Love For Sale

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When the only sound on the empty street
Is the heavy tread of the heavy feet
That belong to a lonesome cop
I open shop
When the moon so long has been gazing down
On the wayward ways of a wayward town
That a smile becomes a smirk
I go to work

Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
Love that's fresh and still unspoiled
Love that's only slightly soiled
Love for sale

Who will buy? Who would like to sample my supply?
Who's prepared to pay the price for a trip to paradise?
Love for sale

Let the poets pipe of love in their childish way
I know every kind of love better far than they
If you want the thrill of love, I've been through the mill of love
Old love, new love
Every kind but true love...

For sale
Appetizing young love for sale
If you want to buy my wares
Follow me and climb the stairs
Love for sale
Love for sale

Love For Sale
Written byCole Porter
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Billy Bremner - Spanish guitar
Recordedlate 1980-early 1981, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedApril 29, 1994
AlbumsTrust (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Trust (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003

First known performance:
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