Song Information
Song Artist(s):Elvis Costello
Song Title:All This Useless Beauty

Album Information
Album:Extreme Honey - The Very Best of the Warner Bros Years

Track Classification
Genre:Rock 1980s
MusicBrainz Genre:Rock

20 sec. sample

Original Source:LyricWiki
It's at times such as this she'd be tempted to spit
If she wasn't so ladylike
She imagines how she might have lived
back when legends and history collide
So she looks to her prince finding since he's so charmingly
slumped at her side
Those days are recalled on the gallery wall
And she's waiting for passion or humour to strike

What shall we do, what shall we do with all this useless beauty?
All this useless beauty

Good Friday arrived, the sky darkened on time
'Til he almost began to negotiate
She held his head like a baby and said "It's okay if you cry."
Now he wants her to dress as if you couldn't guess
He desires to impress his associates
But he's part ugly beast and Hellenic deceased
So she finds that the mixture is hard to deny


She won't practice the looks from the great tragic books
That were later disgraced to face celluloid
It won't even make sense but you can bet
If she isn't a sweetheart or plaything or pet
The film turns her into an unveiled threat

Nonsense prevails, modesty fails
Grace and virtue turn into stupidity
While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise
And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts
They still think they're the gods of antiquity
If something you missed didn't even exist
It was just an ideal -- is it such a surprise?

Chorus [x2]

Track Information
Published Time:4:37
Measured Time:4:37
Traktor Peak dB: 0.052
Traktor Perceived dB: 2.779

Mix Information
Mixmeister BPM:115.8
Traktor BPM: 140.6 (100.0%)
Mixmeister Key:E m

External Cross-Referencing
MusicBrainz PUID:c04126ae-2210-8982-6029-cdc64e3aa292

MusicBrainz MusicDNS
Song Artist:Elvis Costello
Song Title:All This Useless Beauty
First Release Year:1997

MUSIC IP Song Mix Recommendations:
JEWEL____POY-10JewelYou Were Meant For Me
HOLYCOLE_LV1-06Holly ColeDon't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart [Live]
POWERTRK_091-10Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly With His Song
TOTO_____GH1-09TotoI Won't Hold You Back
POWERTRK_130-15Jim Brickman & Martina McBrideValentine
QUEEN____GH2-01QueenBohemian Rhapsody
STEELDAN_GH1-06Steely DanBlack Cow
NDIAMOND_G1B-14Neil DiamondSeptember Morn
XMASJAZZ_BLK-08Attila Fias & Robert PiltchGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [Jazz Version]
HALLOATS_GH1-02Daryl Hall & John OatesSara Smile
HOTSTUFF_025-07Willie NelsonSomeone to Watch Over Me
MOTOWN___G1A-12CommodoresThree Times a Lady
POWERTRK_094-10Vanessa WilliamsColors of the Wind
POWERTRK_032-15Lionel RichieTruly
POWERTRK_145-11CommodoresSail On
PINKFLYD_DIV-06Pink FloydWearing the Inside Out
ELTONJON_GH2-04Elton JohnI Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)
POWERTRK_007-15Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal GayleYou And I
EAGLES___GH2-07The EaglesI Can't Tell You Why
HOTSTUFF_025-17The JuddsI'm Falling in Love Tonight
GLORAEST_GH1-10Gloria EstefanComing Out of the Dark
DTRANDOM_035-13Sad CafeEvery Day Hurts
PHLCOLNS_GH1-14Phil CollinsGroovy Kind of Love
PHLCOLNS_BTH-09Phil CollinsThere's a Place for Us
POWERTRK_129-16Randy NewmanShort People
POWERTRK_080-12Alison KraussWhen You Say Nothing at All
SPINALTP_BTW-13Spinal TapThe 13Th Song
HOTSTUFF_030-10Van MorrisonSomeone Like You
SARAHMCL_XMS-08Sarah McLachlanChristmas Time Is Here
BUENAVSC_IBF-09Ibrahim FerrerAquellos Ojos Verdes
SPIRTWST_OHS-02Spirit of the West with Vancouver Symphony OrchestraDaisy's Dead [Live]
DTRANDOM_028-18Billy OceanSuddenly
CNTRYTRK_002-11AlabamaThe Closer You Get
RAWLCROS_RNR-09Rawlins CrossGhost of Love
POWERTRK_030-15Joe Cocker & Jennifer WarnesUp Where We Belong
DTRANDOM_023-14PlayerBaby Come Back
WOMNSONG_002-13Bonnie RaittI Can't Make You Love Me
HOTSTUFF_002-11Randy NewmanYou've Got a Friend in Me
DIRESTR8_OES-11Dire StraitsPlanet of New Orleans
POWERTRK_079-01James TaylorFire And Rain
MICBUBLE_ITS-11Michael Buble & Chris BottiSong for You
CNTRYTRK_004-05Ronnie MilsapLost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)
YES______UNI-14YesTake the Water to the Mountain
POWEROF1_ST1-02Hans ZimmerMother Africa
SPIRTWST_OHS-05Spirit of the West with Vancouver Symphony OrchestraResurrection [Live]
POWERTRK_093-01Jackson BrowneThe Load-Out-Stay
LENYKRAV_ARE-02Lenny KravitzBelieve
PAULSIMN_GH1-03Paul SimonSomething So Right
POWERTRK_129-07Rod StewartYou're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
SHRYLCRW_TUE-10Sheryl CrowWe Do What We Can
POBO1997_004-09Celine DionAll by Myself
POWERTRK_127-11Sarah McLachlanI Will Remember You
ETAJAMES_G1B-10Etta JamesFeeling Uneasy
GMICHAEL_GH2-07George MichaelI Can't Make You Love Me
POWERTRK_025-10Celine Dion & Peabo BrysonBeauty & the Beast
POWERTRK_153-15Little River BandCool Change
TRAGICHP_APL-06The Tragically HipLong Time Running
POWERTRK_088-18EnyaOrinoco Flow (Sail Away)
SPANCAFE_002-11Ron FreshmanLuces De Norte
ULTLOUNG_A05-13Julie LondonNice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
POWERTRK_080-19Jann Arden & Jackson BrowneUnloved
ELTONJON_GH2-05Elton JohnSomeone Saved My Life Tonight
WOMNSONG_002-16JewelWho Will Save Your Soul
HOTSTUFF_028-12Burton CummingsBreak It to Them Gently
POWERTRK_137-13Pink FloydHey You
POWERTRK_123-12Lee Roy ParnellWhen a Woman Loves a Man
WOMNSONG_005-10Sarah McLachlanAngel
DTRANDOM_017-21Melissa ManchesterMidnight Blue
RNDYTRAV_GH1-11Randy TravisReasons I Cheat
PINKFLYD_WLA-06Pink FloydMother
HOLYCOLE_LV1-08Holly ColeCalling You [Live]
CNTRYTRK_002-03Vicki LawrenceThe Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia