Elvis Costello Green Shirt [*][Demo Version] cover

Green Shirt [*][Demo Version]
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Jan 1, 2008
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Green Shirt [*][Demo Version] Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
There's a smart young woman on a light blue screen
Who comes into my house every night.
And she takes all the red, yellow, orange and green
And she turns them into black and white.
Verse 2
But you tease, and you flirt
And you shine all the buttons on your green shirt
You can please yourself but somebody's gonna get it
Verse 3
Better cut off all identifying labels
Before they put you on the torture table
Verse 4
'Cause somewhere in the "Quisling Clinic"
There's a shorthand typist taking seconds over minutes
She's listening in to the Venus line
She's picking out names
I hope none of them are mine
Verse 5
But you tease, and you flirt...
Verse 6
Never said I was a stool pigeon
I never said I was a diplomat
Everybody is under suspicion
But you don't want to hear about that
Verse 7
'Cause you tease, and you flirt...
Verse 8
Better send a begging letter to the big investigation
Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?
Verse 9
You tease, and you flirt...
Verse 10
You can please yourself but somebody's gonna get it
You can please yourself but somebody's gonna get it

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