A Face In The Crowd

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Revision as of 04:57, 5 October 2023 by Nunki (talk | contribs) (+final(?) 2023 performance)
Jump to navigationJump to search

If you're down and confused
And you think that you've been used
And you're only a face in the crowd

Well, I know how that feels
No one hears your appeals
In a moment
For crying out loud

When you started, then you stuttered
From the penthouse to the gutter
Though they're usually found the other way round
When you're only a face in the crowd.
You're only a face in the crowd.

If you're tired and you're stooped
And you think that you've been duped
And you're only a face in the crowd

When you feel put-upon,
I'll be your champion.
Cause you're angry, and I feel it too.

When they've broken you, forsaken you,
They've taken you for granted
When your voice can't be heard,
And you can't find the words,
I will help you, and I will be there.
You're more than a face in the crowd.

You'll be strong, restore your pride.
Take my hand; I'll take your side.
If you can just decide
You're more than a face
You're more than a face
You're more than a face

In the crowd.

A Face In The Crowd (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Background:
 Written for the musical A Face In The Crowd.
First known performance:
April 12, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
Last known performance:
September 15, 2023, Randers, Denmark
     (170 known performances)


Category:Unreleased songs1999-00-00 live.jpg


Internal links