The Last Confession of Vivian Whip




The Last Confession of Vivian Whip


Hear the last confession of Vivian Whip
If you’re reading this
“My life was lonely
Never hurt a fly
Or spared a kiss
I never killed a soul
Except my own”

But when I took you in my arms
I wondered why it took so long
For me to recognize this precious song
Had it been playing all along?

Just when I needed it
When I couldn’t concede that it’s
So hard to lose your nerve
To just get what you need
And not, not what you deserve

See the first impression of Vivian Whip
Still denied parole
He’s etched in charcoal
“Never hurt a fly or killed a soul
Entertained a doubt
I cared about”

But now I fear we fear too much
I tried my best to keep my watch
To bear up in the light that strips
So stop my mouth up with your lips.

Hey Clockface 400 400 S C1

Released October 30, 2020
Published by ℗ Elvis Costello, Under exclusive license to Concord Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

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