Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness

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Put your big toe in the milk of human kindness
Have you ever seen the like of this mankind?
If a boy or girl is cute, we simply shoot to starry heights
Any maybe, any might

But always so capricious, in the face of wonder we're suspicious
And though we came from frogs and fishes
Our taste is far from fine
Put your big toe in the milk of human kindness

Put your big toe in the milk of human kindness
Have you ever seen the like of this mankind?
You take the Himalayas, you'll take Manhattan's finest mountain top
He wouldn't change his whiskey sour for any bitter crop

But always so contrary, from Father Christmas to the Virgin Mary
And though the moments of belief
Fly by before you find if you'd just unhand your mind
Put your big toe in the milk of human kindness

But always so contrary, from Father Christmas to the Virgin Mary
And though the moments of belief
Fly by before you find if you'd just unhand your mind
Put your big toe in the milk of human kindness

Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness
Written byDeclan MacManus
Performed byRob Wasserman with Elvis Costello & Marc Ribot
Produced byRob Wasserman
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, acoustic guitar
Marc Ribot - acoustic guitar
Rob Wasserman - electric upright bass
Recordedlate 1990-early 1991, Ocean Way, Los Angeles
ReleasedFebruary 14, 1994
AlbumsRob Wasserman - Trios, 1994
Mighty Like A Rose (Rhino reissue), 2002
Length4:07

First known performance:
November 4, 1986, Stockholm, Sweden
Last known performance:
April 24, 1987, Oswego, NY
     (24 known performances)


Alternate versions

Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness (Demo)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedJanuary 19, 1988, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedAugust 21, 2001
AlbumsSpike (Rhino reissue), 2001
Length3:13
Rob Wasserman: TriosRob Wasserman Trios album cover.jpg

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no known covers

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