Who`s this kid with his mumbo jumbo
Living in air-conditioned limbo
Though they treat him just like a guest
He`s living under threat of arrest
Now that he`s finally trying to make some sense
He drinks in self-defense
Give me temptation

The subtle touch of authority will
Take you anytime down to the station
You say that it`s alright by me
Now you`re living with the curse of sophistication
Now that you`re shackled up to the rigmarole
With absolute control

I see you lying so wide awake
After I`ve given you all that you can take
So for heaven`s sake
Give me temptation

Still you want to succeed so badly
Finding your life will not be deadly
You tell me you can take it or leave it
Sometimes I think that you really believe it
You`re just itching to break her secret laws
As you go from claws to clause
Give me temptation
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Temptation Lyrics

Elvis Costello – Temptation Lyrics

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