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TCC Playlist: Bullets for the New-Born King by Elvis Costello

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Elvis Costello

“I’m so sorry for the things I’ve done.”

Elvis Costello is no longer a practicing Catholic, though he has said in interviews that he is grateful to have been brought up in the faith. “I mean, nuns taught me to read. That was my fortune.” Given the problem with violence in this country — which has many causes, from the proliferation of firearms to the breakdown of family and community — lately I’ve found myself listening to, “Bullets for the New-born King” from the 2010 album “National Ransom.” Listen here

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& while you’re at it “Alison” because it’s great: