Blame It on Caine
Elvis Costello Lyrics


Once upon a time, I had a little money
Government burglars took it along
Before I could mail it to you
Still you are the only one
Now I can't let it slip away
So if the man with the ticker tape, he tries to take it
Well, this is what I'm gonna say

Blame it on Cain
Don't blame it on me
Oh-oh, oh, it's nobody's fault
But we need somebody to burn

Well, if I was a saint with a silver cup
And the money got low, we could always heat it up
Or trade it in
But then the radio to heaven will be wired to your purse
And you can run down the waveband
Coast-to-coast, hand in hand
Bad to worse, curse for curse
Don't be dissatisfied, so if you're not satisfied

Blame it on Cain
Don't blame it on me
Oh-oh, oh, it's nobody's fault
But we need somebody to burn

I think I've lived a little too long on the outskirts of town
I think I'm going insane from talking to myself for so long
Oh, but I've never been accused
When they step on your face, then wear that good-look grin
I gotta break out one weekend before I do somebody in
But every single time I feel a little stronger
They tell me it's a crime, well, how much longer?

Blame it on Cain
Don't blame it on me
Oh-oh, oh, it's nobody's fault
But we need somebody to burn

Blame it on Cain,
Oh-oh, oh, please don't blame it on me
It's nobody's fault
But it just seems to be his turn

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ELVIS COSTELLO

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Comments from YouTube:

Tony Wood

Abel disliked it.

Pulsar Lights

I never really was a fan of the punk or new wave scene, but this album is great, I have always liked it......just saying.

Rogério Rodrigues

Eu desafio você, Elvis Costello a fazer uma música ruim.

Susan Cheetham

Don't know what genre you put it in. Not punk more new wave ,stands time.

Joe Ski

Kinda overlooked this one at the time. Don't know why I keep coming back to it now. Like that steady groove and no-nonsense quality. A great pub rock song.

Dale Jones

Elvis is King~!

Max Otterland

This would have been a bit had Huey Lewis covered it.

John Fairfax

That's probably true mate..lol.And Ive not heard him for while ..Thats next...Thanx

Kaila Owens

wire it to H E A V E N !!! I quit. ❤️♾⭐️

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