All The Rage

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The twitching impulse is to speak your mind
I'll lend you my microscope and maybe you will find it
Is it in that ugly place that's just behind your face?
Where you keep my picture still
Despite the fact that you had me replaced

Chorus:
Say "Goodbye"
Baby can't you act your age?
You know why
I'm going to give it to you straight
Although I'll never be unhappy as you want me to be
Still it's all the rage

I'll probably play along left to my own devices
Spare me the drone of your advice
The sins of garter and gin confession may delay
You know the measuring pole, the merry boots of clay
I've heard it all before
You'll say it anyway

Chorus

Alone with your tweezers and your handkerchief
You murder time and truth, love, laughter and belief
So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think
And don't try to read my mind because it's full of disappearing ink

Chorus

Although I'll never be unhappy as you want me to be
Still it's all the rage

All The Rage
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byMitchell Froom & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Pete Thomas - drums
Steve Nieve - piano
Nick Lowe - bass
Recorded1993, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 8, 1994
AlbumsBrutal Youth, 1994
CollectionsExtreme Honey: The Very Best Of The Warner Bros. Years, 1997
Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album, 2015
PromosWords And Music, 1994
Selections From This Year's Model - Blood & Chocolate - Brutal Youth, 2002
Length3:51

First known performance:
April 20, 1994, Kevin Greening radio show
Last known performance:
April 3, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
     (98 known performances)


Alternate versions

All The Rage (Demo)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Recorded1992-1993, Elvis' home
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsBrutal Youth (Rhino reissue), 2002
Length3:36

All The Rage (Live 1996)
Performed byCostello & Nieve
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - piano
RecordedMay 18, 1996, Chicago, IL
ReleasedDecember 3, 1996
AlbumsCostello & Nieve, 1996
PromosLive At The Park West, Chicago, 1996
Length4:02
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Covers

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Chords

Tabbed by TPPD
Played in 6/8 time

Intro: G Em D G Em D
Verse 1: G D G D C The twitching impulse is to speak your mind G D G Am7 G/B I'll lend you my microscope and maybe you will find it C G D G D G Is it in that ugly place that's just behind your face? C G/B D Where you keep my picture still D G D G Despite the fact that you had me replaced
Chorus: G Em D G Say "Goodbye" G Em D G Baby can't you act your age? G Em D G You know why G Em D C I'm going to give it to you straight C Am Em D C Although I'll never be unhappy as you want me to be Am G Em G Em F Still it's all the rage
Bridge: F C D/C G/B G7 C I'll probably play along left to my own devices C D/C G/B C G Am Spare me the drone of your advice Am Bm C D Am The sins of garter and gin confession may delay Am Bm C D Am You know the measuring pole, the merry boots of clay Am Bm C I've heard it all before C D G You'll say it anyway
Chorus: G Em D G Say "Goodbye" G Em D G Baby can't you act your age? G Em D G You know why G Em D C I'm going to give it to you straight C Am Em D C Although I'll never be unhappy as you want me to be Am G Em G Em F Still it's all the rage
Verse 2: G D G D C Alone with your tweezers and your handkerchief G D G Am7 G/B You murder time and truth, love, laughter and belief C G D G D G So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think C G/B D D G D G And don't try to read my mind because it's full of disappearing ink
Chorus: G Em D G Say "Goodbye" G Em D G Baby can't you act your age? G Em D G You know why G Em D C I'm going to give it to you straight C Am Em D C Although I'll never be unhappy as you want me to be Am G Em D C Still it's all the rage C Am Em D C Although I'll never be unhappy as you want me to be Am G Still it's all the rage
G Em D x3 G

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