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August 25, 1954 in Paddington
London, United Kingdom
Declan Patrick MacManus
Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1976. Shortly after recording his first album he formed The Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums of the period 1967-1987.
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10 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...