45 Insightful Elvis Costello Quotes That Will Give Your Life The Right Cord
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Declan Patrick MacManus popularly known as Elvis Costello is an award winning and acclaimed English musician, singer and song-writer, famed for his music around the globe. With his parents in the music industry, it was believed that Costello would get into music too. But nobody had apprehended the success that he would achieve. His album, ‘My Aim Is True’, was not a great commercial success yet it was critically acclaimed and people began to have faith that Costello will make it big. He formed the famous band, ‘The Attractions’ and the album ‘This Year's Model’, was ranked 11th by the Rolling Stones Magazine. Cold Mountain’, ‘Grace of My Heart’, ‘Mighty like a Rose’, and ‘Wise Up Ghost’ are some of his works that people of all ages enjoy besides his thoughts and sayings that keep you pumped up. He bagged a number of awards including the Grammy and was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer twice. He continues to tirelessly contribute to this world where music has become a getaway. Here are some quotes by Elvis Costello that seem to reveal how and why!
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do. Was it a millionaire who said, "Imagine no possessions"? It's the damage that we do and never know. It's the words that we don't say that scare me so. I used to be disgusted. Now, I'm just amused... The battle with the bottle is nothing so novel. What's so funny about peace, love and understanding Good manners and bad breath will get you nowhere. Oh, I know that she's disgusted,
cause she's feeling so abused.
She gets tired of the lust,
but it's so hard to refuse. Oh, I said 'I'm so happy, I could die.'
She said 'Drop dead,' then left with another guy. I'm not even sure what I want, but that's not the point - it's that I want it now. The truth can’t hurt you, it’s just like the dark. It scares you witless but with time you see things clear and stark I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused. But it's easier to say 'I love you',
than 'Yours, sincerely' I suppose. I wish you luck with a capital "F". Who put these fingerprints on my imagination? There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder. He's got a mind like a sewer and a heart like a fridge. Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right. Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking, when I hear the silly things that you say. So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think
And don't try to read my mind because it's full of disappearing ink She's no angel.
He's no saint. I don't wanna be a lover,
I just wanna be your victim. You think you're alone until you realize you're in it.
Now fear is here to stay,
love is here for a visit. Sometimes I wonder if we're livin' in the same land.
Why do you wanna be my friend
when I feel like a juggler
running out of hands? There's a girl in this dress,
there's always a girl in distress. No use wishing now for any other sin. I was watching while you're dancing away,
our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it. Oh, I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused. It's a dangerous game that comedy plays. Sometimes it tells you the truth; sometimes it delays it. I took my better nature out, drowned it in a babbling stream/took the blossom of my youth and blew it all to smithereens. Was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions?"
A poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons? I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies. The radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools tryin' to anesthetize the way that you feel. But if I’ve done something wrong there’s no “ifs” and “buts”
Cause I love you just as much as I hate your guts The only two things that motivate me and that matter to me are revenge
and guilt. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It's a breath you took too late.
It's a death that's worse than fate.
He's such a drag
He's not insane
It's just that everybody
Has to feel his pain.
Life is so strange
I don't know why
But somebody, somebody has to cry.
I could say it was the nights when I was lonely
and you were the only one who'd talk.
I could tell you that I like your sensitivity,
when you know it's the way that you walk.
..As you check your effects, check your reflection,
I’m so affected in the face of your affection
A lot of pop music has come out of people failing to copy their model and accidentally creating something new. The closer you get to your ideal, the less original you sound.
Can a mere song change a people's minds? I doubt that it is so. But a song can infiltrate your heart and the heart may change your mind. Well, I used to be disgusted.
Now I try to be amused.