The Whirlwind

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I came out to this town
To seek a new career
Or just another kind of whirlwind than one that brought me here
I stare up through the ceiling past the plaster and the paint
Considering the stars that shine
And flare and fall before they're spent

How could you know?
My common senses had deserted me
On certain nights
When other gentlemen have courted me
But in the light of morning they would turn to see me go

I've had my moments
But all too few
You think you know me
Maybe you do

But in the light of morning
You will turn to see me go
Nothing's lost and no one's won
It's over now and now it's done

I may be lying
This may be true
You think you know me
Maybe you do, maybe you do
Maybe you do

The Whirlwind
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Steve Nieve - piano
Mickaël Gasche - flugel horn
Renaud-Gabriel Pion - bass clarinet
Pierre-François "Titi" Dufour - cello
AJUQ - harmony vocals
RecordedFebruary 2020, Les Studios Saint Germain, Paris, France
ReleasedOctober 30, 2020
AlbumsHey Clockface, 2020

First known performance:
February 17, 2023, New York, NY
Last known performance:
     (12 known performances)

Hey ClockfaceHey Clockface album cover.jpg


Steve Nieve & AJUQ performed live, 2020-11-29, The Immobile Tour, France 2020 FaceBook

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