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You might think that you want to hold me
You might think that you’d like to scold me
Even believe that you can control me
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You fantasize you’d like to get me alone
Do you imagine that you could own me?
Well, that’s a weakness that I’ve outgrown
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Fill in the blanks, you silly little man
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Get down and kneel, turn on your heel
‘Cos my ideal is more genteel, feel me now

And I won’t be told by new recruits
Not to drop my “aitches” or to show my roots
‘Cos you’re not fit to lick my lovely little leather boots
What’s the matter, are you queer?
Or isn’t that what you wanted to hear?
Feel me now

On your imitation leather sofa
In your knocked-off suit and your penny loafers
And a foreign film that you have such hopes for
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Adjani, Dalle and Fanny Ardant
He says “all those French birds give me a hard-on”
Suffer me as I beg to differ while I beg your pardon

Fill in the blanks, you silly little man
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Get down and kneel, turn on your heel
‘Cos my ideal is more genteel, feel me now
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Written byElvis Costello

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but his demo version is available unofficially.
First known performance:
     (0 known performances)


Elvis Costello demo version

MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar, bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Recordedlate 1991 or early 1992, Pathway Studios, London
Noteunreleased

Wendy James version

Performed byWendy James
Produced byChris Kimsey
MusiciansWendy James - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion, backing vocal
Cass Lewis - bass, backing vocal
Neil Taylor - guitar, backing vocal
Andy Bown - organ
Jon Astley - piano
Jeff Young - backing vocal
Chris Kimsey - backing vocal
AlbumsWendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears, 1993
Length3:09
Wendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your TearsWendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears album cover.jpg

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