Little Triggers

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Chorus:
Little triggers that you pull with your tongue
Little triggers I don't wanna be hung up
Strung up when you don't call up
Little sniggers on your lips
Little triggers in your grip
Little triggers, my hand on your hip

Thinking all about those censored sequences
Worrying about the consequences
Waiting until I come to my senses
Better put it all in present tenses

(Chorus)

Worrying about the common decency
When it is only a question of frequency
When you say OK, but I gotta cheek
To be saying you're tired of me
When you don't even weaken these
Little triggers...

(chorus)

Little Triggers
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
Collections2½ Years, 1993
Length2:41

First known performance:
October 15, 1977, Leeds, England
Last known performance:
July 17, 2016, Bristol, England
     (124 known performances)


Alternate versions

Little Triggers (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
Length3:07

Little Triggers (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
Length2:41

Little Triggers (iTunes Originals Version)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedMarch 2007, Vancouver
ReleasedJune 19, 2007
DownloadsiTunes Originals, 2007
Length3:31
This Year's ModelTYM album cover large.jpg

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

2½ Years2½ Years album cover.jpg

ITunes OriginalsITunes Originals.jpg

Covers

Bellygunner performed live, Costello tribute, 2017-03-16, Harlows, Sacramento, CA 2017 YouTube
Erich Sellheim home studio production, sung in German 2013 YouTube

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