"Lipstick Vogue" as written by and Elvis Costello....
Don't say you love me when it's just a rumor
Don't say a word if there is any doubt
Sometimes I think that love is just a tumor
You've got to cut it out

You say you're sorry for the things that you've done
You say you're sorry but you know you don't mean it
I wouldn't worry, I had so much fun
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being

It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
Oh yeah

Get to the slot machine, almost dead on arrival
Just hit me one more time with that live wire
Maybe they told you you were only a girl in a million
You say I've got no feelings, this is a good way to kill them

Select the control and then insert the token
You want to throw me away but I'm not broken
You've got a lot to say, well, I'm not joking
There are some words they don't allow to be spoken
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being

It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue

Not just another mouth, the last of the lipstick vogue
Not just another mouth, the last of the lipstick vogue
Not just another mouth, the last of the lipstick vogue
Not just another mouth, the last of the lipstick vogue


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"Lipstick Vogue" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General Commentno comments on this? well, it's a great song, the guy in the song talking about how he dates this girl, and she said things that she didnt mean, and that he also doesn't really feel anything particular for her, but that he had fun.
    wackydeli3on June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSometimes I think that love is just a tumour;
    you've got to cut it out.

    You say I've got not feelings;
    this is a good way to kill them.

    Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being

    It could be talking about self mutilation. Not sure though.
    Forkintheforeston February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI prefer the version on the bonus disc for Armed Forces. The studio version on This Year's Model is just too controlled, it doesn't seem as angry.
    Hirostratuson August 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being."

    Probably one of my favorite lyrics. Ever.
    goforgustoon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does he mean by

    "It's you not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue" :S

    If anyone has an idea please share Im really curious :D
    xohmygoditsnadiaxon July 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it means that the girl he's talking to is not just like everyone else who tries to be trendy.
    miesterseanon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue = you, (with sarcasm) who participate like others who find it fashionable to grow tired of and take for granted one who was thought to be cherished.
    PleinlyStatedon February 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust wanted to say that I original thought the line went:

    "Sometimes I almost feel just like a human meal
    Chew, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue"

    ... I still kind of like listening to it wishing that was the actual lyric.
    predatorgooseon January 13, 2016   Link

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