You Lie Sweetly

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It was late
Almost day
I attempted to say
Will you stay

Did you blush
As you dressed
What's the rush

First light turns last night
So sour

As we leave
Your lips avoid my cheek
Will you be cruel
Or will you speak

But if you can't be sincere
Whisper those words in my ear
You lie very sweetly my dear

You Lie Sweetly
Words byElvis Costello
Music bySteve Nieve
Performed byElvis Costello & Steve Nieve (1999, 2001, 2014)
Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve & Brooklyn Philharmonic (2004)

Background:
 Unreleased by Elvis Costello, this song was originally intended for Steve Nieve's song cycle "Correspondence," and eventually released in 2013 on ToGetHer, with vocals by Sting.

First known performance:
April 16, 1999, Birmingham, England
Last known performance:
October 21, 2014, Brussels, Belgium
     (66 known performances)


Steve Nieve with Sting version

Performed bySteve Nieve with Sting
MusiciansSteve Nieve - piano, sampled orchestra
Sting - vocal
François Poggio - tenor guitar
Benoit de Segonzac - double bass
Renaud Pion - clarinet
AlbumsSteve Nieve: ToGetHer, 2013
Length2:29
Steve Nieve ToGetHer album cover.jpg

Covers

Steve Nieve and Sting Steve Nieve: ToGetHer 2013 AmazonAmazon.uk429 Records

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