Passionate Fight

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Obscure the late afternoon with a drape
Don't let him follow her latest escape
Or the fanfare of taxis that needlessly played
As a forty watt bulb burns a hole in the shade
Then they got into a passionate fight
Now she's lost in the shadows thrown over at twilight

At the Empire Hotel they first came face to face
Pieces would fall off all over the place
And there in the debris they'd laugh and recline
Tell me my dear are you more or less mine

Then they got into a passionate fight
She says now this isn't love it's what you do in spite of it
And I can't go on with it night after night after night
Camphor and cigarettes perfume the scandal
Now he's counting the hinges and watching the door handle
As he hangs the clothes on the back of the door
Perfectly matching outfits that she wore

Women come quietly and some remain with their pity
But others know the pain of the passion of fight
Though the chance they will win is impossibly slight
He cowers before them so invitingly
And in the long run they'll be chastised and hated
Or walk out frustrated or humiliated
And that is the pointless delight of a passionate fight

This isn't love what you do in spite of it
I can't go on night after night
Night after night after night after night after night after night after night after night after night

Passionate Fight
Written byElvis Costello & Steve Nieve

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello.
First known performance:
Concert 1996-05-14 Los Angeles
Last known performance:
Concert 1999-06-18 Montreal
     (26 known performances)


Ute Lemper version

Performed byUte Lemper
Produced byJon Jacobs, Scott Walker, Hal Willner
MusiciansUte Lemper
AlbumsUte Lemper: Punishing Kiss, 2000
Length4:13


Ute Lemper: Punishing KissUte Lemper Punishing Kiss album cover.jpg

Covers

Ute Lemper Punishing Kiss 2000 AllmusicAmazonAmazon.uk
Ute Lemper performed live, 2000-07-11, Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux Jazz Festval, Montreux, Switzerland. 2000 Lausanne Matin
Steve Nieve performed live, 2015-10-12, St James Theatre, London, England. 2015 theafterword.co.uk
Steve Nieve and AJUQ performed live, 2020-03-25, The Daily Improvisation, France 2020 Facebook - 23:04
Steve Nieve and AJUQ performed live, 2020-04-12, The Daily Improvisation, France 2020 Facebook - 12:15

Internal links

External links