Nothing Clings Like Ivy

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Nothing clings like Ivy
Frightened by the dark
Though she cuts deep
It never leaves a mark

No one quite like Ivy
Ever gets it straight
What she believes
She won't negotiate

All the words of tenderness
That never quite got through
She says, "You know how young girls are
From my contempt for you"

Outside in the hollow
She may dare herself
For there may be
A serpent in the grass

Nothing clings like Ivy
Trying to scare herself
And it may strike or
Wait for her to pass

All the words of tenderness
That she never possessed
"So what's the use of promises?"
"I had my fingers crossed"

All the words of tenderness

hat never quite got through
She said, "I laughed behind your back
When I told them to you"

Nothing clings like Ivy
Frightened by the dark

Though she cuts deep
It never leaves a mark

Nothing Clings Like Ivy
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced byDennis Herring & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, Gibson Les Paul guitar
Emmylou Harris - vocal harmony
Steve Nieve - upright piano
Davey Faragher - Hofner bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 2004, Sweet Tea, Oxford, MS
Emmylou Harris recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Nashville
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2004
AlbumsThe Delivery Man, 2004
Length4:15

First known performance:
March 12, 2004, Santa Rosa, CA
Last known performance:
October 18, 2016, Atlanta, GA
     (75 known performances, 1 as a snippet)



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