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Lyrics - Credits - Discography - Covers - Bootlegs - Chords

Lyrics

Is it all in that pretty little head of yours?
What goes on in that place in the dark?
Well, I used to know a girl and I would have sworn that her name was Veronica
Well, she used to have a carefree mind of her own and a delicate look in her eye
These days I'm afraid she's not even sure if her name is Veronica

(Chorus:)
Do you suppose that waiting hands on eyes, Veronica has gone to hide?
And all the time she laughs at those who shout her name and steal her clothes
Veronica
Veronica
Veronica

Did the days drag by? Did the favours wane?
Did he roam down the town all the time?
Will you wake from your dream with a wolf at the door, reaching out for Veronica?
Well it was all of sixty-five years ago
When the world was the street where she lived
And a young man sailed on a ship in the sea with a picture of Veronica

On the "Empress of India"
And as she closed her eyes upon the world
And picked upon the bones of last week's news
She spoke his name out loud again

(Repeat Chorus)

Veronica sits in her favourite chair, she sits very quiet and still
And they call her a name that they never get right
And if they don't, then nobody else will
But she used to have a carefree mind of her own, with a devilish look in her eye
Saying "You can call me anything you like, but my name is Veronica"

(Repeat Chorus)


Alternate Lyrics

final verse from the demo version of Veronica:

Veronica sits in her favourite chair as they come with the regular pill
And they call her a name that they never get right
While telling her that she must sit still
But she always had a carefree mind of her own, with a devilish look in her eye
Saying "You can call me anything you like, but my name is Veronica"


Credits

Elvis Costello - vocals, electric guitars
T Bone Burnett - acoustic guitar
Benmont Tench - piano, Baldwin spinet
Mitchell Froom - Wurlitzer electric piano, Chamberlain
Paul McCartney - Hofner bass
Jerry Marotta - drums
Michael Blair - tympani, glockenspiel


Discography

Albums:

Singles:

Collections:

Soundtracks:

  • none

Various Artists collections:

  • none

Alternate Versions:

  • Veronica (demo)
So Like Candy, 1991
Spike (Deluxe Edition), Rhino, 2001
The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 2 (iTunes download), 2006

Covers

Recorded by:

  • none
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Performed by:

  • none
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Bootlegs

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Chords

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