"Sneaky Feelings" as written by and Elvis Costello....
Now, everybody's breakin' up somebody else's home
Before somebody else starts breaking up their own
I get you in my dreams, you should hear the things you say
It's not that it's so much fun, but it's safer that way

Sneaky feelings, sneaky feelings
You can't let those kind of feelings show
I'd like to get right through the way I feel for you
But I've still got a long way to go

Why don't we call it a day, and we can both confess
You can force me to use a little tenderness
White lies, alibis, now anything but say that it's true
Now we could sit like lovers, staring in each other's eyes
But the magic of the moment might become too much for you

Sneaky feelings, sneaky feelings
You can't let those kind of feelings show
I'd like to get right through the way I feel for you
But I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long, long, long way to go
Oh, I've still got a long way to go


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"Sneaky Feelings" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General Commentseems lik he's cheating on his wife, and she's cheating on him too. However, he doesn't want either of them to say it out loud. I think it's because he's still not really sure what he wants to do... divorce her for the other woman, or try to work it out.
    TheSilverNobleon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like he's imagining or "dreaming" about being with somebody, dut is afraid of how they would react if he told them his feelings
    Fabricsoftneron June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentor it could be like...er..about a guy who's really really good friends with a girl and everything's fine, but he's crazy about her, but he thinks that she's completely not interested and he doesn't want to care her away so he's trying to hide his feelings for her.
    two tone beaton August 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen you're involved with someone, there's often a disconnect between how you feel about them-- complete with all the mental asides, unfaithful thoughts, doubts etc. (sneaky feelings) and the way you think you should feel (sitting like lovers, staring into each other's eyes) according to pop songs and romantic comedies. seems to be influenced a bit by psychotherapeutic ideas about reaching what you 'really feel' about a situation though all the complicating bullshit.

    maybe.
    one or clownon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think they're both in relationships (the narrator and the object of his affection) and he's just not ready to deal with the consequences of making his feelings clear.
    karmakgbon January 04, 2010   Link

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