All These Things

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From The River In Reverse

The touch of your lips next to mine
Gets me excited makes me feel fine
The touch of your hand
Your sweet hello
The fire inside you
When you're holding me close

Your love so warm and tender
The thrill is so divine
It is all these things that make you mine

If you should leave me
I surely would die
You started to go
I started to cry
I've got it bad
But that's alright
As long as you're with me every night

Your love so warm and tender
The thrill is so divine
It is all these things that make you mine

If I should live forever
The only thing that I want to do
With all that time
Would be to give forever
All of my love, all my love
To you

Your love so warm and tender
The thrill is so divine
It is all these things that make you mine


Alternate lyrics

From Blood & Chocolate (reissue version)

The touch of your lips next to mine
Gets me excited, makes me feel fine
I got it bad, but it's alright
Long as you're near me every night
Your love so warm and tender
The thrill is so divine
It is all these things that make you mine

If you should leave me, I surely would die
When you started to go, I started to cry
I got it bad, but it's alright
Long as you're near me every night
Your love so warm and tender
The thrill is so divine
It is all these things that make you mine
All these things that make you mine
All these things that make you mine

All These Things (The River In Reverse version)
Written byAllen Toussaint
Performed byElvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
(featuring The Imposters, Anthony "AB" Brown & The Crescent City Horns)
Produced byJoe Henry
Horn arrangementAllen Toussaint
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Allen Toussaint - piano, backing vocals
Steve Nieve - Hammond B3 organ
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocals
Pete Thomas - drums
Anthony "AB" Brown - Fender Telecaster guitar
Carl Blouin - baritone saxophone
Amadee Castenell - tenor saxophone
Joe "Foxx" Smith - trumpet
Sam "Big Sam" Williams - trombone
RecordedNovember 27 - December 10, 2005, Sunset Sound, Hollywood, and/or Piety Street Recorders, New Orleans
ReleasedMay 27, 2006
AlbumsThe River In Reverse, 2006
Length4:07

First known performance:
April 21, 1982, Utrecht, Netherlands
Last known performance:
April 30, 2013, New Orleans, LA
     (41 known performances)


Alternate versions

All These Things (Blood & Chocolate reissue version)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedMay 13, 1986, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsBlood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition), 2002
PromosSelections From This Year's Model - Blood & Chocolate - Brutal Youth, 2002
Length3:00
The River In Reverse2006 The River In Reverse Album small.jpg

Blood & ChocolateBAC album cover large.jpg

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