Please Mister, Don't Stop The Band

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The man and the money had a hand in the game
I don't like your face he says and I can't remember your name
But I give you these shoes with the broken laces
You go looking in the eyes of the pretty faces down that stony road
Well I tip my hat
I was nailed to my seat
But I would rather go walking down breezy street
Lost my trust in the promised land
Put all of my faith in the Hope Street band

Sitting on the edge of anticipation
Running around the bend
There's a hungry hand in an empty pocket
Everything is locked up
Or shut up and sit down
Or drink up good times
Goodnight my old friend
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band

Living by the law of the small town small talk
Well I'm not one to run from trouble but I wish you'd walk me down there
They got murder in their heart
They got murder in their minds
From the very start they've been treated so unkindly
Well I feel about as welcome as a kick in the teeth
As I looked up from the scalpel I was underneath
So they took away all of your paper money
Better learn to laugh if you want to be funny
Funny

Sitting on the edge of anticipation
Running around the bend
There's a hungry hand in an empty pocket
Everything is locked up
Or shut up and sit down
Or drink up good times
Goodnight my old friend
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band

I've been living on the edge
I've been sleeping on nails
Well the treadmill rat he will go for your throat if you step right on his tail
But they rattle the jamble(?) they spat on and hated
And it's much too late to be relegated down this deadend line
But if you don't answer the occasional call
You're bound to end up at the workhouse wall
Take your chances because you don't get many
Better take your turn or you don't get any
Any any

Sitting on the edge of anticipation
Running around the bend
There's a hungry hand in an empty pocket
Everything is locked up
Or shut up and sit down
Or drink up good times
Goodnight my old friend
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band
Please mister, don't stop the band

Please Mister, Don't Stop The Band (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byFlip City (1975 demo)
BootlegsAim To Please
Elvis Costello And Marillion
Flip City Demos
Our Aim Is True
Stiffed Again
Missed Opportunities

First known performance:
     (0 known performances)


Category:Unreleased songs1999-00-00 live.jpg

Internal links

External links