Running Out Of Fools

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Sure you haven't got the wrong number?
Sure it's me you want to talk to tonight?
Everyone in town's got your number
Everyone in town's got you pegged just right

Is that why you got in touch with me?
I guess you must be running out of fools

Even when you left me there crying
Your goodbye was even colder than ice
You didn't care that you left me there crying
Now you wanna break my heart twice

Is that why you got in touch with me?
I guess you must be running out of fools

I guess you got back to my name in your little black book
Hey, guess what, I bet you forgot how I even look
So go ahead with all your sweet talking
Go ahead for all the good it will do
Have yourself a dime's worth of talking
Then I'm gonna hang right up on you

'Cause this time you're not getting through to me
I guess you must be running out of fools

Even fools like me
Even fools like me
I guess you're running out of fools
Even fools like me

Running Out Of Fools
Written byKay Rogers & Richard Ahlert
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Jim Keltner - drums
Jerry Scheff - bass
Larry Knechtel - Hammond organ, piano
James Burton - electric guitar
Recorded1990, Blue Wave Studios, Barbados
Vocal backgrounds added at Eden Studios, London
ReleasedMay 9, 1995
AlbumsKojak Variety, 1995
Length3:02

First known performance:
April 24, 1984, Chicago, IL
Last known performance:
October 2, 2012, Irvine, CA
     (12 known performances)


Alternate versions

Running Out Of Fools (Blood & Chocolate reissue version)
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedMay 13, 1986, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsBlood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
Length2:32
Kojak VarietyKV album cover large.jpg

Blood & ChocolateBAC album cover large.jpg


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