Sweet Revival

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Official lyrics not available.
Transcription below is a rough draft, with unclear portions italicized.


I used to live the simple life
Work a day and save my pay
Scared of dying and afraid of living
For the reasons I give now, well I hope I've been forgiven
I used to stand upon the corner
Watch awhile to catch a smile
Now I got money in my pockets, got my hands above the table
Gonna get back on my feet again now I'm feeling able

There's a Sweet Revival, for an early riser
And a late arrival for the miser, hear the lies he's told
But don't deny me, won't you lay down beside me yeah
And sweet survivors, they're going looking for a steady roll

I could tell you a story
About the home in the valley
Got to push a little harder
Just to get out of this loser's rally

Make believing and false pretending
I would trust my friends clean over there and back again
Not to stay in one place too long honey
You'll be sold and traded
Better do some of your living before you get old and jaded

I used to try to wonder why
Need to know bout the rest though
I would promise you a haunted bow
But the only time that you got is the time that you got now

There's a Sweet Revival, for an early riser
And a late arrival for the miser, hear the lies he's told
But don't deny me, won't you lay down beside me yeah
And sweet survivors, they're going looking for a steady roll
And sweet survivors, they're going looking for a steady roll

Sweet Revival (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byFlip City (1975 demo)

Only known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
     (1 known performance)


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