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Broken Lyrics

Artist: Elvis Costello
Album: Mighty Like A Rose

If I am frightened then I can hide it
If I am crying, I'll call it laughter
If I am haunted, I'll call it my imaginary friend
If I am bleeding, I'll call it my wine

But if you leave me then I am broken
And if I'm broken then only death remains

If I am drifting, then I can fight it
If I am sinking, no-one will know it
If I am blinded I'll have my voices still to guide me
If they yet fled away I'd bless the silence

But if you leave me then I am broken
And if I'm broken then only death remains


by J Fowler on 10/13/2008 2:29pm
Can someone tell me who wrote the lyrics to Elvis Costello's "Broken". I have McManus/McCartney, but who are they and what are their first names? Thanks.
by David on 9/22/2010 7:45am
Declan MacManus is Costello's real name.
McCartney is Paul (yes, THAT Paul McCartney)
I've also read that Cait O'Riordan (his then partner) also contributed, though I don't know to what extent.

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