Rocking Horse Road

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The chains from the bridle and the reins fell from my hands
And the engines are idle and the ship sails on dry land
I stood there stupefied, I thought I recognised
Walking down Rocking Horse Road - getting lost

Shot through Vaseline, he picks up the paper from the lawn
And tucks "The Suburban Assassin" underneath his arm
He smiles weakly and turns away
I know I'll never come to harm
Walking down Rocking Horse Road - it's so peaceful

It's like a photograph
From the other side of the world
I said "I want you only"
And then I left you alone
Crying on Rocking Horse Road - or somewhere quite like it

The cemetery gardens, there are names, not numbers, on the gateposts
And the eyes in the curtain follow you like a smirking ghost
I know I must not look back
'Cos part of me is waiting still
There on Rocking Horse Road for you
In a little dreamhouse made for two
Well you were the one who made your escape
In your stocking feet and your sticky tape
All the way down
All the way down
All the way down
All the way down
All the way down

Walking down Rocking Horse
Rocking Rocking Rocking Horse...

Rocking Horse Road
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byMitchell Froom & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Pete Thomas - drums
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Nick Lowe - bass
Recorded1993, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 8, 1994
AlbumsBrutal Youth, 1994
PromosWords And Music, 1994

Alternate versions

Rocking Horse Road (Demo)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Recorded1992-1993, Elvis' home
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsBrutal Youth (Rhino reissue), 2002
Brutal YouthBrutal Youth album cover.jpg


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