What Do You Want The Girl To Do?

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Lyrics

Elvis and (Allen):

Well you think the woman's crazy
She eats up your lies like it's good to her
(Eat up your lies like apple pie)
(And she don't even cry)

She is not a fool
She's just tryin' to do what her heart says to
To love you
As you take to the wind
(to the wind again she breaks down)
And as she breaks down within (within, within)

She waits for you patiently
Hopin' that someday you'll see
That all she really wants to be
Is yours and yours alone, eternally

What do you want the girl to do?
Don't you know you're breakin' the child in two?
What do you want the girl to do?
When all she really wants is you

She knows what you are
Still she'll be your queen if you let her
(If you'll say the word today)
(And build your world around her)
Now and then you'll promise
All the way-out things you're goin' to get her
(You will see, that you will be)
(So darn glad you found her, found her, free to ago)

As she watched you come and go (for your show)
And as she watched your promises erode

She waits for you patiently
Hopin' that someday you'll see
That all she really wants to be
Is yours and yours alone, eternally

What do you want the girl to do?
Don't you know you're breakin' the child in two?
What do you want the girl to do?
When all she really wants is you

What do you want the girl to do?


Credits

Performances

Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint recorded this song during The River In Reverse sessions, but only a snippet has been officially released on the Putting The River In Reverse DVD. The duo also performed the song during several 2006 concert appearances.

Recordings

Bootlegs

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