Little Goody Two Shoes

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You can take a powder
You can take a drink
You can keep the shrink
And the kitchen sink
You can write my name in heaven in invisible ink
Just leave it, baby, when there's no time to think

Little goody two shoes is here to clinch
You can miss it by a mile or you can miss by an inch
Don't move a muscle, baby, don't even flinch
Or little goody two shoes will feel the pinch

You can take me under
You can give me a lip
You can take me over
You can give me the slip
You can take off everything or tear me off a strip
With a bullet in the chamber and another in the clip

Little goody two shoes is here to clinch
You can miss it by a mile or you can miss by an inch
Don't move a muscle, baby, don't even flinch
Or little goody two shoes will feel the pinch

Just when you thought you got what you deserved
Just when it's time to stop trying
A voice says, "Boy, have you got a nerve
Why do you have to keep crying and crying?"

You can take me outside
You can take me apart
You can take me upstairs
You can take me to heart
You can take the decision that it's time to depart
Don't try to stop me when you told me to start

Little goody two shoes is here to clinch
You can miss it by a mile or you can miss by an inch
Don't move a muscle, baby, don't even flinch
Or little goody two shoes will feel the pinch

Little Goody Two Shoes
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byGeoff Emerick
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedNovember 1981, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedDecember 4, 1987
CollectionsOut Of Our Idiot, 1987 (CD only)
Length2:27

First known performance:
March 4, 1981, Birmingham, England
Last known performance:
August 29, 1981, Gateshead, England
     (7 known performances)


Alternate versions

Little Goody Two Shoes (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
Length3:08


see also: Inch By Inch


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