Beaten To The Punch

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You say that you can and then you run and get your mummy
And you're almost beaten to the punch
Looking for the man who sold you the dummy
And you're almost beaten to the punch
Laughing at the older guys who say it's just as well
Saved by the wedding bell
Almost beaten to the punch

You're looking for somebody new that you can knock about
You are almost beaten to the punch
If you've got a head for figures then you'd better count me out
You were almost beaten to the punch
You pulled the piece but you soon called it love
You go hand in glove
Almost beaten to the punch

Your body speaks much louder than your voice
You let it do the talking so I don't have any choice

Now you find the younger guys are putting up resistance
And you're almost beaten to the punch
You better get out now because you'll never go the distance
And you're almost beaten to the punch
You'll find a girl and you'll promise her anything
Even a wedding ring
Almost beaten to the punch

Beaten To The Punch
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedOctober 1979, Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands and/or Eden Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 1980
AlbumsGet Happy!!, 1980
SinglesHigh Fidelity (France), 1980
PromosGet Happy!! (Promo Album), 1980
Length1:47

First known performance:
August 12, 1980, London, England
Last known performance:
April 27, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
     (12 known performances)


Get Happy!!GH album cover large.jpg

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The Killer Cuñaos Studio performance posted online 2009 YouTube
Rico Monaco & Sol Sons performed live, 2001-08-25, Skippers Smokehouse, Tampa, FL 2001 info

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