(Elvis Costello and Henry Burnett)

Well I recall his parting words
Must I accept his fate?
Or take myself far from this place
I thought I heard a black bell toll
A little bird did sing
Man has no choice
When he wants everything

[Chorus:]
We'll rise above the scarlet tide
That trickles down through the mountain
And separates the widow from the bride

Man goes beyond his own decision
Gets caught up in the mechanism
Of swindlers who act like kings
And brokers who break everything
The dark of night was swiftly fading
Close to the dawn of the day
Why would I want him
Just to lose him again

[Chorus 2x]
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The Scarlet Tide Lyrics

Elvis Costello – The Scarlet Tide Lyrics

Songwriters: COSTELLO, ELVIS / BURNETT, J. HENRY
The Scarlet Tide lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BUG MUSIC

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