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​Painted From Memory

This song is by Elvis Costello With Burt Bacharach and appears on the album Painted From Memory: The New Songs Of Bacharach & Costello (1998).

Original video
Such a picture of loveliness
Didn't you notice the resemblance?
Doesn't it look like she could speak?
Those eyes I tried to capture
They are lost to me now forever
They smile for someone else

Funny how looks can be deceiving
But she's not easily painted from memory

You'd think that I would know by now
Those eyes I tried to capture
They are lost to me now forever
They smile for someone else

And so this had to be
Painted from memory

She is gone and I must accept it
She is lost to me now
But I can't look away just yet though
She smiles for someone else

(And so this had to be)
(Painted from memory)

Funny, now I can see
How looks can be deceiving

(And so this had to be)
(Painted from memory)

Funny, now I can see
How looks can be deceiving

Written by:

Burt Bacharach / Elvis Costello