Everyday I Write The Book

Elvis Costello




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1. Don't tell me you don't know what love is

4. Don't tell me you don't know the difference

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1. When you're old enough to know better

4. Between a lover and a fighter

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1. When you find strange hands in your sweater

4. With my pen and my electric typewriter

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1. When your dreamboat turns out to be a footnote

4. Even in a perfect world where everyone was equal

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1. I'm a man with a mission in two or three editions

4. I'd still own the film rights and be working on the sequel



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I'm giving you a long look

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Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday I write the book



2. Chapter One we didn't really get along

3. The way you walk, the way you talk and try to kiss me

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2. Chapter Two I think I fell in love with you

3. And laugh, in four or five paragraphs


2. You said you'd stand by me in the middle of Chapter Three

3. All your compliments and your cutting remarks

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2. But you were up to your old tricks in Chapters Four, Five and Six

3. Are captured here in my quotation marks