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Twist of Barbwire (Scarlett's Version)

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Twist of Barbwire is a song written by Elvis Costello and performed by Avery Barkley, originally. Scarlett O'Connor has also performed the song, when she replaced, for short time, Avery in his former band.

Lyrics

I said I love you ’til you don’t know you’re born
I said I’d love you ’til the far side of dawn
But in the morning if you must leave
Don’t leave with your apologies
If you come back
If I liked you at all
Remember I liked you to fall on your knees

Liar liar you’re my last desire
Thought your kind of love was just a thorn of the rose
Tried hard to be faithful
Not hard enough I suppose
Tried hard to drown with a hum and a drum
In a pretty drug slum mire tried bearing your sighs
And your sneers and your frown
Tried wearing your jewels and your heels and your crown
But it was nothing but a twist of barbwire
It was nothing but a twist of barbwire
It was nothing but a twist of barbwire

See I promise I’ll be constantly clean
Did you think that I still say what I mean
Now you’re keening and you have to decide
Will you open your legs or your eyes
Or do you pray now ‘cos I pray all the time
As the soul can’t escape what the heart may disguise

Liar liar you’re my last desire
Thought your kind of love was just a thorn of the rose
Tried hard to be faithful
Not hard enough I suppose
Tried hard to drown with a hum and a drum
In a pretty drug slum mire tried bearing your sighs
And your sneers and your frown
Tried wearing your jewels and your heels and your crown
But it was nothing but a twist of barbwire
It was nothing but a twist of barbwire
It was nothing but a twist of barbwire

Videos

Season One Songs
A Showman's LifeAll My AngelsAlready GoneAmerican BeautyBack HomeBitter MemoryBoys & BusesBuried UnderCasinoChange Your MindChanging GroundConsider MeFade Into YouFor Your GloryGun for a MouthHangin' on a LieHo HeyHypnotizingI Will FallI'll Be There (If You Want Me)I'm a GirlI'm A Lonesome FugitiveIf I Didn't Know BetterIf Momma Coulda Seen MeIn The Arms of a Jealous GodIt's My LifeKeep Asking WhyKissLet There Be LonelyLooking for a Place to ShineLove Like MineLove's Ring of FireLoving You is the Only Way to FlyMatchbox BluesMoon is HighNo One Will Ever Love YouNothing in this World Will Ever Break My Heart AgainOne Works BetterPapa Writes to JohnnyPeace in the ValleyPostcard from MexicoShineSideshowStompin' GroundsStronger than MeTelescopeTelescopeThe End of the DayThe Morning of the RainTough All OverTwist of BarbwireTwist of BarbwireUndermineUsedWe Are WaterWhen the Right One Comes AlongWrong SongYellin' From the RooftopYou Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)

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