Silver Minute

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Official lyrics not available. Especially unclear portions italicized.

Sleepy-paced morning, dropping the paper
Down from my hands as I read it again
All of the stories that people are making
Still I go to the city, I go there today

Down in the town, down in the station
Up in the city, it’s up to you
Pitch up the walls that you feel like reading
And finding which half of the city is ruling today

Down in the road without any reason
I've got to get back in just a little while
Searching the stalls for each and every bargain
And laughing at the latest styles

Oh, it’s a silver minute
Oh, I can’t tell you how
Oh, it’s a silver minute
Oh, can you feel it now

Ladies with baskets, young girls with blushes
Old men with tales, young boys with style
Brushes and tin cans, an emptying market
Down with the shutters, and up to the sights

On with the lights and into the evening
The neck-breaking pace of the social delights
Ladies on buses discussing their knitting
And knife-throwing acts in the street-corner fights

Oh, it’s a silver minute
Oh, I can’t tell you how
Oh, it’s a silver minute
Oh, can you feel it now

Oh, it’s a silver minute
Oh, I can’t tell you how
Oh, it’s a silver minute
Oh, can you feel it now

Silver Minute (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byRusty

Background:
 Recorded as a home demo by Rusty in November 1972.
First known performance:
July 11, 1972, Liverpool, England
Last known performance:
July 18, 1972, Liverpool, England
     (4 known performances)


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