Payday

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Let's go out on the town tonight
My pockets are heavy with loot
And get drunk and nasty
And loud and aggressive to boot
I've been living from hand to mouth
For what must be three or four weeks
And I can tell you one thing, Jack
You listen when your stomach speaks

I feel good, just like I knew that I would
And all on account of that wine that I bought today
And I'm smiling so sweet at every little girl that I meet
And some fools will try to tell you it's a sin to feel this way
Oh, it feels so funny having all of this money
I think I feel like dancing the night away
I think I feel like dancing the night away

I got me this long-legged girl
To help me to spend my dough
A heart as big as your mama's stove
And a body like Brigitte Bardot
I'm all ready for some rock 'n' roll
With the guitar turned up loud
And the fancy footwork
And a low-down, drugged-up crowd

I feel good, just like I knew that I would
And all on account of that wine that I bought today
And I'm smiling so sweet at every little girl that I meet
And some fools will try to tell you it's a sin to feel this way
Well, it feels so funny having all this money
I think I feel like dancing the night away
I think I feel like dancing the night away
I think I feel like dancing the night away

Payday
Written byJesse Winchester
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums
Jerry Scheff - bass
Larry Knechtel - piano
Marc Ribot - electric guitar
Recorded1990, Blue Wave Studios, Barbados
Vocal backgrounds added at Eden Studios, London
ReleasedMay 9, 1995
AlbumsKojak Variety, 1995
Length2:58

First known performance:
October 2, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
June 14, 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada
     (33 known performances)


Kojak VarietyKV album cover large.jpg


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