Femme Fatale

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Here she comes, you better watch your step
She's going to break your heart in two, it's true
It's not hard to realize
Just look into her false colored eyes
She builds you up to just put you down, what a clown

'Cause everybody knows (she's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please (she's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease (she's a femme fatale)
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

You're written in her book
You're number 37, have a look
She's going to smile to make you frown, what a clown
Little boy, she's from the street
Before you start, you're already beat
She's gonna play you for a fool, yes it's true

'Cause everybody knows (she's a femme fatale)
The things she does to please (she's a femme fatale)
She's just a little tease (she's a femme fatale)
See the way she walks
Hear the way she talks

Femme Fatale
Written byLou Reed
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byT Bone Burnett
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, Gibson 160E guitar
T Bone Burnett - Kay electric guitar
Dennis Crouch - double bass
Stuart Duncan - fiddle
Jeff Taylor - accordion
Mike Compton - mandolin
Jim Lauderdale - harmony vocal
RecordedMarch 31-April 2, 2008, Sound Emporium Studio, Nashville
ReleasedJune 2, 2009
AlbumsSecret, Profane & Sugarcane (vinyl, Japan CD, iTunes bonus), 2009
Length3:49
NoteThis track is available as a standalone download from iTunes.



Secret, Profane & SugarcaneSecret Profane And Sugarcane album cover medium.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Velvet Underground & Nico  1966  single   also on the album The Velvet Underground & Nico, 1967
 Big Star  1978 Third/Sister Lovers
 Tracey Thorn  1982 A Distant Shore
 Dramarama  1985 Cinéma Verité
 R.E.M.  1987 Dead Letter Office
 Tom Tom Club  1989 Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom
Duran Duran  1993 Duran Duran
 Teenage Fanclub  1997  "Ain't That Enough" CD single

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