Go Away

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Are we rolling?
One, two, one, two, three, four

Here in my little spy movie
With my garter and dagger
And my gag and my cuff
And my gunslinger swagger

You used to be my hand-painted villain
You used to be so thrilling

It's a switch that you're flicking
A fuse you're always tripping
A button that you're pressing
A number that you're pushing

You're always delaying
Denying
And betraying
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

Go Away, Go Away
Why don't you go away?
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

Budapest intrigue
Three hours of black and white
Squinting at subtitles
Through a telescopic sight

Hungarian melody
Repeating endlessly
Is this the end I see?
Approaching in front of me

A switch that you're flicking
A fuse you're always tripping
A button that you're pressing
A number that you're pushing
You're always delaying
Denying
Or betraying
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

Go Away, Go Away
Why don't you go away?
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

In this hysterical epic
Secret passage of the palace
Powder from a hollow ring
Into the poisonous chalice

Unfrocked fondler
In a half moonlit gondola
Pampered hog in a ringlet wig
Gamboled a merry jig

You're always pursuing
But she won't need possessing
Just undoing and undressing
Please don't stop confessing

You're always delaying
Denying
Or betraying
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

Go Away, Go Away
Why don't you go away?
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

In my mystery caper
As I lower my lamp
On a fey little gunsel
Who dreamed of drilling that vamp

I'm walking the shade
Of this silent parade
With my pepper and mace
And my heartbroken face

Rainy railway station
Drowns out a tearful parting
Last canister rolling
On our little melodrama

Is a one-horse opera
A screwball comedy
Mistaken identity
Well, who do you want to be?

A switch that you're flicking
A fuse you're always tripping
A button that you're pressing
A number that you're pushing

You're always delaying
Denying
Or betraying
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

Go Away, Go Away
Why don't you go away?
Why don't you come back, baby?
Why don't you go away?

Hey hey
Why don't you
Go away
Why don't you go away?

Go Away
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello (single credited to Jenny Lewis & Her Sound)
Produced byElvis Costello & Jason Lader
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, Gibson 160E & Epiphone Riviera guitars
Pete Thomas - drums
Tennessee Thomas - drums
Davey Faragher - bass
Johnathan Rice - Fender Telecaster guitar
"Farmer" Dave Scher - Ace Tone electric organ
Jenny Lewis - harmony vocal
RecordedJanuary 16, 2008, Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA
ReleasedApril 22, 2008
AlbumsMomofuku, 2008
SinglesCarpetbaggers, 2008
Length4:55

First known performance:
April 22, 2008, Memphis, TN
Last known performance:
July 5, 2009, Milwaukee, WI
     (24 known performances)


Alternate versions

Go Away (Live 2009)
Performed byElvis Costello with Jenny Lewis & Her Sound
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Jenny Lewis - vocal
Johnathan Rice - guitar
Danielle Haim - guitar
"Farmer" Dave Scher - pedal steel
Bram Inscore - bass
Barbara Gruska - drums
RecordedJune 13, 2009, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
ReleasedDecember 15, 2009.
VideosLive From Bonnaroo 2009, 2009


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