i can’t stand up for falling down lyrics – elvis costello

i’m the living result
of a man who’s been hurt a little too much
and i’ve tasted, the bitterness of my own tears
sadness is all my lonely heart can feel

i can’t stand up from falling down
i can’t stand up from falling down

simple though love is still it confused me
why i’m not loved the way i should be
now i’ve lived with heartaches and i’ve roomed with fear
i’ve dealt with despair and i’ve wrestled with tears

i can’t stand up from falling down
i can’t stand up from falling down

the vow that we made
you broke it in two
but that don’t stop me
from loving you

i can’t stand up from falling down
i can’t stand up from falling down, oh

/ elvis costello lyrics