No miracle man

You keep repeating that number
And you keep on waving your hand
But you know that walking on the water
Won't make you a miracle man
No miracle man

Miracle Man (Flip City version) (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byFlip City (1975)


Background:
 Some of the melody and lyrics of this song were reused in the version of Miracle Man on My Aim Is True. The song started life on Baseball Heroes, one of the first songs EC played with Flip City.
Only known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
     (1 known performance)


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