Song: Church Underground

Band: Elvis Costello
Composed By: Elvis Costello

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																				Dm
She stood spotlit in a plain print dress
Came howling out of the wilderness
Gm................F..........................C

....There beat a cunning and murderous heart
Beneath that calm exterior
Dm
"You know my name
You don't know my mind
Don't doubt my eyes
They betray the past
Gm............F

....And I've already forgotten
C

....Much more than you will ever know"
Dm..................................F

....And every word that I have spoken is true
G/B
.....Except for those that were broken in two
C/Bb......................................F/A

.....I'm trying to make peace after a long night of pretend
C/Bb...............................F/A

.....I need a pawnbroker or a moneylender
G

Why do you do me down, Mister?
..............F.......C
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
C/Bb ...........................F/A

Turn up the volume, just to turn it down
Dm.........Dm/C...........G/B

The trivial secrets buried with the profound
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
Dm
.....Deflowered young and then ever since
She's tried to wash off his fingerprints
Gm.......F.................C

So every charlatan and prince
Was made to feel inferior
Dm
She worked for tips in a 10-cent dance
Said moving pictures might pay perchance
Gm......F.........................C

10,000 one-way tickets to the sparkling coast
From the blank interior
Dm..................F/A

Everybody's either talking in code
G/B
Or getting ready to explode
C/Bb..........................F/A

Then she was singing in a five-piece band
C/Bb...........................F/A

But seems that no-one really wants this sound

G

Why do you do me down, Mister?
..............F.......C
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
C/Bb ...........................F/A

Turn up the volume, just to turn it down
Dm.........Dm/C...........G/B

The trivial secrets buried with the profound
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
....C.................................F
It's enough to put a Church Underground

Bb..................F.........................C/E

.....The shaft of fanlight streaked with rain
.......................A...............................Eb

Poured through the glass, punched through the pain
...........D........................Gm...........................C

The holy picture hidden in the midden of that poisoned stitch
.............Gm........Gm/Bb.....Am
Her lonely voice was just a ruin in these riches
Dm
She must have been dreaming this all along
Could she be redeeming herself in song?
Bb..................F....................Em
.....



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She stood spotlit in a plain print dress
Came howling out of the wilderness
There beat a cunning and murderous heart
Beneath that calm exterior

"You know my name
You don't know my mind
Don't doubt my eyes
They betray the past
And I've already forgotten
Much more than you will ever know"

And every word that I have spoken is true
Except for those that were broken in two

I'm trying to make peace after a long night of pretend
I need a pawnbroker or moneylender

Why do you do me down, Mister?
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
Turn up the volume, just to turn it down
The trivial secrets buried with profound
It's enough to put a church underground
It's enough to put a church underground

Deflowered young and then ever since
She's tried to wash off his fingerprints
So every charlatan and prince
Was made to feel inferior

She worked for tips in a ten-cent dance
Said moving pictures might pay perchance
Ten thousand one-way tickets to the sparkling coast
From the blank interior

Everybody's either talking in code
Or getting ready to explode

Then she was singing with five-piece band
But seems that no-one wants this sound

Why do you do me down, Mister?
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
Turn up the volume, just to turn it down
The trivial secrets buried with profound
It's enough to put a church underground
It's enough to put a church underground

The shaft of fanlight streaked with rain
Poured through the glass, punched through the pain
A holy picture hidden in the midden of that poisoned stitch
Her lonely voice was just a ruin in these riches

She must have been dreaming this all along
Could she be redeeming herself in song?
"I'm no-one's martyred, plaster saint
Below the grease, beneath the paint"

I'm rolling like barrel
Swinging like a gallows
I'm rising up fast like all hell and all hallows

Why do you do me down, Mister?
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
I'll be damned or purgatory bound
Before those jokers ever understand
It's enough to put a church underground
It's enough to put a church underground
It's enough to put a church underground

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • National Ransom

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Universal Song Duration on Album: 5:01 Album Duration: 01:02:34

    Release Date: November 2, 2010

    Moods: Ambitious, Cerebral, Dramatic, Earnest, Earthy, Energetic, Freewheeling, Humorous, Intimate, Literate, Passionate, Pastoral, Plaintive, Reflective, Rousing, Sentimental, Stylish, Tender, Witty, Bittersweet, Fun

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk

    Themes: Small Gathering, Sunday Afternoon

  • National Ransom - Instalment Paid In Full

    Label: Concord Song Duration on Album: 5:02

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