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Elvis Costello

Less Than Zero (3:19)

Less Than Zero is a scathing attack on Oswald Mosley, head of the British Union of Fascists, which disbanded in 1940. Mosley and his wife Diana (née Mitford) were interned during most of World War II. He died in 1980.

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Calling Mister Oswald with the swastika tattoo
There is a vacancy waiting in the English voodoo
Carving V for vandal on the guilty boy's head
When he's had enough of that maybe you'll take him to bed

Elvis Costello - Less Than Zero Lyrics


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  • no Bret Easton Ellis comment?! Best novel ever!
  • Among my favorite Elvis tunes.
  • peerless lyricist...
  • How catchy is this?
  • One of the best from the album
  • nice one
  • this man saved my life!!!
  • On of my favourite Nazi-dissing songs.
  • @TrendyRechauffe Elvis Costello recorded another version for playing in America for specifically that reason. It's just as sharp in wit and flows as well. If you can find the Live at El Mocambo version, check it out. It's fantastic.
  • excellent!

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