Dr. Luther's Assistant

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Everything seems so tranquil
Home movies with no subtitles
Don't you wish you knew what they were sayin'
When the film keeps playin', playin'?

Oh, he's Dr. Luther's assistant
He'll close in when he seems so distant
Dr. Luther's assistant
He'll get on top of you when you lower your resistance

Some say he is just a lackey
Changing words while the ink is still tacky
He's absolutely indispensable
He keeps the other boys in suspense

Oh, he's Dr. Luther's assistant
He'll close in when he seems so distant
Dr. Luther's assistant
He'll get on top of you when you lower your resistance

Luther is locked in a broken-down cinema
Watches his wife with his video camera
Sees his best boy makin' her grin
Out of the kitchen, she's gone with the wind

Oh, Dr. Luther's assistant
He'll close in when he seems so distant
Dr. Luther's assistant
He'll get on top of you when you lower your resistance

Dr. Luther's Assistant
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments except drums
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedMarch 1980, Am-Pro Studios, London
ReleasedJune 1980
AlbumsGet Happy!! (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Get Happy!! (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
SinglesNew Amsterdam, 1980
CollectionsTaking Liberties, 1980
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers, 1980
Singles, Volume 2, 2003
Length3:26

First known performance:
October 22, 1977, Leicester, England
Last known performance:
July 14, 2014, Manchester, England
     (3 known performances)


New Amsterdam singleNew Amsterdam UK 7" EP front sleeve.jpg

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