"Kid About It" as written by and Elvis Costello....
He saw no tears in her eyes
Say you wouldn't kid about it
She's telling all of those lies
She swore she'd never told before
But I doubt it

So he bit his tongue
And tried hard to capture his breath
When she said I waited all my life
For just a little death

[Chorus]
Say you wouldn't kid about it
Say you wouldn't kid about it
Say you wouldn't kid about it

Sometimes he takes himself so seriously
She makes her movements mysteriously
Slow fast or furiously
It's a big responsibility
With a face full of mixed ability
Big dreams of elegance
Singing the leaving of Liverpool
And turning into Americans

Say you wouldn't kid about it
So what if this is a man's world
I want to be a kid again about it
Give me back my sadness
I couldn't hide it even if I tried girl

We fight so frail
Making love tooth and nail
You gave me the kiss of my life
I might even live to tell the tale

[Chorus]


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"Kid About It" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General CommentI think this is about the sadness of leaving behind innocence.

    "So what if this is a man's world
    I want to be a kid again about it"

    It's also about the lies people tell each other...

    "Say you wouldn't kid about it
    She's telling all of those lies
    She swore she'd never told before
    But I doubt it "

    It makes it hard to trust another person with your heart... "I might even live to tell the tale".

    This is one of the best ELVIS songs ever. I wish Elvis would tell me what they all mean. I hate poetry but love his lyrics.

    FLY2venuson November 11, 2008   Link

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