Kinder Murder - Elvis Costello

Here in the bar, the boys like to have fun
There's a wager lost and an argument won
There's a stone-washed damsel on a junk-food run

It's a kinder murder

It's a ladder to heaven from a battered stiletto
Spitting out the words that he put into her mouth
See her in silhouette going down South

It's a kinder murder (x2)

She could have kept her knees together
Could have kept her mouth shut

It's a kinder murder (x2)

Jimmy took her down to the perimeter fence
He was back in half an hour; he said he left her senseless
And he went back to his regiment

It's a kinder murder

The officer said it had to be denied
There's a tear-stained would-be teenage bride
All the family pride in a little ram-rider

It's a kinder murder (x2)

She could have kept her knees together
Could have kept her mouth shut

It's a kinder murder (x2)

The child went missing and the photo fit his face
Dishonored Jimmy just read about the case
He said that he was just taking up space

It's a kinder murder

Jimmy took his best friend's keys from the pile
On the table; in a flash he was dreaming of the pigskin
Seats and the walnut dash; the knickers in her handbag
And the one false eyelash

It's a kinder murder (x2)

She could have kept her knees together
Could have kept her mouth shut

It's a kinder murder (x4)

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