Let Them All Talk

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Hear what I say
See what I do
Believe me now, I'm all over you
All over you
I know a place (I know a place)
A certain very tender spot
To have and to hold
To have and have not

Listening to the sad songs that the radio plays
Have we come this fa-fa-fa to find a soul cliche

Chorus:
Let them talk, let them talk, let them all talk
Let them all talk, let them talk, let them all talk
Let them all talk, let them talk, let them all talk
Let them all talk, let them talk, let them all talk
Oh yeah we're killing time
Just to keep you clocking on
These are the best years of your life
Now they're here and gone

Do the world a service
And you could do yourself a favour
Whose tongue now is tasting last week's flavour
Our day will come (our day will come)
When you have squandered all your youth
To have and to hold
A stranger to the truth

Listening to the sad songs that the radio plays
Have we come this fa-fa-fa to find a soul cliche

(Chorus)

Let Them All Talk
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions (with The TKO Horns & Afrodiziak)
Produced byClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
String arrangementDavid Bedford
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Jim Paterson - trombone
Jeff Blythe - alto saxophone
Paul Speare - tenor saxophone
Dave Plews - trumpet
Caron Wheeler - backing vocals
Claudia Fontaine - backing vocals
RecordedJanuary-April 1983, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedAugust 5, 1983
AlbumsPunch The Clock, 1983
SinglesLet Them All Talk, 1983
CollectionsSingles, Volume 3, 2003
Various Artists collectionsA Kick Up The 80s, 2001
PromosLet Them All Talk (promo), 1983
Why Study?, 1983
UK Elvis Costello (2006), 2006
Visa Sampler, 2007
VideosThe Right Spectacle: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello - The Videos, 2005
Length3:06

First known performance:
June 3, 1983, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Last known performance:
November 3, 1984, London, England
     (107 known performances)


Alternate versions

Let Them All Talk (Demo)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, all instruments
Recordedca. 1982-1983, Elvis' home
ReleasedJuly 28, 2003
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
Length2:12

Let Them All Talk (Extended Remix)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions (with The TKO Horns)
Produced byClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1983
SinglesLet Them All Talk, 1983
Singles, Volume 3, 2003
Various Artists collectionsThe Spirit Of Rock & Roll Album II, 1983 -
Length5:59
Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg

Single: Let Them All TalkLet Them All Talk UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Singles, Volume 3Singles Volume 3 album cover.jpg

The Right Spectacle: The Very Best Of Elvis Costello - The VideosTRS dvd cover.jpg

Visa SamplerVisa Sampler front.jpg

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no known covers

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