Next Time 'Round

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As I stepped out upon the landing my heart was already down the stairs
She's in the bedroom with that boy of hers
Though her face is creased and her eyes seem strange
There's a second-hand emotion on battered forty-five
My tears were never enough to keep that girl alive
Now she seems contrite, will she make the change

Chorus:
The next time 'round
The next time 'round
You'll be someone else's baby
But I'll be underground
The next time 'round

Then you took two steps forward and then one step on your back
Now it's a future for me and you that I lack
You'll be the one who'll stands out in the dark
Even when you're all dressed in black

(Chorus)

You've got something I want now
And I've got something I can't hide
I've got too much love for you now
Have you got too much pride

Sometimes I name and number all the things you gave to me
Your elastic love, this velvet-lined purgatory
You used to take the breath out of me
Now I think you'll be the death of me

(Chorus)

The next time 'round
The next time 'round
You'll be in some sputnik, baby
But I'll be underground
The next time 'round
The next time 'round

Next Time 'Round
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe with Colin Fairley
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Nick Lowe - acoustic guitar
RecordedMarch-May 1986, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1986
AlbumsBlood & Chocolate, 1986
PromosHighlights From Blood & Chocolate, 1986
Length3:36

First known performance:
April 25, 1985, London, England
Last known performance:
November 23, 2013, Easton, PA
     (47 known performances)


Blood & ChocolateBAC album cover large.jpg

Highlights From Blood & ChocolateHighlights From Blood & Chocolate UK 7" promo.jpg

Covers

The Killer Cuñaos Studio performance posted online in January 2009 2009 YouTube FB page
Darian Sahanaja & Candypants performed live, 2003-03-27, Knitting Factory tribute, Los Angeles 2003 info
Steve Shiffman & Land of Nod performed live, 2002-08-10, Brilliant Mistakes tribute, Albany, NY 2002 review

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