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Talkin' 'Bout the Splendour of the Hoover Factory

It's Not a Matter of Life of Death, But What Is? What is?

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hooverfactory
Birthdate:
17 September
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Hoover Factory
by Elvis Costello

Five miles out of London on the Western Avenue --
Must have been a wonder when it was brand new.
Talkin' 'bout the splendour of the Hoover factory.
I know that you'd agree if you had seen it, too.

It's not a matter of life or death
But what is, what is ?
It doesn't matter if I take another breath
Who cares ? Who cares ?

Green for go, green for action
From Park Royal to North Acton
Past scrolls and inscriptions like those of the Egyptian age.
And one of these days the Hoover factory
Is gonna be all the rage in those fashionable pages.


Five miles out of London on the Western Avenue --
Must have been a wonder when it was brand new.
Talkin' 'bout the splendour of the Hoover factory.
I know that you'd agree if you had seen it, too.

It's not a matter of life or death
But what is, what is ?
It doesn't matter if I take another breath.
Who cares ? Who cares ?


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RIP, Syd Barrett (1946-2006).

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