Clean Money

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Payday's coming and we wash it away
Clean money, clean money
Payday's coming and we wash it away
Clean money, clean money
That's what I want to do
I want to spend it on you

Checking on a checkmate
Grassing on a classmate
So beautiful and fortunate
He hates to love, you love to hate
He can fix you for good
'Cause he is the neighborhood
You can't get money for blood
Blood money for doin' no good
But they won't take my love for tender

Payday's coming and we wash it away
Clean money, clean money
Payday's coming and we wash it away
Clean money, clean money
That's what I want to do
I want to spend it on you

Have you made your selection?
Are you ready for correction?
'Cause the wages of sin
Are an expensive infection
And it's under the counter
Under the Geiger counter
Who stole your thunder?
But they won't take my love for tender

Clean Money
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards, backing vocal
Bruce Thomas - bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums, backing vocal
Dave Edmunds - backing vocal
RecordedAugust-September 1978, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedNovember 1980
AlbumsArmed Forces (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1993
Armed Forces (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
SinglesClubland, 1980
CollectionsTaking Liberties, 1980
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers, 1980
2½ Years, 1993
Singles, Volume 2, 2003
Rock And Roll Music, 2007
PromosTaking Liberties (4 track promo), 1980
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers promo, 1980
Length1:57

First known performance:
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Taking LibertiesTL album cover 200.jpg

Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers10BM album cover 280.jpg

Clubland singleClubland UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Armed ForcesArmed Forces Rykodisc album cover.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

Singles, Volume 2Singles Volume 2 album cover.jpg

Rock And Roll MusicRock And Roll Music album cover.jpg

Covers

The Dang Bangs performed live, 2014-03-XX 2014 YouTube
Gelugugu Tribute To Elvis Costello 2007 Amazon.comAmazon.co.jp
Handshake Squad performed live, Costello tribute, Tampa, 2001-08-17 2001 info
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2014 YouTube

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