Track Title:               Deep Dark Truthful mirror
Album Title:               MTV Unplugged, Volume 1
Prime Artist:              Elvis Costello  (Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus)

Producer:                  Alex Coletti
Written by:                Elvis Costello  (Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus)

Lyrics:
G                    Bm
One day you're gonna have to face
  Am                 G
A deep dark truthful mirror
D
And it's gonna tell you things that I still
C                    D
Love you too much to say
G                  Bm
The sky was just a purple bruise
Am             G
The ground was iron
D
And you fell all around the town
C                    G    C
Until you looked the same
[chorus]
G              B
The same eyes, the same lips
Em                C
The same lie from your tongue trips
                                         C/B             D/F#
C    Am    C    C/B  Am   D/F# G      -----------     -----------
Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror  | | | | 1 |     | | | | | |
                                      | 2 2 | | |     2 | | 2 | |
                                      | | | | | |     | | | | 3 |
C    Am    C    C/B  Am   D/F# G
Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror
        G                           Bm
Now the flagstone streets where the newspaper shouts
Am                   G
Ring to the boots of roustabouts
D
And you're never in any doubt
        C                       D
There's something happening somewhere
    G                             Bm
You chase down the road till your fingers bleed
Am              G
On a fiberglass tumbleweed
D
You can blow around the town
    C                     G    C
But it all shuts down the same
[chorus]
       Bm                     Em              C C G (strum down)
So you bay for the boy in the tigerskin trunks
               C C G
They set him up, set him up on a stool
Bm                      Em               C C G
He falls down, he falls down like a drunk
                           C C G
And you drink till you drool
C        Bm               G
And it's his story you'll flatter
C      Bm                     Em  (I think I play this as G again)
You'll stretch him out like a saint
C       Bm             Em
But the canvas that he splattered
                                                   B/D#
C                        D         B/D#        -----------
Will be the picture that you never paint       | | | | | |
                                               | 2 | | 2 |
                                               | | | | | 3
                                               | | | | | |
[instrumental break] Em  C  G
C    Am    C    C/B  Am   D/F#  G
Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror
C    Am    C    C/B  Am   D/F#  G
Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror
G                       Bm
A stripping puppet on a liquid stick
Am            G
Gets into it pretty thick
D
A butterfly drinks a turtle's tears
    C                         D
But how do you know he really needs it
      G                    Bm
Cos a butterfly feeds on a dead monkey's hand
Am              G
Jesus wept, he felt abandoned
       D
You're spellbound, baby, there's no doubting that C G C Did you ever see her stare like a Persian cat [chorus]
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