Love Went Mad

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I've looked at it every way I can
From under and above
And every chance I've had
My love went mad
Love went mad, love went mad
Do you feel like I feel?
Do you have a heart?
Do you have a heart of iron and steel?

Are you a man now you wear a man's hat?
Are you a man now or are you a rat?
You go to church quiet as a mouse
You're a big cheese now in the workhouse
With these vulgar fractions of the treble clef
I wish you luck with a capital 'F'
A self-made mug is hard to break
A silent partner in someone else's mistake


Every day goes by without a hitch
You feel the urge becoming an itch
The boys in blue are hard to catch
They're busy turning Piccadilly into Brands Hatch
But with your fingers in your ears
Feeling bright as a button
Thinking "Thank God there'll be no more lamb dressed as mutton"
Playing family favourites on a tissue and a comb
Dying a thousand deaths in the safety of your own home


Love Went Mad
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byClive Langer & Alan Winstanley
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedJanuary-April 1983, AIR Studios, London
ReleasedAugust 5, 1983
AlbumsPunch The Clock, 1983

First known performance:
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Alternate versions

Love Went Mad (Demo)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments
Recordedca. 1982-1983, Elvis' home
ReleasedJuly 28, 2003
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg


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