The Paul McCartney Project

Album This song officially appears on the All This Useless Beauty Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1996

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Lyrics

When I fall in endless sleep
I hope that I'll be buried deep
Let me be the one that fortune favours
Even good children got shallow graves

(Chorus:)
Throw another clown to the lions
Throw another Joan on the blaze
Cast me away on the cruel calm ocean
and leave me for days and days and days and days and days
I won't lie in this poor shallow grave
I won't lie, I won't lie in this poor shallow grave
Dig me down deep where the dead men sleep
I won't lie in this poor shallow grave

Bless the poor 'cos like the rich
They all end up in a ditch
In this world of fools and knaves
Even good children got shallow graves
The tinker, the tailor, the fabulous five
Nobody gets out of this alive

(Repeat Chorus)

Dig me down deep where the dead men sleep
I won't lie in this poor shallow grave
Dig me down deep where the dead men sleep
I won't lie in this poor shallow grave
Dig me down, dig me down, dig me down deep
I won't lie in this poor shallow grave

Officially appears on


All This Useless Beauty

Official album • Released in 1996

2:07 • Studio versionA

Geoff Emerick :
Producer
Elvis Costello :
Guitars, Producer, Second bass, Vocals
Bruce Thomas :
Bass
Steve Nieve :
Keyboards
Pete Thomas :
Drums

Recording :
August-September 1995
Studio :
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin


Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2017

2:14 • DemoB • Taken from a cassette demo recorded at Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello

Flowers In The Dirt - The cassette demos

Cassette • Released in 2017

2:14 • DemoB • Taken from a cassette demo recorded at Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyElvis Costello

Bootlegs


The McCartney - MacManus Collaboration

Unofficial album • Released in 1998

2:45 • Live


Collaborators

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

2:47 • Live • Elvis live '96, "For The First Time In America" CD

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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