It Tears Me Up

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I see you walk with him
I see you talk to him
It tears me up, oh, it tears me up
And I can't stop crying
Oh, baby, I can't stop crying

I see you kiss his lips
And squeeze his fingertips
It tears me up, oh, baby, it tears me up
And there's nothing I can do about it
Oh, baby, baby, can't you see I'm still in love with you

It's a faithless world we're living in
When I turn around and there you are with my best friend
Sometimes when you pass on the street
You look at me as if to say I'm sorry my sweet
And being sorry might be enough
Then you look back at him and commence to smile
And that makes me feel kinda rough
Oh, darling, it tears me up

I see you smile at him
You never tire of him
It tears me up
Oh, baby, it tears me up
There's nothing I can do about it
Baby, can't you see I'm still in love with you

Still hungry for something I can't have
Oh, it tears me up so bad
Still hungry for something I can't have
Tears me up so bad
Can't you see I'm still in love with you
Still hungry for something I can't have
Baby, please, please, please
I'm still hungry for something I can't have
It tears me up so bad
Oh, oh, it tears me up so bad
Tears me up so bad

It Tears Me Up (Live 1986)
Written byDan Penn & Spooner Oldham
Performed byElvis Costello & The Confederates
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
James Burton - lead guitar
Jerry Scheff - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Mitchell Froom - keyboards
T Bone Burnett - rhythm guitar
T-Bone Wolk - accordion, vocal
Michael Blair - marimbas, vibraphone, percussion
Ralph Carney - saxophone
RecordedOctober 23, 1986, New York, NY
ReleasedJune 28, 1995
AlbumsKing Of America (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
King Of America (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2005
Length3:26

First known performance:
October 3, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
November 27, 2013, Morristown, NJ
     (31 known performances)


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