The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love

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There's a part of this feeling that I just cannot kill
But the name of this thing is not love
And I can't take a potion, and I won't take a pill
So it tortures me still
But the name of this thing is not love

Then you start entertaining such a terrible thought
Life is so very short
And the name of this thing is not love

There's a bruise on her arm and some blood on the floor
But the name of this thing is not love
And they're taunting some girl that they claim to adore
She can't take anymore
But the name of this thing is not love

Who in the world do you think that you are?
That you pushed me this far
The name of this thing is not love

He thinks of her still, although you'd never guess
He's trying hard to forget her
The occasional moments that he'll always bless
Watching her dress for worse or better

He watched her pick over her broken playthings
What played on his mind is not love
The cast-aside tokens and discarded rings
Over one of his flings
But the name of this thing is not love

Then he threw something down in the wild rushing river
And won't ever recover
The name of this thing is not love

Then you start out pretending that you're so very tough
Life is not short enough
But the name of this thing is not love

The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced byDennis Herring & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, Gibson Super 400 guitar
Steve Nieve - upright piano, Hammond organ
Davey Faragher - Hofner bass, backing vocals
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 2004, Sweet Tea, Oxford, MS
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2004
AlbumsThe Delivery Man, 2004
Length2:48

First known performance:
April 2, 2004, Oxford, MS
Last known performance:
February 27, 2017, Oslo, Norway
     (21 known performances, 1 as a snippet)



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