No Hiding Place

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In the not very distant future
When everything will be free
There won't be any cute secrets
Let alone any novelty

You can say anything you want to
In your fetching cloak of anonymity
Are you feeling out of breath now?
In your desperate pursuit of infamy

Two lovers rocking up and down
In an elevator
15 minutes later
They'll make a killing in the market
They know how to work it
On that close circuit
My, my, it's a terrible disgrace
You'll find these days that there's
No Hiding Place

How proud you are
You got the knack
Of howling in a vacuum
Whatever I said about you
I didn't say it behind your back

I paid for my immortal sins
I know the enemy within you
As it seems these days
There is no hiding place

Next time someone wants to hurt you
Or set alight your effigy
Don't call on me to help you out
Don't come crying to me for sympathy
You stay there with your daubs and scratches
While I summon up the red machine
I'll be handing somebody matches
And carrying a can of kerosene

Walk up to me
And say what you said
Let's see how brave you are
When I'm about this far

You sit in judgment and bitch
Well, baby that's rich
You're nothing but a snitch

My, my, it's a terrible disgrace
My, my, it's a terrible disgrace
My, my, it's a terrible disgrace
You'll find these days that there's
No Hiding Place

No Hiding Place
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced byElvis Costello & Jason Lader
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, Gibson Les Paul
Pete Thomas - drums
Davey Faragher - bass
Steve Nieve - Wurlitzer electric piano
"Farmer" Dave Scher - pedal steel guitar
Johnathan Rice - amplified Gibson J-45 guitar
Jenny Lewis - harmony vocal
Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice, "Farmer" Dave Scher, Davey Faragher - vocal supergroup
RecordedFebruary 7-14, 2008, Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA
ReleasedApril 22, 2008
AlbumsMomofuku, 2008
CollectionsPomp & Pout: The Universal Years, 2010
Length3:59

First known performance:
April 22, 2008, Memphis, TN
Last known performance:
July 10, 2009, Rancho Mirage, CA
     (22 known performances)



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