The Final Mrs. Curtain

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He was a plain piece of paper
An ordinary smith
The kind that you never
trifle with
Drawn in wide-eyeliner
A solitary lass
Her beauty veiled by tortoiseshell
and tinted glass

She was a husband collector of
impeccable taste
She said “My hands are tied
but my glass is chaste”
He said, “If I were him, I’d fill
that to the brim, so tell me more”
‘Cos that’s the kind of talk
that I adore”

To lay with you
To lie with you
To live with you
Maybe die with you

As first love fades
Then two, then three
I’m certain to be
The Final Mrs. Curtain

There’s not enough paper
There’s not ink
There are not enough hours
Or poisons to drink
But there are too many
teardrops still left to cry
And different kinds of kisses to
help them dry

To lay with you
To lie with you
To live with you
Maybe die with you

As first love fades
Then two, then three
I’m certain to see
The Final Mrs. Curtain

To lay with you
To lie with you
To live with you
Maybe die with you
I’m the one who’ll hold you
‘til we’re through,
The Final Mrs. Curtain

The Final Mrs. Curtain
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced bySebastian Krys & Elvis Costello
Horn arrangementElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, Spanish guitar, vibraphone
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
Davey Faragher - bass
Steve Nieve - piano, electronic keyboard
Steve Bernstein - trumpet, flugelhorn
Doug Wieselman - tenor saxophone
Clark Gayton - trombone
Elvis Costello - vocal group
ReleasedOctober 12, 2018
AlbumsLook Now (Deluxe Edition), 2018
Length2:58

First known performance:
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