Getting Mighty Crowded

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I'm packing up my memories
And I'm gonna move on out of your heart
Turning in my keys
And I'm gonna move on out of your heart

'Cause there ain't room enough for two
In dreams that were made for me and you
I'm telling you it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me
It's getting mighty crowded

I'm gonna take these dreams of mine
And I'm gonna move on out of your life
Stop wasting my time
And I'm gonna move on out of your life

'Cause there ain't room enough for three
In dreams that were made for you and me
So you see it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me
It's getting mighty crowded

I'm saving you the trouble of putting me down
Starting on the double, yeah yeah
I'm gonna shop around

I'm gonna find another heart
Where I can live all by myself
Gonna find another heart
I don't have to share with anybody else
'Cause you don't treat me like you should
And hanging around this neighborhood
It's just no good

It's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded
I'm packing up my memories, it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded
Too crowded for me, it's getting mighty crowded

Getting Mighty Crowded
Written byVan McCoy
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byElvis Costello
Remixed byGuy Bidmead
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedOctober 1979, Eden Studios, London
Remixed at T.W. Studios, London
ReleasedApril 4, 1980
AlbumsGet Happy!! (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Get Happy!! (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
SinglesHigh Fidelity, 1980
Getting Mighty Crowded, 1980 (US/Canada)
CollectionsTaking Liberties, 1980
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers, 1980
Singles, Volume 2, 2003
PromosTaking Liberties (4 track promo), 1980
Length2:07

First known performance:
August 3, 1984, Sunrise, FL
Last known performance:
January 24, 1987, London, England
     (41 known performances)


High Fidelity singleHigh Fidelity UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Taking LibertiesTL album cover 200.jpg

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

Get Happy!!GH album cover large.jpg

Singles, Volume 2Singles Volume 2 album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

  • Betty Everett, 1965
  • Alan Price, 1966
  • Holly Golightly, 1999

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