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(She Might Be a) Grenade

This song is by Elvis Costello and The Roots and appears on the album Wise Up Ghost (2013).

She's pulling out the pin
That lets her hair fall down
She's pulling out the pin
She shakes her head and it goes tumbling

Her smile was out of place
So she swept it off her face
Let me find the words and say them
Like some softly whispered "Amen"

But she starts to pull away
And the lights begin to dim
Is she thinking of me?
Or is she thinking of him?
She's pulling out the pin

She's slipping off the hook
Unbuttoning her dress
She's slipping off the hook
There's just enough to make some man a mess
She tears away the veil
With her fingernails

She came out high and kicking
While the band played "Hey, Good Looking"
Do you hear something ticking?

Did somebody tell her she could really be redeemed?
And could she actually be as desperate as she seems?
She's tearing at the seams, she's going to extremes
Nobody told her it was a sin, so she's pulling out the pin

She's taping up her hands
Just like a boxer will
And they started laughing
But if looks could kill

She'd take them down right now (she'd take them down right now)
She's covering her mouth (she's covering her mouth)
With some unholy vow (with some unholy vow)

There's nothing more to say
This is her wedding day
Full of shattered glass and mayhem
Not some softly whispered "Amen"

While the shock announcement dawns
And the smoke begins to thin
Where the world without ends
And the next one begins
She's pulling out the pin

She's pulling out the pin
She's pulling out the pin
She's pulling out the pin
She's pulling out the pin

Written by:

Elvis Costello / Steven Mandel / Ahmir Thompson Wikipedia16

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