When Green Eyes Turn Blue

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Every single time
It becomes too much
There's nothing I can say
Or I can touch
But the glory is, as it comes passing through,
I know I will be there
When green eyes turn blue

It's the same for me
Time appears to teach
There is nothing quite beyond our reach
Wits may sharpen up
Their cuts and clever flays
Let them squander all of them
You brighten up my darkest gaze

And as a consequence I can see out of the gloom
That I gathered about myself
That I thought would flatter me
What the hell was the matter with me

Every single time I approached despair
I thought of your name and you were there
I won't burden you
As promises will do
But I know I will be there
When green eyes turn blue.

When Green Eyes Turn Blue
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
Arranged byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Steve Nieve - piano
Peter Erskine - drums
Michael Formanek - bass
Pamela Sklar - alto flute
John Moses - clarinet
Roger Rosenberg - bass clarinet
Dave Mann - alto sax
Andy Snitzer - tenor sax
Bobby Routch - French horn
Bob Carlisle - French horn
Lew Soloff - flugelhorn
Conrad Herwig - tenor trombone
RecordedApril-May 2003, Nola Studios and/or Avatar Studios, New York
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2003
AlbumsNorth, 2003
Various Artists collectionsBallads For Dinner, 2004
Your Guide To The North Sea Jazz Festival 2004, 2004
Length4:16

First known performance:
September 24, 2003, New York
     (15 known performances)


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