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written by Elvis Costello

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Hear silver trumpets will trill in the Arabic streets of Seville
Oranges roll in the gutter- And you pick them up
And peel back the skin- To the red fruit within

And the flavor is…Tart… the flavor is...Tart
Is it something you crave when you say that you only feel bitterness
When you know it’s a lie, lie, lie?

Wild with a blackberry bush, there were blossoms of cherries to crush
There, at the edge of the asphalt tempting fingertips
They stain your hands, press too hard- They'll color your lips...

And the flavor is…Tart… the flavor is...Tart
Is it something you crave when you say that you only feel bitterness
Would it kill you to show us a little sweetness?

And the flavor is…Tart… the flavor is...Tart
Is it something you crave when you say that you only feel bitterness
Would it kill you to show us a little sweetness?

Odd, where nothing else grows, It was something like love that she chose
Always a creature of habit when pity would do
She wore down that heel with no feeling- She kept on her shoes

Nylon was hung from a peg and a kohl black seam ran down her leg
Fishermen look for their nets and send their regrets
But the bug lay there broken she spoke, "Is this some kind of joke?"

And the flavor is…Tart… the flavor is...Tart
Is it something you crave when you say that you only feel bitterness
When you know it’s a lie, lie, lie?

But the flavor is…Tart… the flavor is...Tart
Is it something you crave when you say that you only feel bitterness
Would it kill you to show us a little sweetne

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from Show Me Where the Edge Is, released September 11, 2012
Written by Elvis Costello

Recorded by Scott Velazco @ Vibe 56 - Nashville, TN
Balanced by Ben Strano at the HAT Factory V and VI
Mastered by Joe Hardy at Casa De Joe - Houston, TX
Produced by Ben Strano as ‘The Sonic Fedora’

Gary Burnette - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Steve Mackey - Bass
Michael Webb - Piano, B3 and Rhodes, Toy Piano
Jimmy Lester - Drums

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Kristen Cothron and The Darkside Nashville, Tennessee

"Cothron writes smart pensive tunes that have a slight jazzy feel...This young lady is sultry, provocative. and uniquely cool in so many ways."
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"Tougher than Fiona Apple, edgier than Norah Jones, Cothron combines cabaret and indie rock as well as anyone since Elvis Costello." - The Memphis Playbook
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