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August 25, 1954 in Paddington
London, United Kingdom
Declan Patrick MacManus
Elvis Costello is the English songwriter, singer and producer born as Declan Patrick MacManus in London on August 25, 1954. Along with his backup band the Attractions, Costello has seen steady success since the late 1970s. The winner of a Grammy Award and twice nominated for Best British Male at the Brit Awards, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Rolling Stone named him among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, placing him at No. 80. The magazine also included each of his first three albums on its list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
6 months ago
Break-ups are very difficult to navigate.......especially after many years together. I believe Elvis experienced the pain of tearing away from his Love, then sadly, deeply pleads with her to move on....cause the birds will still be singing.......whether she forgives him or not.
2 years ago
Well , it's obvious the song is about whether one sees that there is life after death, an afterlife. It is very hard to tell whether Elvis is supporting the idea of life after death, but it seems like he wants us to think about it. I can see he also had an opportunity to use clever references to (what we turn into --dust) and other things. It almost appears to be written from a non-believers point of view. In the lines here come the juggernaut and poisoners and then comes the lamb of god. These lines are there to make us think beyond what society tells. I am pretty confident Elvis is a believer, it is just a song to make us all think.
2 years ago
It's just a pure,volcanic but in a tender say, expression of the ultimate form of lust (yeah mate, it's lust and not love right there), it's nice to see there alternative ways to express such delicate feelings without the booty-shaking rap thing going on, instead, you can get really cozy on your sofa with a couple of candles lit, on this one...
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