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For Other Eyes Performed by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet words: Mac Manus/ Cassidy/ M.P. Thomas music: Mac Manus from the CD The Julliet Letters.

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1 For Other Eyes Performed by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet words: Mac Manus/ Cassidy/ M.P. Thomas music: Mac Manus from the CD The Julliet Letters (Warner Bros. CD )

2 “For Other Eyes” I don’t know what I would do If this letter should fall into Other hands than it should pass through For other eyes He said, “It was nothing...it’s over and done” The rotten worm was burrowing still Its spirit invades me bleeding me white For other replies I searched his pockets I searched his eyes I searched his wallet for clues or lies And I found a number that I somehow dialed A woman answered, a woman smiled Then she hung up on the silence unperplexed Innocently spun her rolodex I dialed again I could not resist Revealing just the dentist’s receptionist One day we’ll laugh about this or maybe we’ll curse But there’s one thing that is making it worse It’s the lack of forgiveness that I can’t disguise No matter how well he lies And we don’t know each other anymore And when we touch our lips feel sore I question the longing left in his sighs For other eyes

3 A I don’t know what I would do (SOLO CELLO - “I”, LOW VOICE) If this letter should fall into (FALL IS DISJUNCT INTERVAL) Other hands than it should pass through (CELLO PITCH DROPS AS LETTER “PASSES THROUGH OTHER HANDS”) For other eyes

4 A’ He said, “It was nothing...it’s over and done” (NEW INSTRUMENT ENTERS AS “HE” IS INTRODUCED) The rotten worm was burrowing still (ROTTON WORM SCREECH IN BACKGROUND) Its spirit invades me bleeding me white For other replies

5 B ACTION - PITCH/MELODY RISES; DURATION BECOMES EVIDENT;TIMBRE IS FULLER; DYNAMICS INCREASE (CRESCENDO) I searched his pockets (SEARCHED ONCE) I searched his eyes (SEARCHED TWICE) I searched his wallet for clues or lies (SEARCHED THREE TIMES - “THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT”) And I found (“I FOUND IT! I FOUND IT” IN THE VIOLIN) a number that I (7 TONES IN VIOLIN FOR A PHONE NUMBER) somehow dialed A woman answered, a woman smiled

6 Then she hung up (BREAK) on the silence (BREAK) unperplexed (PIZZICATO STRINGS) Innocently spun her rolodex (ONE TWO THREE ONE TWO THREE IN ACCOMPANIMENT TO SIMULATE SPINNING) I dialed again I could not resist Revealing just the dentist’s receptionist (GREAT SIGH OF DISAPPOINTMENT, TRANSITION BACK TO…)

7 A’’ One day we’ll laugh about this or maybe we’ll curse (NO ACTION, STINGING SOUND FOR “CURSE”) But there’s one thing that is making it worse It’s the lack of forgiveness that I can’t disguise No matter how well he lies (INCOMPLETE CADENCE)

8 A’’’ And we don’t know each other anymore (NO RESOLUTION) And when we touch our lips feel sore (“SORE” SOUND WHEN LIPS TOUCH) I question the longing left in his sighs (DESCENDING BASS LINE FOR QUESTIONING, LONGING SIGHS IN VIOLINS) For other eyes (COMPLETE CADENCE - STRINGS REPEAT THE “SPINNING” MOTIVE - CLASSIC “THE END” CADENCE AT THE CONCLUSION)


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