"Lip Service" as written by and Elvis Costello....
You left the motor running
But I know you're so attractive
Getting in some sharp practice
You better not do anything reckless

But everybody is going through the motions
Everybody is going through the motions
Are you really only going through the motions?

Lip service is all you'll ever get from me
Lip service is all you'll ever get from me
Lip service is all you'll ever get from me
But if you change your mind, you can send it in a letter to me

Don't make any sudden movements
These are dangerous amusements
When did you become so choosy?
Don't act like you're above me, just look at your shoes

But everybody is going through the motions
Everybody is going through the motions
Are you really only going through the motions?

Lip service is all you'll ever get from me
Lip service is all you'll ever get from me
Lip service is all you'll ever get from me
But if you change your mind, you can send it in a letter to me
But if you change your mind, you can send it in a letter to me
But if you change your mind, you can send it in a letter to me


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"Lip Service" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General CommentObviously about a guy infatuated with a girl who thinks she's hot shit. Cat and mouse game, personified.
    JEReichon November 20, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationAm I crazy to think this song is about oral sex?

    I mean... "lip service", "going through the motions", "if you change your mind/you can sent it a letter to me" (letter i.e. French letter, perhaps), "don't make any sudden movements", "don't act like you're above me" etc etc

    I normally shy away from the "it's sex"/"it's drugs" interpretation but...
    caitsith01on August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNah deffs about someone who thinks they're top shit...good call JEReich
    ziggyplayedguitaron December 21, 2009   Link

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