Monday, June 12, 2006

Brilliant Mistake

For some reason when I reflect on my Saturday nights this song always comes to mind.
Which probably does not say much about my Saturday Knights – but it is a great song!

Brilliant Mistake


by Elvis Costello


He thought he was the king of america
Where they pour coca cola just like vintage wine
Now I try hard not to become hysterical
But Im not sure if I am laughing or crying
I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this hurtin feeling disappear
Like it was common sense
It was a fine idea at the time
Now its a brilliant mistake
She said that she was working for the abc news
It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use
Her perfume was unspeakable
It lingered in the air
Like her artificial laughter
Her mementos of affairs
Oh I said I see you know him
Isnt that very fortunate for you
And she showed me his calling card
He came third or fourth and there were more than one or two
He was a fine idea at the time
Now hes a brilliant mistake
He thought he was the king of america
But it was just a boulevard of broken dreams
A trick they do with mirrors and with chemicals
The words of love in whispers
And the axe of love in screams
I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this lovin feeling disappear
Like it was common sense
I was a fine idea at the time
Now Im a brilliant mistake



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

the real mistake was commenting with this song. Don't get it.

Like your original fluff

True Void said...

perhaps saturday knights doesn't have to be about saturdays at all. i think it should be about anything we want it to be. even songs that don't rhyme by Elvis. poo poo poo, do de do.

Raspootin said...

good point.

Now I just need to think about what to right ? La de da de da...

Raspootin said...

that would be write - picking up bad spelling habits from a friend of mine.