Kid About It

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He saw no tears in her eyes
Say you wouldn't kid about it
She's telling all of those lies
She swore she'd never told before
But I doubt it

So he bit his tongue
And tried hard to capture his breath
When she said I waited all my life
For just a little death

Chorus:
Say you wouldn't kid about it
Say you wouldn't kid about it
Say you wouldn't kid about it
Say you wouldn't kid about it

Sometimes he takes himself so seriously
She makes her movements mysteriously
Slow fast or furiously

It's a big responsibility
With a face full of mixed ability
Big dreams of elegance
Singing "The Leaving of Liverpool"
And turning into Americans
Say you wouldn't kid about it

So what if this is a man's world
I want to be a kid again about it
Give me back my sadness
I couldn't hide it even if I tried, girl

We fight so frail
Making love tooth and nail
You gave me the kiss of my life
I might even live to tell the tale

(Chorus)

Kid About It
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byGeoff Emerick from an original idea by Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedNovember 1981, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedJuly 2, 1982
AlbumsImperial Bedroom, 1982
PromosA Conversation With Elvis Costello, 1982
Length2:44

First known performance:
December 24, 1981, London, England
Last known performance:
2017
     (222 known performances)


Alternate versions

Kid About It (Alternate Version)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byGeoff Emerick from an original idea by Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedNovember 1981, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedOctober 28, 2002
AlbumsImperial Bedroom (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
Length3:14

Kid About It (iTunes Originals Version)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, piano
RecordedMarch 2007, Vancouver
ReleasedJune 19, 2007
DownloadsiTunes Originals, 2007
Length3:21


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