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White Knuckles Lyrics

"White Knuckles" was written by Costello, Elvis.
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White knuckles came down to put the frighteners on
I believe she's the one that he's got his heart set on
It doesn't matter if your face doesn't fit
There's no charge for changing it

Ooh ooh, what are you doing?
You see right through him
You don't have to take it when he gets cruel

White knuckles on black and blue skin
You don't have to take it so you just give in
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
Never found out what the kisser was for

Losing face with the boys while she's whispering in his ear
They never found out why they called it laughing gear
Maybe they weren't loved when they were young
Maybe they should be hung by their tongues

Ooh ooh, under the blankets with the body jerk
He needs her like the axe needs the turkey
Making a mockery of his fancy footwork

White knuckles on black and blue skin
He didn't mean to hit her but she kept laughing
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
Never found out what the kisser was for

There's always someone new to toy with
When the penny drops in the slot
Now it's all petty crime on the news at nine but it's all she's got
Love on the never never dreams don't come cheap
I don't close my eyes when I go to sleep

Ooh ooh, it gets right under your skin
It makes you as miserable as sin
You don't have to take it so you just give in

White knuckles on black and blue skin
He didn't mean to hit her but she kept laughing
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
Never found out what the kisser was for

White knuckles on black and blue skin
You don't have to take it so you just give in
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
Never found out what the kisser was for

Why don't you come round anymore?
Mama said, "He's using you"
Sister said, "I told you so too"
When he goes through your head
You took him to be true

Mama said, "He's using you"
Sister said, "I told you so too"
When he goes through your head
You took him to be true

Mama said, "He's using you"
Sister said, "I told you so too"
When he goes through your head
You took him to be true, oh oh

Songwriters
COSTELLO, ELVIS

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