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Shabby Doll Lyrics

"Shabby Doll" was written by Costello, Elvis.
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Giving you more of what for
Always worked for me before
Now I'm a shabby doll

What's going on behind the
Green elevator door
With just a shabby doll

There's a hit man facing
A compromising situation
With just a shabby doll

And a very neat line
In character assassination
She's just a shabby doll

She's just a shabby doll
She's putting him off and putting you on
She's just the shabby doll

She's just the shabby doll
You're swearing upon you know in your heart
She's gone you know in your heart
She's just a shabby doll

There's a girl in this dress
There's always a girl in distress
She's just a shabby doll

She's so sure she's self-possessed
Then again she's half undressed
She's just a shabby doll

The boy that I used to be
Showed no sign of sympathy
For just a shabby doll

I have betrayed you and me
And paid for my own bribery
With just a shabby doll

She's just a shabby doll
She's putting him off and putting you on
She's just the shabby doll

She's just the shabby doll
You're swearing upon you know in your heart
She's gone you know in your heart
She's just a shabby doll

He's the tired toy that everyone enjoyed
He wants to be a fancy man
But he's nothing but a nancy boy
He's all pride and no joy

And being what you might call a whore
Always worked for me before
Now he's a shabby doll

Untie the gag the cat's out of the bag
But won't show his claws
He's just a shabby doll

She said you must be joking
Some things are best unspoken
You're just a shabby doll

He's lying limp and soaking
He was openly broken
By just a shabby doll

She's just a shabby doll
She's putting him off and putting you on
She's just the shabby doll

She's just the shabby doll
You're swearing upon you know in your heart
She's gone you know in your heart
She's just a shabby doll

She's just a shabby doll
She's just a shabby doll
She's just a shabby doll
She's just a shabby doll

Songwriters
COSTELLO, ELVIS

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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