Joe Porterhouse

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Lyrics - Credits - Discography - Covers - Bootlegs - Chords

Lyrics

The children sit upon the stairs
High above a valley of tears
Don't let them see you crying that way, oh no

Oh no, Joe Porterhouse is not gone forever
He'll be back another day
Don't let them see you crying that way

Chorus:
Please don't wake him let him sleep
It's a moment she can keep
Like an old bus ticket or a photograph
Resting on the mantlepiece
While for the wicked, there is no peace
She says it's not his time to go
Why we were nearly lovers years ago
Now what is left for me
Among the broken branches of the family tree

Heart like an anchor, arms like cable
He stood all alone on an iron turntable
Don't let them see you crying that way, oh no

The sun beats down, it's cracking the flags
Boys who should know better are stamping out fags
Don't let them see you laughing that way

(Chorus)

Oh no, Joe Porterhouse is not gone forever
He'll be back another day
Don't let them see you crying that way


Credits

Elvis Costello - vocals and guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Gary Barnacle - saxophone
Jim Paterson - trombone
Luis Jardim - percussion
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Discography

Albums:

Singles:

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Collections:

Soundtracks:

  • none

Various Artists collections:

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Covers

Recorded by:

  • none
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Performed by:

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Bootlegs

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Chords

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