When I was away, I needed you so
And now coming I'm home to stay
I won't wake in the night and reach for you
And turn on the light and to my dismay

You're not there
You're never around
Or is it me?
It's so hard to see
I flick off the switch
And stare in dark
And wait for you to appear

You're my all time doll
I'm out of control
It's broken my mind
But that's not all that you stole
You're my all time doll
You're all I adore
I'd swear to it now, it but I already swore

My eyes are blinded with tears
But it's all my own fault
My lips taste of cruel words
My eyes sting with salt
You can take the way I feel about you
And put it in a vault
You're my all time doll

From near and from far
I've known many a girl,
Now I'm closing in
My heart is beating
Like a whip on a hide
It's raining outside


Every time I rant and rail
Every time I try and fail
Any time I want to quit
And say, "That's the end of it"
When I stand and start to leave
You cool my brow, you tug my sleeve
You're my all time doll

I'm walking, I'm pacing, my heart is racing
I swear that clock is running slow
It only speeds up for a moment or so
Each time it's time for me to go


In the far flung cry of a closing saloon
On the blank back side of that poisonous moon
I tried not to think about you
I thought I was immune
You're my all time doll
You're my all time doll
You're my all time doll
You're my all time doll

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My All Time Doll Lyrics as written by Elvis Costello

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