Saturday Classics – 31122022

Wishing you all a great New Year!

Almost hits? Classic . Elvis Costello and the attractions , Everyday I write the book from 1983. This is one of his most beloved songs.

The song contains lyrics using writing as a metaphor for sustaining relationships;

Costello’s clever lyrics are the best, He describes himself as “a man with a mission in two or three editions,” then proceeds to summarize a tumultuous relationship

Chapter One we didn’t really get along
Chapter Two I think I fell in love with you
You said you’d stand by me in the middle of Chapter Three
But you were up to your old tricks in Chapters Four, Five and Six

Then he chronicles the highs and lows of their relationship:

The way you talk, and try to kiss me, and laugh
In four or five paragraphs
All your compliments and your cutting remarks
Are captured here in my quotation marks

he ends the song on a bitter but humorous note:

“With my pen and my electric typewriter / Even in a perfect world where everyone was equal / I’d still own the film rights and be working on the sequel.”

Lepis is hosting Saturday Classics, you can add your own link here Saturday Classics

On Her page she writes: This blog is back with hosting the Classics after few years break. This time we’ll be playing on Saturdays and you can link straight here on this own page. Rules: There are no rules, as long as the song you play is a classic in your mind. Linking open 8 am and closes 12 pm.

4 thoughts on “Saturday Classics – 31122022

  1. Elvis, Elvis, Elvis, Costello! My man! Costello is one of the most talented son writers on this earth! And if you look what he’ s been writing to other artists, it’s amazing! Costello is one of my all time favourites and have seen him in concert twice.

    Happy New Year Ritva!

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