Puppet Girl

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Hey there little puppet girl
How’d you learn to walk that way?
Hey there little puppet girl
Who put the mouth in all the words you say?

Hey little puppet girl
Now it’s time to dance and sing
We built your reputation to fade away the very day
You cut, cut, cut, cut, cut your string

I looked in the office mirror
And I saw that our faces matched
I looked at their offer and I saw the strings attached
They said that any girl would be impressed but still
It’s better than being tied to the kitchen sink
Or stuck at the checkout till

Hey little puppet girl
Now it’s time to dance and sing
We built your reputation to fade away the very day
You cut, cut, cut, cut, cut your string

I ran out screaming and of course it commenced to rain
My ears were ringing and my cheeks were tear-stained
Then her words came back to me
She said “judge me if you dare”
“When I look in the mirror, I don’t see a puppet, I see a millionaire”

Hey little puppet girl
Now it’s time to dance and sing
We built your reputation to fade away the very day
You cut, cut, cut, cut, cut your string

Hey there little puppet girl
Hey there little pup-pup-pup-pup-puppet
Hey there little puppet girl
Hey there little pup-pup-pup-pup-puppet
Hey there little puppet girl
Hey there little…cut, cut, cut, cut, cut it

Puppet Girl
Written byElvis Costello & Cait O'Riordan
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar, bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Recordedlate 1991 or early 1992, Pathway Studios, London
ReleasedApril 18, 1994
Singles13 Steps Lead Down, 1994
Sulky Girl, 1994 (Australia)
Sulky Girl, 1995 (Japan)
PromosRock Over London (UK radio promo), 1994
Length2:28

First known performance:
May 3, 1994, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Last known performance:
August 7, 1995, New York, NY
     (29 known performances)


Wendy James version

Performed byWendy James
Produced byChris Kimsey
MusiciansWendy James - vocals
Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
Cass Lewis - bass
Neil Taylor - guitar
Andy Bown - organ
Jon Astley - piano
Ian Wilson - backing vocal
Steve Butler - backing vocal
AlbumsWendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears, 1993
Length2:43
13 Steps Lead Down single13 Steps Lead Down UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Wendy James: Now Ain't The Time For Your TearsWendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears album cover.jpg

Covers

Wendy James Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears 1993 AllmusicWikipediaAmazonAmazon.uk

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