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Black Sails In The Sunset

This song is by Elvis Costello and appears on the album Out Of Our Idiot (1987) and on the 1994 and 2003 reissue of Trust (1981) by Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

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Vain boys are gonna have to swallow their pride this time
So let the punishment fit the crime
It's under the table
Under your skin
Into the cable
Is this the death of the glory you're in?

Black sails in the sunset
White noise going yakety-yak
All the money in the world will never bring your body back
Is it some mysterious dance nobody can do?
Thought I knew all the steps quite clearly
I don't have a clue, ooh

You're Cinderella with a ball and chain
And the shoe seems to fit you
You tell the truth sometimes but
You wouldn't know it if it hit you

Is this some new trick
Wired up in your head?
Do you make me sick
Or was I just force fed?

Black sails in the sunset
White noise going yakety-yak
All the money in the world will never bring your body back
Is it some mysterious dance nobody can do?
Thought I knew all the steps quite clearly
I don't have a clue, ooh

Black sails in the sunset
White noise going yakety-yak
Black sails in the sunset
White noise going yakety-yak
All the money in the world will never bring your body back

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