Lipstick Vogue

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Don't say you love me when it's just a rumour
Don't say a word if there is any doubt
Sometimes I think that love is just a tumour
You've got to cut it out

You say you're sorry for the things that you've done
You say you're sorry but you know you don't mean it
I wouldn't worry, I had so much fun
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being

It's you
Not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
It's you
Not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
Oh yeah

Get to the slot machine almost dead on arrival
Just hit me one more time with that live wire
Maybe they told you you were only a girl in a million
You say I've got no feelings
This is a good way to kill them

Select the control and then insert the token
You wanna throw me away but I'm not broken
You've got a lot to say, well I'm not joking
There are some words they don't allow to be spoken
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being

It's you
Not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
It's you
Not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue

Not just another mouth lost in the lipstick vogue (repeats)

Lipstick Vogue
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedNovember 1977-January 1978, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedMarch 17, 1978
AlbumsThis Year's Model, 1978
CollectionsGirls Girls Girls, 1989
2½ Years, 1993
The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, 1999
Rock And Roll Music, 2007
Various Artists collectionsUnder The Influence: Paul Heaton, 2004
PromosUK Elvis Costello (2006), 2006
Length3:33

First known performance:
July 21, 1977, Manchester, England
Last known performance:
2017
     (470 known performances)


Alternate versions

Lipstick Vogue (Live 1977)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedAugust 7, 1977, London, England
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2007
AlbumsMy Aim Is True: Deluxe Edition, 2007
Length3:59

Lipstick Vogue (Live 1978 - Washington)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedFebruary 28, 1978, Washington, DC
ReleasedMarch 4, 2008
AlbumsThis Year's Model: Deluxe Edition, 2008
Length5:02

Lipstick Vogue (Live 1978 - Toronto)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedMarch 6, 1978, Toronto, ON, Canada
Released1978 (promo-only release)
October 15, 1993 (commercial release)
AlbumsLive At The El Mocambo, 1978
Collections2½ Years, 1993
Length4:39
Lipstick Vogue (Live 1978 - Los Angeles)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedJune 4, 1978, Los Angeles, CA
ReleasedOctober 28, 2002
AlbumsArmed Forces (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
Length4:26
Lipstick Vogue (Live 1979 - Paris)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedJune 1, 1979, Paris, France
ReleasedOct 5, 2010
VideosChorus, 2010

This Year's ModelTYM album cover large.jpg

Live At The El MocamboLive At The El Mocambo album cover.jpg

Girls Girls GirlsGGG album cover 300.jpg

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, 1999The Very Best Of Elvis Costello (2CD) album cover.jpg

Armed ForcesArmed Forces Rykodisc album cover.jpg

Rock And Roll MusicRock And Roll Music album cover.jpg

My Aim Is TrueMAIT UK initial album cover large.jpg

Covers

Claudia Brücken & Andrew Poppy Another Language 2005 AllmusicAmazon
Gaza Strippers Electric Bible: The New Testament 2001 AllmusicAmazon
Oliver's Army (Dallas) performed live, Dallas-area Costello tribute band 2003- OliversArmyBand
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2013 YouTube
Superchunk performed live, 2001-10-05, Osaka 2001 infoinfo
Those Dirty Swedes performed live, 2001-10-08, Cambridge, MA 2001 info needed
Trouble Dolls performed live, 2002-08-10, Brilliant Mistakes tribute, Albany, NY 2002 review
What The... performed live info needed

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