Girls Talk

Elvis Costello


A  G  D  [2x]


          A                           G       D            A    G    D

There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder.

            A                    G                D        E

I thought I heard you mention my name.  Can't you talk any louder?

               F#m                     E/G#

Don't come any closer.  Don't come any nearer.

             A                 D

My vision of you can't get any clearer.

    A G    D            A    G    D

Oh, I just want to hear girls talk


        A           G            D        E

I got a loaded imagination being fired by girls' talk

            F#m                       E/G#

But I can't say the words you want to hear

          A                       D

I suppose you're going to have to play it by ear

               A    G     D

Right here and now; girls talk.

         A            G          D

And they want to know how; girls talk.

         A                G          D

And they say it's not allowed; girls talk.

D                                                        E

If they say that it's so, don't you think that I know by now?


That the word upon everyone's lips, stick that you're dedicated.

Though you may not be an old-fashioned girl,

You're still going to get dated.

Was it really murder?  Were you just pretending?

Lately I have heard you are the living end; girls talk.

And they wanna know about her; girls talk.

They wanna know if I care; girls talk.

And they wanna know where yeah; girls talk.

Girls talk.


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