Glitter Gulch

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Enter Madam X painted in a shocking pink spangled dress
Her teeth are perfect but her mouth is loose
Rubbing their hands together she persuades them that it's better to confess
Which unpleasant fate they'd like to choose

Chorus:
Every step might be your last
Money signs are in your eyes sucker
You've been taken in this time
You might just get out alive if you're lucky
All the vultures tuning in to Glitter Gulch
Are looking in on you
And they're hungry

He stood five feet tall in his elevator shoes and stovepipe hat
He was known by several different names
Prompted by Madam X he answered all their questions
And then after that he said I'm sick and tired of stupid games

(Chorus)

We've got prizes if you can afford
Some small humiliation before you get your reward
And I'd rather be an outlaw than an inlaw to you
And to live my life in miserable poverty
Than to have to grovel to have some dream home hovel
So watch me while I get away with prime time robbery

As he enters Madam X he thinks of red raged faces and the sweet greenbacks
He climbed upon his honey and he covered her with money
As they do their victory dance
He thinks I hope they choke upon their laughter tracks
They can all go straight to hell while we howl down the whole hotel

Glitter Gulch
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byThe Costello Show
Produced byJ. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett & Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus with Larry Kalman Hirsch
MusiciansThe Little Hands Of Concrete - vocals, acoustic guitar
James Burton - electric guitar, dobro
Jerry Scheff - string bass
Ron Tutt - brushes & drums
RecordedJuly 1985, Ocean Way and/or Sunset Sound and/or Sound Factory, Los Angeles
ReleasedFebruary 21, 1986
AlbumsKing Of America, 1986
Length3:14

First known performance:
October 3, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
December 10, 1987, Melbourne, Australia
     (13 known performances)


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Chords

A                                        D
Enter Madam X painted in a shocking pink spangled dress
E                                      A
Her teeth are perfect but her mouth is loose
A                                                                D
Rubbing their hands together she persuades them that it's better to
confess
E                                    A
Which unpleasant fate they'd like to choose

(chorus)
D
Every step might be your last
D                               G
Money signs are in your eyes sucker
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D
You've been taken in this time
D                                         G
You might just get out alive if you're lucky
D
All the vultures tuning in to Glitter Gulch
    E
Are looking in on you
           A
And they're hungry


He stood five feet tall in his elevator shoes and stovepipe hat
He was known by several different names
Prompted by Madam X he answered all their questions
And then after that he said I'm sick and tired of stupid games

(chorus)

G
We've got prizes if you can afford
     D
Some small humiliation before you get your reward
        G
And I'd rather be an outlaw than an inlaw to you
                                 A(7)
And to live my life in miserable poverty
A7
Than to have to grovel to have some dream home hovel
                        G                        A
So watch me while I get away with prime time robbery

(chorus)

As he enters Madam X he things of red raged faces and the sweet
greenbacks
He climbed upon his honey and he covered her with money
As they do their victory dance
He thinks I hope they choke upon their laughter tracks
They can all go straight to hell while we howl down the whole hotel

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