Who Sang Poisoned Rose? Elvis Costello feat. The Attractions and The Confederates

The Confederates King of America cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986-2-21
length: 4:07
Lyrics
The poisoned rose
That you gave to me
It left me half alive, and
Half in ecstasy

But if half of your love
Is all I can win
Give me just a fraction
But no more medicine

The poisoned rose
On a Valentine card
That you take straight to the heart, that
You call my junkyard

But if all I can do
Is save pieces of you
The piece of your mind
The piece of your heart

Didn't tear me apart
Like the poisoned rose
I received from you

I don`t know
How we came to grow
Into this very sad affair
Every time we do the decent thing
Somebody spikes the drink
And a single becomes a pair

The poisoned rose
That you wear at your best
That I keep pressed between the white sheets
Where you lie half undressed

I threw away my shirt and shoes
You looked and I dived in
It's just you and me now
'Cause I threw away the gin
I threw away your alibis, and
All your worn-out clothes
Threw myself upon the floor, but
I couldn't throw away

This poisoned rose
This poisoned rose
This poisoned rose

Tracklist
  • 1 Brilliant Mistake
  • 2 Lovable
  • 3 Our Little Angel
  • 4 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • 5 Glitter Gulch
  • 6 Indoor Fireworks
  • 7 Little Palaces
  • 8 I’ll Wear It Proudly
  • 9 American Without Tears
  • 10 Eisenhower Blues
  • 11 Poisoned Rose
  • 12 The Big Light
  • 13 Jack of All Parades
  • 14 Suit of Lights
  • 15 Sleep of the Just

  • Release information
    country(area): Germany
    script: Latin