Troublemaker

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Lyrics

CHIEF OF POLICE

The disorder smites the good people

the noise of all the music

in our streets

disfigures our good city

the disgusting mixing of the humans

as good people must disinfect

troublemaker

troublemaker

there's no room in this town

for the troublemaker that you are


All the street people, friends and workers now gather around.


THE WORKERS AND THE HOMELESS

Always the same story

the hate of the poor

yesterday's victims

tomorrow's culprits

unemployment

partial justice


CHIEF OF POLICE

Depravity

delinquency


THE FRIEND

No violence, no hate

valorous and solidaire

at work one day he saved my life

as fate would have it he met a sidereal love

and we know what it is

what it is

what it is

what it is


CHIEF OF POLICE

the streets were made to move the good people

from home to church

from church to the work

far from the excitation

now these tramps these dirty swarming people

put everywhere

their rotting mess


troublemaker

troublemaker

we will eradicate the disease in the town that you are

troublemaker

troublemaker

there's a room in this town for the troublemaker

that you are


a new day is coming

i've seen the grey flag

the ultimate disaster

before the new time

filthy vagrants

propagation

disinfection


Credits

Elvis Costello - vocal (Chief of Police)
Robert Wyatt - vocal (The Friend)
The London Voices - vocals
Le Chœur Des Amis Français - vocals
The Brodsky Quartet:
Andrew Haveron - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - cello
Steve Nieve - piano, moog synthesizer, theremin
Ned Rothenberg - clarinet, saxophone, shakuhachi, bass flute
Marc Ribot - guitars
Sting - electric bass guitar
Antoine Quessada - cymbals

* Although all these musicians appear on the Welcome To The Voice album, they may not all appear on this track.

Discography

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