Tears Before Bedtime

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The Attractions were an English backing band for the English new wave musician Elvis Costello between 1977 and 1986, and again from 1994 to 1996. They consisted of Steve Nieve, Bruce Thomas, and Pete Thomas. They also released one album as an independent entity, without Costello, in 1980. more »


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1982
3:00
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I know the name on the tip of your tongue
And I know that accusing look
Everybody knows I've been so wrong
That's the problem, and here's the hook

Tears before bedtime
There'll be trouble tonight
I don't want to talk about it anymore
I don't want to have another fight
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?

For the tears that you boo-hoo-hoo-hoo
There can be no defense
You say you'll forgive and forget
But it's only a pretense

Tears before bedtime
There'll be trouble tonight
I don't want to talk about it anymore
I don't want to have another fight
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?

Either you can leave the past behind
Or give me something to disconnect my mind
I sleep with my fists clenched tight
When I don't lie awake all night
I guess time gave up the ghost too late
And the balance of our love
Very soon turns to hate

Darling, your suspiciousness
Tortures me at night
But I can't excuse the cruel words
That I use whenever we fight

Tears before bedtime
There'll be trouble tonight
I don't want to talk about it anymore
I don't want to have another fight
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?

How wrong can I be before I am right?
How wrong can I be before I am right?
How wrong can I be before I am right?

I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?
I don't want to talk, I don't want to fight
How wrong can I be before I am right?

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Written by: ELVIS COSTELLO

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