Burn the Paper Down to Ash Lyrics

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Selected song name: Burn the Paper Down to Ash
Singer Name: Elvis Costello
Lyrics written by: Elvis Costello

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I made my way
I made my promise
To make my name
And not turn back.

I wrote it all down
Read it out loud
Said all my prayers
Tried to be proud
So I signed it in black


Tear out the page
Let my new taker
Smooth out the sheet
Tossed in the trash
That's not enough
So burn the paper
Down to ash


I'm not one of those who likes to go losing her head.
I would rather stay at home with a good book instead.
I'm not a madam or a maiden. I cut the strings from my apron.
I cook my breakfast for myself.
Mister, please don't be mistaken.
There are some lines in golden letters
That touched my heart; I let them touch.
My head was turned through several verses
As I forgot some sound advice.

So all these things
That he thinks worthless
Just dreams to drown
And hopes to dash
Are not enough,
Let's burn the paper
Down to ash.


I'm not one of those who likes to go losing her mind.
Or her dignity; at least not to any old kind.
I've been learning ever since I was a girl
I was convinced I wasn't into velvet
Please don't take me for a spinster


But there's the clue
A hint of danger
A scent of scandal
And of shame
And if I tremble
It's in anger
Some reckless impulse
That I must tame.

Tear out the page
Let me escape now.
Smooth out the sheet
Tossed in the trash.
That's not enough
Let's burn the paper
Down to ash.

That's not enough
Let's burn the paper
Down to ash.