Shatterproof

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I see those newlyweds
Their eyes wide and believing
They bill and coo at the mention of Chez Nous
Appearances can be deceiving

It's just a door and a window
Four walls and a roof
But a home of your own would be shatterproof
A door and a window
Four walls and a roof
But a home of your own would be shatterproof

We papered over all the cracks
And painted a cat's lick and a promise
The landlord was a man of few words
And most of them were ominous

It's just a door and a window
Four walls and a roof
But a home of your own would be shatterproof
A door and a window
Four walls and a roof
But a home of your own would be shatterproof

It was nothing really to write home about
Then one day it all appears too much
Here comes my little hammer and its shatterproof touch

He said, "Be practical, these are most unreasonable demands
Forget about the broken spectacles and the damage to your hands"
It's just a door and a window
Four walls and a roof
And the doctors say I'm almost shatterproof

Shatterproof
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, all instruments
Recordedca. 1982-1983, Elvis' home
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1995
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
Punch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
PromosPunch The World, 1995
Length2:14

First known performance:
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Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg

Covers

Billy Bremner Bash! 1984 AllmusicAmazon
Billy Bremner Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & RendezvousVarious Artists 1998 AllmusicAmazonAmazon.uk

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