Why Won't Heaven Help Me?

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I set off alarms and fire off flares
Cos sometimes they answer prayers
I'm listening
I wait for some distant bell to ring

Why won't heaven help me?
(Far, far away)
Why won't heaven help me?
(It's so hard to say)
Why won't heaven help me?

Hey you out there!
Even if you dare ...
Take care of your wishes
If you find they do come true

You may regret that too.
Why won't heaven help me?
Why won't heaven help me?

Remember the thrill that
followed praise
While dressed for a lover's gaze
The moment when
You saw through the lies of
older men

Why won't heaven help me?
(Far, far away)
Why won't heaven help me?
(It's so hard to say)
Why won't heaven help me?

Hey you out there!
Even if you dare ...
Take care of your wishes
If you find they do come true
You may regret that too

Why won't heaven help me?
(Why won't heaven)
Why won't heaven help me?
(Why won't heaven)
Why won't heaven help me?
(Why won't heaven)

I sensed this was wrong but
take my word
I thought somehow I'd be spared
Alone again
Believe what you want of me
'Til then

Why won't heaven help me?
(Far, far away)
Why won't heaven help me?
(It's so hard to say)
Why won't heaven help me?

Hey you out there!
Even if you dare ...
Take care of your wishes
If you find they do come true
You may regret that too

Why won't heaven help me?
(Why won't heaven)
Why won't heaven help me?
(Why won't heaven)
Why won't heaven help me?
(Why won't heaven)

Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced bySebastian Krys & Elvis Costello
Vocal arrangementElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, wah-wah and acoustic guitars
Steve Nieve - Fender Rhodes electric piano, grand piano, Vox Continental organ
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion, tambourine
Davey Faragher - bass
Elvis Costello, Briana Lee, Kitten Kuroi & Davey Faragher - vocal group
ReleasedOctober 12, 2018
AlbumsLook Now, 2018
Length3:22

First known performance:
November 2, 2018, Bethlehem, PA
Last known performance:
December 3, 2018, Seattle, WA
     (12 known performances)


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