King Horse - Elvis Costello

cheap cut satin and bad perfume
showtime is almost here
tears stop by your strength
caught you laughing up your sleeve
sniggering in your beer
seen the bottom of a lot of glasses
but he's never seen love so near
he'd seen love get so expensive
but he'd never seen love so dear

CHORUS:
now I know that you're all king horse
between tenderness and brute force
now I know that you're all king horse
between tenderness and brute force

she can turn a pot of sixpence
in the mouth and trouser set
hit the till ring the bill
never spill a sip
and still she knows the kind of tip
she is going to get
a lot of loose exchanges precious little respect
but if someone else is weakened
that's the best that you can expect

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so fine knit a fabric
so fine a fabrication
from comic books to tragic
to the art of conversation

meanwhile back in some secluded spot
he says will you please and she says stop
if I ever loose this good thing that I got
I never want to hear the song you dedicated tonight
you see I knew that song so long before we met
that it means much more than it might

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