Suspect My Tears

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Do you remember how to say "Please"?
You've had your own way for such a long time
Your lashes sweep down, I dry your cheek
You think I'm powerless when you speak
You may have something,
I don't deny
You look so beautiful
when you cry
If I seem unconcerned
Perhaps it's time you learned

I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears
You're not the only one who can
turn it on
Where and when you need it

Do you remember how bad it felt?
Big eyes would fill up
Your lip would tremble
You want to hurt me but then
you melt
You always promise to lose control
I learned a trick that you used to play
I'm tired of you having it your own way
With the power to persuade
Beginning to cascade

I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears
You're not the only one who can
turn it on
Where and when you need it

If you hear me weeping
I may be cheating or just laughing inside
If you're suspicious that I'm sly and vicious
Here's your chance to decide
Two hypocrites collide

I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears
You're not the only one who can
turn it on
Where and when you need it
When you need it

I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears
You're not the only one who can
turn it on
Where and when you need it
When you need it

I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears
I'll cry until you suspect my tears

Suspect My Tears
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced bySebastian Krys & Elvis Costello
Vocal arrangementElvis Costello with Davey Faragher
String orchestration written and conducted byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, electric guitars, celesta, vibraphone
Steve Nieve - Wurlitzer electric piano, grand piano, mellotron
Davey Faragher - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Elvis Costello, Kitten Kuroi, Briana Lee & Davey Faragher - vocal group
Robert Chausow - violin (concertmaster)
Antoine Silverman - violin
Cyrus Beroukhim - violin
Louise Owen - violin
Claire Chan - violin
Juliet Haffner - viola, string contractor
Christopher Cardona - viola
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss - viola
Erik Friedlander - violoncello
Michael Rabinowitz - bassoon
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2018 (stream/download track)
October 12, 2018 (album)
AlbumsLook Now, 2018
Length4:49

First known performance:
October 5, 1999, Houston, TX
Last known performance:
2018
     (25 known performances)


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