Still

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These few lines I'll devote
To a marvelous girl covered up in my coat
Pull it up to your chin
I'll hold you until the day will begin

Still
Lying in the shadows this new flame will cast

Upon everything we carry from the past
You were made of every love and each regret
Up until the day we met

There are no words that I'm afraid to hear
Unless they are "Goodbye, my dear"

Still
I was moving very fast
But in one place
Now you speak my name and set my pulse to race
Sometimes words may tumble out but can't eclipse
The feeling when you press your fingers to my lips

I want to kiss you in a rush
And whisper things to make you blush
And you say, "Darling, hush
Hush"
Still, still

Still
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
Arranged byElvis Costello & Steve Nieve
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Steve Nieve - piano
Brodsky Quartet:
Andrew Haveron - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - cello
RecordedApril-May 2003, Nola Studios and/or Avatar Studios, New York
Brodsky Quartet recorded at AIR Studios, London
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2003
AlbumsNorth, 2003
Various Artists collectionsOctobre 2003, 2003
Jazz For Dinner 2, 2003
Unforgettable: 40 Timeless Tracks, 2004
PromosUK Elvis Costello (2006), 2006
Length2:24

First known performance:
July 21, 2003, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Last known performance:
2017
     (104 known performances)


Alternate versions

Still (Live 2004)
Performed byElvis Costello with The Metropole Orkest
Produced byGert-Jan van den Dolder
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Steve Nieve - piano
The Metropole Orkest
Vince Mendoza - conductor
RecordedJuly 9, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
ReleasedJanuary 20, 2006
AlbumsMy Flame Burns Blue (UK/Japan iTunes bonus track), 2006
Length2:24
NorthNorth album cover large.jpg
My Flame Burns BlueMy Flame Burns Blue album cover.jpg

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Chords

 C D/C Bb/C G/C x2

  C    D/C Bb/C       G/C
These few lines I'll devote
      C         D/C         Bb/C      Bb  G
To a marvelous girl covered up in my coat
 C   D/C Bb/C         G/C
Pull it  up to your chin
      C          F/C     C          
I'll hold you until the day will begin

  F   Fsus4
Still
 Gm            C                Am        Dm
Lying in the shadows this new flame will cast
Gm          Eb         C        F       Fsus4
Upon everything we've carried from the past
 Gm              C              Am     Dm
You were made of every love and each regret
Am            Dm
Up until the day we met

  E   A       D                E
There are no words that I'm afraid to hear
   Am       Dm Gm     Eb      C
Unless they are “Goodbye, my dear”

  F   Fsus4
Still
Gm            C
I was moving very fast
    Am       Dm
But in one place
 Gm               Eb       C      F        Fsus4
Now you speak my name and set my pulse to race
 Gm                  C              Am      Dm
Sometimes words may tumble out but can't eclipse
     Am                Dm                E     A               
The feeling when you press your fingers to my lips

   D               E
I want to kiss you in a rush
      Am               Dm
And whisper things to make you blush
 Gm               Eb
You say “Darling hush 
 C
Hush
   F  Fsus4   F   Fsus4
“Still,     still”

  Cello arranged for guitar:
    C   D/C  Bb/C     G/C
e||--------------------------||
B||--------------------------||
G||--------------------------||
D||-5---4----3p2-0----0h2----||
A||-----------------3--------||
E||-----------------------3--||

    C          F/C   C         F/C    C
e||-----------------------------------------||
B||-----------------------------------------||
G||-----------------------------------------||
D||-2p0--------0-----2p0--------0-----------||
A||-----3--2h3-----------3--2h3--------3/7--||
E||--------------1----------------1---------||

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