Monday, December 15, 2003

A Song for Saddam

"Complicated Shadows"
- by -
Elvis Costello

Well you know your time has come
and you're sorry for what you've done.
You should never been playing with a gun
in those Complicated Shadows.
There's a line that you must toe
and it'll soon be time to go.
But it's darker than you know
in those Complicated Shadows.

All you gangsters and rude clowns
who were shooting up the town
when you should have found someone
to put the blame on.
Though your fury's hot and hard
I still see that cold graveyard,
there's a solitary stone that's got your name on

You don't have to take it from me
but I know of what I speak.
You think you're like iron and steel,
but iron and steel will bend and break
in those Complicated Shadows.

Sometimes justice you will find
is just dumb not color-blind,
and your solitary mind can't take it all in.
All those phantoms and those shades
will jump up on Judgement Day
and say to the Almighty
that you're stinking of sin!

But the jury was dismissed.
Took his neck and gave it a twist.
So you see you won't be missed
in those Complicated Shadows

You can say just what you like
in a voice like a John Ford film.
Take the law into your hands.
You will soon get tired of killing
in those Complicated Shadows

Complicated Shadows
Complicated Shadows
Complicated Shadows

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