Lyrics
Don't tell me you don't know what love is
When you're old enough to know better
When you find strange hands in your sweater
When your dreamboat turns out to be a footnote
I'm a man with a mission on two or three editions.

And I'm giving you a longing look
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday I write the book.
Chapter One: We didn't really get along.
Chapter Two: I think I fell in love with you.
You said you'd stand by me in the middle of Chapter Three

But you were up to your old tricks in Chapters Four
Five and Six.
And I'm giving you a longing look...
The way you walk
The way you talk and try to kiss me
And laugh in four or five paragraphs.
All your compliments and your cutting remarks
Are captured here in my quotation marks.

And I'm giving you a longing look...
Everyday I write the book.
Don't tell me you don't know the difference
Between a lover and a fighter.
With my pen and my electric typewriter
Even in a perfect world where everyone was equal
I'd still own the film rights and be working on the sequel.

And I'm giving you a longing look...
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday I write the book.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday I write the book...

Copyright: Universal Music Publishing Group
Writer(s): ELVIS COSTELLO




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Everyday I Write The Book (Live/Spectacular Spinning Songbook)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Everyday I Write The Book - United Palace Theater Oct 1, 2011
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Everyday I Write the Book (Houston 07.18.15) HD
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Everyday I Write The Book - 7.10.09
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Everyday I Write The Book (Beacon Theater, NYC, 11/7/16)
Elvis Costello: Everyday I Write the Book, 2003
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - "Everyday I Write the Book" & "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
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